• Pomegranate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

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      “We go together, like Avocado and…literally everything” …including pomegranate! You guys…I think you will love these cupcakes! Pomegranate is in season right now and not only is it delicious, but it also has a ton of health benefits. I used to be one of those people that was iffy about eating the whole seed, but it turns out there is a good amount of fiber in the seeds, so you can totally enjoy the whole thing and feel good about it. Plus, once it’s in a cupcake, what’s not to like? The slightly sour flavor of the seeds adds…

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  • Blackberry Mango Ice Cream

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      “Happiness is…eating your ice cream faster than it melts!” …And trying to take pictures of it before that too! So it’s super hot summer days, and clearly the best remedy for that is ice cream! I finally gave homemade ice cream a go, and all I can say is…I don’t know why I waited so long! I want to make ice cream all the time now! When people hear blackberry-mango ice cream they might think sorbet. But no. This is every bit the rich and creamy ice cream you’re craving. The fruit does add a super refreshing kick though, especially…

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  • Blueberry and Raspberry Summer Fruit Tarts

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      “Happiness is a bowl of fresh berries” …or maybe a bunch of fresh berries on top of a shortcrust mini tart and creamy vanilla custard? I’ll take the latter version 😉 Here’s my favorite fruit tart recipe- hope you enjoy it as much as I do!   Shortcrust Tarts 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt. Beat together two egg yolks with water. Add dry ingredients…

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  • Patriotic 4th of July Mini Mousse Cakes – Strawberry, Vanilla, and Blueberry mousse!

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      “The red and white and starry blue…” So it’s a little early for Independence day, but I wanted to get these little patriotic cuties up so you have time to make them by the end of the week! These mousse cakelettes are so tasty and light! They start out with a light as air lemon chiffon cake base, are topped with strawberry mousse, blueberry mousse, vanilla mousse, and some more blueberry mousse – and finished off with homemade whipped cream, and fresh raspberries and blueberries.   The Lemon Chiffon Cake base 8 egg whites Cream of tartar 1.5 cups…

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  • Strawberry Meringue Cake

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        “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” Yes! And this Strawberry Meringue Cake is the perfect addition to any summer soiree. Also, strawberry curd. It’s in this cake, but it should also be on top of your bagels, in your pastries, and just on a spoon headed into your mouth – because it is sooo tasty! Try not to eat all of it before you finish making the cake 😉 Strawberry Cake 10 large strawberries, pureed in blender, put through strainer 2 sticks (1 cup) butter 2 cups sugar 1 package strawberry gelatin 3…

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  • Loquat, Strawberry, and Mascarpone mini Galettes

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      “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like” -Mark Twain Well that sure is some pleasant advice! What if I like eating pie? Can I eat all the pie?? The perfect solution – bake mini galettes, throw in some fruit, and it’s kinda healthy too, right? 🙂 What is a galette? This is a French term for, usually, a flat, round, flaky pastry, often made of pie crust, but baked without a pie pan. It can be savory or sweet – and this one is definitely sweet! This galette recipe includes loquats, which…

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  • Individual Key Lime Tarts

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      “Keep calm…it’s almost summer.” Yes! What kind of desserts make you think of summer? I’ll tell ya one of mine is definitely Key Lime Pie. So Key Lime Pie originates from none other than Key West, Florida. It’s a bit embarrassing but I had never actually tried the pie until I went to Key West and ordered it…and let me tell you, though nothing compares to the original, this recipe comes preeeetty close! It got rave reviews from family and friends – so I hope you like it! Since I like to make mini things, and hadn’t used my tart…

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  • Summertime Strawberry upside-down cake

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      “Happiness is…Strawberries” Yum…who doesn’t love a great strawberry?! Makes it feel like summer already! This strawberry upside-down cake is everything you want it to be – moist, rich, and strawberry flavored. Enjoy! Upside down cake 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 box of fresh strawberries a handful of fresh blueberries 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ginger 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup of sour cream 1/4 cup lemon juice   Spray 9.5 inch springform pan with…

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  • Mini Lemon Cupcakes with a toasted Marshmallow Frosting (gluten free)

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      “When life gives you lemons…bake cupcakes”. Actually, that’s not really a quote. You should just always bake cupcakes…because…cupcakes! I don’t have as much experience with gluten free, so I was afraid these would taste different than my normal cupcakes – but, everyone loved them! They are soft, and quite lemon-y, but also sweet. The lemons were picked fresh and smell divine as you work with them in your kitchen!   Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes 1 cup gluten free flour or ¾ cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt ½ cup butter ¾ cup granulated sugar 2…

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  • Chocolate, Raspberry, and Vanilla Neapolitan Mousse Cake

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      “A party without cake is just a meeting” -Julia Childs The wisdom of Julia Childs – so true though! Let’s talk about mousse and Neapolitan for a second. Mousse is a French dessert that is sooo light and airy, while Neapolitan is originally an Italian ice cream of three different flavors – usually chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. So basically, this cake combines the awesomeness of both of those things, and mixes it up a bit. You get a cake that is so light it almost doesn’t feel like you’re eating cake – according to my taste testers who loved this…

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