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Jessie Roberts
Jessie Next Door is a lifestyle and baking blog with an appreciation for sweets and simplicity. Jessie grew up baking at home, and loves combining her passions for dessert, photography, and writing into one place online. Based in Seattle, Jessie also posts about her experiences enjoying the creative city she lives in.

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Entries by Jessie Roberts

Recipe Roundup: 5 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 10:39 AM

There's a reason pumpkin is so popular. Actually, there are a million reasons, and that's my point -- it's so versatile! The aroma from a cinnamon pumpkin candle can transform a room to instant coziness. Pumpkin is healthy but also pairs blissfully with sweet ingredients to make a huge range...

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Grandma's Bran Muffins

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 8:47 AM


When I think of bran muffins, the first word that comes to mind is "cardboard." I have good news though -- it doesn't have to be this way!

I recently had this revelation after tasting some bran muffins my mom baked up. They were...

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Easter Candy Bark

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 9:51 AM


I love Target, but I especially love Target during holidays, and I especially love the candy aisle at Target during holidays. It is dangerous business wandering down those aisles, and it might not be a bad idea to bring an accountability partner along with...

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Chocolate Cheesecake Hot Tamale Bars

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 10:37 PM


Valentines Day is just around the corner. I know this holiday can be a little controversial - it can be painful for those who are single. Others enjoy it, and others dismiss it as another excuse for consumerism. Personally, I use this...

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Recipe Roundup: 5 Favorite Christmas Cookies

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 5:21 PM

Every family has their own unique holiday traditions, but no matter exactly how you celebrate, there is a good chance something sweet is involved.

My family's tradition is to calculate how many cookies we need for everyone, then bake about triple that amount. For me, Christmas Eve has officially arrived...

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 12:06 AM


I have a confession: I don't like vegetables. As an adult, I understand their importance and the nutritional value they bring, but I just can't get over my childlike aversion to anything green and slimy. There were many times during my childhood,...

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Lavender Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 1:07 PM

lavender cupcakes

These cupcakes are inspired by my favorite little ice cream shop in the Wallingford area of Seattle: Molly Moon's. Their flavors are often unique, with options like Balsamic Strawberry and Earl Grey. I have personally explored their menu pretty thoroughly, but I always come back...

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