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The Ultimate Vanilla Banana Cream Pie

The Ultimate Vanilla Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pies are a simple pie that is difficult to get right. Some don’t use enough banana, so the fruit flavor gets lost in a sea of whipped cream. Other versions don’t use enough vanilla, producing a pie that is creamy, but bland. This pie, of course, doesn’t have any of these failings and that is what makes it my Ultimate Vanilla Banana Cream ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The next time you find yourself with a basket of fresh blackberries, the Blackberry Chocolate Chunk Muffins from Floating Kitchen are a great way to use them. The fluffy muffins have lots of fresh berries in each one and include a hint of orange zest that makes the sweet berries pop. Dark chocolate adds some richness to the muffins and contrasts well with their fruitiness. ... Read More »

Stovetop Pina Colada Crisp

Stovetop Pina Colada Crisp

There are days during the summer that I avoid turning on my oven, days when it is especially humid or when temperatures hit the triple digits. Those days, I bake cookies in my car or opt for a no-bake recipe that won’t heat up my kitchen. This Stovetop Pina Colada Crisp is a delicious fruit dessert that is prepared entirely in a skillet on the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Coulis

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Coulis

A coulis is a sauce made with fruit (or vegetables) that is strained to remove all pulp and seeds. Coulis appear frequently on restaurant menus as a way to add some additional flavor to a dessert (veggie coulis appear with structured salads and main dishes), but they are also used to make a simple dish look more elegant by enhancing the plating. Coulis add color, ... Read More »

No-Bake Treats

No-Bake Treats

When the weather is hot, I don’t always feel like turning on my oven, but the desire to have dessert never quite goes away. Hot weather calls for no-bake treats that don’t require any preheating to get them to come together and you can find plenty of them in No-Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More. This cookbook is packed with dozens ... Read More »

Colorful 4th of July Recipes!

Sunny Citrus Recipes!

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