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Triple Coconut Custard Pie

Triple Coconut Custard Pie

As a fan of coconut, I’m always interested when I see a coconut pie on a dessert menu. Recently at a restaurant known for their pies, I had a very disappointing slice of coconut pie that had almost no coconut flavor to it. The texture of that pie left something to be desired, as well, but I was mostly put off by the lack of ... Read More »

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The fluffy, spiced buns are made with a yeasted dough and typically include mix-ins like currants, raisins and candied citrus. They are one of those recipes that I only make once every year – and there are times that I skip them because I just don’t have the time. These Hot Cross Bun Muffins are a ... Read More »

Sugared Lavender Almonds

Sugared Lavender Almonds

Sometimes the best things are also the simplest ones. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine brought out a jar of almonds and encouraged me to try one. The nuts were shiny, well-toasted and appeared to have been tossed with coarse sugar. They were Sugared Lavender Almonds and they certainly prove that delicious things come in simple packages. These nuts are easy to make ... Read More »

Fudgy Coffee Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fudgy Coffee Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies may look like they’re made with cocoa powder, but they’re actually made with coffee flour! Coffee flour is made from the fruit of coffee berries, a byproduct of the coffee industry. The pulp is often used as fertilizer, but turning into flour gives us yet another use for this unique product. The flour has a fruity, tea-like flavor but has the consistency of ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cereal Treats

Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cereal Treats

I recently tried the Girl Scouts Thin Mints cereal and was surprised by how well they managed to make the classic cookies come through in a crispy cereal recipe. I am not necessarily a big fan of chocolate cereal for breakfast, but because I thoroughly enjoyed the cereal as a snack, I decided to turn the cereal into cereal bars! The bars are made the ... Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pie

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pie

As soon as I can get my hands on fresh berries in the spring, I start incorporating them into everything from muffins to tarts. While frozen berries can (and do) have as much flavor as their fresh counterparts, fresh berries have more texture and that makes them a bit easier to work with. This Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pie is a wonderful example of a dessert ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

I love tropical flavors in desserts. While coconut and banana are quite common in desserts, flavors like guava and passion fruit are much less common. These fruits have a shorter season and tend to be a bit more fragile, which makes importing them a bit trickier, so you’re less likely to see them in your local markets. Fortunately, if you happen to stop by some ... Read More »

Guava Chiffon Cake

Guava Chiffon Cake

I love the sweet, floral, tropical flavor of guava and will always order a dessert that is made with guava when I see one. If you’re a guava fan like I am, or simply someone in the mood for a dessert with a tropical twist, add this Guava Chiffon Cake to your “to bake” list! The light and airy cake is very tall and delivers ... Read More »

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