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Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Salty, smoky bacon can add a lot of savory flavor to a dish, whether you are tossing a few crispy bacon bits into your salad or wrapping a whole pork tenderloin in thick pieces. Bacon can even be added to sweet dishes and baked goods to add some salty-sweet contrast. These Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes are a delicious way to bring a little bit of bacon ... Read More »

Mocha Coconut Bread

Mocha Coconut Bread

My local Starbucks has a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino on the menu as one of their summer blended drinks. The frappuccino is a combination of coffee, chocolate and coconut and – for a coconut-lover like me – it is a very good combination. I don’t want an icy frozen coffee drink every day, however, so I played around with these flavors myself to create a Mocha ... Read More »

How to Make Homemade Ketchup

How to Make Homemade Ketchup

You probably have a variety of condiments in your refrigerator right now. At the very least, there are probably a few jars of mustard, a few bottles of sriracha or other hot sauces and some ketchup. Condiments like these are not items that we usually think of making from scratch, but it is possible to make each and every one of them – and the ... Read More »

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip has been one of my favorite ice cream flavors since I was a child. I will admit that I have many more favorite flavors than I did back then, but mint chocolate chip is still in the top ten. I like the way that the mint flavor adds a refreshing not to the ice cream, making it seem even more cooling as ... Read More »

Raspberry Olive Oil Cake

Raspberry Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with because it’s bright, fruity flavors can add a lot of complexity to some recipes. I particularly enjoy olive oil in recipes that feature fresh fruit, since the olive oil can help highlight the sweetness of the fruit, whether citrus, berries or stone fruits are being used. This Raspberry Olive Oil Cake is an easy to ... Read More »

Strawberry Mint Julep

Strawberry Mint Julep

Mint juleps are wonderful cocktails to sip on a hot day, as they are both simple and refreshing. They are traditional served the first weekend in May, as that is the day of the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps are the official cocktail of that historic horse race. Whether you watch racing or not, a refreshing mint julep is definitely a nice accompaniment for a ... Read More »

Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Cookies

One of the first things that catches my eye when I walk into a bakery or cafe are stacks of large cookies, either arranged in a pastry case or appealingly stacked in glass canisters. The cookies are almost always jumbo sized, much larger than the size of cookie I typically bake at home, and they are very tempting for a cookie-lover like me. Fortunately, I ... Read More »

Skillet Peach and Mango Crisp

Skillet Peach and Mango Cobbler

Fruit crisps are wonderful desserts when you have a kitchen full of in-season fruits. There are many different variations on a classic crisp out there to choose from, including cobblers, buckles and grunts. A basic crisp has a streusel-like topping over a base of sweetened fresh fruit. They’re faster and easier to make than fruit pies, but no crisp is as quick as this Skillet ... Read More »

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