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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Two of the things that I bake most often – every day things that I really never get tired of eating – are blueberry muffins and banana bread. Blueberry muffins are a classic that never goes out of style and they taste delicious whether you’re using fresh, in-season berries or frozen ones. I always have bananas on hand for whipping up a banana bread and ... Read More »

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like coconut in just about every form it comes in, from coconut cream pie to pina coladas. Coconut is also an excellent addition to cookies, where it can add both flavor and texture to an otherwise ordinary cookie recipe. Coconut macaroons are one cookie that probably comes straight to mind when you think of a coconut baked good, but one taste of these Coconut ... Read More »

Hula Pie

Homemade Hula Pie

The signature dessert at Duke’s restaurant in Hawaii (and other locations) is the Hula Pie. This delicious frozen pie is the perfect dessert to share with friends on a warm, tropical afternoon. The base is a chocolate crumb pie crust, which is piled high with creamy macadamia nut ice cream and then topped with a chocolate fudge glaze. Each slice of the pie is served ... Read More »

Strawberry Macadamia Shortbread Bars

Strawberry Macadamia Shortbread Bars

Macadamia nuts are a delicious, buttery nut that is wonderful to work with in the kitchen. The nuts go well with many flavors, but most of the time we only see them paired with white chocolate in batches of cookies. While I love a good white chocolate mac nut cookie, it’s nice to give macadamia nuts a chance to be the star in other types ... Read More »

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

Chocolate wafer cookie crusts are a delicious delivery vehicle for many different flavors of pie. They go particularly well with chocolate fillings, but can lend a wonderful contrast to fruity fillings, like a zesty key lime pie. It is easier to buy chocolate wafer crusts rather than to make them, largely because chocolate wafer cookies themselves are surprisingly expensive. I’ve used the ends of Oreo cookies ... Read More »

Raspberry & Cookie Butter Tarts

Raspberry & Cookie Butter Tarts

Bite sized tarts are a great dessert when you want to make something that can be served to a crowd without requiring utensils. The downside to making mini tarts is that the crusts take a bit of extra effort to put together, since you need to shape each one individually instead of rolling out one large crust, but the look of the finished tarts makes ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

A “buckle” is a fruit dessert that is in the same family as cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Buckles are unique because they start with a cake-like batter, then fruit is folded in. They typically use so much fruit that the cake “buckles” underneath all of it – hence the dessert’s name. This Peach and Raspberry Buckle is loaded with fresh fruit. The sweet-tart raspberries are ... Read More »

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