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Raspberry Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh berries aren’t great ingredients to use when baking a batch of cookies, even when it seems like those flavors would be perfect in a batch of classic chocolate chip dough. This is because fresh fruit adds a lot of moisture to cookie dough and you can end up wit a cookie that is a little more soggy than chewy. This is especially a problem ... Read More »

Honey Cornbread Muffins

Honey Cornbread Muffins

Although cornbread can be a fairly hearty food, I find that I often bake it during the summertime. It is easy to make a batch of cornbread – so you don’t need to spend a long time in the kitchen, or have the oven on for hours – and it can be served with just about anything. I like cornbread a little bit on the ... Read More »

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is a dessert that was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was named for Richard Foster, a friend of the owner. It is a dish where bananas are cooked in a caramel sauce made with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and rum, then served over vanilla ice cream. The dish is a hit because of its ... Read More »

Banana Buttermilk Pound Cake

Banana Buttermilk Pound Cake

While I never tire of making banana bread when I have too many bananas ripening in my kitchen, there are times when I want something a little more dessert-like from my bananas. Banana cakes are just as easy to make as banana breads are, but typically have a finer texture and end up being a little bit sweeter than their quickbread counterparts. This Banana Buttermilk ... Read More »

Summer Tomato Gratin with Garlic Parmesan Topping

Tomato Gratin

There are so many ways to put fresh tomatoes to good use in the summertime. You can put them in salads, roast them in the oven to pair with bread or pasta, and you can turn them into an irresistible gazpacho. This Summer Tomato Gratin with Garlic Parmesan Topping is just one more delicious way to enjoy tomatoes. I was inspired by a piece that ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Strawberry Tart

Double Chocolate Strawberry Tart

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of the tastiest treats that you can make with fresh strawberries, but this chocolate and strawberry combination can be used in other types of desserts, as well. This Double Chocolate Strawberry Tart is definitely inspired by the idea of a chocolate covered strawberry – though in this dessert, the strawberries are on top of the chocolate! The tart starts with ... Read More »

Chocolate Shortbread Tart Crust

Chocolate Shortbread Tart Crust

I love a buttery shortbread crust on a tart and it is a go-to for many of my favorite tart recipes. There are some tarts, however, that do a bit better when there is a little more chocolate involved and for those tarts I use a Chocolate Shortbread Tart Crust as the base. This easy-to-make shortbread is made with cocoa powder, which gives the crust ... Read More »

Carrot Muffins with Raisins

Carrot and Raisin Muffins

When life (or your garden) gives you carrots, you have a couple of options. You could roast them or prepare them in some savory way, you could make carrot cake or you could make a batch of Carrot Muffins with Raisins. I enjoy carrot cake, but I was looking to do something a little different with the carrots in my kitchen this time around and ... Read More »

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