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Peach Blueberry Muffins

Peach Blueberry Muffins

I like to use fresh fruit when I’m baking, but I have been known to use a wide variety of frozen and canned fruit, as well. These shelf-stable (or freezer-stable) options let me use my favorite fruits all year round, so I can enjoy ripe berries in the winter and homemade pumpkin bread in the spring if I am in the mood for it. These ... Read More »

French Martini

French Martini

The French Martini isn’t a drink that you’re going to find on too many craft cocktail menus right now, but there was a time when this drink was a huge favorite on the cocktail scene. The cocktail is a fruity, slightly sweet vodka drink that combines fresh pineapple juice and Chambord. Chambord is a a French liqueur – hence the name of the cocktail – ... Read More »

Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars

When it comes to easy recipes, magic bars are hard to beat. They’re an unusual type of bar cookie where the ingredients are layered together, then topped with sweetened condensed milk. The milk binds everything together and adds some nice sweetness to the mixture. These Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars are a little unusual because they include fresh raspberries and layer of raspberry jam, adding a ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

I’ve long been a fan of sandwich cookies, from the first time that I dunked an Oreo in a glass of milk (an experience that, I’m guessing, that many of us had as kids) to now. I like soft, frosting-filled whoopie pies and crisp wafer cookies filled with sweet creme. These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache are in the latter camp. ... Read More »

Cafe Con Leche Creme Brulee

Cafe Con Leche Creme Brulee

Creme brulees are a popular restaurant dessert because, while they are delicious, they are actually very simple to make and can be prepared easily in advance of service. Since they’re so common, I tend to forget that I can make them at home – and make them much better – than the versions you can find at most restaurants. This Cafe Con Leche Creme Brulee ... Read More »

How to Make Pie Crust Ice Cream Cones

How to Make Pie Crust Ice Cream Cones

If you love ice cream cones, you can buy an ice cream cone maker or a pizelle maker and make ice cream cones or waffle cone bowls to your heart’s content. If you don’t want to clutter up your kitchen with another countertop appliance – or you simply don’t have room for it – you will be happy to know that there is another way ... Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a cute style of cookie where each individual portion resembles a miniature tart. The cookies are made by creating an indent in the top of the unbaked dough, then adding a filling before baking. The fillings can be a wide range of flavors, but are most often fruit-based jams and citrus curds. These┬áChocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies break with tradition because they ... Read More »

Carrot Cake Friands

Carrot Cake Friands

Friands are little cakes that are related to French financiers. They’re dense little cakes made with egg whites and ground almonds that have a dense, buttery texture that reminds me a bit of a bite-sized pound cake. Like muffins, friands are incredibly versatile and a basic recipe can be transformed into almost any flavor. I often bake carrot cakes in the springtime and this weekend, ... Read More »

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