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Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Orange Creme Fraiche Bread

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Melt in Your Mouth Cranberry Orange Creme Fraiche Bread is a new creation born out of a desperate need to quickly use up an embarrassing amount of frozen cranberries I collected at the end of the holiday season this year. That’s when they are the cheapest to buy and perfect for freezing. It was a great idea until my freezer …

Homemade Applesauce Pancakes

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Saturday mornings are for pancakes topped with slabs of butter and plenty of fruit jam. My secret ingredient for making the perfect pancakes is non-other than applesauce. Made with fresh, simple ingredients, homemade applesauce pancakes are a healthier version of everyone’s favorite breakfast food. Adding (organic)  applesauce to the batter creates a tender, fluffy, flavorful pancake so delicious it’s hard …

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It Begins at the Table Cookbook Sneak Peek: Lemon Zucchini Bread Recipe with Sweet Turmeric Glaze

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Lemon Zucchini Bread with sweet turmeric glaze is my version of my grandmother’s old classic zucchini bread recipe. Baked with most of the same delicious ingredients she used and infused with a delightful lemon flavor that takes my grandma’s method to the next level — topped with a sweet turmeric glaze for a touch of international flavor. Have you ever …

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Banana Coconut Mango Cake | Gluten-Free & Dairy-free

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With the holidays upon us, it’s time to plan the menu for those festive gatherings. Today, I experimented in the kitchen with a new dessert idea. Gluten-free, dairy-free banana coconut mango cake delightfully combines your favorite fruit topped over a moist coconut almond flour cake and dairy-free coconut whipped cream. I had my daughter, Lexi, in mind when I created this …

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Simple Mini Pancake Stacks

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Sunday brunch is my favorite meal of the week, especially if it’s a beautiful buffet filled with delicious food. The pleasure of indulging in a relaxing breakfast that does not involve me in the kitchen cooking, or even better, cleaning up, is the way I like to spend my day of rest. But then there are those holidays like Easter, …

Jamaican Festival Bread Recipe

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Festival is a celebrated tradition in Jamaica. I’m not referring to an outdoor street party, though I adore the festive steel drum music they play near the pool. Jamaican Festival bread is a traditional bread side served with dishes like Jerk Chicken and Escovitch Fish. The actual name is Jamaican Festival Dumpling, but it looks and tastes more like a …

Cranberry Bliss Bars

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Every Christmas season when Starbucks comes out with their beloved Cranberry Bliss Bars, I feel like the clock is frantically ticking towards the last bar in the case. Well, no more waiting till the snow falls to enjoy these beauties again. Cranberry bliss bars have made their way to my kitchen and I welcome them with open arms! Inspired by …

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cake Recipe (From 1942)

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My Grandmother created some of the fondest memories of my childhood. She was a real-life Superwoman, a mother of eight, a farmer, a gardener, a cook, a housewife, an employee, and a beautiful Godly German woman who managed her way through the Great Depression while still giving a helping hand to strangers in need. Through her example, she has taught …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Cupcakes

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Print Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Cupcakes Yum Course Dessert Cuisine American Servings cupcakes Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate Ghirardelli1/2 cup peanutbutter3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup cocoa powder, OMG! Superfoods Organic Cacao Powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda3/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon sea salt2 large eggs3 tablespoons chia seeds1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla …