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Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Irish Cream is a liqueur made with Irish whiskey, cream and flavorings like vanilla, coffee and chocolate. It’s creamy, slightly sweet and low in alcohol, which means that it is a popular choice for making dessert cocktails. It also has a very unique flavor, which means that it can be great for baking because it can make a recipe really stand out from a plain ... Read More »

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that should be in everyone’s repertoire. The loaves are delicious and easy to make – and there are almost unlimited options for putting your own twist on the traditional recipe. The basic loaf is a plain bread that has a rich buttermilk flavor. It’s good on its own (served with butter and jam – my favorite), ... Read More »

Impossible Coconut Custard Pie Cupcakes

Impossible Coconut Custard Pie

During the fall, one of my favorite recipes to make is for my Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes. They’re pumpkin pie in a unique single-serving format that is perfect for pumpkin lovers who don’t want to make a traditional pie every single time they want a pumpkin dessert. The cupcakes also don’t need a crust, so they’re quicker and easier to make than that traditional pie. ... Read More »

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie

The only thing better than a freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is a freshly baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie. This may be called a “pie,” but I am using that term loosely because this is really a giant cookie that is baked in a pie plate. Baking the cookie in this unusual – unusual for a cookie, anyway – pan gives it a ... Read More »

Mardi Gras Mini Donuts

Mardi Gras Mini Donuts

Donuts are actually a pretty traditional dish for celebrating Mardi Gras, which is also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, because a batch of donuts was a good way to use up ingredients like butter, sugar and other fats that were given up for observation of Lent. These Mardi Gras Mini Donuts are a nod to two Mardi Gras traditions: making donuts and King ... Read More »

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes

I’ve noticed that gluten free pancakes are popping up on the menus of lots of the breakfast restaurants that I like. I am a sucker for pancakes of any kind – and I’ve been impressed with how much the gluten free pancake offerings at many of these places have improved over the years. But as is the case with most pancakes, they’re even better when ... Read More »

Arroz con Leche

Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con leche is Mexican rice pudding whose name literally means “rice with milk”. I’ve seen many versions of arroz con leche that use different kinds of rice, different kinds of sugar and different kinds of milk. Some use sweetened condensed milk, while others use regular milk. Some swear by brown rice, while others stick to white rice. To me, this means that there is ... Read More »

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Frosting

When a baked good uses coffee in the name, it often means that the dish will pair well with coffee, not necessarily that it will contain coffee. As much as I enjoy pairing baked goods with coffee, as a coffee-lover, I always appreciate it when I find coffee flavors in desserts. And these Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream are a great choice for a coffee ... Read More »

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