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Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Custard Pie

Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Custard Pie

Boozy desserts always seem a little bit naughty to me – especially desserts that are a bit booze-forward, so you get the sense that you’re indulging in more than just a slice of pie or piece of cake after dinner! This recipe was inspired by a wonderful recipe for rum pie in Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts, which is a book that has been on ... Read More »

Raspberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins

Raspberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins

Raspberries and citrus are an excellent flavor combination. Raspberries are a sweet berry with a nice natural tartness to them that makes your mouth start to water as you eat them. Citrus pairs so well with raspberries because of the hint of tartness that you find in the berries. It applies for all citrus, including lemons, limes and oranges. Today, I opted to pair raspberries ... Read More »

Brownie Batter Oreo Brownies

Brownie Batter Oreo Brownies

I always enjoy trying the seasonal and limited edition cookies that Oreo releases throughout the year. Perhaps it is because I always had a fondness for Oreo cookies and milk after a long day of school, but whatever the motivation, I always get a kick out of trying flavors that range from Caramel Apple to Candy Corn. One of the most recent releases is Brownie ... Read More »

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes may look like regular pancakes at first glance, but they are a bit different than that standard breakfast fare. Hoecakes are coarse cakes made of cornmeal, similar to cornbread. It is said that the name dates back to the pre-Civil War era, where a version of the recipe made with just cornmeal and water was baked on the blade of a hoe. This baking ... Read More »

Buttermilk Pie Crust

Buttermilk Pie Crust

Most pie crusts are made with flour, butter and water, with a pinch of salt and sugar to add a little bit of additional flavor. The three basic ingredients change in proportion from recipe to recipe, but they are rarely replaced. This Buttermilk Pie Crust is a departure from my “usual” pie crust recipe because it uses buttermilk instead of water to bind the ingredients ... Read More »

Blackberry Galette

Blackberry Galette

Galettes are one of my favorite tarts to bake. Not only are they delicious, but they’re easy to make and don’t require any special equipment because the crust is shaped by hand right on a baking sheet. This Blackberry Galette is a wonderfully easy dessert to make when you find yourself with a few cups of fresh blackberries to use up. The blackberries are wrapped ... Read More »

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

For those days that you just don’t feel like baking, there are plenty of no-bake desserts to choose from and this No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake is sure to become a favorite with all the cheesecake-lovers out there. The dessert is incredibly easy to make and uses just a handful of ingredients. In fact, the only thing that might be easier than making this ... Read More »

Coconut & Cinnamon Brown Rice Pudding

Coconut & Cinnamon Brown Rice Pudding

I make rice pudding almost every time I have leftover steamed rice in my refrigerator. Rice pudding is easy-to-make comfort food and it can be flavored in a wide variety of ways, so it never gets boring. The leftover rice in my refrigerator is usually white rice, however there are a few restaurants in my take-out rotation that will throw in an order of brown ... Read More »

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