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Nami Nami used a bunch of not-quite-right bananas to bake a batch of tasty Banana Muffins with Pecans. Her post is a great reminder that, while it is always good to use great-tasting fruits in baked goods and desserts, baking is a great way to improve the flavor and texture of less than perfect fruits by enhancing them with other ingredients. The recipe itself is ... Read More »

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Meringue and custard are generally at opposite ends of the texture spectrum, one light and airy and one dense and silky. Perhaps that’s why they make such an interesting combination in No Special Effects‘ Filipino Meringue-Custard Roulade. The outer shell of this roulade is made from a soft meringue made with 10 egg whites. The 10 egg yolks leftover all go into a custard, along ... Read More »

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The first lemons on my tree are starting to ripen and Jules Food‘s Lemon Almond Bundt Cake is a great way to use up just a little bit of lemon. The bundt is has a tight, moist crumb and has a combination of almond and lemon flavor in it. The almond flour, or ground almonds, used to make the cake give it a little bit ... Read More »

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Pumpkin and maple are two classic fall flavors and Erin’s Food Files uses both of them together in Maple Ice Cream with Pumpkin Pie Fudge. This dessert came together a bit unintentionally, mostly as a way to use up some leftover fudge, but the flavors of pumpkin and maple go so well together that it sounded like a hit as soon as the idea came ... Read More »

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Donuts are one type of food that is not that difficult to make at home, especially if you’re going to try cake donuts, which don’t require that you wait around for a yeast batter to rise. I’ve tried Pumpkin Donuts before with good success, and if you like nuts, you might like the Pumpkin and Hazelnut Donuts from Cannelle et Vanilla even better. These donuts ... Read More »

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Although I frequently make orange juice (and other citrus juices) at home, there are many juices that it simply doesn’t occur to me to make because they’re so easy to buy. Like orange juice, however, homemade can often be better than store bought and doesn’t need to be difficult. Kitchen Simplicity made a batch of Cranberry Juice at home starting with a bag of frozen ... Read More »

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You don’t need to start breakfast off with muffins, scones or leftover apple pie – or any of these “traditional” breakfast items. Thinking outside the box a little, you can have brownies for breakfast. Specifically, you might want to try Gluten-Free Goddess‘s Quinoa Breakfast Brownies. These brownies aren’t chocolate, but do have chocolate chips mixed in alongside some raisins, and a chewy texture that will ... Read More »

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Carrot cake is one of those dishes that can either be very good or very bad. The bad ones tens to go overboard with ingredients and put everything and the kitchen sink onto a cake. Eating SF took a simpler approach and emphasized the spices in a Carrot and Cardamom Cake. Cardamom is a great match for carrot because it’s citrusy, spicy flavor brings out ... Read More »

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