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Funfetti Tuiles

Funfetti Tuiles with Ice Cream

When I was a growing up, Funfetti cake mixes were always my favorite. Funfetti is a type of cake mix made by Pillsbury where rainbow colored sprinkles are stirred into a white cake batter to give the finished cake a colorful, fun look. Those splashes of color really won me over and Funfetti was always my first choice when it came to birthday cakes. Funfetti ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are always a welcome treat, and they are certainly one of the most classic baked goods out there. You can put variations on them by adding nuts or different flavors of chocolate chips, but one day I found myself wondering what other variations I could put on a chocolate chip cookie to enhance its chocolate chip cookie-ness. The answer came to be ... Read More »

Mango Yogurt Smoothie

Mango Yogurt Smoothie

There are some days – particularly warm spring and summer days – when nothing hits the spot like a good smoothie. They are cold and refreshing, but packed with good things like fruit and yogurt, so they usually deliver a positive nutritional punch, as well. I always have yogurt in my fridge and I’ll use it as a base for smoothies with any fruit that ... Read More »

Cranberry and Walnut Scones

Cranberry Walnut Scones with Coffee

My pantry is always stocked with dried fruits and nuts, and while I often reach for fresh fruits during the spring and summer, those dried fruits are a great standby so that I always have something on hand to bake with. These Cranberry and Walnut Scones are the result of a little pantry-raiding on my part, since I had a few bags and wanted to ... Read More »

Plum Hand Pies

Plum Hand Pies

Plums are a delicious fruit to bake with because their sweet flavor only intensifies in the oven. It is often used in fruit cobblers, but I like to put it in pie fillings as well. A plum pie has a lovely jammy quality to it, as well as a beautiful color. These Plum Hand Pies are single serving pies that are just one more way ... Read More »

Blueberry Swirl Bread

Blueberry Swirl Bread

I often add fresh blueberries to quick breads and muffins when the berries are in season and have a lot of flavor, but blueberries in the off-season can sometimes be disappointing and not deliver the rich, jammy flavor that you want to get from a perfect blueberry. This Blueberry Swirl Bread is an easy to make quick bread that packs in a lot of blueberry ... Read More »

Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu

Pain perdu is a great dish to make on a lazy weekend morning when you have a loaf of slightly stale, rustic bread leftover from the night before. Pain perdu is another way of saying French toast, but I tend to associate it with French toast made with a more rustic, French-style bread than French toast made from ordinary sandwich bread. The bread is soaked ... Read More »

Rustic Amaranth Chocolate Cake

Rustic Amaranth Chocolate Cake

You never know what you’ll see posted on Facebook or Twitter, but once in a while you find something that really inspires you. The other day I found a recipe that I knew I wanted to try immediately. Rick Bayless posted a recipe for Rustic Chocolate Cake that looked easy and sounded delicious, so I got together the ingredients to give it a try. The ... Read More »

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