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How to Make a Mango Julius

Mango Julius

Growing up, one of my favorite treats was an ice cold Orange Julius. Over the years, I learned to make a Homemade Orange Julius and I still make them on a regular basis during the summer, when the weather is hot and I need a cold beverage to cool me down. The recipe is easy to put different variations on if you have other types ... Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Pavlovas are giant meringues with soft, marshmallowy interiors underneath a crisp shell. Like angel food cakes and sponge cakes, they are meant to be accessorized with fresh fruit, whipped cream and other wonderful sauces. I love it when I get a good one – and these Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlovas¬†are good enough to love. The pavlovas are topped with a homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce, plenty of ... Read More »

Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee and chocolate together is usually described as mocha, an even blending of both elements to create a flavor that has plenty of both coffee and chocolate. These Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies have chocolate cookies sandwiching a coffee-infused filling, but unlike most “mocha” desserts, these two flavors stand out very independently on their own. This is because the coffee filling has a lot of coffee ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Most of the zucchini in my kitchen makes its way into zucchini breads (unless I happen to be making something savory with them, of course), but while zucchini bread may be the most common way to bake with zucchini, it isn’t the only way. These¬†Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are a wonderful alternative to a traditional zucchini bread when you find yourself with a couple of ... Read More »

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

No bake desserts are perfect for summer, when you want to enjoy dessert but don’t want to have to heat up the oven to do it. One of my favorites is no-bake cheesecake and you can’t go wrong with my recipe for the Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake. I’ve tried many no-bake cheesecakes over the years and most have been a let-down. Some are too soft ... Read More »

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust

The picture above, on its own, may not seem like a particularly exciting shot. I can promise you, however, that this simpe Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust is a recipe that is well worth making when you need a quick and easy pie crust recipe. The crust is a no-bake one, which means that butter and cookie crumbs are combined and the crust is set ... Read More »

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

I am a big fan of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not only do I like raisins in general, but I like the contrast of chewy dried fruit against the rest of the buttery cookie. Since I know quite a few people who are not big raisin fans, I often make oatmeal cookies with a variety of other dried fruits to give them a different flavor profile, ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

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