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Pineapple Crumble Bars

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Pineapple Crumble Bars
These Pineapple Crumble Bars are one of those desserts that practically shout “SUMMER!” as you bake them. Do you enjoy pineapple? If so, you absolutely must give them a try. The bars are delicious, with a custard-like filling that is similar in consistency to a lemon bar. The filling is tender and loaded …

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Passion Fruit Coconut Muffins

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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 …

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What are Lychees?

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Lychees

Lychees are one of the more unusual looking fruits that you’ll find in the produce section of your local grocery store. They are small – usually smaller than a golf ball – have a rough, bright pink rind covering a tender, white flesh. The rind is thin and can be peeled away …

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Tropical Tiki Cookies

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Tropical Tiki Cookies
I’ve been on a tiki kick all summer long – it’s hard not to feel inspired after you’ve had one or two tropical drinks! These Tropical Tiki Cookies are definitely inspired by those fruity drinks and include quite a few tropical elements, enough to make you feel like you’re being transported to an …

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Tiki Iced Tea

Tiki Iced Tea
Iced tea is a wonderful summertime drink because it is always very refreshing when it is hot out. Much of the time, however, iced tea doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves because it is considered by many to be plain and a bit boring. Iced tea doesn’t have to be boring. It …

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Piña Colada Bread Pudding

Piña Colada Bread Pudding

Pina coladas are a great vacation drink. They’re made with coconut, pineapple and rum, then blended with ice until everything is creamy and ice cold. The tropical flavors are enough to make you picture yourself lounging beside a pool in Hawaii. But the flavor combination in the drink doesn’t need to be …

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