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Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake

Ripe bananas can be incorporated into all kinds of delicious banana baked goods. While a classic banana bread is always a good option, I like to mix things up from time to time. This Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake is made with a banana cake base that is packed with blueberries and topped with a butt...

Banana Batida

Blended drinks are always crowd pleasers in the summer, a great way to quench your thirst and cool down. They can be made in a variety of ways, whether you’re whipping up a batch of smoothies for all ages or mixing a pitcher of pina coladas for a more grown up party. This Banana Batida is a ble...

Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream

Fruit smoothies are a refreshing and easy breakfast or snack option on a hot day. But as delicious as they are, I often want something a little bit more indulgent for a dessert. This Tropical Smoothie Ice Cream was inspired by a smoothie I had for breakfast recently – but converted into a more de...

Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownie Pie

This Rocky Road Brownie Pie is a fantastic dessert to bake up if you’re a fan or rocky road – and it’s gluten free, too! The pie has a chocolate crumb crust and is filled with a fudgy gluten free brownie that is packed with nuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows. It’s a twist on the classic ic...

Cherry and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are always comfort food in my book. They are one of the first cookies that I baked on a regular basis and they remain a favorite to this day. These Cherry and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies were inspired by cherry pie, packed with toasted pecans and dried sweet-tart cherries. Cherry pie is...

The Best Homemade Cherry Limeade

I’ve always had a soft spot for Cherry Limeade. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and tart, and I’m a sucker for that vibrant pink color every time! The problem with many cherry limeades is that they aren’t made with fresh juices, so you get an artificial cherry flavor instead of an authe...

Aperol and Olive Oil Pound Cake

Aperol is a bitter Italian aperitif that is meant to stimulate the appetite. It is primarily used to make a variety of light and refreshing cocktails, since it actually has a very mellow sweetness to it, along with its signature bitter orange flavor. I enjoy making Aperol spritzes – mixing the a...

Blueberries and Cream Bread Pudding

Blueberries are delicious when they are in season, jammy with a deep sweetness that you don’t always find in other berries. I really enjoy baking with blueberries, from muffins to pies, and this Blueberries and Cream Bread Pudding is just another delicious blueberry dessert option that you can...

6 Must-Make Sweet & Savory Memorial Day Dishes

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time when the whether really starts to warm up all over the country. A backyard barbecue is a must to kick off the season (even if you grill the rest of the...

Homemade S’mores Frappuccino

The first time I tried a S’mores Frappuccino was about four years ago, when Starbucks first rolled out the marshmallow-infused coffee drink as part of a summertime promotion. I am a huge fan of s’mores in general – and regular readers know that I make all kinds of s’mores treats during the summer ...

How to Make Dehydrated Orange Slices

When I first wrote about my dehydrator a few months back, I mentioned that I would be including a few recipes for dehydrated foods every now and again. Since that time, I’ve been doing lots of trial and error experimentation to make some tasty dehydrated treats. These Dehydrated Orange Slices a...
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