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Luscious Japanese Daifuku Cakes

No Comments | Written on February 27, 2015 at 4:29 pm , by

No, that’s not a typo and we didn’t sneeze. Daifuku means “great luck” in Japanese and is a type of cake served in the country. If you’ve never tried them, you’ll love the wonderfully dense flavor and delicate lightness to the dessert. Try them the next time you’re having a dinner party, as they’re a wonderful dessert to enjoy while people are having conversation. As a single serving dessert idea, they also make a great item to bring along to your next potluck. Serve these with some coffee or green tea on the sides and people will love them!

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You Can’t Deny This Baklava

2 Comments | Written on February 26, 2015 at 9:08 am , by

Baklava is such a wonderful dessert that comes from Greece (or Turkey, depending on who you talk to). We love it because it’s loaded with wonderfully sweet flavors, and is lighter than something like a brownie. This makes a wonderful winter dessert if you’re getting tired of all the cakes and pies but still crave a sweet dessert. This goes wonderfully with your favorite tea or coffee, and we like to enjoy it as a weekend breakfast.

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The Simplest Fruit Tarts Ever

No Comments | Written on February 19, 2015 at 9:08 am , by

We love fruit tarts, and these simple little desserts are like bites of heaven. Serve these as part of your dessert tray during a quiet weekend brunch, or bring them to your next church potluck for an elegant sweet treat! We love to prepare the bases in advance, freeze them, and then fill with fresh fruit just prior to serving. Vary this recipe as you like, it’ll be a hit!

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Irresistibly Nutty Waffle Fruit Cups

No Comments | Written on February 18, 2015 at 4:40 pm , by

If there’s anything we love more than a waffle recipe, it’s a waffle cup that’s stuffed with fresh fruit. This recipe might look like something you buy in Europe from a fancy pastry shop, but it’s an unbelievably simple breakfast or dessert that you can pull off at home. All you need are a few simple ingredients you probably have at home. If you don’t have one of the shallow waffle presses, feel free to make this a crepe on a griddle instead!

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Light and Luscious Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

No Comments | Written on February 17, 2015 at 4:39 pm , by

There’s nothing like a sweet and nutty cookie to help us get through this frigid weather. We have a new favorite, and these lightened up raspberry thumbprint cookies have captured a special place in our heart. Whether or not you’re trying to lighten up your snacks, you’re going to fall in love with this simple cookie. Kids won’t be able to get enough, and they won’t even know it’s healthy!

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Chocolate Mint Cake with Pecans, Raspberries, and Blackberries

No Comments | Written on February 6, 2015 at 10:05 am , by

This cake embodies the motto “you can never have too much of a good thing,” especially when the good things in the recipe are also good for you! This cake is such a surprise, because it looks like it took all day to prepare even though it’s done quickly. If you’re feeling like really going over the edge with this recipe, you can prepare a simple sugar-free glaze to go on the top! This easy and elegant cake will be the star of your next gathering, and people will be amazed when you tell them how easy it is!

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Enchanting and Easy Fig Tart

No Comments | Written on February 5, 2015 at 11:04 am , by

Doesn’t this fig tart look absolutely beautiful? Well, spoiler alert, this elegant dessert recipe is surprisingly simple to prepare! We love to make this fruit tart as part of our dessert table and allow people to help themselves to a slice. Wonderful accompaniments to this recipe include creme fraiche or whipped topping, some fresh mint, and warm honey to drizzle over the top. This is a fantastic party dessert recipe, and everyone will beg you for the recipe.

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Gorgeous Pecan Sandie Sandwiches with Cream Cheese Filling

No Comments | Written on January 30, 2015 at 10:04 am , by

Cookies are wonderful all on their own, but by turning them into sandwiches with a gorgeous filling things are taken to another level. These pecan sandie sandwich cookies are absolutely stunning to look at, and the lightened up cream cheese frosting recipe they’re filled with is the perfect compliment.

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Elegant Orange and Pear Tart With Strawberry Glaze

No Comments | Written on January 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm , by

Isn’t this simple dessert absolutely beautiful? Imagine how perfect this dessert would look in the center of your dessert table. A winter potluck dessert favorite, this recipe is also great for when you feel like cooking or baking to help de-stress. We’ve been known to have a slice of this by the fire ourselves.

We love to use in-season fruits for this recipe, especially the lemons and apples that are in season now. A skinned and seeded Meyer lemon combined with a Bramley apple is perfect in this tart. Plus, the recipe is basic enough that you can make some healthy substitutions, if you desire!


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Coffee and Chocolate Rice Pudding

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

Feliz Navidad!  If you are looking to add a little south of the border flair to your menu this holiday season, this recipe for Coffee and Chocolate Rice Pudding is for you.

In this unique preparation, coffee is infused into the rice and chocolate takes this creamy dessert to the next level.

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