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There’s nothing like a good dessert to add a sweet finish to a wonderful meal.

Orange Cornmeal Cake with Hazelnut Caramel Buttercream

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I am really into the dessert flavor combinations that hit both sweet and savory, and this Orange Cornmeal Cake with Hazelnut Caramel Buttercream is no different.  It’s got a wonderful delicate cake flavor and texture that is not too sweet, BUT marry it up with the amazing buttercream that’s been amped-up with Baileys® Hazelnut Caramel Blondie Coffee Creamer and you’ve got yourself one delicious pairing.  The best part about this recipe, it is simple!  My favorite :-). June is National Dairy Month—as if I needed more of a reason to stop by and pick up delicious items on my daily…

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Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit

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When I was growing up I remember my mom always making some odd, sweet luke-warm rice thing with cinnamon in it, which at the time seemed kind of gross.  Well fast forward 25 years and enter my Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit that I made myself.  The crazy thing is that it’s really no different than what my mom used to make decades ago, it’s just that I like it now.  Even when I was young and my mom made it I never even tried it, I just thought that I wouldn’t like it because it…

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Hummingbird Cake Recipe

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Man was I in it this week.  My wife’s birthday was Tuesday and Mother’s Day is Sunday…  Now that I’m married I have to account for 3 total moms and of course by something on behalf of my daughter for my wife just because that’s what good dads/husbands do right?  After cards and presents were bought I needed a cake, so I I went all in on this Southern Hummingbird Cake Recipe which I’ve been dying to do for a few months now.  One, I love all things “South” and two it’s pretty much a carrot cake, which my favorite,…

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Yogurt Tart with Fresh Berries Recipe

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I’m into easy these days. Chasing a 3-year-old around day and night, super busy at work, and just finishing up remodeling our kitchen I want delicious and I want simple. My daughter and wife each have a sweet tooth of epic proportion so it’s always my job to delivery, only problem is I don’t have time to be baking sweet treats or serving up ice cream all day long. I wanted to explore what it would look like to make a delicious dessert that is dairy free and loaded with fresh berries so I created this Yogurt Tart. Too much…

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Triple Layer Coconut Cake Recipe

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It is so hard to make cake in my house, not because the procedures but simply because we eat the entire thing with ease, and this coconut cake is no different.  In fact, even the batter is ridiculously delicious, but be careful eating because there are raw eggs in it.  If you are looking to make a really awesome dessert than this coconut cake is where it’s at!  It’s easy to make, loaded with flavor and something that’s a little different than the norm, which to me is always good.  It’s also perfect for Easter because you can dye the…

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Cream Puffs Recipe with Bavarian Cream

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I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to make this Cream Puffs Recipe with Bavarian Cream, literally it’s been like 5 years.  These bring back every memory I remember from culinary school and they did not disappoint.  I’m pretty sure I saw my daughter drool when she saw them…. And she immediately ate 3 haha.  This is a really easy recipe and I think if you are looking to change it up in the dessert department and want to wow some folks, then this is it.  Nope, don’t go looking at other recipes this is it!    …

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How to Make Churros

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These may be my new favorite, especially with coffee in the morning, and how I’ll show you how to make churros and just how easy they are to prepare.  Last summer I was in Columbus, Ohio tearing up the town looking for the very best in all things culinary.  I took one of those food bus tours and landed at a little Mexican bake shop.  When we got there they greeted us with homemade churros that were literally still hot, and from there I fell in love.  Sure I’ve had churros before but it had been awhile, and ever since…

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Mini Cornmeal Cupcakes with Maple Butter Cream

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Think of these Mini Cornmeal Cupcakes with Maple Butter Cream almost like cornbread muffins with maple, except they are packed in little bites and way more delicious. The cornmeal cupcakes batter is the same as cornbread muffins except I may have put a little more sugar in it, but I can’t be sure :-).  Next spray PAM Original No-Stick Spray into a mini 24 muffin tin, ad in the batter and bake. These will bake quick since they are so tiny.. Just wanted to warn ya ;-). The buttercream consists of butter, powdered sugar and maple syrup.  Not too much now, just…

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