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Banana Crumb Cake

Banana Crumb Cake

Regular old banana bread may never be the same after you try this Banana Crumb Cake. The coffee cake has all the flavor of banana bread and is topped with a crisp, buttery crumb topping that is dangerously habit-forming. In fact might just be my new favorite way to put those overripe browning bananas to good use. The coffee cake has a very moist banana ... Read More »

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

I usually make scones with fresh or dried fruit in them, but there is no reason that you can’t include other ingredients, like nuts or chocolate into your scones for a change of pace. In fact, I find that a handful of chocolate chips in a scone recipe can convert even scone skeptics into scone lovers. The Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones are a great example of ... Read More »

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

An affogato is a traditional Italian espresso-based dessert. The full name is really “affogato al cafe” or “drowned in coffee,” in Italian. The name really suits the dessert, as it consists of a scoop of ice cream/gelato with a shot of hot espresso poured over the top. I like the classics, so vanilla ice cream or gelato with strong espresso is always my default affogato, ... Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies, undipped

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean caramel and buttery chocolate shortbread cookies are the three components that make up these Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies. They’re definitely a cut above your average cookie, with three components that are incredibly delicious on their own and even better when they’re combined. They do take a little extra effort to put together, but you can’t beat these when you are ... Read More »

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon is such a bright, potent flavor that it will shine in any recipe that you use it in. It’s fun to make lemon desserts like layer cakes and lemon meringue pies that both showcase lemon and are also showstoppers. But I find that I don’t always need a showstopper dessert. Sometimes I just want something simple that still has a lot of flavor. This ... Read More »

Espresso Martini with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Espresso Martini with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

I really enjoyed being able to make my homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur, since I’m a coffee lover. It’s a great addition to your home bar because it is tasty and easy to use in a variety of drinks. The easiest way to use it is to simply add a splash to coffee or hot chocolate, which will give your drink a little bit of a ... Read More »

Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I probably bake chocolate chip cookies a little bit more often than other types of cookies. You can’t argue with them: everyone likes chocolate and they’re simply a classic. Once in a while I get a real craving for something with white chocolate instead and bake up a batch of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies as a change of pace. They’re the kind of cookie ... Read More »

Toasted Pound Cake

Toasted Pound Cake with Quick Berry Compote

Pound cake is a versatile cake that can be eaten any number of ways. You can eat it plain, topped with fresh fruit or ice cream, or even toast it. You might not think about cake as a food that you normally toast, but pound cake is the exception to that general rule. It is dense enough to hold up well to slicing and toasting, ... Read More »

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