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Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

I’ve had an extra bag of peanut butter chips sitting in my pantry, just waiting for a great recipe to go into. Peanut butter chips are a great way to infuse a little peanut butter into something like chocolate chip cookies, and they are also a good way to boost the peanut butter flavor in baked goods that already feature peanut butter without weighing down ... Read More »

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

A batch of fudgy brownies is something that everyone can enjoy, and these Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies pack the same kind of rich chocolate flavor as brownies, but in a totally different package. They have a crisp, meringue-like exterior and a moist, chewy interior that really holds a lot of chocolate flavor. They also happen to be completely gluten free. Best of all, they’re easy ... Read More »

Lime Bars

Lime Bars with Confectioners' Sugar

I bake lemon bars all the time, both because I love them and because my friends and family love them. Lemons are probably the first fruit that you think of when you think of this type of shortbread + custard bar, but they’re not the only citrus fruit that can be used to make this type of dessert. Limes, for instance, are a great option ... Read More »

Bananas n’ Cream Stuffed French Toast

Bananas n' Cream Stuffed French Toast

Bananas are a great breakfast food, whether you’re blending them into a smoothie, adding slices to a bowl of cereal or just enjoying one alongside a plate of eggs and toast. Their natural sweetness is a great match with all kinds of breakfast foods and they’re healthy, too. That said, I don’t always eat bananas just because they’re healthy and, while they are adding a ... Read More »

Browned Butter Friands

Browned Butter Friands

You may have heard of financiers, small French almond cakes. You may also have heard of friands, small Australian/New Zealand almond cakes. The two cakes are just about the same, and there are only two differences between them: the countries that those names are used in and the shapes of the cakes. Tradition dictates that friands are usually baked in oval baking tins and financiers ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ M&M Cookies

Baking Bites' M&M Cookies

M&M lovers probably know that you can order M&Ms in custom colors with your own personalized message printed on them. They’re popular for weddings and birthdays, but they’re really a fun gift for any occasion. What you may not know is that, in addition to custom text, you can get custom images printed on your M&Ms, as well. That means you can get clip art, ... Read More »

Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

A bowl of oatmeal is a good way to start the day. A muffin is a convenient way to start the day. Putting oatmeal into a muffin is bringing together the best of both worlds – or, at least, that is a very convenient way to justify having two of these tasty Coconut Oatmeal Muffins for breakfast before finishing that first cup of coffee. They’re ... Read More »

Pear Custard Loaf Cake

Pear Custard Loaf Cake

When pears are in season, I eat a lot of them. I love their sweet, delicate flavor and enjoy them on their own, with good cheeses and baked into tasty desserts. I am particularly fond of comice pears, and since I happened to get a wonderfully big box of them from Harry & David over the holidays, I have been using a lot of them. ... Read More »

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