Archive for the 'Fruit' Category

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Apricot-Toasted Nut Granola

We know – Granola. It sounds so boring. Like how many granola recipes are out there? Tons is the correct answer and seriously, aren’t they really just about all the same?….We get it, granola is granola. Except when it isn’t. This isn’t the normal granola. The nuts are toasted first, lots of dried apricots, plump big raisons, honey and cardamom.
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Mother’s Day Almond Raspberry Financiers

First…..Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. Hopefully it is a wonderfully sunny relaxing day. Now how about making something for that special mom of yours that is easy, fancy and just lovely? This is it. Make these for your mom or for that special “mom” in your life. They are sure to love them and they are quick to
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Orange Marmalade Cake

This is a great cake. It’s dense fine grained texture reminds us of a really wonderful pound cake. It’s not too sweet and will last for days well-wrapped at room temperature. And you know, it’s almost better the next day. Oh and the glaze? ┬áIt’s this nice concoction of marmalade, sugar and butter. Yum. It’s tangy, it’s moist, and it’s
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Meyer Lemon Bliss Cake

Happy first day of Spring!! This perfect first day of Spring cake is a classic bundt cake and is one of our favorite cakes. It’s lovely and lemony and dense and so so good! The glaze soaks in to make this really wonderful tangy and extra-moist crumb plus we love the added icing, also tangy. This also freezes well. Just
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Ricotta Tart With Lemon Poppy Crust

  Yay!! It is almost Springtime – flowers popping up, birds singing, warmer days!! This is a delightful spring time tart that is not too sweet, yet very subtle in flavor. It has a wonderful creamy textured filling that is much lighter than a cheesecake. We think the bonus to this tart is its lovely crust – and a higher
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Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are simple and sweet and kinda just melt in your dipping cup of tea. It’s the end of January and it’s dark and cold and you just need to put that oven on and bake these. And dip. Go for it, like right now…… Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies   Ingredients   1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar,
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Red Grape Muffins

  We love these muffins!! They are easy to whip up, have a really nice texture, and are just sweet enough but not too sweet. The bonus of course are the grapes. They lend themselves to this muffin in the freshest, best way – they stay crunchy – and who doesn’t love that? This is a one bowl recipe and
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Meyer Lemon Cookies

  So the crazy thing is that it’s the middle of winter and yet I happen to have a potted Meyer Lemon Tree that because of the cold I brought into my sun room and low and behold (!) it is putting out lemons like nothing is stopping it!! I guess it is really appreciating the nice warm sunroom and
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Polish Babka

Fruitcake and Christmas. Yep, it is definitely an association. So here is just yet another version of a fruitcake that in reality is usually served at Easter time in Poland. “Babka” is a polish word for grandmother, just in case you didn’t know (we didn’t ) I have fond memories of fruit cake at Christmas time. My mom (Rebekkah’s Grandma)
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Salted Caramel Apple Doughnuts

  If you follow this blog even a little then you already know that we love doughnuts. We just do. Fried doughnuts are seriously the best – everyone knows that it’s all in the grease. OK, in the actual doughnut too. However, on the grounds that we want to be a little healthy but STILL eat doughnuts we figure eating
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