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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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Few desserts are as beautiful as fresh fruit tarts. Aren’t the bright rows of seasonal fruits the first things that catch your eye when you walk into a bakery? The Fig, Berry and Sheep’s Milk Cream Tarts at Cannelle et Vanille is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. It follows the same basic idea of the average fruit tart with a white, creamy custard ... Read More »

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Eton Mess is the epitome of simple and unpretentious desserts. According to foodie legend, it was created when a fancier dessert had a bit of an accident on the way to a picnic at Eton. The English favorite is made with fresh fruit, whipped cream and crushed meringue cookies, all mixed together into a delicious dish. Nami Nami‘s version uses lots of fresh strawberries and ... Read More »

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Juicy, ripe strawberries don’t find their way into cooked pies all that often because they don’t tend to hold up all that well to long baking times. The strawberries become mushy, give off all their juice and start to lose their color when overcooked. But short cooking times can do wonders for the berries and What Geeks Eat took advantage of this by baking a ... Read More »

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Blueberries are not the most popular pie fruit out there. Fresh, ripe berries are so sweet and juicy on their own that they can be difficult to contain with a pie crust. Sugar and Spice did a lovely job with a lattice crust on a Fresh Blueberry Pie. She managed to thicken the juice of the berries just perfectly so that the pie sliced with ... Read More »

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If the book I mentioned earlier this week, Pops! Ice Treats for Everyone piqued your interest in frozen treats, you will definitely want to check out the Mojito Pops at Erin Cooks. The recipe comes from that very book. It uses lots of fresh lime juice, club soda, mint and rum, just like the original cocktail, giving them a bright and grownup flavor – especially ... Read More »

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When you picture a summery fruit tart, you probably think of a tart topped with bright kiwi slices, strawberries, blueberries and maybe even bananas or oranges. Fresh from the Oven went a slightly different route and made a Summer Mango Tart with heaps of sunny, sweet mango slices. The base of the tart is a pastry cream. I think that Mandy put it best when ... Read More »

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