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Lemon Curd Cream Puffs

Lemon Curd Cream Puffs

There is something wonderful about eating cream puffs – especially when those cream puffs are freshly baked and filled. Cream puffs are made with choux pastry, a plain and versatile french pastry dough that can be shaped and filled in a wide variety of different ways. These Lemon Curd Cream Puffs are a wonderful springtime cream puff recipe that all lemon-lovers are sure to enjoy. ... Read More »

Crispy Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Crispy Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Most peanut butter cookies are chewy. Some are softer than others, the but majority retain a distinct chew to them even days after baking. I enjoy a good chewy peanut butter cookie, but there are times when I want something crispier. These¬†Crispy Salted Peanut Butter Cookies are some of the most delicious peanut butter cookies I’ve had to date – and their light, crispy texture ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones

Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones

While Meyer lemons seem to be in stores more often during the spring, Meyer lemon trees bear fruit all year round. This means that new flowers are budding right alongside ripe lemons, so there is never an off-season for these sweet, lovely lemons. I love working with Meyer lemons when I have the chance because they bring in lots of lemon flavor – just like ... Read More »

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

I’ve always had a soft spot for bright pink strawberry lemonade. The color itself is lovely, of course, but it is the combination of zesty lemon and sweet strawberries that always pulled me in. It is a combination that just says “summer” to me and I always look for opportunities to put these flavors together when I have fresh strawberries on hand. Strawberry Lemonade Muffins ... Read More »

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

I enjoy apple pies year round, but there are some fruits that I only bake with seasonally. For instance, I usually bake pies with berries during the spring and summer, when berries are in season and are at their best. When I have fresh berries in my kitchen, I also tend to look for more unusual ways to put them to good use. For this ... Read More »

Funfetti Blondies

Funfetti Blondies

Funfetti baked goods never fail to put a smile on my face when I see them. Also known as “confetti” desserts, these baked goods have rainbow sprinkles stirred into the batter to give them a colorful, festive look. I keep a bottle or two of rainbow sprinkles in my pantry just for making these types of goodies, though most people are more familiar with box ... Read More »

Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes

Easter is a fun holiday that is all about candy and color. It’s also about a variety of religious traditions, but even those who don’t participate in the religious aspect of the holiday can appreciate the uniquely seasonal candies that are also Easter traditions, such as bright yellow Peeps marshmallow chicks and fondant-filled Cadbury creme eggs. These Cadbury Egg Chocolate Lava Cakes combine these rich ... Read More »

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they really are a winning combination no matter how you package ... Read More »

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