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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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Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Update: This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s also a favorite of one of my readers. He’s a local foodie and often shares the recipe with others. He likes to chill the dough so the cookies spread less when you make them and stay even thicker. My son wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. He… 

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Click Retreat Caribbean

Two weeks ago I was fortunate to be able to join an amazing group of bloggers, for a photography retreat, Click Blogger Retreat, organized by Today’s Mama. The retreat was held aboard the Oasis of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s newest ships and the largest ship cruising the Caribbean. We spent 7 days aboard the gorgeous mega-ship with… 

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Margherita Pizza Phyllo Bites

Margherita Pizza Phyllo Bites with the flavors of a margherita pizza in a crispy mini phyllo shell. A fun, easy way to serve pizza for the big game without waiting for the pizza delivery guy. I’ve teamed up with Athens Foods to create two fun super bowl recipes using Athens Mini Fillo Shells. Both recipes are… 

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Kung Pao Chicken

Update: My daughter makes this recipe all the time, and she emailed me and said she thought it was time to update the post with some nice new pictures. So I tweaked the recipe just a little bit and took some much better pictures. I hope you’ll try this recipe and it becomes a favorite at… 

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Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with a Coconut Cream Cheese Filling and a Chocolate Smash Cake

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with a Coconut Cream Cheese Filling

A luscious triple layer chocolate cake with a coconut cream cheese filling covered with rich chocolate ganache and crowned with chocolate curls. My daughter and I made this fabulous cake for my grandson’s first birthday. It’s a pretty fancy cake for a one year old, but for my other grandson’s first birthday we made some gorgeous Chocolate Cheesecake Cakes, so… 

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Healthy One Pot Meals with Extra Veggies

Healthy One Pot Meals with Extra Veggies

A roundup of delicious, better-for-you meals with lots of vegetables to help you eat better in the new year. It’s a brand new year and many of us have made a resolution to eat better. My resolution every year is to eat more veggies. I’m not a huge vegetable lover, but when you add vegetables… 

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Top 10 recipes of 2014

Today I’m sharing a roundup of the Top 10 recipes of 2014 – the most popular recipes on Barbara Bakes in 2014. I hope you’ll see some of them that you’ve made, and will put some on your list to make in 2015. I’m going to start with number 10 and end with the number… 

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Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

Pita bread is a soft easy-to-make flat bread made from a yeast bread dough, rolled thin, then baked at a high temperature so it puffs up as it bakes. This month’s theme for Progressive Eats, our virtual progressive dinner, is Mediterranean Food. My family loves Greek food, so I was looking forward to all the… 

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No-Bake Orange Sunrise Cheesecake Bites

Creamy, no-bake orange cheesecake in crisp, flaky mini fillo shells topped with a sweet orange pomegranate topping and garnished with an orange wedge and a maraschino cherry. If you like a tequila sunrise cocktail, I’m sure you’re love this sweet little mini dessert.  Today’s recipe, No-Bake Orange Sunrise Cheesecake Bites, is the third of three fun and fabulous mini dessert recipes I… 

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