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Mozzarella and Basil Bread

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of the simplest and easiest ways to combine these ingredients, which pairs tomato and basil with fresh mozzarella cheese. This Mozzarella and Basil Bread was inspired by caprese salads. You’ll notice that it doesn’t use tomato in ... Read More »

Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake

Rustic Plum and Walnut Cake, sliced

This Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake has a delicious combination of flavors that you won’t find in too many other cakes – but it’s a combination of flavors that really works here. The cake batter is made with walnuts that are very finely ground to take the place of some of the flour that would typically be used in a cake like this one. ... Read More »

Chocolate Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Just about everyone has seen vanilla cream-filled snack cakes on store shelves over the years. There are a couple of brands that make them, and there are many recipes for homemade versions out there, too. The balance of chocolate cake and vanilla cream filling in these types of cakes can be a great thing, but there are times when you just want a little bit ... Read More »

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Root Beer Float Popsicles

A root beer float is an indulgent treat to have on a hot day. The classic root beer float is made by pouring ice cold root beer over a glass that is filled with vanilla ice cream. The vanilla of the ice cream mellows out the spiciness of the root beer and the whole drink takes on a delightfully creamy flavor. The only thing that ... Read More »

Blackberry Blondies

Blackberry Blondies

Blondies are the blank canvases of the bar cookie world. They have a slightly dense, chewy texture, but they are relatively plain and get most of their flavor from the mix-ins that go into the basic batter, such as chocolate chips, nuts, and dried fruits. Fresh fruit isn’t typically an ingredient that you’ll find in a batch of blondies, but when my kitchen is bursting ... Read More »

No Churn Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

No Churn Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

No churn ice cream is the way to go when you want to make ice cream in a hurry but don’t have an ice cream maker. The base is made with sweetened condensed milk and lightened with whipped cream, which gives the finished ice cream a texture that is similar to that of regular ice cream with a lot less work. You can also add ... Read More »

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

There will always be times when we need to eat breakfast on the run, whether we’re late for school, work or a flight to somewhere tropical. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to have to skip it just because you were in a big rush to get out the door. The solution is ... Read More »

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberries are usually at their best when they are eaten at the peak of season and uncooked, since they have both a great flavor and texture when they are fresh. But when strawberries are in season, I find that I am very tempted to put them in to all kinds of things, from breakfast to baked goods. These Strawberry Pecan Muffins are a very good ... Read More »

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