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White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Tart with Chocolate Crust

White Chocolate Tart

White chocolate is a wonderful vehicle for vanilla. Good quality white chocolate is made up of cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids and vanilla, so most good white chocolate will already have a distinct vanilla flavor and it doesn’t take much more to push that to an even better one. So that means that this White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Tart is a good choice for vanilla ... Read More »

Gluten Free Cheddar Cornbread

Gluten Free Cheddar Cornbread

Cornbread is a great side dish, whether you’re eating a bowl of soup or chili, or serving a big roast. It is easy to make and versatile enough that you can spice it up with all kinds of other flavors. Cornbread is also a recipe that can be easily adapted be gluten free. Cornmeal doesn’t contain any gluten and most recipes don’t contain that much ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

Not everyone is a big white chocolate fan, but even people who don’t generally like white chocolate find that it is a great combination with macadamia nuts. Creamy white chocolate is a great compliment for crunchy, buttery macadamia nuts because the flavors work extremely well together and neither one dominates the other. Other kinds of chocolate can sometimes overwhelm the delicate flavor of macadamia nuts. ... Read More »

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Chocolate Crumb Crust

Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes from Baking Bites

Cheesecakes are a delicious dessert, but they seem to become even more irresistible when they are scaled down into small, single serving sizes. I attribute this to the fact that cheesecakes are not only decadent, but rather filling, and it is easier to resist a large slice of a full sized cheesecake than a small and snackable version. They also take much less time to ... Read More »

Buttermilk Cherry Cake

Buttermilk Cherry Cake

There are cakes that are good for special occasions, like holidays and birthdays, and there are everyday cakes. Everyday cakes should be easy to make when you’re in the mood to treat yourself, but they can come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. This Buttermilk Cherry Cake is just one example of a great everyday cake. It comes together easily and the cake is topped ... Read More »

Fluffy Lemon Yogurt Pancakes

Fluffy Lemon Yogurt Pancakes

Thick, fluffy pancakes are always a good way to start any morning. I will sometimes squeeze a batch into a weekday morning, but I usually reserve them for the weekends when I have time to sit around and savor my pancakes. The weekends also give me time to play around with the flavors and ingredients in my pancakes a little bit, and these Fluffy Lemon ... Read More »

Crispy Cookie Butter Cookies

Cookie Butter Cookies

Biscoff, also known as cookie butter, is a sweet and addictive spread made primarily out of brown sugar cookies. It sounds like a strange product, but if you are a fan of brown sugar, one taste will have you hooked. Although the spreads are made out of cookies, they are actually almost as versatile as nut butters are and can be used in a variety ... Read More »

Tangerine and Olive Oil Sorbet

Tangerine and Olive Oil Sorbet

Olive oil is a great match for citrus, because it often has zesty notes in it that are similar to the zesty flavors in citrus – although olive oil isn’t quite as sweet as an orange usually is. I like baking with it, and it goes particularly well in recipes where there is already a citrus element, like my Orange Olive Oil Muffins. It can ... Read More »

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