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Tequila Sunrise

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

I love making Tequila Sunrises when I’m entertaining for brunch. While champagne cocktails and bellinis have a festive carbonation to them, I like the colors and the simplicity of these a bit better. Plus, I feel obligated to use up the whole bottle of champagne when I’m making cocktails with it because I don’t want it to lose its carbonation. That means that when I’m ... Read More »

Tequila Sunrise Muffins

Tequila Sunrise Muffins

A Tequila Sunrise is a classic brunch cocktail and one of the most popular uses for tequila outside of a margarita. The cocktail is easy to make, with a combination of fresh orange juice, tequila and grenadine – with the grenadine playing a key part by adding both color and sweetness to the drink. These Tequila Sunrise Muffins are inspired by the cocktail and use ... Read More »

Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies

Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies

Most cookie recipes only include a few mix-ins at a time. Chocolate chips and walnuts. Raisins and pecans. White chocolate and apricot. These Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies are not that type of cookie. These cookies are loaded with – as the name suggests – everything but the kitchen sink and that includes oatmeal, dark chocolate chunks, coconut chips, dried apricots, dried cherries and toasted pecans. ... Read More »

Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread

Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread

Oatmeal baked goods are inevitably some of my favorites, whether you’re talking about oatmeal cookies or a hearty oatmeal-laden sandwich bread. Oatmeal has a nuttiness to it that you can’t quite get with other grains and always introduces an excellent texture to baked goods. This Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread is an easy to make loaf that showcases how delicious oatmeal can be in baked goods ... Read More »

Salted Chocolate & Pretzel Rice Krispy Treats

Salted Chocolate & Pretzel Rice Krispy Treats

Rice krispy treats are one of my favorite snacks to make on a day when I’m in the mood for a sweet treat, but don’t feel like baking anything. They’re tasty, easy to make and still manage to be a hit with everyone who eats them – no matter how old they are. Homemade rice krispy treats don’t have much in common with their packaged ... Read More »

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

I’m always tempted to buy pineapples when they are on sale at the grocery store. Not only do I love fresh pineapple, but I love baking with it. Pineapple upside down cakes are a classic, of course, but they’re not the only option for baking with pineapple – and if you are buying whole, fresh pineapples, you’re going to have quite a bit to use ... Read More »

Raspberry Donut Muffins

Raspberry Donut Muffins

Donut muffins are a type of muffin that is rolled in sugar after baking, giving them a crisp, sweet coating that is very similar to what you find in a freshly fried and glazed donut. Sugar Donut Muffins are one of my go-to recipes for breakfast or brunch when I’m entertaining a group because they are always a huge hit. I make them just for myself, ... Read More »

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