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Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

When you taste a lot of rum, you begin to realize that it has a lot of complexity to it – just like wine, beer and coffee do, if you take a bit of extra time to learn what you’re looking for. While rums are made from molasses and sugar cane juice, the region where the sugar cane was grown, as well as both the ... Read More »

Cherry Breakfast Bread

Cherry Breakfast Bread

Many diners offer a selection of different types of toast with their breakfast dishes. I recently ate breakfast at a diner that gave you a few options besides the usual choice of “white, wheat or sourdough.” Their options included homemade blueberry and banana breads, as well as toast. These breads were moist, tender quick breads that were served in generous wedges, rather than the slices ... Read More »

Brownie Baked Alaska

Brownie Baked Alaska

There are some desserts that should never go out of style and a Baked Alaska is one of them. This retro classic is well worth making and it is always a hit when you bring it out at a party. My Brownie Baked Alaska starts with a dark chocolate brownie base that is topped with vanilla ice cream and covered in a layer of fluffy ... Read More »

Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I recently baked up a batch of my Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies and had a friend who cannot eat gluten ask if I could put together a gluten free version of the same recipe, since she is a huge fan of both coconut and chocolate (who isn’t?). Of course, I couldn’t say no to a request that involved a recipe challenge and spent a little ... Read More »

Lemon Zucchini Scones

Lemon Zucchini Scones

Zucchini is a surprisingly good ingredient to bake with and, while I’ll never get tired of recipes like my Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread, quick breads aren’t the only baked good you can make with zucchini! These Lemon Zucchini Scones are just one example of many different things you can make with zucchini. The scones come together quickly and easily, and don’t require a huge quantity ... Read More »

Blueberry & Nectarine Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Streusel

Blueberry & Nectarine Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Streusel

You can never make fruit cobbler too often during the summer, when wonderful fruits of all shapes and sizes are in season. I’ll make cobblers with any kind of fruit that I have in my kitchen. The problem with fruit cobblers during the summer is that you have to turn your oven on and leave it on for a while while the fruits and topping ... Read More »

Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake

Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake

Coffee and cream is a classic combination – a combination that usually comes in liquid form. Instead of whipping up a hot beverage, I took a cooler route and made a Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake. The cheesecake features a swirl of two different cheesecake batters: vanilla and coffee. The vanilla batter is flavored with vanilla extract and has all the tangy goodness of a traditional cheesecake. The ... Read More »

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Two of the things that I bake most often – every day things that I really never get tired of eating – are blueberry muffins and banana bread. Blueberry muffins are a classic that never goes out of style and they taste delicious whether you’re using fresh, in-season berries or frozen ones. I always have bananas on hand for whipping up a banana bread and ... Read More »

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