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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts are plain cake donuts with a simple glaze, but they’re scored to create more surface area so that when they’re fried they get extra crispy and extra delicious on the outside.   An old fashioned donut was never my first choice at a donut shop. I’ve always been drawn to the… 

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Snickerdoodle Skookie

This Snickerdoodle Skookie is a big snickerdoodle cookie studded with cinnamon chips baked in a cast iron skillet served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Last month when my brother and his family were visiting me, I learned that my nephew is crazy about snickerdoodle cookies. So, of course, I had to bake… 

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Black Licorice Caramels

These Black Licorice Caramels are a cross between black licorice and soft buttery caramels. They’re easy to make, and are a perfect gift for the black licorice lover in your life.  My dear, sweet, friend and neighbor, Betty, brought me a batch of theses black licorice caramels recently when I had family in town for my… 

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Mango Lime Muffins

Start the day with a little taste of the tropics. These Mango Lime Muffins are a tender, light, fluffy muffin with a mild lime flavor loaded with chunks of mango, topped with a sweet, crunchy almond streusel, and drizzled with a tart lime glaze. My Key Lime Pie with a Mango sauce was the inspiration for these… 

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Ice Cream Waffle Bowl Recipe

Crisp vanilla waffle cones and bowls are the perfect addition to an ice cream sundae bar. They’re super easy and inexpensive to make, and they’re better tasting than packaged waffle cones and bowls.  This month it’s my turn to host our virtual progressive dinner, Progressive Eats. Since it’s summer time, I decided to change it up and instead… 

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Red, White & Blue Berry Puff Pastry Parfaits

These Red, White & Blue Berry Puff Pastry Parfaits are super easy to make. Just layer some lightly sweetened strawberries, raspberries and blueberries with a creamy, rich whipped cream cream cheese mixture, and top it with a flaky, sweet puff pastry star.   One of my favorite things about summer is the great berry desserts…. 

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Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Eclairs are made by filling a crisp, buttery eclair shell with a light, creamy vanilla pastry cream and glazing it with a rich, chocolate icing. Eclairs are one of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s a perfect combination.   A crisp exterior surrounds a smooth, creamy, light as air custard and topped with a rich chocolate… 

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with a fun orange soda cupcake frosted with a luscious, sweet orange cream cheese icing. Today I’m guest posting on Sweet Basil. Carrian is expecting, and struggling with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. So while she’s taking care of herself and her little baby bump, I’m sharing my Orange Creamsicle Cupcake recipe on Sweet Basil. Please stop by… 

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Key Lime Pie with Mango Sauce

A tart, creamy key lime pie with a graham cracker crust crowned with a light as air meringue and served with a sweet mango sauce. Today I’m sharing a recipe with Never Enough Thyme readers as well as mine. Lana is recuperating from back surgery, so I volunteered to create and share a wonderful southern recipe. If you haven’t… 

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Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns made with a buttery, cardamom dough layered with fragrant orange sugar, then knotted, topped with crunchy Swedish pearl sugar and baked until they’re golden brown.  Today’s posted is sponsored by Red Star Yeast. I used Red Star Platinum yeast to make these fabulous Swedish Orange Sweet Buns. Swedish sweet buns are less sweet than… 

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