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blackberry lime thumbprint cookies

July 14, 2014

Thumbprint cookies always remind me of jewels; I love the way the jam glistens in the center of each cookie. Though thumbprints often turn up at the holidays, there’s no reason not to break tradition and I’m doing just that with this blackberry lime variation. ...

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blueberry cinnamon rolls

July 10, 2014

Summer mornings in the kitchen are some of my favorites. As the cool breeze blows through before the temperatures climb, it’s the perfect window of peace and calm. After taking a week off from baking, I decided to break the fast with blueberry cinnamon rolls. ...

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mint chocolate popsicles

July 7, 2014

If you’ve ever grown fresh mint at home, you’ve probably discovered that the fragrant herb is incredibly fast growing and can easily overtake a flower bed. Though my mint is safely planted in its own container, the sprigs are spilling over with abundance. Taking a ...

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coconut zucchini bread

July 3, 2014

If your love for coconut runs deep, this coconut zucchini bread is for you. Toasted coconut, coconut milk, and coconut oil give this quick bread a triple hit of coconut, and in my mind, that’s a very good thing. The bread bakes up soft and ...

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spicy chocolate fudgesicles

June 30, 2014

With 4th of July only days away, it’s time for a no-bake treat that will satisfy even the most serious chocoholic. Made with creamy coconut milk and sweetened with honey, these non-dairy fudgesicles belong in summer rotation. Warming cinnamon and smoky chipotle chili powder add ...

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mini blueberry galettes

June 26, 2014

Rustic fruit desserts always feel like summer’s reward. There’s something about buttery, flaky crust topped with bursting, juicy fruit that feels so richly satisfying. These mini blueberry galettes are like freeform tarts, imperfect bites of blueberry bliss. Serve warm, topped with mini scoops of vanilla ...

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lime bars

June 23, 2014

Calling all lime lovers, these dreamy lime bars are a must-make. Essentially a cross between Key lime pie and lemon bars, each bite is simultaneously sweet, tangy, and creamy – lime perfection! Beneath the melt-in-your-mouth filling rests a cinnamon-graham crust (from scratch). I swapped the ...

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cream cheese dessert coffeecake

June 19, 2014

As an occasional treat growing up, my mom would surprise my brother and I with a store-bought pastry for breakfast. We’d usually indulge in a warm glazed Danish on a Saturday morning in the height of summer. Though it’s been years since I’ve tasted one, ...