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Irish Cream Egg Cream

Irish Cream Egg Cream

The other day, I showed you how to make classic Chocolate Egg Cream at home. These soda fountain treats were all the rage back when the counter at the local pharmacy was the hottest spot in town to hang out – and they still have plenty of fans today. Despite the name, egg creams contain neither egg nor cream. They’re made with chocolate syrup, milk ... Read More »

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

These hand pies combine two delicious flavors for a dessert that is both decadent and easy to make. My Chocolate Banana Hand Pies are stuffed with slices of banana and chocolate chips. While those two ingredients might not sound particularly impressive on their own, they come together like a match made in heaven. In the oven, the bananas soften and their flavor intensifies. The chocolate ... Read More »

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata

I’ll eat fresh asparagus any time I can get it (except, of course, for dessert) and I tend to eat quite a bit of it during the spring when it has just come into season and is at its best. This Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata is an excellent breakfast or brunch option for asparagus fans who want to make the most of this delicous ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a bread that gets its rise from baking soda, rather than from yeast, which makes it perfect for days when you want homemade bread on a short timeline. The classic recipe gets most of its flavor from buttermilk, but the recipe is simple and it is easy to put a wide variety of twists on it, making both sweet and savory ... Read More »

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Wine is an unusual ingredient when it comes to baing, though it is often used in savory cooking. But add a little sugar and wine can easily turn from something “dry” into something sweet. Sangria is one example of a way that sugar can sweeten up wine and this Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake is another. This easy to make bundt not only uses white wine ... Read More »

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with raisins are a classic, cookie jar favorite that never goes out of style. Raisins aren’t the only dried fruits that work well in oatmeal cookies, however, and you can really change up a recipe by playing around with different fruits. I used dried peaches in this twist on a traditional oatmeal cookie and the results were fantastic. Peaches not only have a ... Read More »

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Chocolate pudding cakes are wonderful desserts that are perfect for treating yourself on a lazy night in. They’re delicious and easy to make, with a two-part batter that bakes into a separate cake and sauce in one dish in the oven. Pudding cakes are often baked in large casserole dishes and are simply spooned out to serve. This casual presentation means that, while they’re certainly ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

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