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Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

No Comments | Written on July 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I have always had the theory that biscotti were the perfect little treat.  It’s essentially a cookie, yet totally acceptable for breakfast.  Having an afternoon coffee break?  So much better with biscotti.  How about a little something sweet after dinner?  The answer is once again biscotti.

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Cherry Crisp

No Comments | Written on July 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

As I walked into Whole Foods this week, a display of glistening ruby red cherries called my name.

I picked up a package, not knowing what I would do with this beautiful fruit.  Maybe I would enjoy them straight out of the bag, maybe would make a jam.  I had all the ingredients on hand to make a crisp and voila!  Summertime dessert is served.

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Zucchini Bread Bundt

1 Comment | Written on July 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Zucchini season is officially in full swing.  They are popping up in grocery stores, farmer’s markets and maybe even in your backyard garden.

When it comes to making zucchini bread, feel free to think outside the loaf pan or muffin tin.  If you ask me everything is better in a bundt!

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Coca-Cola Cake

2 Comments | Written on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I made this Coca-Cola Cake for a very special person…my sister!

Today is her 30th birthday and we will be celebrating with a picnic in Central Park followed by some outdoor music by the New York Philharmonic.  I chose this recipe because it is a cake that can be easy transported in our picnic basket – I think she will love it!

Wow, I can’t believe my little sister is now in her thirties!  The best is yet to come and I know she will rock this decade even more than the last one.   Happy Birthday!!

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Gluten-Free Coconut Cake with Fresh Berries

1 Comment | Written on July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This week, “Red, White and Blue” recipes are everywhere!

If you are gearing up to celebrate the 4th this weekend and have guests with dietary restrictions, this decadent dessert is the perfect addition to your menu.  It is an easy and gluten-free coconut cake topped with colorful fresh berries.   Even if your guests aren’t gluten-free, I guarantee they will love every bite!

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Trail Mix Granola Bars

No Comments | Written on June 24, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

When you are on the go, both trail mix and granola bars are an easy, packable snack.  This recipe combines the best of both worlds!

Dried fruit, nuts and seeds are all combined with a peanut butter and rolled oat base to make these no-bake bars.

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Campfire Bananas

2 Comments | Written on June 19, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This summer, try making a fun new treat around the campfire!

Today’s recipe is an exciting way to end a meal when you are cooking outdoors.  If you like s’mores, you will love these “Campfire Bananas!”

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

No Comments | Written on June 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Whoopie pies:  we call them “pies” while they taste and feel more like a cake.  Yet, these hand-held treats are enjoyed as a cookie.    Wild, right?!

The classic whoopie pie has its origins in the Northeast corner of the US, likely beginning with the Pennsylvania Amish.  This particular recipe is a bit of a diversion from the original.

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S’mores Doughnuts

No Comments | Written on June 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

S’mores are the epitome of summertime fun.  Who doesn’t love sitting around the campfire on a warm summer night while toasting marshmallows then sandwiching the gooey goodness between graham crackers and chocolate?

This recipe takes that iconic flavor combination to a whole new level:  S’mores Doughnuts!

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10 Recipes to Make in a Muffin Pan

No Comments | Written on June 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Muffin pans – they come in mini, standard size and even jumbo!

These versatile pan can be used to make so much more than just muffins.  From breakfast through dessert, appetizers and main dishes, you won’t believe all the exciting recipes you can make in a muffin pan!  We even have a few unexpected cooking tips using a muffin pan.

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