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Upside Down Pear and Almond Cakes

Upside Down Pear and Almond Cakes

Pears are a wonderful fruit to bake with because they become tender very quickly and get even sweeter when they spend some time in the oven. The problem with pears is that they’re so tasty on their own, it’s often difficult to sacrifice a whole bunch of pears into one dessert – no matter how delicious. One of the reasons that I like to make ... Read More »

Coconut Custard Pie

Coconut Custard Pie

As a fan of coconut, I like it in most types of desserts and baked goods. This includes cakes, cookies, muffins and pies. Coconut cream pie is probably the most common type of coconut pie you’ll find. It is made with a pudding-like filling that is packed with shredded coconut and poured into a prebaked pie shell, very similar to a chocolate cream pie. Coconut ... Read More »

Cinnamon Streusel-Topped Cherry Crisps

Cherry Crisp

A slice of fresh cherry pie that is freshly baked is just about irresistible – especially when you were the one baking it and your kitchen still smells like home-baked pie. Cherry cobbler and cherry crisp are right up there, too, when it comes to tempting cherry desserts. They’re easier to make and they’re always available when they’re hot from the oven (while cherry pies ... Read More »

Blackberry Scones

Blackberry Scones

Berries are always a nice addition to scones, because even the most buttery scones can be a little bit dry (hence the popularity of clotted cream and other spreads as condiments) and berries add a punch of flavor as well as a little bit more moisture to every bite of an otherwise buttery scone. This recipe for Blackberry Scones starts out with a basic vanilla ... Read More »

Chocolate Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream Filling

Chocolate Macarons with Cream Cheese Filling

Macarons are one of my favorite treats to make for special occasions, and they should be one of yours, too. These little french cookies are made with thin meringue shells that have a crisp and chewy texture and they are sandwiched together with flavorful fillings. They’re small, sweet and beautiful to look at. The cookies have a reputation of being difficult to make, largely because ... Read More »

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Mexican chocolate can refer to several types of chocolate, including a hot chocolate drink, but all of these chocolates have one thing in common: they’re spicy. Mexican chocolate, in just about every form, is flavored with a variety of spices. Cinnamon is always present and some variations use ground chilis to add some heat to the mix. I like these spicy chocolates (especially when served ... Read More »

Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze

Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze

Banana bread isn’t the only option when you have a bunch of overripe bananas sitting in your kitchen. Sometimes you want something a little bit dressier than a plain loaf of banana bread and this Banana Cake with Orange Caramel Glaze is a great option. The cake is just as easy to make as banana bread (and it makes good use of those leftover bananas!), ... Read More »

Biscoff Spread Cookies

Biscoff Cookies

Biscoff spread is a peanut butter-like spread made of sweet and spicy speculaas cookies. It has a buttery, brown sugar flavor with a hint of gingersnap to it. The spread is growing in popularity and is more and more widely available (it’s sold as Speculoos Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s). It’s great to spread on graham crackers, put on top of toast, drizzle over hot ... Read More »

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