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Croissants, brioche and other french pastries are a good way to start off the morning, but one of my other favorite breakfast pastries is the Pastelito. Pastelitos are Cuban pastries that have a guava and cheese filling. 5 Star Foodie made a batch of Pastelitos at home, starting with a layer of puff pastry and filling it with a mixture of cream cheese and guava ... Read More »

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Usually, one of the best parts about eating waffles is getting to douse them with maple syrup as you eat. My Baking Addiction‘s Maple Chip Waffles infuse some maple right into the batter. Maple Chips look like brown sugar-colored chocolate chips and have an intense maple flavor to them, so you get a little bit in every bite of whatever you mix them into. Naturally, ... Read More »

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From time to time, I’ve spotted miniature bananas in the supermarket. These minis are about 1/4 the size of a regular banana, making them almost too cute to eat. So what do you do with these? You could try making Cook Almost Anything‘s Senorita Banana Fritters. These teeny bananas are coated with breadcrumbs and coconut, then deep fried until crispy, tender and sweet. Since you ... Read More »

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Rhubarb are just coming into season in my area and that means that it’s time to round up a few recipes that use itDaily Unadventures in Cooking‘s Apple and Rhubarb Crisp is a great way to start off because the recipe is simple and delicious. The filling for this crisp is a combination of apples and rhubarb, spiked with a little orange juice and cinnamon. ... Read More »

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Silky is not an adjective that I’ve heard used much when it comes to describing brownies. So I was a little surprised to see it used to name the OtherWorldly Silky Fudgy Brownies from LunaCafe. LunaCafe says that the name comes from the fact that these souffle-like brownies have the texture of a chocolate truffle and are so smooth that they seem to melt in ... Read More »

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I am not someone who usually grinds her own flour, but reading about the Crunch Hippy Fresh Ground Whole Wheat Chocolate Cranberry Cookies at Nikas Culinaria makes the idea seem very appealing. Grinding your own flour gives your recipe a nice nutty, whole wheat flavor and a coarser texture than it is going to get from regular whole wheat flour – and definitely a big ... Read More »

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It’s hard to go wrong with a contest-winning recipe, so when Cookie Madness came across the winner of the grand prize (and $10,000) in the 1977 Pineapple Growers recipe competition in an old cookbook, she had to try them. Trade Wind Muffins are made from a cream cheese and sour cream-enriched batter and are packed with pineapple. The sides of the muffins are coated with ... Read More »

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Filled cupcakes are, perhaps, the best type of cupcake for frosting fans who just don’t think that there is enough to go around when the frosting is only on the top of a cupcake. But how about improving a basic filled cupcake recipe with a jolt of caffeine? 17 and Baking made up a batch of Caddeine Spiked Mini Hostess Cupcakes. These chocolaty little cupcakes ... Read More »

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