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Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes

Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes

Key lime pie is one of my favorite summertime desserts. Cool and creamy, it is easy to make and always refreshingly zesty. Key limes are known for their sharp, bright flavor and it goes well with other creamy desserts besides key lime pie. These Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes are a good example and a current favorite way to enjoy their flavor. The cheesecake filling is ... Read More »

Mango Bars

Mango Bars

A perfectly ripe mango should have a firm, creamy texture that almost seems to melt in your mouth. They’re so good on their own, that many people don’t bake with them and prefer to eat them as-is. I usually put myself in that category, but I’ve had many mango desserts – from mousses to cakes – that made me re-think that position and start to ... Read More »

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 »

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