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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, ...

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blackberry-brown sugar ice cream sandwiches

June 16, 2014

At last it feels like summer thanks to the bounty of fruit and berries I picked up at the farmers’ market last week. With my arms full of donut peaches, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries, I felt like I won the lottery. One of the best ...

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brown butter cherry ice cream

June 12, 2014

If you’ve ever baked with brown butter, you know it’s magical. The rich nutty taste enhances the flavor of just about anything, especially cherries. One of my absolute favorite recipes with brown butter are brown butter cherry bars, so on a whim, I applied the ...

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cherry thyme upside-down cake

June 9, 2014

If there’s one cake you absolutely need in your summer repertoire, it’s this upside-down cake. Glistening cherries suspended in a layer of caramelized brown sugar sit atop a lush vanilla cake; a hint of woodsy thyme imparts a floral essence that pairs beautifully with the ...

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blueberry cheesecake ice cream

June 5, 2014

On a warm almost-summer evening, nothing tastes more satisfying than homemade ice cream (especially when eaten with only a spoon, straight from the freezer!). This sweet and creamy ice cream is the answer to your cheesecake cravings, complete with a vibrant blueberry swirl made with ...