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Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Cacao Nibs

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Cacao Nibs

The next time you find yourself biting into a chocolate chip cookie and thinking that it could use some more chocolate in it, set the cookie down and make yourself a batch of these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Cacao Nibs instead. The cookies deliver a tremendous amount of chocolate flavor in every bite, in spite of the fact that they look like ordinary chocolate chip ... Read More »

Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

Fresh Plum and Almond Cake

Stone fruits are wonderful to bake with, whether you are using nectarines, peaches, apricots or any other favorites. Plums are one fruit that I find to be slightly underutilized when it comes to stone fruit baking. This could be because plums are so delicious on their own that people rarely have enough to bake with sitting around in their kitchen, or it could be a ... Read More »

Strawberry Cucumber Pimm’s Cup

Strawberry Cucumber Pimm's Cup

Pimm’s #1 is a lovely liqueur that is closely associated with a single cocktail: the Pimm’s Cup. The Pimm’s Cup is a simple cocktail that combines the liqueur with lemon and ginger ale. Like all simple recipes, this one is an excellent choice if you want to play around with other flavors and put your own twist on it. This Strawberry Cucumber Pimm’s Cup combines ... Read More »

Stracciatella Cupcakes

Stracciatella Cupcakes

Stracciatella is one of my favorite gelato flavors. This milk-based ice cream is packed with lots of fine chocolate shavings just waiting to melt in your mouth. It is similar to chocolate chip ice cream, but the pieces of chocolate are much finer, so you get a more even distribution and a more subtle chocolate flavor. The name stracciatella comes from the Italian word “stracciare” ... Read More »

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are no-bake cakes that set up in the refrigerator, making them a perfect choice for a summer dessert when you need a recipe that won’t heat up the kitchen. Instead of using actual cake, they use cookies (usually chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers) to give the cake structure – and it is surprising to see how cake-like they become while the dessert ... Read More »

The Best S’mores Brownies

The Ultimate S'mores Brownies

S’mores are at the top of my list of must-have summer desserts. The combination of crisp graham crackers, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate is one that I just can’t resist. The best way to make them is over a campfire, of course, but I’m not willing to wait until I’m sitting by an open flame to indulge in this summer classic. Instead, I mix up ... Read More »

Summer Kickoff: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Trio Giveaway!!

Summer Kickoff: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Trio Giveaway!!

As regular readers will know, I currently have three amazing cookbooks out that are dedicated to frozen desserts: How to Make Ice Cream, How To Make Frozen Yogurt and Making Vegan Frozen Treats. Each one of these books is designed to give you an in-depth look at the techniques needed to make these refreshing recipes in your own kitchen – and make better versions than you can buy ... Read More »

How to Make a Mango Julius

Mango Julius

Growing up, one of my favorite treats was an ice cold Orange Julius. Over the years, I learned to make a Homemade Orange Julius and I still make them on a regular basis during the summer, when the weather is hot and I need a cold beverage to cool me down. The recipe is easy to put different variations on if you have other types ... Read More »

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