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Lime and Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies

Lime and Cranberry Thumbprints

Tart and tangy cranberries are often pared with oranges and orange juice, but cranberries actually go very well with all kinds of citrus. I like cranberries with lemon in cakes and quickbreads, for instance, and lime might be an even better match for them. Limes have a bold, tart flavor that is similar to that of cranberries, and as long as you balance the sugar ... Read More »

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with a Bite

Banana bread is usually the first thing that people think of when they want to do some baking with bananas. It’s satisfying, easy to make and a good all-purpose baked good. But even though you can eat it for dessert, it’s not really the same as having a nice slice of cake or a good cupcake. Banana bread is heavier and tends to be less ... Read More »

Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Soup

Soup is a very satisfying meal to have on a chilly night and it is always good to have a simple soup recipe on hand when you want something that is both satisfying and easy to make. Pumpkin soup is something that I will often fall back on. Canned pumpkin is an easy starting point (although fresh, boiled and pureed pumpkin is also excellent if ... Read More »

Oven-Roasted Maple Apples

Oven-Roasted Maple Apples

It is fairly easy to caramelize apples on the stovetop, cooking them in a pan with a bit of butter and sugar until they are browned and tender. I often do this when I want a few apples to top off a batch of waffles or pancakes for breakfast in the morning. But quickly cooking the fruit doesn’t draw out as much flavor as slowly ... Read More »

White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Blondies

White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Blondies

Peppermint is often paired with dark chocolate, but it can be an excellent match for white chocolate, too. White chocolate is creamy and sweet, and can serve as a very nice counterpoint to strong, bright peppermint. This is exactly how these flavors come together in these White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Blondies. The easy to make bar cookies are buttery, chewy and tender, with a creamy ... Read More »

Turkey Cobb Salad

Turkey Cobb

Thanksgiving is a holiday where they are typically a lot of leftovers. One of my favorite things to make is a big sandwich with leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, and that will usually be my lunch on the day after the big dinner. But sandwiches can get a little boring after a while (and sometimes there are a *lot* of leftovers!), so sometimes I ... Read More »

Easy Pumpkin Tiramisu

Easy Pumpkin Tiramisu

I always prefer to bring a homemade dessert to parties and family events when I can, but I know that there isn’t always time to put together an elaborate cake, a homemade pie or even a batch of cupcakes. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy desserts out there that still look absolutely stunning and will wow anyone at your next event. This Easy Pumpkin Tiramisu ... Read More »

Maple Syrup Ice Cream

Maple Syrup Ice Cream

If you love maple syrup, you really should make this Maple Syrup Ice Cream. It is ice cream made with pure maple syrup, instead of sugar, and it delivers a lot of maple flavor in a cold, creamy base. Surprisingly, it isn’t too sweet to eat by the scoopful and I often enjoy it that way. It is even better when served alongside a slice ... Read More »

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