Individual strawberry crumble recipe

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Juicy fresh strawberries and a buttery topping make this strawberry crumble one of my favorite summer desserts!! Simple ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep time, I’ll be making this over and over again, all summer long! When I think of summer desserts, crumble, cobblers and crisps come first to mind. Yes, I love strawberry… 

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Tiramisu recipe

Coffee soaked lady fingers layered with creamy dreamy filling made from mascarpone cheese and egg yolks. With just a handful of ingredients this amazingly simple dessert will always be a favorite of mine. Tiramisu stole my heart years ago, when I had my first taste. It was love at first bite. It was like stepping… 

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Coffee and cream chocolate chip cookies

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Classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with a touch of coffee and cream – instant coffee powder, semisweet chocolate chip and white chocolate chips will make these cookies your favorite coffee treat! Throughout the years I had a love-hate relationship with coffee. I started drinking coffee in my last year in high school as the… 

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Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites

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Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites – oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping. Today I have some great news to share with you. I’ve told you before I’m a bad organizer, so please don’t judge me for taking me… 

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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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Romanian dried fruit swirl bread

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A brioche like bread, rich from the butter and eggs with a soft crumb this dried fruit swirl bread baked around the holidays Today’s post is hard to write. I’ve had a couple of attempts but after few short sentences the teary eyes forced me to think of something else. I’m a very emotional person… 

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Ricotta tart with honey and figs

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A creamy, sweet ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with fragrant fresh figs. Years ago, in my high-school years I always looking forward to the beginning of the school year. There was something that made me look forward to the end of summer. Something that was way better that all the summer vacation fun. It wasn’t the thought of my… 

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Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Another summer treat. I’ll hang onto summer as long as I can. Abundant fresh fruit. Light desserts. Tell me you don’t like summer! And since I love you so much I didn’t want to let you wait forever for this lemon sugar cookies recipe I mentioned in my last post. I don’t have lots of… 

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2011 Best Desserts

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  This is my last round-up of recipes from 2011.  It was fun going back in time. I realized how much I still have to learn, but in the same I loved seeing my progresses throughout the last year. I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring my way, hopefully some patience so I… 

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Chocolate Covered Cookies

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These chocolate cookies are the last ones from my bake sale cookie-thon. Leave the best for last, I may say. Well, all the cookies were a hit but if someone asked me which one was my favorite than these chocolate ones would have been my answer. What’s not to love about them? The chocolate cookie… 

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Candy Cane Cookies

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‘Tis the season to be merry. I’m, I really am. We already started to receive the Christmas gifts. Yesterday 3 big boxes arrived from my mother-in-law. My face was all a smile when I unpacked and put the gifts under the tree.  In my mind I was counting the days until I can tear the… 

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Egg-yolk cookies


As you’re reading this, we are on our way back to Virginia.  What it was supposed to be a couple of days vacation turned into a 3 weeks vacation. Despite Tiffany being sick, we found some time to enjoy the weather, get wrinkled toes at the water-park, eat lots of ice-cream and sleep in late!!… 

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Mousse Cake


Last week our dinner time conversations were pretty much the same me : what kind of cake would you like for your birthday? hubby : I don’t want cake, just mint chocolate chip ice-cream. me : I’ve never made ice-cream, I don’t even have an ice-cream machine, don’t plan on buying one these days. So… 

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