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Green Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse Ice Cream

Chartreuse – in addition to being a vibrant color – is a French herbal liqueur made by Carthusian monks. It is flavored with a secret blend of 130 herbs and plants. The recipe, it is said, is only known to two monks at a time. Chartreuse is widely available in two colors: green and yellow. The green variety is more vegetal and is bottled at ... Read More »

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreo Cupcakes

I recently picked up a package of the Valentine’s Day-themed Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Oreos to try and found that the cookies exceeded my expectations. One of the things that made the cookies work so well is that the combination of chocolate and strawberry is a winner in any format you find it and the filling had a pronounced berry that contrasted nicely with the bittersweet chocolate ... Read More »

Strawberry Limeade Bars

Strawberry Limeade Bars

Strawberry limemade is a very refreshing drink that I just adore during the warm months of summer. It’s like strawberry lemonade Sweet strawberries and zesty lime are a good flavor combination in desserts, as well, as their contrasting flavors bring out the best in each other. These Strawberry Limeade Bars were inspired by delicious strawberry limeade. There is plenty of fresh lime juice in the ... Read More »

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means that I, for one, start taking chocolate a little more seriously than I do other times of the year. Chocolate is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a gift of homemade chocolate is a wonderful way to show someone that you care. Chocolate truffles are always a good choice because they are straightforward to make and don’t ... Read More »

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Coffee cake is the kind of dish that you usually save for brunch, bookmarking recipes in your favorite books and tucking them away for just the right occasion. Over the years, I have come to realize that as much as I love brunch, you certainly don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a streusel-topped coffee cake. This Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake ... Read More »

Double Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Lemon Ginger Cupcakes

Warm, spicy ginger is often associated with dark, sweet molasses and classified as a flavor meant to be used during the holiday baking season. As delicious as gingerbread is, however, ginger itself is a very versatile spice that can be enjoyed all year round in a wide variety of baked goods. There are two primary types of ginger that I work with on a regular ... Read More »

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

I start just about every morning with a cup of coffee, just as many of you probably do. I like to pair my coffee with breakfast, whether it is a piece of toast grabbed on-the-run or a plate of eggs, bacon and biscuits. Muffins are always a good breakfast option in my kitchen, as they can both be a stand-alone morning snack or part of ... Read More »

Blood Orange Daiquiri

Blood Orange Daiquiri

The daiquiri is one of my favorite classic cocktails, although I admit that there are many that I like. One of the best things about a daiquiri is its short ingredient list of rum, lime juice and simple syrup. That trio of ingredients yields a surprisingly complex drink and, as is the case with many simple recipes, it is a great base for a little ... Read More »

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