Girl Versus Dough

hot cross cinnamon rolls

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When Easter brunch is days away and you can’t decide whether to make hot cross buns or cinnamon rolls, make both — in one recipe! These Hot Cross Cinnamon Rolls combine the best of both worlds with an orange-and-raisin-infused dough and a sweet-and-citrusy icing for a special morning treat worthy of any brunch spread.

iced clementine pound cake

sliced iced clementine pound cake on parchment paper

Got a bag of clementines to use up? Put them to work in this delightfully sweet and citrusy Iced Clementine Pound Cake recipe! Soft, dense, moist, flavorful and topped with the most ridiculously delicious clementine-kissed icing, you’ll be buying more bags of clementines from the store just to make this pound cake on the regular.

brown butter carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

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If you’re looking for a recipe to step up your carrot cake game, this Brown Butter Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is IT. Layers of soft, moist and flavorful carrot cake are frosted with a tangy cream cheese icing for a dessert unlike any other. Make it for a holiday, a birthday or just because–whatever the reason, you’re gonna love every single bite of this decadent treat.

cream cheese frosting

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This smooth and silky cream cheese frosting recipe is absolutely perfect for so many baked goods! From red velvet cookies to carrot cake, banana bread to funfetti cupcakes, you can use this simple, five-ingredient, homemade frosting on just about anything.

creamy rigatoni with sausage + fennel

overhead image of creamy rigatoni with sausage and fennel in a bowl

Could there BE a more perfect pasta dish? I think not. This creamy rigatoni with sausage number is made with al dente rigatoni noodles, crumbly sausage and crunch fennel (or celery)! It’s made for date night in or a weekend dinner that feels fancy but is oh so easy to make.

(NOTE: This post was originally published in 2018. We’ve since then updated it with new photos, but it’s the same recipe you know and love.)

english muffins

buttered English muffins on a plate

These homemade English muffins are so delicious and SO easy to make. In just a couple of hours with a few ingredients and a griddle (yes, a griddle!), you can have more than a dozen soft, fluffy, nook-and-cranny-filled English muffins ready to enjoy with butter, jam, etc. Can I get a YUM?

(NOTE: This post was originally published in 2014 (!). We’ve since then updated it with new photos, but it’s the same recipe you know and love.)