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Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

I think of honey roasted peanuts as a snack food, not really as an ingredient to bake with. There are only a couple of recipes that I regularly use them in and all of those involve quite a lot of peanut butter, as well. But I do use spiced and candied nuts in recipes where I’m looking to add an extra layer of flavor along ... Read More »

Dutch Apple Loaf Cake

Dutch Apple Loaf Cake

The other day, a friend handed me a stack of old magazines that she thought might have some good recipes in them. Flipping through old issues of magazines like Country Woman, I stumbled upon a tasty sounding apple cake that I decided to try. It turns out that the recipe is now online from Taste of Home, too. The cake is called Dutch Apple Cake ... Read More »

No-Churn Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal milk ice cream starts with cereal that is soaked in milk, leaving behind traces of delicious cereal flavor once it is strained out. The idea comes from the fact that the milk left after you eat cereal – particularly a sugary, flavorful cereal – is delicious on its own. I’ve made cereal milk ice cream with great results using a chocolate cereal. This time ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Pudding Cakes

Passion Fruit Pudding Cakes

Pudding cakes are sometimes called self-saucing cakes, as a pudding-like custard forms beneath an airy sponge cake while ht dessert is in the oven. I most often make lemon and chocolate pudding cakes, but they can be made with other flavors, as well. Tropical passion fruit is an excellent choice in these individual pudding cakes, delivering just the right amount of tropical flavor in each ... Read More »

The Best No-Mixer Sugar Cookies

The Best No-Mixer Sugar Cookies

I love desserts that you can whip up on short notice with only a handful of ingredients. Most drop cookies fall into this category, but this recipe for sugar cookies is even easier than most. These sugar cookies can be made completely by hand, with no special mixing equipment. This is possible because the cookies are made with vegetable oil instead of butter, which would ... Read More »

Cookies n’ Cream Affogato

Cookies n' Cream Affogato

Affogatos are a delicious combination of gelato and coffee that I always seem to be able to make room for, even after a large meal. It’s a perfect melding of hot and cold for a coffee-lover – which I am. I usually make these with vanilla ice cream or gelato because vanilla and coffee is always a winning combination in my book. Vanilla gelato is ... Read More »

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

Shamrock Shake Cupcake

Shamrock shakes are the bright green, vanilla and mint flavored milkshakes that McDonald’s rolls out for St Patrick’s Day every year. The shakes have something of a cult following, even among people who aren’t usually getting milkshakes at McD’s. These Shamrock Shake Cupcakes are inspired by the seasonal shakes and are a fun dessert to serve up around St Patrick’s Day. The cupcakes are buttermilk ... Read More »

Cinnamon Sugar Crepes

Cinnamon Sugar Crepes

There are a million ways to enjoy crepes. The delicate pancakes have a relatively plain flavor on their own that can easily be transformed into sweet and savory delights. You can even stack them with cream or chocolate fillings to create multi-layer crepe cakes! It is fun – and tasty – to experiment with new ways to enjoy crepes, but I must confess that I ... Read More »

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