• Blood Orange + Berry Tart

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    Don’t you love a great citrus season? I’d been wanting to make a bright and wonderful tart, but didn’t have enough berries since it’s a bit too early. Welcome – citrus season! The color of this tart comes out so beautifully, you barely need anything to decorate it at all. I decided to add some candied oranges to enhance it a bit. I also usually love making a shortcrust for tarts, but I wasn’t in the mood to do too much baking in the oven – so I went with a cookie crust. This would be a great dessert to…

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  • 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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  • 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 πŸ˜‰ 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? πŸ™‚ 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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  • Flourless Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Dome Cakes

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      “A balanced life is chocolate in both hands.” This is why I made brownies and chocolate cakes for breakfast. Sounds about right. But really though – I recently learned to make mousse and it is amaaazing. Mousse is so light and fluffy and it almost makes you feel like you didn’t just eat a whole cake. For the record – these are mini dome cakes, so it’s all good!   Flourless Chocolate Brownies (This makes the base of the cakes and the extras make for ooey gooey brownie goodness just on their own) 4 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar (separated…

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