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Josh Hager  Amateur baker, professional eater. Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cakes ⬇️

I’m pausing the pastry posts to bring you a rare glimpse into my personal life. My wife and I have graduated from rescuing cats to humans.
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This little guy turned 5 today. He came to live with us shortly after Thanksgiving and he’ll be with us for as long as God allows.
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Being a dad is exhausting. I feel unqualified, unequipped, and generally unprepared...and that’s after 6 months of state-mandated classes. At the end of the day, he’s worth it. #AFamilyForEveryChild
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“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Stand up for the rights of those who have no parents. Fight for the rights of widows.” - Isaiah 1:17

I know, I know. I should be posting photos of hot cross buns and pastel sugar cookies but, what can I say, I’m a rebel. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Happy Easter, y’all. 🐰
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📸: @DanielPryde

Look, I found the treasure at the end of the rainbow. 🍀 #StPatricksDay
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Butter, chocolate, coffee, and @JamesonIrishWhiskey make these dense little cakes absolutely 🤤 worthy. Get the recipe via the link in my bio.
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📸: @DanielPryde

Cuz everybody’s doing it and I was feeling sorta left out. 🤷🏻‍♂️ #PiDay
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What’s your favorite kind of pi(e)??? 🥧
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📸: @DanielPryde

Because butter is my love language.

Merry Christmas, y’all. May it be filled with family, fun, and plenty of fudge. 🎄🎁🍫
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How do you like your Holiday fudge: walnuts OR no walnuts??? 🤔 Let me know in the comments below.

Is there such a thing as too much powdered sugar? 🤔 I think not.
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What do you call these cookies??? They’re a simple shortbread filled with toasted pecans and coated (twice) with powdered sugar. Growing up, we called them Pecan Balls but, apparently, there’s about a dozen different names for them. So, what do you know them as? Tell me in the comments below. 👇🏻

Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate.
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These decadent squares are filled with bittersweet chocolate, a splash of @Guinness, and topped with milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and a single salted @Snyders_Hanover pretzel. I think I’m gonna call ‘em “Pub Brownies.” 🍫🍻
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“It looks like a Jackson Pollock painting.” - @DanielPryde 🎨👨🏻‍🎨

When @HarryandDavid does snacks. 😍
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I️ had an incredible week in Rogue Valley visiting the Harry & David orchards, headquarters, and kitchen. Getting a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of this 83-year-old American company is an experience I️ won’t soon forget. Cheers to good food, great wine, and new friends. 🍐🧀🍷 #HappinessDelivered
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P.S. You haven’t lived until you’ve had one of their pears.
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P.P.S. @MooseMunch for life.

You’re never too old for a cake pop.
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Homemade devil’s food cake and chocolate ganache dipped in semisweet @GuittardChocolate. 🍫😋#NationalChocolateDay
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💁🏻: @ClaireDobsonPhoto
📸: @KristenBoothPhotog

Nooks and crannies.

Reliving last weekend at the Pacific Wine & Food Classic in Newport Beach. 🍷😎🌴
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🎥: @DanielPryde

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