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Blueberry Swirl Cupcakes

Blueberry Swirl Cupcake

This year was a great year for berries and I made all kinds of berry desserts with my farmers’ market finds, from berry cobblers to strawberry shortcakes. When my berries were less-than-perfect, I turned them in to quick batches of syrup or jam to make sure they didn’t go to waste. Homemade jam is always a great use for fresh fruits and berries, and you’ll ... Read More »

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

I bake brownies all the time because they are such a crowd pleaser, but every time that I bake a batch, someone will tell me that they just have to pass on something so rich. Brownies are known for being decadent and delivering a big dose of chocolate in every bite. As much as people love chocolate, it is understandable that you may not want ... Read More »

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

As long as you have fresh strawberries, you can never go wrong with making a strawberry shortcake for dessert. But strawberry shortcakes can get a little bit boring when you make the same exact dessert over and over again with no variation – even if you are a big strawberry fan. I’ve put a few twists onto the basic idea before, by using different fruits ... Read More »

White Balsamic Macerated Peaches

Balsamic Macerated Peaches

Balsamic vinegar is a thick, syrupy vinegar that is known for its intense flavor. It is made from grape must, which is freshly pressed grape juice that contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit, that is highly concentrated and aged. It is typically a very dark color and it is used for all kinds of culinary applications, both savory and sweet. One of ... Read More »

Individual Peach and Honey Crumbles

Peach and Honey Crumble

As much as I like fruit cobblers and crisps, there are times when individual portions are a better option than a full sized baking dish full of cobbler. Individual portions – baked in small dishes or ramekins – make this type of rustic dessert look a little bit more elegant when you want to serve company, and they also offer built-in portion control if you ... Read More »

Rustic Buttermilk Scones

Rustic Buttermilk Scones

A well-made scone that is fresh out of the oven is something that is just about irresistible. A scone in the pastry case of a coffee shop, on the other hand, is a lot easier to pass up. Many commercially made scones (in the US, anyway) are dry and cakey, and while you can get them down with a cup of coffee, they’re just generally ... Read More »

Mango and Peach White Wine Sangria

White Tropical Fruit Sangria

Sangria is one of my favorite party drinks to make during the summer. Usually, you’ll see sangria made with red wine, and it is a fantastic way to make a cheap bottle of red taste a whole lot better. Red wine isn’t the only option for sangria, however, because white wine can make a fantastic sangria as well. When I make sangria with white wine, ... Read More »

Peanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops

Peanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops

If you have bananas in your kitchen right now, you should seriously consider making a batch of these┬áPeanut Butter and Honey Banana Pops right now. They may not sound too special when you first glance at the recipe, but they are surprisingly delicious for something that is so easy to put together. And I can almost guarantee that you will find yourself making them on ... Read More »

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