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Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

Easy Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

There are two types of cake that I will serve at breakfast: streusel-topped coffee cakes and moist, fruit-laden cakes. The fruity cakes could certainly be considered as dessert options, but when cakes are loaded with fruit I tend to feel that they don’t need frosting and that frosting-less cakes are very valid breakfast options (even though they’re still technically cake). This Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake ... Read More »

Vanilla Cream Pie with Vanilla Meringue

Vanilla Custard Pie

Cream pies come in all flavors – from chocolate to coconut – but there is one flavor that you don’t see all that often: vanilla. While I will take a slice of cream pie in just about any flavor you would like to serve me, there is something simple and satisfying about a Vanilla Cream Pie that you just don’t get with other flavors. This ... Read More »

Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

There is something about muffin tops that makes them the most delicious part of the muffin. It’s not that I don’t like the base of the muffin – especially if it is packed with juicy blueberries or other goodies – but the domed top just seems to have an extra special deliciousness to it. One way to indulge your love of muffin tops is to ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut Brownies

Toasted Coconut Brownies

Like a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, a good brownie recipe can be very versatile. While most batches will include chocolate chips or nuts, you can mix almost anything into a brownie batter to create a unique batch every single time. These Toasted Coconut Brownies are laced with plenty of toasted coconut, which infuses the brownies with a wonderful coconut flavor and keeps the rich ... Read More »

Rum Flan

Rum Flan

Rum and caramel are great together, so it is no surprise that this Rum Flan is a particularly delicious twist on the classic custard dessert. The flan is rich because it is made with plenty of egg yolks (in fact, this recipe is a great way to use up the egg yolks leftover from baking an angel food cake) and it has a silky smooth ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

As a kid, we didn’t have that much soda growing up and, as a result, I always looked forward to parties and play dates where soda might be available and I could indulge that particular sweet tooth. The fruity sodas were always a lot of fun, whether I was sipping orange, grape or strawberry. Not only were they flavorful – and sweet enough to satisfy ... Read More »

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

Banana bread is one of my go-to recipes when I have ripe bananas in my kitchen. The quick bread is easy to make – especially if I’m using a one bowl recipe – but these Banana Nut Bread Cookies are even quicker, thanks to the shorter baking time that cookies require over full sized banana bread loaves.┬áThe cookies are soft and cakey, not unlike “regular” ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple upside down cakes are always a crowd pleaser when I make them. I get the most requests – believe it or not – for my Hawaiian Spam Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which has an unusual sweet-savory element to it that makes it very addictive. This Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake is an easy and delicious version of a traditional pineapple upside down cake. Baked ... Read More »

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