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I like ravioli. I love cupcakes. I certainly never expected to see the two things directly linked together in one dish, yet Cupcake Project posted an intriguing recipe for Toasted Ravioli Cupcakes this week. There are about a week of posts describing every bit of the process of making Apple Cinnamon Ravioli, frying them until they’re nice and toasty, then using them to top of ... Read More »

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Foccacia dough is very similar to pizza dough: stretchy, thin and flavorful. Foccacia can be used for all kinds of toppings, too, even if a finish of herbs and olive oil is the most common. A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen used more pizza-like toppings to create Cornmeal Foccacio with Heirloom Tomatoes and Vidalia Onions. It’s a bit heartier than plainer foccacia and makes a ... Read More »

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First on my list this week are the Redheads at Oatmeal Cookie Blog. The blog is all about oatmeal cookies, which gets a big thumbs up in my book to begin with, but these particularly cookies caught my eye because of their name. Redheads are spicy cookies with 5 types of ginger (ginger hair/red hair = redheads). They sound great – not that I’d be ... Read More »

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It may still technically be summer, but once September hits those typically fall foods and dishes become fair game. Dozen Flours has the right idea with a recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. Whoopie pies are made with soft cookies – pumpkin cookies, in this case – sandwiching a frosting-like cream cheese filling. Think of it like a portable cupcake, with the frosting on the inside. ... Read More »

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You can never have too many variations on a theme when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, and one of the best things about food blogs is that they offer plenty of inspiration for new flavor combinations. Take Nook and Pantry‘s Chocolate Chip Pistachio Candied Orange Cookies, for instance. A few tweaks and you’ve taken chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level. Little custard ... Read More »

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I actually have more than one cookbook with recipes for Joe Froggers in them, but most don’t really go into what the cookie is or how it got its name. Fortunately, Cake Spy did. They’re crispy molasses cookies that are rich in flavor and keep for a long time – making them great cookies to keep around the house and munch on from time to ... Read More »

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A savory cheesecake sounds like it would be a dish that is rich and heavy, if flavorful. 101 Cookbooks got around the heaviness problem by using ricotta cheese, not cream cheese, in her Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake. The cheesecake is packed with fresh herbs and veggies in addition to three types of cheese. Heidi says that it comes out like a very light, fresh quiche – ... Read More »

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I have heard some people say that one of the things that differentiates muffins from cupcakes is that muffins usually have fruit included, while cupcakes do not. I’ve heard others say that frosting is the defining feature of a cupcake. The Vanilla Almond Cherry Cupcakes from I Heart Cuppycakes break the first mold, as they are packed with fresh sweet cherries. They’re also topped with ... Read More »

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