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How to Make Strawberry Sugar

How to Make Strawberry Sugar

Vanilla sugar is the most common flavored sugar, and it’s one that you’ve probably made – it’s a great way to use up spent vanilla beans – or sprinkled on top of hot or cold cereal for breakfast. I keep a big container of it in my pantry and use it to add extra vanilla flavor to cookies and quick breads, too. But vanilla sugar ... Read More »

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

All Natural Red, White and Blue Rice Krispy Treats

When you see red, white and blue in candies like marshmallow cereal bars, they’ve usually been dyed with some kind of food coloring. There isn’t anything wrong with using some food coloring to get your desired result – I use it all the time in baked goods when I want a rainbow of colors – but food coloring doesn’t add a lot of flavor to ... Read More »

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

Bananas seem to ripen extra-fast during the summer. I use them to make smoothies, popsicles and I even simply pop them into the freezer for later use in baking. As long as it is cool enough outside to justify heating my kitchen up with the oven, I also bake lots of banana bread. This Strawberry Banana Bread is a summery variation on classic banana bread, ... Read More »

Blueberry Swirl Cupcakes

Blueberry Swirl Cupcake

This year was a great year for berries and I made all kinds of berry desserts with my farmers’ market finds, from berry cobblers to strawberry shortcakes. When my berries were less-than-perfect, I turned them in to quick batches of syrup or jam to make sure they didn’t go to waste. Homemade jam is always a great use for fresh fruits and berries, and you’ll ... Read More »

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Freeze dried fruit is something that I see a lot in stores (Trader Joe’s carries a big variety), mostly because it is being marketed as a healthy snack food. I do not like eating freeze dried fruit on its own, but it can be good in cereal and is a great way to add a lot of flavor to baked goods that you couldn’t otherwise ... Read More »

Raspberry Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh berries aren’t great ingredients to use when baking a batch of cookies, even when it seems like those flavors would be perfect in a batch of classic chocolate chip dough. This is because fresh fruit adds a lot of moisture to cookie dough and you can end up wit a cookie that is a little more soggy than chewy. This is especially a problem ... Read More »

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Compared to fresh fruits and dried fruits, freeze dried fruits are not really all that flavorful. But they do have some advantages over their juicier counterparts. For instance, they can be stored pretty much indefinitely without spoiling. They can also be worked into recipes where other types of fruit just won’t work out. This property turns out to be a great advantage when you like ... Read More »

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