Strawberry Cheesecake Wontons

Wontons with a cheesecake filling deep fried until they’re golden brown and crispy, then served with a sweet, fresh strawberry sauce.


Easter Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

A sandy lemon shortbread cookie with a tart lemon curd filling in a fun Easter egg shape with a cute little chick cut out. My daughter loved my St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Key Lime Shortbread Cookies so much I decided to make a lemon version for Easter. When I did a search for some decoration inspiration,… 

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Easter Rocky Road Popcorn

Easter Rocky Road Popcorn loaded with cute, colorful bunny marshmallows, chocolaty mini Robin Eggs, and salty cashew nuts. My three-year-old grandson comes over almost every Friday with my daughter. He likes to get out a bowl and a whisk and pretend to cook. Last week, after pretending for awhile he said to me, “Grandma, do you… 

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Zoodles with Artichoke Lemon Pesto

Zucchini noodles quick fried with chicken and sun dried tomatoes in an easy-to-make, flavorful artichoke lemon pesto.  Have you tried zoodles yet? Zoodles are zucchini noodles made with a Spiral Vegetable Slicer. The noodles make a great substitute for pasta when you’re trying to eat less carbs. Recently I was at Sprouts buying zucchini to make… 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Stuffed Croissant French Toast

A croissant stuffed with Reese’s Spread then battered and topped with crunchy praline pecans, baked until it’s golden brown and served with ripe bananas, whipped cream and grated chocolate.  My boys love Reese’s Spread, a peanut butter chocolate spread that tastes just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. They often eat it with a spoon right out… 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Pie for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Hopefully, you’re wearing green. (I may or may not have sent my boys to school with no green on last year because I forgot.) And hopefully you have something green whipped up for dessert. If not, here’s the perfect recipe for you to whip up at the last minute.


Italian Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day

Italian Cookies are a not-too-sweet treat with a very subtle licorice flavor. I’ve decorated them with some fun green sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day. These cookies have been on my baking bucket list for a while now. A sweet, long time Barbara Bakes reader, Carol, shared the recipe with me and told me she makes them every Christmas…. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats

My St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats are dressed up with a green and white drizzle for the holiday. Because no one wants to get caught not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. While I was at the grocery store the other day I saw a package of Rice Krispie Treats that were decorated with a drizzle… 

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Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann is a croissant dough with sugar layered in during the last turn so after it’s baked the pastries are sweet, crunchy, buttery and super flaky. There’s a local pastry restaurant, Les Madeleines, that makes the most heavenly kouign amann. It’s where I had my first kouign amann and it was love at first bite…. 

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Raspberry Bread Pudding

Luscious bread pudding made with a mix of croissants, thick sliced white bread, raspberries and dried cranberries, baked until it’s golden brown and served warm with a smooth, rich, vanilla cream sauce. Bread pudding is an old-fashioned dessert that I’ve recently come to love. It was the bread pudding at the Tin Angel restaurant in Salt… 

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