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Strawberry and Peach Cobbler with Pecan Strudel Topping

17 Jul Strawberry and Peach Cobbler - Grazing in The City

Two posts in one week? This one’s worth it.

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Apple Fritter Cake

2 Mar

I don’t cook with apples enough.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Gorilla Bread

24 Mar Grazing in The City - Chocolate Chip Banana Gorilla Bread

I know I posted about chocolate chip banana bread last month – this is similar, in that it has bananas and chocolate chips – but that’s where the similarities end. This recipe was also a bit over the top, even for me. But doggone it was good.

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Gracious Living: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

3 Feb Grazing in The City - Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

In my mind, chocolate chip banana bread is the perfect gift to bring to someone’s home. Whether they’re a new neighbor, or they’ve invited you to a dinner party, or just as a way to express thanks, for say, letting you bootleg their cable or wifi, banana bread fits the bill. It’s all about what I’ve heard referred to as ‘gracious living’. And this is something I’ve struggled with, even writing this post – because I’ve never fancied myself as someone who strives for gracious living.

Makes me wonder what exactly is gracious living?

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Heavenly Cinnamon Peach Swirl Pound Cake

25 Sep Grazing in The City - Chicago - Cinnamon Peach Swirl Pound Cake

Yep – you read that right. This cake has so many delicious flavors all mixed in together, it’ll make your head spin. I wanted to take advantage of some peaches here at the end of the season and this was a great way to do it. It took a good deal of time and required a few more steps, but this was totally worth it – and I will be making this again for other folks. To paraphrase the illustrious Elaine Benes -“It’s real and it’s spectacular”.

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Carrot Cake

5 Aug Chicago Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is, quite possibly, the perfect cake. Who doesn’t like carrot cake?? If you don’t like carrot cake, then there’s something wrong with you and I don’t want anything to do with you (just kidding . . . sort of). I’m personally a big fan of carrot cake. I will admit it’s not my all-time favorite cake, but I do love it and it’s in my top 3, for sure. But if you flat out don’t like carrot cake? Weirdo.

I’ll also say that a carrot cake is really perfect in its own way. First, it’s cake. That’s pretty much enough right there – but with the cinnamon spicy-ness and the cream cheese frosting – it kind of takes it to a whole other level. If you go to a birthday party and the cake ends up being a carrot cake, everyone is all “Ohhh, carrot cake – YUM!” Right?? It’s like the universal crowd pleaser of cakes.

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