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Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes may look like regular pancakes at first glance, but they are a bit different than that standard breakfast fare. Hoecakes are coarse cakes made of cornmeal, similar to cornbread. It is said that the name dates back to the pre-Civil War era, where a version of the recipe made with just cornmeal and water was baked on the blade of a hoe. This baking ... Read More »

Buttermilk Pie Crust

Buttermilk Pie Crust

Most pie crusts are made with flour, butter and water, with a pinch of salt and sugar to add a little bit of additional flavor. The three basic ingredients change in proportion from recipe to recipe, but they are rarely replaced. This Buttermilk Pie Crust is a departure from my “usual” pie crust recipe because it uses buttermilk instead of water to bind the ingredients ... Read More »

Blackberry Galette

Blackberry Galette

Galettes are one of my favorite tarts to bake. Not only are they delicious, but they’re easy to make and don’t require any special equipment because the crust is shaped by hand right on a baking sheet. This Blackberry Galette is a wonderfully easy dessert to make when you find yourself with a few cups of fresh blackberries to use up. The blackberries are wrapped ... Read More »

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

For those days that you just don’t feel like baking, there are plenty of no-bake desserts to choose from and this No Bake Dulce de Leche Cheesecake is sure to become a favorite with all the cheesecake-lovers out there. The dessert is incredibly easy to make and uses just a handful of ingredients. In fact, the only thing that might be easier than making this ... Read More »

Coconut & Cinnamon Brown Rice Pudding

Coconut & Cinnamon Brown Rice Pudding

I make rice pudding almost every time I have leftover steamed rice in my refrigerator. Rice pudding is easy-to-make comfort food and it can be flavored in a wide variety of ways, so it never gets boring. The leftover rice in my refrigerator is usually white rice, however there are a few restaurants in my take-out rotation that will throw in an order of brown ... Read More »

The Best No-Stir Granola

The Best No-Stir Granola

Homemade granola is a delicious option for breakfast or for snacking, but it can take quite a while to go from having a bowl of pale, uncooked oats to golden, crispy granola. Most granola recipes call for granola to be baked for a long period of time with the oven set to a low temperature, then they ask you to keep stirring the granola on ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

I’ll probably never get tired of chocolate chip cookies. They’re a cookie that you can always come back to because the combination of flavors – butter, vanilla and chocolate – is one that never goes out of style, no matter how many other flavors of cookie you eat. Chocolate chip cookies are also a great canvas for other flavors, whether you’re mixing oatmeal in to ... Read More »

Lemon Meringue Pudding Cakes

Lemon Meringue Pudding Cakes

Lemon puddings cakes are always a treat. These easy-to-make cakes separate into layers of fluffy cake and creamy custard as they bake, giving you two desserts in one! When my lemon tree is heavy with lemons, I tend to make these simple style of cake quite often. Like other pudding cakes, they don’t necessarily look very fancy when served by the spoonful from a large ... Read More »

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