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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 »

Blackberry Buckle

Blackberry Buckle

There are all kinds of desserts out there that can feature fresh berries, from pies to cobblers, and one type that you should add to your repertoire (if you haven’t already done so) is a buckle. A buckle is a fruit-laden cake that gets its name from the fact that there is so much fruit that a cake might seem to “buckle” under the weight ... Read More »

Olive Oil Crackers

Olive Oil Crackers

Crackers are one of my favorite snack foods because they are so versatile. There is at least one kind of cracker out there that will go with every dip, sauce or salsa that you could imagine, and they’re a great snack on their own. Crackers get a little more interesting when you make them yourself and Olive Oil Crackers are a great recipe to start ... Read More »

Almond Cake with Blueberry Compote

Almond Cake with Blueberry Compote

If any cake recipe could inspire you to bake cakes a little more often, it should be this one. This Almond Cake is an easy, low maintenance cake that needs no special preparation and tastes delicious even when it is served plain. The finished cake has a dense, pound cake-like consistency and a tight, tender crumb. It has a good almond flavor, which I enhance ... Read More »

Mini Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins

Mini Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins

Mini muffins always seem like slightly more fun to bake than regular muffins. This is mostly because these bite-sized baked goods are so cute, but it is also because these little muffins can pack a lot of flavor into just one or two mouthfuls. These Mini Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins are a miniature version of the ever-popular lemon poppy seed muffin, but kicked up with ... Read More »

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