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Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

I love tropical flavors in desserts. While coconut and banana are quite common in desserts, flavors like guava and passion fruit are much less common. These fruits have a shorter season and tend to be a bit more fragile, which makes importing them a bit trickier, so you’re less likely to see them in your local markets. Fortunately, if you happen to stop by some ... Read More »

Guava Chiffon Cake

Guava Chiffon Cake

I love the sweet, floral, tropical flavor of guava and will always order a dessert that is made with guava when I see one. If you’re a guava fan like I am, or simply someone in the mood for a dessert with a tropical twist, add this Guava Chiffon Cake to your “to bake” list! The light and airy cake is very tall and delivers ... Read More »

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow sprinkles make everything a little more fun, from cakes to ice cream sundaes, and I’ve always had a soft spot for them. At one point in the not-too-distant past, rainbow sprinkles wouldn’t have made it into “fancier” desserts, but these days color is in and you can really get creative using this old standby. These Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers are a fun, colorful version of ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Day Irish Cream Cake Roll

St Patrick's Day Cake Roll

There are several flavors that I closely associate with my celebrations of St Patrick’s Day and one of them is Irish cream liqueur. Bailey’s, Kerrygold and other brands are indulgent cream-based liqueurs that are tinged with Irish whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and other flavors – and the holiday is a welcome excuse to treat myself (and friends and family) to a taste. This St Patrick’s Day ... Read More »

Emerald

Emerald, an Irish whiskey cocktail

St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant way to raise a glass with friends and family this ... Read More »

Dill and Potato Irish Soda Bread

Dill and Potato Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread – or simply soda bread – is the sort of recipe that everyone should know how to make. The quick-rising bread gets its lift from baking soda, not from yeast, and it can be mixed up in less than 5 minutes. Not only does it have a quick prep time, but it can be flavored in any number of different ways, so ... Read More »

Irish Cream Pancakes

Irish Cream Pancakes

St Patrick’s Day celebrations often happen at night in Irish pubs (and bars that decide to go pub-themed for the night), but you don’t have to wait until the sun goes down to get into the spirit. These Irish Cream Pancakes are a fun way to start off the holiday – and a delicious way to kick off a lazy weekend brunch any time of ... Read More »

Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

I think of honey roasted peanuts as a snack food, not really as an ingredient to bake with. There are only a couple of recipes that I regularly use them in and all of those involve quite a lot of peanut butter, as well. But I do use spiced and candied nuts in recipes where I’m looking to add an extra layer of flavor along ... Read More »

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