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Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Clafoutis are always a nice way to showcase fresh fruit in a dessert that is elegant, but easy to make. The custardy french dessert can be made with just about any kind of fruit, although it is traditionally made with cherries. I do like a cherry clafoutis, but I often save my cherries for pies, so I am much more likely to showcase other fruits ... Read More »

How to make Coconut Cream Whipped Cream

Coconut Cream Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch for many desserts. Light and creamy, it can provide a good contrast for intensely flavored desserts, such as rich chocolate cakes, and it can also bring all the elements of a summery shortcake together. All you need is heavy cream and a mixer – or a strong arm, if you want to burn a few calories before you ... Read More »

Lemon Cardamom Cornmeal Muffins

Lemon Cardamom Cornbread Muffins

Spices find their way into cold weather treats more often than summery ones. Gingerbread and spice cakes are rich with many spices, but they’re typically reserved for the holidays and not served during summer. Spices can have a warming effect that is good in the winter, but they deliver flavor all year round and you don’t have to save them for cold weather. These Lemon ... Read More »

Coffee Swirl Quick Bread

Coffee Swirl Quick Bread

Coffee cake doesn’t usually have coffee in it – but this easy to make Coffee Swirl Quick Bread could easily be termed a coffee cake because it makes coffee a featured flavor. The bread has both vanilla and coffee-flavored batters swirling together in one beautiful looking loaf. The color of the coffee is rich, so it almost makes you expect to get chocolate when you ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Blondies

Vanilla Bean Blondies

Blondies are the lighter colored counterpart to brownies. They’re dense, chewy bar cookies that have a fudgy texture similar to that of a brownie, but without any chocolate. These Vanilla Bean Blondies have that deliciously chewy texture that you want in a blondie with a whole lot of vanilla. I used a whole vanilla bean in this batch, which gives them an amazing vanilla flavor ... Read More »

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are delicious just as they are – and that is probably why people don’t tend to stuff as many mix-ins into peanut butter cookie dough as they do with chocolate chip cookie dough. But peanut butter is very versatile and can go with all kinds of other flavors – especially if one of those flavors happens to be chocolate. These Loaded Peanut ... Read More »

Cherry and Peach Cobbler

Cherry and Peach Cobbler

The next time you set out to make a fruit cobbler, don’t limit yourself to one type of fruit. Mixing and matching fruits can make for a cobbler that is even more delicious than usual because you get multiple flavors each time you take a bite. I often bake both cherry cobblers and peach cobbers during the summer when these fruits are super sweet and ... Read More »

Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve always said that you can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies – and I probably always will. That means that I bake up batches of simple, classic cookies on a regular basis because I know they’ll be a hit, but it also means that I like to use the simple chocolate chip cookie as a canvas for a bit of experimentation. These Cornmeal Chocolate ... Read More »

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