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Kumquat Caipirinha

Kumquat Caipirinha

A caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and citrus fruit. It is so popular in Brazil, that it is widely regarded as the country’s national cocktail! There is good reason for this, as cachaça is a spirit similar to rum that is produced exclusively in Brazil. The cocktail is bright and refreshing, perfect for a hot Brazilian summer day. It is typically ... Read More »

Rum and Vanilla Cupcakes with Rum-Spiked Cream Cheese Frosting

Rum & Vanilla Cupcakes

I’ve been using a lot of rum lately. Like bourbon, rum is a flavorful spirit that can make a great addition to baked goods. The most well-known use of rum in a dessert is a rum cake, which is typically soaked in a rum and sugar syrup to make it exceptionally moist and give it a strong rum flavor. Rum can be used in recipes ... Read More »

Pineapple Sponge Cake

Pineapple Sponge Cake

I love foam cakes because their light, airy texture makes them both fun to make and fun to eat. Foam cakes are types of cakes that are leavened primarily with beaten eggs or egg whites. When eggs are beaten at high speeds, they build a foam made up of tiny bubbles that is held together by the proteins in the eggs. This foam is airy ... Read More »

Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The next time that you need a little chocolate fix, I recommend giving these Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies a try. They are a great everyday sort of cookie, and I mean that in the best way possible. They don’t require any special ingredients or any special prep work. In fact, you can have the batch ready to bake in just a couple of ... Read More »

White Chocolate Lava Cakes

White Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate lava cakes are one of the world’s great indulgences, and I love to make them at home any time I feel like treating myself to a special chocolate treat. They’re not difficult to make, but they have to be eaten as soon as they come out of the oven, so they’re more time-sensitive than most desserts. The typical chocolate lava cake is made with ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut French Toast

Toasted Coconut French Toast

It’s easy to flavor the egg and milk batter that is the base of french toast by adding spices or extracts to it, but you can take your french toast to another level by adding different flavors and textures to the exterior of the toast, as well. Good examples of that are my Crispy Cereal-Crusted French Toast and Snickerdoodle French Toast, both of which have ... Read More »

Buddha’s Hand Shortbread

Buddha's Hand Shortbread

The zest is generally the most flavorful part of any citrus fruit because it contains so many essential oils. Access to fresh zest is one of the reasons that so many recipes insist on fresh citrus, as opposed to prepacked juice, when you really want to bring a strong citrus element into a recipe. Buddha’s hand is an unusual citrus fruit in that it really ... Read More »

Orange Upside Down Cake

Orange Upside Down Cake

Upside down cakes are always fun to make. Not only do they taste delicious because they have a topping baked right in with the cake, but they look absolutely beautiful no matter what type of fruit you use to top them. The most common upside down cake is easily a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but all kinds of fruits can be used, including berries and ... Read More »

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