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Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cereal Treats

Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cereal Treats

I recently tried the Girl Scouts Thin Mints cereal and was surprised by how well they managed to make the classic cookies come through in a crispy cereal recipe. I am not necessarily a big fan of chocolate cereal for breakfast, but because I thoroughly enjoyed the cereal as a snack, I decided to turn the cereal into cereal bars! The bars are made the ... Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pie

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pie

As soon as I can get my hands on fresh berries in the spring, I start incorporating them into everything from muffins to tarts. While frozen berries can (and do) have as much flavor as their fresh counterparts, fresh berries have more texture and that makes them a bit easier to work with. This Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pie is a wonderful example of a dessert ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

I love tropical flavors in desserts. While coconut and banana are quite common in desserts, flavors like guava and passion fruit are much less common. These fruits have a shorter season and tend to be a bit more fragile, which makes importing them a bit trickier, so you’re less likely to see them in your local markets. Fortunately, if you happen to stop by some ... Read More »

Guava Chiffon Cake

Guava Chiffon Cake

I love the sweet, floral, tropical flavor of guava and will always order a dessert that is made with guava when I see one. If you’re a guava fan like I am, or simply someone in the mood for a dessert with a tropical twist, add this Guava Chiffon Cake to your “to bake” list! The light and airy cake is very tall and delivers ... Read More »

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow sprinkles make everything a little more fun, from cakes to ice cream sundaes, and I’ve always had a soft spot for them. At one point in the not-too-distant past, rainbow sprinkles wouldn’t have made it into “fancier” desserts, but these days color is in and you can really get creative using this old standby. These Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers are a fun, colorful version of ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Day Irish Cream Cake Roll

St Patrick's Day Cake Roll

There are several flavors that I closely associate with my celebrations of St Patrick’s Day and one of them is Irish cream liqueur. Bailey’s, Kerrygold and other brands are indulgent cream-based liqueurs that are tinged with Irish whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and other flavors – and the holiday is a welcome excuse to treat myself (and friends and family) to a taste. This St Patrick’s Day ... Read More »

Emerald

Emerald, an Irish whiskey cocktail

St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant way to raise a glass with friends and family this ... Read More »

Dill and Potato Irish Soda Bread

Dill and Potato Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread – or simply soda bread – is the sort of recipe that everyone should know how to make. The quick-rising bread gets its lift from baking soda, not from yeast, and it can be mixed up in less than 5 minutes. Not only does it have a quick prep time, but it can be flavored in any number of different ways, so ... Read More »

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