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Salted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

When peanuts are used in cookies, it is usually as peanut butter that is mixed in to the cookie dough. Peanuts are not typically mixed in in the same way that pecans or walnuts are stirred into a batch of cookie dough. But peanuts can make a great addition to a batch of cookies – especially when you’re talking about chocolate chip cookie dough. They ... Read More »

Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt

Homemade Frozen Greek Yogurt

Frozen yogurt has a lot of fans, and recently, ice cream manufactures have started to take notice of this fact. They’re churning out higher quality frozen yogurts that highlight the natural tang of the yogurt alongside other flavors in the dessert. Greek-style yogurt, which is very popular in general, is now also becoming a popular base for frozen yogurts because of its flavor and consistency, ... Read More »

Fresh Strawberry Jello Ring

Fresh Strawberry Jello Ring

There is something all-American about Jello. It is a staple of many family traditions, whether you’re making cut-out Jello jigglers for kids to play with or your great Aunt Betty is making her famous (or infamous) Jello salad to bring to that potluck picnic. Jello is fun to work with and can create some stunning desserts with its bright, jewel-like colors. It may not be ... Read More »

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love a good ice cream sandwich, and while you can simply buy a box in the freezer department of the grocery store, you get a lot more options when you make them yourself. I like to bake a batch of cookies and stock my freezer full of homemade ice cream sandwiches instead of buying them. I get better cookies this way (since the cookies ... Read More »

Apricots n’ Cream Upside Down Cake

Apricots n' Cream Upside Down Cake

Apricots are a slightly under-appreciated fruit. They are delicious and sweet, with an almost honeyed flavor when they’re perfectly ripe, but they don’t find their way into baked goods like pies and cobblers as often as other stone fruits do. Apricots are great for baking, however. They have an excellent flavor and are firm enough to stand up to a little time in the oven ... Read More »

Mocha Coconut Ice Blended

Mocha Coconut Ice Blended

A cold coffee drink is a great treat on a warm afternoon. Not only does it cool you off, but it will give you a little pick-me-up from the caffeine when you might need it after lunch. I’ve had a mocha-coconut combination in blended drinks before at various coffee shops and wanted to put together a Mocha Coconut Ice Blended drink at home. As a ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

I think of whoopie pies as a fun dessert, rather than a serious one. It’s not that they can’t be seriously delicious, but since they tend to be single serving treats without fancy decorations that you can eat with your hands, it’s easy to put them in the “fun” category. I love fun desserts because you can do so much with them. You can incorporate ... Read More »

Double Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Double Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are very simple cookies and I like to think of them as a blank canvas. Because the ingredients in the cookies are very simple – and the finished cookies typically have a mild flavor of just vanilla, sugar and butter – they’re a great canvas for other flavors. Cardamom, for instance, can make a plain sugar cookie a little more exotic. For these ... Read More »

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