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Lime Cream Pie

Lime Cream Pie

As a citrus fan, key lime pies make a regular appearance in my kitchen any time I have limes on hand. Key limes are a little more acidic than regular limes (Persian limes) and, while the pie can be made with regular limes, the key limes give it a uniquely bright flavor that makes the pie such a standout. This Lime Cream Pie is a ... Read More »

Baklava Pull Apart Bread

Baklava Pull Apart Bread

It’s hard to beat a pull-apart loaf when you need a quick and easy brunch option. The loaves start with store-bought buttermilk biscuits, which are sliced into thin layers and stacked together with tasty fillins to form a sweet, sticky, fun-to-eat breakfast dish! You could make buttermilk biscuits from scratch, but part of the fun of this dish is how simple it is to make ... Read More »

Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cake

Flourless Blueberry Chocolate Cake

Chocolate is such a versatile ingredient that it can be paired with just about anything. It is probably most often paired with oranges and raspberries in baked goods, as both of these fruits have a sweet-tart flavor the contrasts nicely with the richness of the chocolate. They’re classics, but they’re not the only fruit that you can add to a chocolate dessert. ThisĀ Flourless Blueberry Chocolate ... Read More »

Parmesan Palmiers

Parmesan Palmiers

Puff pastry is a handy thing to keep in your freezer and I always have a package or two on hand. I like to keep it around because it is so versatile and can be turned into a variety of sweet and savory treats very easily. Palmiers are probably my favorite easy, sweet things to make with puff pastry. The heart-shaped cookies are made with ... Read More »

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

You probably reach for olive oil when cooking savory dishes, but it can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with when it comes time for dessert, as well. Olive oil has a subtle, bright acidity to it that pairs well with citrus fruit and berries in particular. This Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake is an easy dessert that makes great use of olive oil ... Read More »

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I have a bunch of ripe bananas, I’m usually going to turn them into banana bread or some kind of banana cake. But one banana isn’t usually enough for one of those recipes, so I turn from cakes to cookies and bake up a batch of Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies instead. These cookies only need one banana to infuse them with some ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Green Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse – in addition to being a vibrant color – is a French herbal liqueur made by Carthusian monks. It is flavored with a secret blend of 130 herbs and plants. The recipe, it is said, is only known to two monks at a time. Chartreuse is widely available in two colors: green and yellow. The green variety is more vegetal and is bottled at ... Read More »

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