Apple pie cups with cinnamon streusel topping

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When it comes to fall desserts, apple pie is an all American dessert sample. Now you can enjoy this dessert made in less than one hour (baking included) in a cup form!  One of my family’s favorite fall activity is apple picking. Although apples are widely available year round, there’s so much fun spending the… 

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Pumpkin pie panna cotta tart

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A fall inspired make-ahead dessert, pumpkin pie panna cotta got an elegant twist. Let to rest in an oatmeal brown sugar crust, this panna cotta tart is a light, silky finish to your Thanksgiving meal.  When I think of fall, apples and pumpkin come first to mind. Especially pumpkin pie. It’s been a family tradition… 

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4th of July ice cream cones

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A fun and easy 4th of July project for the kids. Waffle cone dipped in candy, covered in sprinkles and filled to the top with ice cream and fresh berries.   Ok, So I have another no bake treat for you today. I can also call it “even a 3-year-old can do it” treat. If… 

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4th of July Oreo ice cream cake

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It seems like yesterday I was complaining it’s snowing in April and I still have the heat on in May and here we are, almost at the end of June. Another twist and it’s 4th of July. And I’m all prepared for it! I’ve found the easiest way to celebrate it with only 2 ingredients! Or… 

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Berry sweet empanadas

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Berry sweet empanadas – flaky pastry pockets filled with creamy ricotta and juicy summer berries. A sweet twist on traditional empanadas. A few weeks ago, while writing down ideas for recipes I would like to bake, I start flipping pages through a couple of cookbooks and saw a recipe for empanadas. I have eaten countless time… 

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Alfajores – dulce de leche sandwich cookies

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Alfajores, also known as dulce de leche sandwich cookies, are traditional shortbread cookies with a dulce de leche filling, popular in Spain and throughout Latin America. Lately I’ve been on a Latin kick. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I sat down one afternoon and browsed the internet for great desserts to celebrate this… 

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Tres leches cake

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Tres leches cake is a sponge cake soaked in three types of milk – condensed milk, evaporated milk and, depending on the recipe, half and half, whole milk or heavy cream. Sometimes topped with whipped heavy cream, this rich sweet cake is a sample of the Latin cuisine. The first time I heard about tres leches cake… 

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Dulce de leche chocolate cheesecake bars

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Dulce de leche chocolate cheesecake bars – rich creamy caramel-y cheesecake topped with a thin layer of dulce de leche and chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of fleur de sel. The perfect sweet and salty treat! There’s no secret my favorite dessert is cheesecake. Chocolate cheesecake, if you want to narrow it down. I don’t have… 

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Coconut kisses chocolate bars

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Coconut creme kisses chocolate bars – Just like a magic bar but with a stronger coconut flavor and chocolate added to the graham crust Raise your hand if you have leftover Easter candy. I should probably raise both my hands. I still have leftover Halloween and Christmas candy. For me candy it’s mostly considered an… 

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Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting

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Carrot cake cookies – just like a cake but in a soft, sweet cookie with a touch of spices and packed with grated carrots sandwiched with cream cheese frosting   Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting. There’s something about carrot cake and Easter. For the last couple of weeks I see a carrot cake… 

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Romanian Easter bread – Pasca

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Pasca – Romanian Easter Bread. Sweet, soft, enriched yeast bread baked in a springform with a cheese filling inside After 7 weeks of fasting (abstinence from any kind of food derived from animals)  with Good Friday being the absolute fast (we’re not allowed to eat or drink anything the entire day) comes Easter, one of… 

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Greek Easter bread – Tsoureki

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Greek Easter bread – Tsoureki – soft, sweet, yeast egg-enriched bread flavored with citrus and aniseed. Tsoureki it’s the famous Greek Easter bread. It’s soft, sweet, yeast egg-enriched bread usually flavored with citrus, aniseed or mahlepi (sour cherry pits ground into powder). A couple of cooked red dyed eggs tucked between the braids, sprinkle some slivered… 

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Italian Easter bread – Pane di Pasqua

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Pane di Pasqua (Italian Easter breads) fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon zest and a touch of ground aniseed Last week Italian Easter Pie, now Italian Easter Bread. These Italian Easter breads are fluffy, slightly sweet, rich and soft, like a brioche, flavored with generous amount of lemon… 

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Italian Easter pie

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Italian Easter pie – sweet, creamy, light ricotta pie with chocolate chips and a touch of orange. Every time I see a cheesecake recipe my heart skips a beat. My all time favorite dessert is chocolate cheesecake and if I have to choose a recipe from my blog as a favorite I’d probably go with the brownie bottom cheesecake. This… 

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Cadbury creme egg brownies

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Rich, fudgy and totally addictive, these Cadbury creme eggs brownies will be the first to disappear from your Easter table. The ultimate Easter dessert!  There’s a new movie coming up this Easter season. Very similar with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory only this one is called Roxana and the Cadbury Creme Eggs Factory.  If I have to… 

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Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs

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Peanut butter cookie bars with Reese’s peanut butter eggs – just like a melt-in-you-mouth peanut butter cookie with an extra peanut butter touchI’ve been meaning to use Reese’s colorful Easter Eggs in baking since I saw them on the shelves just before Valentine’s day. Of course I ate a few bags before I actually used… 

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