• 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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  • Heart-Shaped Mini Ombre Cakes

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      Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s day or Galentine’s day – this is a super-cute and fun dessert to bake – and it’s almost guilt free because it’s so mini 😉 What You’ll Need . . . Flour sugar baking powder salt butter canola oil milk clear vanilla extract eggs For the frosting: butter cream cheese powdered sugar clear vanilla extract   To make the cakes . . . Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile whisk the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Whip the butter in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment until smooth  (scrape down the…

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  • “Eye See Your Heart” Almond Cookies (Linzer and Conversation Heart Cookies)

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      “Sometimes me think what is love. And then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you.” – Cookie Monster   What a cutie quote, right?! Ah, the Cookie Monster, with his infinite wisdom. So you may be asking yourself, why glasses linzer cookies? Well, I love to bake…and I also love my job (eye doc) – and sometimes I get to combine the two! Baked this batch for a Valentine’s day event we had at the office. These are pretty quick to make if you’re still looking for that last minute Valentine’s dessert. They…

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  • “You Complete Me” Blueberry and Brown Sugar Pies

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      It’s like that old saying goes… “two pies are better than one”… Is that the saying? Maybe I made it up – but it should be – because, well, it’s true! This weekend I baked these deliciously sweet blueberry and brown sugar pies. More Valentine’s ideas for you as we move into February here. So why two pies? Because what was I gonna do with all those little hearts after I punched them out of my dough for the pie? Make another pie and cover it with those little guys, of course! They complete each other <3    …

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  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Mini Mini Cupcakes On Top!

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      “When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” True story when it comes to these little cutie-patooties! Every time I walk into the kitchen and see them I break into a little giggle . These are perfect to make for anyone who loves chocolate, cupcakes, mini things, pink, has a birthday, has a baby, is getting married, is sad, is happy, is your valentine, is your best friend – basically anyone – just figure out a reason and bake them!   Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (makes 24 mini cupcakes) 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp…

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