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Coconut Apricot Granola Bars with Walnuts

Coconut Apricot Granola Bars with Walnuts

Granola bars are one of my favorite grab-n-go snack foods. They’re easy to pack, store well and can give you a much needed energy boost when you’re out and about but aren’t ready for a full meal. Plus, they tend to be a little bit healthier than a jumbo chocolate chip cookie, which is also a favorite treat. Homemade granola bars are quite easy to ... Read More »

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

On a hot summer day, few things are more refreshing than a slice of fresh watermelon. The only thing more refreshing than the melon itself is a generous serving of Watermelon Granita. Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made by freezing a mixture of water, sugar and flavoring (usually fruit puree or fruit juice) and stirring as it freezes to created a crystalline, slightly chunky mixture. ... Read More »

Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies with Walnuts

Fudgy Gluten Free Brownies, up close

Few things are as irresistible as a fudgy chocolate brownie. Most brownies contain flour to help give them structure and a nice, chewy texture, but I decided to give one of my favorite brownie recipes a makeover and create a gluten-free variation that is completely flour-free. Brownies are actually a good candidate for a gluten-free makeover because many recipes don’t call for a large amount ... Read More »

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie, despite its name, is not a pie at all. Boston Cream Pie is a layer cake that is filled with pastry cream and topped of with an indulgent chocolate glaze. The dessert is said to have been created at Boston’s Parker House Hotel in 1856, and it has been popular ever since – even becoming the official dessert of the state of ... Read More »

Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes

When strawberries are in season and my local farmers markets are overflowing with them, I can’t resist taking home basket after basket. The problem with this is that I can end up with almost more berries than I know what to do with! Fortunately, I haven’t quite run out of ways to use strawberries yet, and these Fresh Strawberry Mini Cupcakes are my current favorite ... Read More »

Crustless Raspberry Custard Pie

Crustless Raspberry Custard Pie

This Crustless Raspberry Custard Pie is not your typical custard pie. It is baked directly in a pie plate without a pastry or graham cracker crust beneath it, yet it still holds together well enough that you can easily slice and serve it, just as you would with a regular pie. The pie is creamy and tender, with more substance than you might expect a ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Sweetened condensed milk is a versatile ingredient with a great flavor profile. You’ll typically find it sweetening coffee drinks and used in custardy desserts, such as ice cream and key lime pie. One place you wouldn’t expect to find it is in a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, but that is exactly where it is in these Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies. The sweetened condensed ... Read More »

Marshmallow Ice Cream

Marshmallow Ice Cream

Marshmallows and marshmallow swirls are common additions to ice cream, adding a sweet swirl and a unique flavor that you just can’t get any other way. Believe it or not, marshmallows can also be used to make ice cream. I originally found a variation of this recipe in an old recipe notebook that my grandmother kept, probably clipped out from an ad or an article ... Read More »

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