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Apricot Ice Cream

Apricot Ice Cream

Fresh stone fruits are wonderful to work with in the kitchen, whether you’re talking about peaches, plums, nectarines or any other fruits in the family. They’re delicious and versatile, so you can eat them out of hand or bake them into anything from a fruit cobbler to a pie. Apricots are one stone fruit that I particularly enjoy and they don’t get featured in recipes ... Read More »

Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

Easy Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

There are two types of cake that I will serve at breakfast: streusel-topped coffee cakes and moist, fruit-laden cakes. The fruity cakes could certainly be considered as dessert options, but when cakes are loaded with fruit I tend to feel that they don’t need frosting and that frosting-less cakes are very valid breakfast options (even though they’re still technically cake). This Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake ... Read More »

Vanilla Cream Pie with Vanilla Meringue

Vanilla Custard Pie

Cream pies come in all flavors – from chocolate to coconut – but there is one flavor that you don’t see all that often: vanilla. While I will take a slice of cream pie in just about any flavor you would like to serve me, there is something simple and satisfying about a Vanilla Cream Pie that you just don’t get with other flavors. This ... Read More »

Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

There is something about muffin tops that makes them the most delicious part of the muffin. It’s not that I don’t like the base of the muffin – especially if it is packed with juicy blueberries or other goodies – but the domed top just seems to have an extra special deliciousness to it. One way to indulge your love of muffin tops is to ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut Brownies

Toasted Coconut Brownies

Like a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, a good brownie recipe can be very versatile. While most batches will include chocolate chips or nuts, you can mix almost anything into a brownie batter to create a unique batch every single time. These Toasted Coconut Brownies are laced with plenty of toasted coconut, which infuses the brownies with a wonderful coconut flavor and keeps the rich ... Read More »

Rum Flan

Rum Flan

Rum and caramel are great together, so it is no surprise that this Rum Flan is a particularly delicious twist on the classic custard dessert. The flan is rich because it is made with plenty of egg yolks (in fact, this recipe is a great way to use up the egg yolks leftover from baking an angel food cake) and it has a silky smooth ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

As a kid, we didn’t have that much soda growing up and, as a result, I always looked forward to parties and play dates where soda might be available and I could indulge that particular sweet tooth. The fruity sodas were always a lot of fun, whether I was sipping orange, grape or strawberry. Not only were they flavorful – and sweet enough to satisfy ... Read More »

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

Banana bread is one of my go-to recipes when I have ripe bananas in my kitchen. The quick bread is easy to make – especially if I’m using a one bowl recipe – but these Banana Nut Bread Cookies are even quicker, thanks to the shorter baking time that cookies require over full sized banana bread loaves.┬áThe cookies are soft and cakey, not unlike “regular” ... Read More »

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