• Banana + Strawberry Bread

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      “As long as you know how to bake…life is sure to be sweet!” Here’s a little bit of a twist on classic banana nut bread. It’s summer so we’re lucky to have lots of strawberries! Why not add them to the banana bread and make your sweet treat a little sweeter?! This banana strawberry bread is super moist and the perfect breakfast treat or easy dessert. Banana + Strawberry bread 4 bananas 5 large strawberries 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup butter 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla…

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  • Mini Pavlovas with Blackberry Sauce

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      “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” …. hmmm… like dessert! Yay for easy summer desserts! And these are naturally gluten free! These desserts are great because you can make most of it a day ahead – so they are perfect for your summer soirées – when you have too much to prepare and not enough time. Mini Pavlovas 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 225F. For the next part you can use a double boiler or a large…

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  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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      “Cookies are made of butter and love” Is there any dessert more classic and cozy than a chocolate chip cookie? The scent of these baking in my oven just makes me want to throw on some pj’s, pour a glass of milk, and cozy up on the couch. It’s not easy to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe – mostly because everyone’s ideal cookie is a little different. I prefer a cookie that is slightly crunchy along the edges and soft with ooey-gooey chocolate chips in the middle. If that’s your style – then this is the cookie for you! Chocolate…

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  • Loquat Lemon Banana Bundt Cake

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      “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow…” Spring has sprung! And I’m back with some fresh recipes after a long hiatus 🙂 This one is a tasty dessert or great breakfast pastry – light and fluffy and perfect with a cup of tea. Cake 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup of sour cream 1 ripe banana – mashed zest of 1/2 lemon juice of 1/2 lemon 10 fresh loquats, peeled and quartered Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a…

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  • Brûléed Oranges and Ricotta Tart

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      “Orange is the happiest color” Happy January everyone! This tart is super easy to make and sooo tasty. The Crust 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. Pour this mix into a large bowl and add melted butter and mix. Use a spoon to press these into the tart pan (with removable bottom – makes everything that much easier). Bake this crust in…

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  • Persimmon Tart

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      “Life is a lot better with chocolate” Happy New Year! Sorry to have been a bit neglectful of the blog the last month. Here is a quick and easy recipe a lot of people have been asking for. Persimmons are good for your eyes, have a lot of Vitamin-C, and may also have heart healthy benefits – so eat up, in a sweet way! 🙂 The Tart 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…

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  • Pink Glazed Sprinkle Donuts

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        “Donut worry, be happy”   Donuts 1 packet active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 3/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup sugar 2 1/4 cup flour (plus extra if needed later)   Place the yeast in the water and let it rest for 10 minutes until foamy. In  your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the yeast mixture, milk, egg, butter, and sugar and beat until combined. Next add in the flour in parts and continue mixing. Now switch from paddle to hook attachment and knead, adding a bit of flour until the…

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  • Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin & Chocolate Halloween Cake

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      “There is magic in the night…when Pumpkins glow by moonlight” Just wanted to do a quick little post to help you out if you’re still looking for something to bake on Halloween. This is a layered cake, made with two layers of chocolate cake, and two layers of pumpkin cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, and covered with buttercream frosting and candy ganache. The chocolate and pumpkin play great off of each other, and the cake looks amazing when you cut into it with those contrasting colors. Pumpkin Cake 1 cup flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp baking…

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  • Best Chocolate Cake!

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      “Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.” True story. If you do only one thing this weekend – it should be to make this chocolate cake. It’s seriously moist, sweet, and amazingly chocolate-y. There’s no need to waste more time – here it is – now go bake!   Chocolate Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 2 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup milk +1 tsp. white vinegar (let stand…

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  • Cardamom and White Wine Poached Pear Cake

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      “So glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” To continue my Fall recipes, I’m bringing you guys this yummy cake today. The pears are poached in white wine and cardamom and all the good Fall spices. I could just eat the pears all on their own (I had to stop myself). Then they’re baked into a cake with fresh apples and pears grated right into it. I’m sure you’ll love Fall after making this cake!   The Pears 3 Bosc pears, peeled 1/2 bottle pinot grigio 4 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves Combine all ingredients in…

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