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Apple Crisp Cake: A Pennsylvania Dutch Dessert

This apple crisp cake is made without oatmeal. The topping is lighter than the traditional streusel crust; it's more like a cake, moist with a bit of crunch. Try it with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Luscious Quince Crème Brûlée Recipe

This delicious crème brûlée recipe takes advantage of the heady, aromatic, and almost caramel or toffee flavors of the quince. Enjoy this creamy, elegant, and easy dessert.

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Timeless Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal raisin cookies, just like Grandma used to bake!

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1939 Christmas Cookies Booklet: Wisconsin Electric Power Co.

I made five cookie recipes out of this vintage 1939 booklet from the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. I share photos and results here.

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Cobbler From Simple Ingredients in Your Pantry

When the family asks, "What's for dessert?" you've got it covered. Pick up some vanilla ice cream and whipped topping to make this mouthwatering recipe even better.

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Delightful Orange Spice Cake With Springtime Spices

The orange spice cake is a delightful blend of citrus and spring spices. It has a delightful buttercream with white chocolate and orange flavoring. People will definitely come back for seconds.

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Apple Carrot Cake With Flax Seeds, Walnuts, and Almond Flour

Try this easy, healthy, and tasty cake for a nutritious snack or dessert.

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Easy Homemade Filipino Avocado Ice Cream

Filipinos like to use avocadoes in desserts. If you like avocadoes but you don't have an ice-cream maker, then this recipe is for you.

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Striped Heart Sugar Cookies With Spring Flavors

These heart-shaped cookies showcase three springtime flavor combinations: (1) lemon basil, (2) strawberry mint, and (3) earl gray lavender honey. They taste like something born out of a spring meadow.

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Wacky Cake With Coconut Frosting: Depression-Era Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is made without milk and eggs, two ingredients that were scarce during the Great Depression. Vinegar gives the cake the lift it needs to make it light and airy. The broiled frosting gives a decadent flavor.

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Vintage Cheese Torte Recipe With Zwieback Crust

I believe this vintage cheese torte recipe is at least 100 or more years old. The recipe comes from my Great-Aunt Lona. Also, learn some facts about zwieback.

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Recipe for Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake)

A tres leches cake is wonderfully decadent. It's a cake with a vanilla sponge infused with three different dairy products: condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy whipping cream. This recipe is easy to follow and has the perfect end result.

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No-Bake Drop Cookies: Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

These chocolate peanut butter cookies take just minutes to whip up on the stovetop. No baking needed!

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Apple Butter Profiteroles Recipe

These simple profiteroles feature apple butter to make a dessert that is both light and airy but also warmly inviting.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Pavlova With Quince Whipped Cream Recipe

This pavlova recipe incorporates a wonderfully airy pavlova meringue base and an exotic quince whipped cream topping, garnished with beautiful fruit on top.

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Healthier Buckeyes for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers

This lightened-up healthier buckeye is still a delicious dessert starring a firm and crunchy peanut butter truffle dipped in luscious dark chocolate. Great for the holidays and buffets.

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Exploring Sacher Torte: Facts, Fables, and Fabulous Recipes

Sacher torte is a classic Austrian chocolate cake. Learn its history (maybe) and how to make the best one ever.

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My Grandmother's Apple Shortcake: Vintage 1930 Recipe

My grandmother was a very large lady who loved her desserts, and we loved visiting her to try them out. One of her favourites (and ours) was her apple shortcake.

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Orange Chocolate Coffee Profiteroles Recipe

Wonderfully light and airy puffs of choux pastry with whipped cream and chocolate coffee orange ganache on top.

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Red Velvet Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

If you're looking for a red velvet cake to impress your friends and family, look no further! This recipe fits the bill of a traditional red velvet cake while also transcending it with pudding, strawberries, chocolate chips, and chocolate granola.

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National Chocolate Cake Day: Original Recipe & Celebration Ideas

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. Celebrate with this delectable recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Bonus: Fun facts about chocolate cake!

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Recipe for Crater Lake Blue Poke Cake

Crater Lake is a well-known destination in Oregon that features a beautiful blue color. The following cake recipe emulates the natural waterscape. This dessert is unlike anything you've ever had!

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"Dream Snow" Book Discussion and Coconut Cupcake Recipe

"Dream Snow" teaches young children about counting to five and animal names using bright, fun colors. I've also included a recipe for coconut cupcakes that look just like snow.

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February Is Great American Pie Month

Great American Pie Month is February; gather your friends and family to celebrate! Apple, pumpkin, key lime, sweet potato, blueberry, peach, and more top the list of the most favorite pies. What's your favorite?

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Red Bean Paste and Apple Butter Crème Brûlée Recipe

A delightfully rich and smooth crème brûlée that features a heavenly combination of red bean paste and apple butter.

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How to Make the Perfect Pecan Pie (and 10 Fun Spin-Off Recipes)

Pecan pie is a traditional Thanksgiving Day dessert in the United States. Learn its history, how to make the best one, and then have fun with 10 spin-off recipes.

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Sampling Autumn Sweets From Kekao (Monthly Craft Chocolate Club)

Chocolate makes any day better. I tried four different gourmet chocolate bars from Kekao, a monthly craft chocolate club. It was fun to consider the different aspects of the bars. The flavors ranged from fruity, salty, sweet, and bitter.

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How to Cream Butter and Sugar in Baking: Tips and Tricks

Become a baker who can expertly cream butter and sugar in just a few simple steps!

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"Never Let a Unicorn Scribble" Book & Sprinkle Cupcake Recipe

A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "Never Let a Unicorn Scribble" with their children and discuss questions, bake a recipe, and enjoy an optional craft together. Also contains similar books to read next.

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Unique and Delicious Apple Lavender Ice Cream Recipe

This delicious apple lavender combines a wonderful elixir of spices with the crispness of apple and the delicate perfume of lavender, all in a refreshing package.

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Strawberry Peach Preserve Shortbread Cookie Bars

With only five ingredients, this quick and easy shortbread bar recipe allows you to mix and match your favorite fruit preserves or jam and enjoy a crisp, buttery, fruity dessert bar in about an hour.

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Exploring Hummingbird Cake: Facts, Folklore, and 8 Fun Recipes

What is a hummingbird cake made of and how did it acquire such an odd name? Let's learn the history of this sweet treat, a basic recipe, and 7 fun spin-off versions.

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Maria's Red Velvet Cake Recipe

A tried and true recipe for a delicious cake has been modernized to reduce the fat and sugar. It is still delicious.

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Red Bean Paste Kolache Recipe

These pretty little kolache rolls are perfect hot out of the oven with a fruity topping of red bean paste to complement the sweet bread. Enjoy!

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Exploring Crème Brûlée: History and 10 Fabulous Recipes

Crème brûlée, the French dessert of egg custard and burnt sugar topping, is a sensual contrast of sweet and toasty, creamy and crunchy decadence and (believe it or not) is delightfully easy to make. And, it's naturally gluten-free.

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How to Make Cream Puffs, Éclairs, and Gougères

Cream puffs, éclairs, and gougères are three different French pastries that all begin with the same simple, four-ingredient recipe.

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Rose Chai Spiced Cookie Bars (Easy-to-Follow Recipe)

Rose chai baked treats are becoming more popular. These cookie bars are perfect for spring or fall. Rose chai spiced treats are a blend of sweet, spicy, and fragrant. If you love cardamom and cinnamon then this is a recipe you'll want to try.

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How to Make Perfect Pâte à Choux (Cream Puff Pastry)

Pâte à choux, that heavenly pastry dough with the ethereal crisp exterior and cavernous interior begging to be filled with sweet or savory. You can make your own for cream puffs, profiteroles, eclairs, and more. Here's how.

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Red Velvet Brownie Cupcakes With Cherry Frosting

Red velvet plus brownies? Yes, please! These cupcakes were a hit with my family.

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Elegant Pineapple Meringue Pie Recipe

Pineapple meringue pie is lusciously sweet and tantalizingly puckery. Enjoy this elegant and beautiful dessert!

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Plum Cardamon Mousse With Rum Recipe

This delightful plum cardamon mousse has a vibrant flavor. Rich with spices, it is wonderfully fruity, sweet, and light.

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Exploring Poke Cake: A Brief History + 30 Recipes!

The Poke Cake was originally created in 1970 to promote lagging sales of Jell-O gelatin. This food fad fell out of favor for a time, but imaginative American cooks have developed new fun flavors. How many? Let’s find out.

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How to Make Moon Pies With Jams From Roots Kitchen & Cannery

Homemade moon pies are the gourmet cookie sandwiches your friends wish they could make. Learn my secrets for baking perfect moon pies!

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Homemade Affogato: A Delectable Italian Dessert Drink

A popular Italian coffee drink, affogato is one of my favorite summertime beverages. Let me show you how to make it at home!

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Fried Peach Pie Recipe From Dried Peaches

My husband's mother used to make fried peach pie, and he asked me to try. to re-create the recipe. I came up with a way to make it vegan so I could have some, too.

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Traditional Southern Chess Pie Plus 5 Variations

Learn how to take a basic chess pie recipe and modify it to make six different pies, all very easy and delicious.

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Exploring Cannoli: History of the Sicilian Dessert and 7 Fun Recipes

Cannoli, a dessert of deep-fried cylindrical pastry shells and rich, sweetened ricotta filling, are synonymous with Sicily. Let’s look at their history and some fun recipes.

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Creamy Fruity Pineapple and Rum Crème Brûlée Recipe

This delicious pineapple and rum crème brûlée is wonderfully creamy, fruity, and satisfying. It's easy to make, too!

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Exploring Madeleines: A Brief Biography + 10 Recipes

Madeleines are a delicate morsel of cake, a French creation. The original was simply a mix of eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. But there are many more ways to make this little cake. Let's explore its history and 10 great recipes.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Everyone loves these cookies, even the children at the daycare where my daughter works. The cookies are soft and delicious.