desserts tagged posts

Shamrock Sugar Cookies

shamrock sugar cookies

I’m not big into sweets, but this idea popped into my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I made some. These are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat, each cookie contains a little shamrock! The base recipe is also my favorite sugar cookie recipe – light and sweet and buttery.

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

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In my world, biscotti is luxury food. Biscotti is for quiet mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book, or staycations that need to feel like more than just a normal weekend at home, or days when you just need cookies for breakfast.

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The Simplest Flan

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Flan is a custard dessert made with a soft caramel top. I initially thought it was a traditional Latin American dish, but further research indicates that many regions of the world has their own version of flan. It’s very similar to crème brûlée, except flan has a soft caramel top instead of a hardened caramel.

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Ancho Chili Brownies

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If you think the original brownie can’t be improved on, it’s time to open your mind. A hint of chili powder, a dash of cinnamon, seems so harmless, right? But, no. Game. Changer. The heat is so subtle that even people who claim they don’t like spicy things can handle it.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream

mint chocolate chip banana ice cream

This week, the heat and humidity have been overbearing. I feel like I have to wade through the thick air to get to my car, which is sweltering in the southern sun. The good news is this: if I make it home alive, I can cool down with this 3-ingredient low-cal snack. Plus, it’s got all the “frees” – dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, guilt-free, etc.

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Two versions of zucchini bread just aren’t enough. Plain zucchini bread is good, but chocolate zucchini bread with chocolate chips is irresistible.  Eating your veggies was never so easy.

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Zucchini Bread, Two Ways

When I was in Michigan, I helped my mom out with her glut of zucchini by hauling a bunch back to SC.  I proceeded to make massive amounts of zucchini bread, including a lemon-rosemary loaf! Each recipe makes two loaves, so every batch made one for eating and one for giving away/freezing. 

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Lime Bars with Toasted Coconut Crust

toasted coconut lime bars

I accidentally bought a big bag of limes.  Well, okay, I did it on purpose, but I didn’t really have a choice because the loose limes were pretty picked over.  Anyway, I’m sure there can’t be such a thing as an “excess” of limes because they’re so amazing, but the lingering question – what delicious thing do I make with these limes?

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Chocolate-Orange Cake Roll

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End of the world cake.  End of Hostess Swiss Cake Rolls cake.  Gluten-free, nut-free cake.  The perfect holiday cake.  I don’t care what you call it, it’s tasty, visually pleasing, and it’s the kind of cake I want to show off to my friends and family.

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Chocolate Tangerine Truffles

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Truffles are so elegant and classy, it’s almost embarrassing how easy they are to make.  These truffles are intensely chocolate, tinged with orange-tangerine.  Seven ingredients, about ten minutes of actual working time, and they’re even dairy-free.

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