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Buttermilk Pineapple Sorbet

Buttermilk Pineapple Sorbet

Fresh pineapples are wonderful fruits to have around. They’re a good looking fruit and the fronds can be used to garnish various desserts and cocktails, and the golden flesh is, of course, delicious. I buy whole pineapples on a regular basis and use them to make pineapple upside down cakes, smoothies and fruit salads. They also make excellent sorbets. This Buttermilk Pineapple Sorbet uses just ... Read More »

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits are always a good accompaniment to a meal. They’re not only easy to make, but they’re delicious and versatile enough to compliment many different types of food. I bake biscuits all year round, but I find that I bake them slightly more often during the summer, when I can use the leftovers to make shortcakes with fresh, in-season berries. These Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits ... Read More »

The Best Cashew Cookies

The Best Cashew Cookies

Cashews are slightly sweet with a wonderfully buttery, nutty flavor. They are crunchy when roasted, but that buttery sweetness comes through no matter how you prepare them. Cashews are a bit more expensive than some other nuts, such as peanuts or almonds, but cashew fans will tell you that the higher price tag is well worth if for their unique flavor. In addition to being ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Whoopie Pies with Dulce de Leche Filling

Brown Sugar Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are absolutely delicious when they are done well, but can be downright boring when they are not. A bad whoopie pie might be bland or dry, with not enough filling to compliment the amount of cake surrounding it. The cake-like sandwich cookies should be moist and tender, but still strong enough to support a generous amount of frosting without falling apart when you ... Read More »

Individual Vanilla Bean Apricot Cobblers

Individual Vanilla Bean Apricot Cobblers

Stone fruits are always an excellent choice for making cobblers, crisps and other fruit desserts. Peaches and nectarines are the stars of the stone fruit world when it comes to desserts, but plums and apricots can be amazing in baked goods, as well. Fresh, ripe apricots have a floral, honeyed flavor that is unique and delicious – and that becomes intensified when the fruits spend ... Read More »

Endless Summer Rum Punch

Endless Summer Rum Punch

Long weekends and warm summer nights are great excuses to invite friends over for some delicious food and even more delicious drinks. I like to make drink recipes that serve a crowd when I’m entertaining, rather than cocktails that need to be mixed up one at a time and take me away from the party. Sangrias filled with fresh fruit are always a safe option, ... Read More »

Hawaiian SPAM and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Hawaiian Spam and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think about tropical cocktails, fresh coconuts and lazy afternoons on the beach. Those things are all easily available in Hawaii, but they’re not the only foods that locals love. SPAM is one of the islands’ most beloved foods, and residents of Hawaii consume more SPAM than any other state – and Hawaii is only the nation’s 40th most ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Lemonade

Passion Fruit Lemonade

Lemonade is a summer staple in my kitchen. It’s just the right blend of tart and sweet to be perfectly refreshing on a hot day. It also pairs well with the fresh fruits and berries that I like to keep on hand in my kitchen during the summer! This Passion Fruit Lemonade is a variation on traditional lemonade that you probably won’t find at your ... Read More »

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