Desserts

DIY: Fresh Cherry Sauce for Ice Cream and Yogurt

DIY: Fresh Cherry Sauce

The first time I made it, I called it “Cheater’s Cherries Jubilee.” For a few nights more in a row than I’ll admit on the internet, I pitted ~2 dozen cherries into a small bowl, dropped a piece of orange peel in, and popped it in the microwave for 90 seconds. I scooped the still-warm, [...]

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Peach and Plum Galette

Peach and Plum Galette

There are two things of which I am certain: 1) God intended a ripe, bruise-it-just-by-looking-at-it peach to be consumed in the heat of July, straight from the tree and 2) Plums get the shaft when it comes to pretty internet recipes. But if God didn’t want something like this to happen, surely he wouldn’t have [...]

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Fresh Cherry Cupcakes

Fresh Cherry Cupcakes

Raise your hand if you have been hoarding cherries! [raises hand] [shoves cherry in mouth, wipes fingers on jeans, raises other hand] If you’ve ever wanted to make fresh cherry or strawberry cupcakes, you’ve probably run into similar problems: the surprising lack of recipes out there with natural ingredients and real fruit. Because if it’s [...]

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Fresh Cherry Coke (Dr Pepper) Floats

Fresh Cherry Coke Float Recipe

I grew up 40 minutes north of the 4th largest city in the United States. And it might as well have been 200 miles from the nearest civilization. Back then, it was the last-Dairy-Queen, barely-a-dot-on-the-map before you hit that stretch of 59 that turned into 2 parts speed trap, 1 part scary hillbilly cop movie, [...]

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Drunken Cherry Galette

Drunken Cherry Galettes

You know what’s better than eating cherries straight out of the bag for lunch? WINE. These individual galettes are not your average dessert. The rustic pie/tart/pastry-thingies are filled with red wine-soaked cherries, glazed with a red wine reduction, and then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It tastes like someone (me) spiked a [...]

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Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies

Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Brownies

I hope you get a chance to thank a serviceman or woman this Memorial Day weekend. And buy them a drink. Because there’s no such thing as too much appreciation when it comes to our veterans and service people. Our freedoms aren’t by any means free. And without those fine folks, life would look a [...]

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Chocolate Cupcakes for My Little “Balemtime”

Chocolate Valentine

“Is it Balemtime’s yet?! Can we make chocolate tweats?” I didn’t think a 4-year-old could get more excited about something that wasn’t Christmas- or dinosaur-related. But I was wrong. It’s because there’s chocolate. And Master Yoda. She is my kid, after all. Although only one of us would choose broccoli & ranch over chocolate. Spoiler: [...]

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Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Let’s cut right to it and talk about my favorite part about these muffins. (Believe it or not, it’s not the chocolate.) It was the way my hands smelled all day after mixing the orange zest and sugar together. It was the way the baking muffins made my house smell bright and citrusy. It was [...]

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