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Fresh Raspberry Cake

Fresh Raspberry Cake

When I think about desserts in the summer, I want things that are easy to make and that really showcase some bright, summertime flavors. Easy to make desserts are nice year-round, of course, but in the summer I want to spend the evenings outside enjoying the nice weather – not working in the kitchen – and I also don’t want to leave the oven on ... Read More »

Vanilla Cashew Butter Cookies

Vanilla Cashew Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is, hands down, the most common type of nut butter out there and it is used in all kinds of recipes, from ice creams to cookies to cakes. Other nuts can be used to make nut butter, as well, and they are just as versatile, although they lend a completely different flavor to a recipe. Cashew butter, for instance, is a mild nut ... Read More »

Coconut Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Bites

Coconut Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Bites

Coconut, toffee and oatmeal all packed into one cookie is a combination that is downright addictive. Consider this to be a warning, because these Coconut Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Bites are difficult to stop snacking on. The cookies are baked in a mini muffin pan, giving them a look that sets them apart from your typical oatmeal cookie, in addition to all of the flavor that ... Read More »

Buttermilk Chiffon Cake

Buttermilk Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cakes are one of my favorite cakes to make, both because they are not to difficult and because the results are so food. Chiffon cakes are light, airy sponge cakes that are known for their moist and fluffy texture. They are similar to an angel food cake, but they contain both egg yolks and a small amount of vegetable oil, which contribute to the ... Read More »

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 »

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