• pink glazed baked cherry donuts

    Baked Cherry Donuts

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    The FLUFFIEST baked donuts, filled with pieces of summer cherries, and dipped in a pink cherry glaze, these donuts are the perfect fast and easy treat that will please any crowd! The secret ingredient that makes these donuts so fluffy? Kefir! If you guys  aren’t using kefir in your baking yet, you definitely should be. Kefir is a tangy, cultured “milk smoothie” that’s packed with protein, calcium, and Vitamin D! it gives such a great texture to baked goods too! So with Cherry season in peak bloom, this is the time to make these easy baked donuts that everyone will…

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  • stone fruit and berry crisp with nectarines cherries and berries and oatmeal crispy top

    Stone Fruit and Berry Crisp

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    This Crisp is the summer dessert of your dreams! Now that the stores are filled with beautiful berries and cherries, and nectarines, this crisp is a no-brainer! It is seriously the easiest dessert to make, and everyone will be thanking you for making such a tasty treat! Just make sure you have some French Vanilla ice cream to dollop on top! This is the perfect dessert when you’re feeling lazy, if you need to bring a dessert to a summer barbecue, or if you’re just needing to use up some fruits you have in the fridge – you really can’t…

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  • classic strawberry rhubarb pie with flower crust

    Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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    A classic strawberry rhubarb pie, with my easy buttery flaky pie crust, and a perfectly sweet, with a hint of tart filling! Are you a rhubarb fan? As seen in my last rhubarb post, I looove the color of rhubarb. Of course, it can be a little tart on its own, so not everyone enjoys it. However, it marries perfectly with strawberry to make a deliciously pink filled pie. For this recipe I used my classic pie dough and paired it with an easy blend of strawberries and rhubarb, to make a pie that everyone can enjoy. It’s perfect for…

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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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  • 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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  • amazingly fluffy babka, brioche style bread with chocolate cinnamon swirls

    Chocolate Cinnamon Babka

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    The fluffiest, most flavorful Babka! This one has been a long time coming. For months I’ve been researching babkas, seeing what types people like, what makes good babkas, what the ideal filling is, and baking and re-baking recipes. Well, I can confidently say this. is. it!  If you were a Seinfeld fan, you’d know they had a whole episode about babka. Elaine and Jerry wanted to bring a babka to a dinner party, but the party before them got the last chocolate babka. “If we can’t get the babka, the whole thing’s useless.” said Elaine. However, there was still cinnamon…

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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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  • 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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  • sweet tart pastry filled with lemon curd and topped with a toasted meringue for lemon meringue pie

    Lemon Meringue Tart

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    Could you tell yet that tarts are my favorite dessert? Well, if not, here is another one to prove it! A classic lemon meringue pie…but in a tart… with a sweet shortcrust pastry shell, a tart lemon curd, and a perfectly sweet and toasted meringue. Served cold, this is a fantastic dessert for a hot summer day, bursting with lemon-y freshness. The great thing is you can do so much with the leftover lemon curd too. I like to use it on top of pancakes or waffles for breakfast, fill cupcakes with it, or even just as it’s own dessert…

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  • Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese Style Custard Tarts)

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    Let’s continue our international travel through the kitchen! Last week I shared a Norwegian style pastry with you guys. In continuing with our travel plans, I bring you Pasteis de Nata! These are yummy Portuguese style custard tarts that are dangerously easy to eat, since they’re bite sized and made with an easy homemade puff pastry! I actually have a little bit of history with this dessert! I first tried these pastries about a decade ago when I visited Portugal. At the time, I was definitely not into baking, and so I just enjoyed eating a couple (or 10) of…

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