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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Most of the zucchini in my kitchen makes its way into zucchini breads (unless I happen to be making something savory with them, of course), but while zucchini bread may be the most common way to bake with zucchini, it isn’t the only way. These┬áChocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are a wonderful alternative to a traditional zucchini bread when you find yourself with a couple of ... Read More »

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

No bake desserts are perfect for summer, when you want to enjoy dessert but don’t want to have to heat up the oven to do it. One of my favorites is no-bake cheesecake and you can’t go wrong with my recipe for the Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake. I’ve tried many no-bake cheesecakes over the years and most have been a let-down. Some are too soft ... Read More »

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust

The picture above, on its own, may not seem like a particularly exciting shot. I can promise you, however, that this simpe Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust is a recipe that is well worth making when you need a quick and easy pie crust recipe. The crust is a no-bake one, which means that butter and cookie crumbs are combined and the crust is set ... Read More »

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

I am a big fan of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not only do I like raisins in general, but I like the contrast of chewy dried fruit against the rest of the buttery cookie. Since I know quite a few people who are not big raisin fans, I often make oatmeal cookies with a variety of other dried fruits to give them a different flavor profile, ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberries are in season and the ones I’ve had this year taste better than ever. I’ve been eating them on my cereal and churning them into ice cream, as well as making classics like strawberry shortcake. Strawberries are often incorporated into dishes where they don’t have to be cooked, since the juicy berries give off a lot of liquid and tend to lose their shape ... Read More »

Easy Homemade Blended Butterbeer

"Wizarding World Copycat Recipe: Homemade Blended Butterbeer

After visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about the blended butterbeer that I had inside the park. Non-alcoholic butterbeer is available in a soda form and as a blended drink. Both options are topped with a foamy, beer-like “head” that tastes a bit like marshmallow fluff and both taste like butterscotch, with the soda option being lightly carbonated ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

While macadamia nuts are a versatile nut that can make almost any dish more delicious – from pies to cakes – they find their way into cookies, along with white chocolate, more often than not. Creamy white chocolate and naturally buttery macadamia nuts are a great combination and a batch of chewy cookies are a fantastic way to enjoy them, but they are not the ... Read More »

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