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Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven. While macadamia nuts do go well with other types of chocolate, they have a mild, buttery flavor that is easily overwhelmed by dark chocolate. The sweet, creamy flavor of white chocolate is a good match for the nuts, accentuating their flavor without dominating it.  These Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have plenty ... Read More »

Frangelico Tiramisu

Frangelico Tiramisu

Most tiramisu recipes add a splash of marsala wine or rum to the espresso that the ladyfingers are dipped into. The liqueurs add a little extra dimension to the coffee and give the tiramisu some extra complexity. While I enjoy a splash of rum or Baileys in my tiramisu, you need to use more than a splash to really change the flavor of the dessert. ... Read More »

Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Individual Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Bitters are an alcoholic extract that are typically used as a cocktail flavoring. Originally developed as medicines and purported to have many curative effects, they made their way from the pharmacy to the bar when the term “cocktail” came into common use in the beginning of the 19th century, where cocktail was defined as a beverage which used a combination of spirits, sugar, water and ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

If you’re a tropical fruit fan, these Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars are sure to be a hit in your home. The bars have a creamy cheesecake layer that sits on top of a coconut shortbread crust, so you get two layers of tropical flavor. The topping contains a generous amount of fresh passion fruit pulp and the floral sweetness of the fruit stands out nicely ... Read More »

Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies

These Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies are about to enter my regular cookie rotation. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re absolutely delicious because they have an addictive salty-sweet quality that I can’t get enough of. The cookies may look like an ordinary oatmeal cookie at first glance, but they actually have a secret ingredient that helps make them extra crispy: puffed rice cereal ... Read More »

Chocolate Tangerine Pound Cake

Chocolate Tangerine Pound Cake

Tangerines have a unique sweetness that sets them apart from other oranges. They’re considered to be less sour and less tart than other oranges, even when oranges are generally perceived to be some of the least tart fruits of the citrus family. That sweetness makes them delicious for eating out of hand and that means that there aren’t all that many recipes that specifically call ... Read More »

Bite-Sized Lemon Curd Tarts

Bite-Sized Lemon Curd Tarts

Lemon desserts are always popular in my house. The sweet-tart flavor of lemon cakes and other goodies is addictive – especially when, like me, you’re a big citrus fan in the first place. These Bite-Sized Lemon Curd Tarts showcase lemon in a tiny little tart shell that is almost too cute to eat. Almost. I baked these tarts are in mini muffin pans, which are just ... Read More »

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

One of the things that I love about bar cookies is that they are so quick and easy to make. Unlike regular drop cookies, there is no need to shape the dough or to bake in small batches. All you need to do is press the dough into your pan and bake. These Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are sure to satisfy any chocolate chip ... Read More »

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