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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 »

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

My lemon trees are nearly falling over with fruit right now, since we are in the peak of citrus season. Fresh citrus always gives me lots of inspiration in the kitchen, because a little bit of juice or zest can really perk up a dish. This Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake is just one of my most recent ways to put some of those lemons to ... Read More »

Butterscotch Budino

Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch pudding is a classic recipe, a flavor that is probably right behind vanilla and chocolate in terms of popularity. Butterscotch pudding sounds a little more grown up if you call it Butterscotch Budino instead. Budino is the Italian word for custard or pudding, and it is showing up on more and more restaurant menus as a sophisticated dessert option (and I’ve seen quite a ... Read More »

Dried Apricot, Ginger and White Chocolate Scones

Apricot Scones

Scones are an easy afternoon treat to make. They don’t need many ingredients and don’t take long to put together. I also like the fact that a basic scone recipe is so versatile and can include just about anything that I have in the kitchen – and sometimes I find inspiration for a new combination just by looking through my pantry. These Dried Apricot, Ginger ... Read More »

Thin & Crispy Salted Oatmeal Cookies

Thin & Crispy Salted Oatmeal Cookies

There are times when you want a thick, chewy cookie that you can really sink your teeth into. There are also times when you want a thin, crispy cookie that seems to almost melt in your mouth as you bite into it. Both types of cookies are delicious, it just depends on what kind of cookie you’re in the mood for. The next time you’re ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

There are times when a small piece of chocolate will satisfy a chocolate craving. And there are other times when it takes something big and very chocolatey to satisfy your sweet tooth. This Dark Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting is the kind of cake that you want to have on the occasions when you want something that really packs a lot of chocolate flavor in ... Read More »

Vanilla Coconut Muffins

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Coconut fans will want to bookmark these Vanilla Coconut Muffins because, although they look plain, they are delicious muffins that deliver a lot of flavor. I happen to be a big fan of coconut myself, and one of my pet peeves about some coconut recipes is that they don’t have very much coconut in them. These muffins don’t fit that mold at all. They are ... Read More »

Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cranberries

I always feel good about making a fresh batch of homemade cookies, but putting a few elements that are on the healthier side of the spectrum is an easy way to feel just as good about eating them, too. These Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries have quite a few good-for-you ingredients in them. They’re made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal ... Read More »

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