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Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with raisins are a classic, cookie jar favorite that never goes out of style. Raisins aren’t the only dried fruits that work well in oatmeal cookies, however, and you can really change up a recipe by playing around with different fruits. I used dried peaches in this twist on a traditional oatmeal cookie and the results were fantastic. Peaches not only have a ... Read More »

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Chocolate pudding cakes are wonderful desserts that are perfect for treating yourself on a lazy night in. They’re delicious and easy to make, with a two-part batter that bakes into a separate cake and sauce in one dish in the oven. Pudding cakes are often baked in large casserole dishes and are simply spooned out to serve. This casual presentation means that, while they’re certainly ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bananas go exceptionally well with spirits, particularly with rum and bourbon. Bananas foster is a great example of a decadent – and delicious – dessert that combines bananas with a bit of booze, but it’s not the only recipe out there for those of you who, like me, enjoy doing some baking with spirits. This Bourbon Banana Bread uses a very generous dose of bourbon ... Read More »

The Best Coconut Cupcakes

The Best Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors and – while it is true that I have a lot of favorite flavors! – that means that I have a very hard time walking away from a baked good that contains coconut. It also means that I have eaten a lot of not-so-great coconut baked goods over the years, from cookies that are too dense to cakes ... Read More »

No Churn Mocha Marshmallow Chip Ice Cream

Mocha Marshmallow Chip Ice Cream

One of my favorite uses for sweetened condensed milk is no churn ice cream. Since the sweetened condensed milk is both thick and creamy, it makes a wonderful ice cream base that will save you a lot of time (and ensure you don’t need any fancy equipment) when you’re in the mood for ice cream. This Mocha Marshmallow Chip Ice Cream combines some of my ... Read More »

Fresh Raspberry Scones

Fresh Raspberry Scones

When you have a kitchen full of fresh berries, the options for using them are almost endless. You can eat them plain, bake them into cakes or turn them into tarts. I find that it is hard to pick a favorite, but I know that I can always fall back onto a batch of freshly baked scones when I can’t make up my mind. These ... Read More »

Strawberry Belgian Waffles

Strawberry Belgian Waffles

Belgian waffles are often served with a dollop of whipped cream and a pile of fresh fruit or berries. There is no doubt that berries are delicious with waffles – but I simply don’t think that the waffle always needs to be made plain. These Strawberry Belgian Waffles are made with the fruit inside, so every bite packs plenty of delicious strawberry flavor, whether you ... Read More »

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