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Parmesan Palmiers

Parmesan Palmiers

Puff pastry is a handy thing to keep in your freezer and I always have a package or two on hand. I like to keep it around because it is so versatile and can be turned into a variety of sweet and savory treats very easily. Palmiers are probably my favorite easy, sweet things to make with puff pastry. The heart-shaped cookies are made with ... Read More »

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

You probably reach for olive oil when cooking savory dishes, but it can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with when it comes time for dessert, as well. Olive oil has a subtle, bright acidity to it that pairs well with citrus fruit and berries in particular. This Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake is an easy dessert that makes great use of olive oil ... Read More »

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I have a bunch of ripe bananas, I’m usually going to turn them into banana bread or some kind of banana cake. But one banana isn’t usually enough for one of those recipes, so I turn from cakes to cookies and bake up a batch of Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies instead. These cookies only need one banana to infuse them with some ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Green Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse – in addition to being a vibrant color – is a French herbal liqueur made by Carthusian monks. It is flavored with a secret blend of 130 herbs and plants. The recipe, it is said, is only known to two monks at a time. Chartreuse is widely available in two colors: green and yellow. The green variety is more vegetal and is bottled at ... Read More »

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreo Cupcakes

I recently picked up a package of the Valentine’s Day-themed Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreos to try and found that the cookies exceeded my expectations. One of the things that made the cookies work so well is that the combination of chocolate and strawberry is a winner in any format you find it and the filling had a pronounced berry that contrasted nicely with the bittersweet chocolate ... Read More »

Strawberry Limeade Bars

Strawberry Limeade Bars

Strawberry limemade is a very refreshing drink that I just adore during the warm months of summer. It’s like strawberry lemonade Sweet strawberries and zesty lime are a good flavor combination in desserts, as well, as their contrasting flavors bring out the best in each other. These Strawberry Limeade Bars were inspired by delicious strawberry limeade. There is plenty of fresh lime juice in the ... Read More »

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means that I, for one, start taking chocolate a little more seriously than I do other times of the year. Chocolate is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a gift of homemade chocolate is a wonderful way to show someone that you care. Chocolate truffles are always a good choice because they are straightforward to make and don’t ... Read More »

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