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Salted Chocolate & Pretzel Rice Krispy Treats

Salted Chocolate & Pretzel Rice Krispy Treats

Rice krispy treats are one of my favorite snacks to make on a day when I’m in the mood for a sweet treat, but don’t feel like baking anything. They’re tasty, easy to make and still manage to be a hit with everyone who eats them – no matter how old they are. Homemade rice krispy treats don’t have much in common with their packaged ... Read More »

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

I’m always tempted to buy pineapples when they are on sale at the grocery store. Not only do I love fresh pineapple, but I love baking with it. Pineapple upside down cakes are a classic, of course, but they’re not the only option for baking with pineapple – and if you are buying whole, fresh pineapples, you’re going to have quite a bit to use ... Read More »

Raspberry Donut Muffins

Raspberry Donut Muffins

Donut muffins are a type of muffin that is rolled in sugar after baking, giving them a crisp, sweet coating that is very similar to what you find in a freshly fried and glazed donut. Sugar Donut Muffins are one of my go-to recipes for breakfast or brunch when I’m entertaining a group because they are always a huge hit. I make them just for myself, ... Read More »

Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven. While macadamia nuts do go well with other types of chocolate, they have a mild, buttery flavor that is easily overwhelmed by dark chocolate. The sweet, creamy flavor of white chocolate is a good match for the nuts, accentuating their flavor without dominating it.  These Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have plenty ... Read More »

Frangelico Tiramisu

Frangelico Tiramisu

Most tiramisu recipes add a splash of marsala wine or rum to the espresso that the ladyfingers are dipped into. The liqueurs add a little extra dimension to the coffee and give the tiramisu some extra complexity. While I enjoy a splash of rum or Baileys in my tiramisu, you need to use more than a splash to really change the flavor of the dessert. ... Read More »

Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Individual Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Bitters are an alcoholic extract that are typically used as a cocktail flavoring. Originally developed as medicines and purported to have many curative effects, they made their way from the pharmacy to the bar when the term “cocktail” came into common use in the beginning of the 19th century, where cocktail was defined as a beverage which used a combination of spirits, sugar, water and ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

If you’re a tropical fruit fan, these Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars are sure to be a hit in your home. The bars have a creamy cheesecake layer that sits on top of a coconut shortbread crust, so you get two layers of tropical flavor. The topping contains a generous amount of fresh passion fruit pulp and the floral sweetness of the fruit stands out nicely ... Read More »

Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies

These Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies are about to enter my regular cookie rotation. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re absolutely delicious because they have an addictive salty-sweet quality that I can’t get enough of. The cookies may look like an ordinary oatmeal cookie at first glance, but they actually have a secret ingredient that helps make them extra crispy: puffed rice cereal ... Read More »

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