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Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they really are a winning combination no matter how you package ... Read More »

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

I’ve always enjoyed deviled eggs, but I find that I’ve been eating them a lot more often than I used to. This is because deviled eggs – though never really out of “style” – are going through a bit of a renaissance and I’ve been seeing them on more and more menus over the last year. They’re great appetizers and it is easy to put ... Read More »

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking. This Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake is a ... Read More »

Crepes Suzette

Crepes Suzette

Thin, tender crepes are one of my favorite pancakes – though, admittedly, I like them all – because they are so versatile. The relatively plain batter can easily be made savory or sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for. When I want something simple, I just spread my favorite preserves onto freshly made crepes and roll them up. When I want to do ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

There are almost an unlimited number of ways that you can make a banana bread. The bread can be seasoned with baking spices, studded with muts or divided up into much smaller servings for muffins. And no matter how it is made, I always enjoy a freshly baked banana bread. This Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread is a recipe that I like because it produces ... Read More »

Irish Coffee Iced Cream

Irish Coffee Iced Cream

Irish Coffee is a delicious hot coffee drink made with coffee (of course), Irish whiskey and brown sugar, which is topped with whipped cream before serving. It is said to have been invented at San Francisco‚Äôs Buena Vista Cafe, which is still serving them up to those very day. This Irish Coffee Iced Cream is inspired by the classic coffee drink, and this cool version ... Read More »

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda breads are wonderful loafs that everyone should make at least a few times in their lives. The quick breads require no yeast and are instead leavened only with baking soda. The use of a chemical leavener in this loaf means that there is no rising time and minimal mixing to do before you can put your bread in the oven, even though you ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

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