Recipes by Heidi Namba

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Macrina Bakery Squash Harvest Loaf

Macrina Bakery Squash Harvest Loaf by Heidi Namba

Macrina is a VERY popular bakery on 1st Avenue in Seattle in the Belltown neighborhood. They make this quick bread from roasted butternut squash called Harvest Bread. It's similar to pumpkin bread but not as sweet and has kind of more of an "earthy" flavor. It has toasted pecans, walnuts and pumpkin seeds in the bread and also…

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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies by Heidi Namba

Oh my, this is a gooood recipe. I do not know how many chocolate chip cookie recipes I have tried making but I know it's around 100. They are all similar but sometimes they have unusual ingredients or sometimes it's the exact same ingredients as another recipe but different measurements which results in a different texture. These…

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Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes by Heidi Namba

I have seen funfetti cupcakes posted on baking blogs for a couple of years now. I've always wanted to make them but haven't made an effort till now. They are simply a vanilla cupcake with lots of sprinkles mixed in. They are pretty and lots of fun! I just used a large handful of rainbow sprinkles but you can use any color you…

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Peanut butter peanut butter cup cookies

Peanut butter peanut butter cup cookies by Heidi Namba

I cannot get over how delicious these cookies are! Out of control! If you don't like a peanut butter chocolate combination, you will not like these. There is a lot of peanut butter and a lot of chocolate going on in these. I found them on a blog calledImmediately when I saw her photos, I knew I had to make them and I'm sure glad I…

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60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls

60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls by Heidi Namba

I know these photos aren't fantastic but I really wanted to post this recipe. With the days getting shorter, I'm having a tough time with a lighting source for my photos. Even when it was the middle of the day, it was so gray and rainy today that it was dark all day long.But anyway, these cinnamon rolls took a bit longer than 60…

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Slutty Brownies

Slutty Brownies by Heidi Namba

I guess I'm a little late in the game with these brownies. Why had I not heard of them till last week when people have been baking, eating & posting them for months? I knew I had to make them when I finally did read about them. The recipe below is not the EXACT recipe I used but I had looked at so many blogs that had these brownies…

2 votes
Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread by Heidi Namba

This is a great recipe to use up some ripe bananas that have been sitting on your counter and the zucchini that keeps appearing in your garden! It's a super simple and completely delicious recipe. No mixer needed. Just a big bowl & a spoon or spatula to mix it. I actually doubled the recipe and it made 8 mini loaves. As you can…

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Copycat recipe of Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes

Copycat recipe of Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes by Heidi Namba

But anyway, back to the cupcakes! This recipe is very simple to throw together and that's always nice. Make sure you use the vinegar when making a red velvet cake. It's an important ingredient in the texture of the cake. I know it's a very small amount but it's crucial for the texture. Everyone is always so in awe of the beautiful…

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Soft Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Icing

Soft Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Icing by Heidi Namba

I have posted this sugar cookie recipe before but I just love it so much that I want to share it again. If you like thick, soft, cakey sugar cookies then you will love this recipe! The cookies are delicious on their own but with the icing they are absolutely excellent. I make these a couple of times a month and I always flavor my…

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Chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate chip cookie dough icing

Chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate chip cookie dough icing by Heidi Namba

This combination of cupcake, filling & icing comes from a couple of different sources. The icing is my most recent favorite buttercream recipe from my Junior's Cheesecake cookbook (link below)The cupcake recipe and chocolate chip cookie dough icing…

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