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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

There will always be times when we need to eat breakfast on the run, whether we’re late for school, work or a flight to somewhere tropical. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to have to skip it just because you were in a big rush to get out the door. The solution is ... Read More »

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberries are usually at their best when they are eaten at the peak of season and uncooked, since they have both a great flavor and texture when they are fresh. But when strawberries are in season, I find that I am very tempted to put them in to all kinds of things, from breakfast to baked goods. These Strawberry Pecan Muffins are a very good ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is essentially a pudding-like chocolate filling that is spooned into a pre-baked pie shell. The creamy filling is a good contrast for the crispy pastry crust and the filling is relatively easy to make since it doesn’t have to be baked in the oven. There are a lot of chocolate cream pie recipes out there that start with instant pudding. They’re easy ... Read More »

No Bake Oreo Pie Crust

No Bake Oreo Pie Crust

Oreo cookies are great for making pie crusts. Those chocolate wafers are not very sweet and pack a lot of chocolate flavor into every bite. For most chocolate pie crusts, the wafer cookies are used by themselves, blended with butter and baked until the crust is set. This No Bake Oreo Pie Crust uses the whole cookie. The no-bake crust is made by blending whole ... Read More »

Honeydew Granita

Honeydew Granita

Melons are probably some of the most refreshing summer fruits that you can eat. They’re mostly made up of water and a ripe one can have a tremendous amount of flavor without being too sweet. Watermelon is a picnic staple and honeydew is another favorite of mine, although there are lots of other great melons out there, as well. Melons are not great for baking ... Read More »

Coconut Topped Shortbread Bars

Coconut Topped Shortbread Bars

It is easy to add layers to bar cookies and that gives you a lot of options when it comes to flavor and texture that you don’t quite have when you’re working with other types of cookies. These Coconut Topped Shortbread Bars have a tender shortbread base that is topped with a slightly custardy coconut layer that adds just the right amount of contrast and ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel Yeasted Coffee Cake

Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

This is a coffee cake for streusel lovers and it has a fun balance to it, although it might initially appear that there is a bit too much topping to the amount of cake. The base of the coffee cake is a lightly sweet yeast bread that is tender, but relatively plain. The topping is a bold brown-sugar based topping that has a lot of ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Panna Cotta

4th of July Panna Cotta

Since the 4th of July comes right in the beginning of the summer, it tends to be a hot holiday, one that you celebrate by hanging out around the pool, going to the beach or sipping from a huge pitcher of homemade iced tea while relaxing in the shade. It’s not the kind of day when you want to fire up the oven and get ... Read More »

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