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Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

I’ve always had a soft spot for bright pink strawberry lemonade. The color itself is lovely, of course, but it is the combination of zesty lemon and sweet strawberries that always pulled me in. It is a combination that just says “summer” to me and I always look for opportunities to put these flavors together when I have fresh strawberries on hand. Strawberry Lemonade Muffins ... Read More »

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

I enjoy apple pies year round, but there are some fruits that I only bake with seasonally. For instance, I usually bake pies with berries during the spring and summer, when berries are in season and are at their best. When I have fresh berries in my kitchen, I also tend to look for more unusual ways to put them to good use. For this ... Read More »

Funfetti Blondies

Funfetti Blondies

Funfetti baked goods never fail to put a smile on my face when I see them. Also known as “confetti” desserts, these baked goods have rainbow sprinkles stirred into the batter to give them a colorful, festive look. I keep a bottle or two of rainbow sprinkles in my pantry just for making these types of goodies, though most people are more familiar with box ... Read More »

Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easter is a fun holiday that is all about candy and color. It’s also about a variety of religious traditions, but even those who don’t participate in the religious aspect of the holiday can appreciate the uniquely seasonal candies that are also Easter traditions, such as bright yellow Peeps marshmallow chicks and fondant-filled Cadbury creme eggs. These Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes combine these rich ... Read More »

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they really are a winning combination no matter how you package ... Read More »

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

I’ve always enjoyed deviled eggs, but I find that I’ve been eating them a lot more often than I used to. This is because deviled eggs – though never really out of “style” – are going through a bit of a renaissance and I’ve been seeing them on more and more menus over the last year. They’re great appetizers and it is easy to put ... Read More »

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking. This Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake is a ... Read More »

Crepes Suzette

Crepes Suzette

Thin, tender crepes are one of my favorite pancakes – though, admittedly, I like them all – because they are so versatile. The relatively plain batter can easily be made savory or sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for. When I want something simple, I just spread my favorite preserves onto freshly made crepes and roll them up. When I want to do ... Read More »

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