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Cookies n’ Cream Affogato

Cookies n' Cream Affogato

Affogatos are a delicious combination of gelato and coffee that I always seem to be able to make room for, even after a large meal. It’s a perfect melding of hot and cold for a coffee-lover – which I am. I usually make these with vanilla ice cream or gelato because vanilla and coffee is always a winning combination in my book. Vanilla gelato is ... Read More »

Peeps Oreos, reviewed

Limited Edition Peeps Oreos, reviewed

Marshmallow Peeps are one of the most popular Easter candies out there. The sugar-coated, chick-shaped marshmallows have been largely unchanged for more than half a century and are loved by both kids and adults seeking a seasonal sugar fix. Peeps fans will definitely want to keep an eye out for Peeps Oreos, a limited edition treat that combines these two favorites. The sandwiches start with ... Read More »

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Shamrock Shake Cupcake

Shamrock shakes are the bright green, vanilla and mint flavored milkshakes that McDonald’s rolls out for St Patrick’s Day every year. The shakes have something of a cult following, even among people who aren’t usually getting milkshakes at McD’s. These Shamrock Shake Cupcakes are inspired by the seasonal shakes and are a fun dessert to serve up around St Patrick’s Day. The cupcakes are buttermilk ... Read More »

Cinnamon Sugar Crepes

Cinnamon Sugar Crepes

There are a million ways to enjoy crepes. The delicate pancakes have a relatively plain flavor on their own that can easily be transformed into sweet and savory delights. You can even stack them with cream or chocolate fillings to create multi-layer crepe cakes! It is fun – and tasty – to experiment with new ways to enjoy crepes, but I must confess that I ... Read More »

5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day

5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day

The Tuesday before Lent is known as Shrove Tuesday. The day is also known as Pancake Day and is a holiday that you don’t need to be religious to enjoy celebrating. The tradition arose from the need to use up perishible ingredients like butter, milk and eggs that were not supposed to be eaten during the period of Lent, and pancakes seemed like a great ... Read More »

Lime Cream Pie

Lime Cream Pie

As a citrus fan, key lime pies make a regular appearance in my kitchen any time I have limes on hand. Key limes are a little more acidic than regular limes (Persian limes) and, while the pie can be made with regular limes, the key limes give it a uniquely bright flavor that makes the pie such a standout. This Lime Cream Pie is a ... Read More »

Baklava Pull Apart Bread

Baklava Pull Apart Bread

It’s hard to beat a pull-apart loaf when you need a quick and easy brunch option. The loaves start with store-bought buttermilk biscuits, which are sliced into thin layers and stacked together with tasty fillins to form a sweet, sticky, fun-to-eat breakfast dish! You could make buttermilk biscuits from scratch, but part of the fun of this dish is how simple it is to make ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cherry Almond Biscotti

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cherry Almond Biscotti

Almost any cookie can be paired with coffee, but there is something about biscotti that is just a little bit better than most. It could be because the crisp, twice-baked cookies hold up to dipping, or that their long, thin shapes are ideal for nibbling on while you savor your drink. I’ve made them in a wide variety of different flavors and enjoy each and ... Read More »

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