• recipe for the best chew lemon cookies with bright lemon flavor

    The Best Lemon Cookies

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    If you like a chewy, super lemon-y cookie – this is the one for you! It is soooo good. And it’s small batch, so you don’t have to feel too guilty if you eat them all in one day! Calling all my lemon dessert fans! These cookies are seriously as easy as 1-2-3! They only need to chill for about 20 minutes, and they’re sooo easy to eat. They were definitely a hit at our home. I hope you’ll enjoy making these again and again!  What You’ll Need. . . unsalted butter granulated sugar lemon zest lemon juice vanilla extract egg…

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  • strawberry rhubarb ricotta tart

    Strawberry Rhubarb Ricotta Tart

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    This dessert is the perfect combination of tart and sweet, and all about that pink! A little sour rhubarb combined with sweet strawberries, decadent ricotta mixed with a jam made from those same strawberries and rhubarb, all set in this beautiful pastry tart crust. This dessert just screams Spring!  It’s finally rhubarb season! And I was finally able to secure some beautiful pink rhubarb!  A few weekends ago I went strawberry picking, so the berries used in this tart are farm to table. Though they didn’t grow rhubarb on this farm, they did have some at their little farm store,…

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  • Berry Vanilla Kefir Cake, layer berry cake, six inch cake, mother's day cake

    Berry Vanilla Kefir Cake

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    A light vanilla cake, with berries inside and layered with whipped cream, this cake is the perfect dessert for Spring! It tastes a bit like a strawberry shortcake, and is sooo easy to eat! My mom loves this cake, so I’ll be making it for dessert for Mother’s day brunch this year.  This post is sponsored by Lifeway Kefir,  but the opinions and thoughts are mine. Thanks for supporting the brands that make EyeDocBakes possible! When making a cake, especially a naked cake – the cake layers have to be really excellent. This cake has the perfect crumb – it’s…

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  • fluffy lemon blueberry bundt cake with purple blueberry glaze

    Best Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

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    Imagine a super fluffy and light bundt cake, with a lemony flavor and bursts of fresh blueberries throughout, covered in a homemade fresh blueberry purple glaze…that is this bundt cake! It’s the best lemon blueberry bundt cake that I’ve ever had – and it went fast around here! Hopefully you will love it as much as I do! It’s finally starting to feel like spring, and with that, I always want to make light and fruity desserts. Still riding the wave of citrus season (thank you cute little backyard lemon tree!), but starting to notice more and more berries in…

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  • sweet blueberry curd fills this shortcrust pastry to make a yummy blueberry meringue tart

    Blueberry Meringue Tart

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    A refreshing yet richly flavored blueberry curd, made with fresh blueberries and orange juice, fills this sweet shortcrust pastry. Topped with meringue that is torched to perfection, and some fresh fruit – you’ll want to make sure you have extra tarts, because everyone will be asking for more! Also, the beautiful natural dark purple color of these tarts makes them a show stopper!  It’s funny, because as a food blogger, we always test our recipes ahead of time. So that means that even though, for example. Valentine’s day is February 14th – I was making and testing all the pink…

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  • Fluffy orange muffins with a fruity orange glaze and topped with candied blood oranges

    Glazed Orange Muffins

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    These are the fluffiest, most orange flavored muffins you’ll make! Top them off with a sweet orange glaze and a candied orange slice, and you’ll be in citrus Heaven! The muffin itself is made with a mixture of Navel or Valencia Orange and Blood Orange, and the glaze is made with a fresh orange juice. It has a distinct orange flavor, with a little bit of fruity pebbles type flavor in there too!  If you have extra citrus, the candied orange slices are a great dessert to make that you can snack on even when the muffins are gone!  What…

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  • fluffy lemon rosemary mini bundt cakes with lemon vanilla glaze

    Mini Lemon Rosemary Bundt Cakes

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    It’s citrus season! That means it’s time to bake all of the lemon-y treats! These teeny little bundt cakes are so full of lemon flavor, the vanilla lemon glaze adds an extra oomph of lemon, and the cakes themselves are made with rosemary infused milk, which adds just a hint of a warm rosemary aftertaste. A perfect and easy treat to make, that you should definitely have in your citrus season rotation! I have to admit, though it’s citrus season now, I really have access to beautiful lemons all year round. We’re quite lucky – because we have a little…

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  • Peppermint Cranberry Rugelach Cookies

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    Do you love rugelach cookies? Do you also love the Holiday flavors of Cranberry and Peppermint? If the answer is yes, then boy do I have the dessert for you! These are buttery, these are flaky, and they have the perfect Holiday kick in the homemade Cranberry Peppermint Jam.  What You’ll Need. . . Flour Salt Butter Cream Cheese Sugar Vanilla Cranberries Water Brown Sugar Orange Peppermint Extract 1 egg + water Turbinado Sugar Candy Canes   First you’ll prep the dough. It only takes a few minutes, so I usually make this the night before and just have it…

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  • Cranberry-Pear Pie with a Cinnamon Spice Crust

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    It’s almost Thanksgiving! I looove a great apple pie, and a fantastic pumpkin pie – the classics. But if you’re ready for something a little bit different, but equally amazing – try this recipe for cranberry and pear pie. It’s made with a special cinnamon spiced crust, to give it that extra wonderful Fall feeling in every bite. Cranberry adds a great tart flavor, which is balanced perfectly by sweet pears.   What You’ll Need. . .  Flour granulated sugar salt cinnamon nutmeg ginger cloves butter vegetable shortening cold water turbinado sugar egg wash For the Filling. . .  cranberries…

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  • Fall Harvest Cobbler

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    Grapes and Pomegranates! The underdogs of Fall fruits, but the stars of this Cobbler! I had been meaning to make a cobbler all summer, but just ran out of time. And by the time I got around to it, well, it was September, and I couldn’t find any fresh peaches or cherries that didn’t cost an astronomical amount. If you’ve been following me for a bit now, you know I LOVE my apple and pumpkin desserts. However, I wanted to go in a different direction with this recipe, and shine a light on some fruits that usually look great as…

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