Banana-Coconut Bread

  Banana bread needs no introduction! A twist to the traditional banana bread with the addition of coconut and coconut oil adding double the coconut punch! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 […]

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Turtle Tart

No, there are no turtles in the tart! Turtles are candies that has toasted pecans covered with soft caramel and then draped with dark chocolate. An irresistible combination indeed! These simple candies are transformed into a elegant dessert! The base is a soft chocolate layer that is cross between a flourless chocolate cake and a […]

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Broccoli Cheese Sandwich

  Who is a fan of broccoli? Not many! Who is a fan of broccoli cheese soup ? Many many! This sandwich puts that popular broccoli cheese soup between two slices of bread along with tangy sun dried tomatoes and crunchy potato chips. Yes , you will not need a bag of potato chips along […]

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Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

  The perfect fall pancake ! Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a crackly streusel topping and served with an unusual milk syrup. If you want to make your own pumpkin puree then cut a sugar pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy fibers, place cut side down in a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees […]

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Strawberry Margarita Cookies

Margarita needs no introduction ! Strawberries added to the drink results in a delicious twist. All the components of this south of the border drink has made into a crunchy treat. Mucho delicioso! The pink cookies are flecked with freeze dried strawberries. There is tequila in both cookies and glaze, reinforcing the boozy effect! Ingredients: […]

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Spicy Spinach-Chicken Dip Flatbread Pizza

This recipe won the Kangaroo Flatbread Recipe Creation! YAY! I have never had any leftovers of spinach artichoke dip at any party or get together. The dish is usually wiped clean! Though mine usually does not have any artichokes because my kids have a hard time picking it out! They group veggies into 3 categories […]

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Nutella-Pretzel Bars

These bars hit every note in your taste buds. Salty, sweet, creamy and crispy ! Crumbly and buttery shortbread crust with the addition of oats, salty pretzels and nutella combined to make a mousse like filling , thin layer of dark chocolate glaze and sprinkled with sea salt to finish the deal. Granted the bars […]

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Banana-Nut Brownie Muffins

A fudgy brownie with a tall  glass of milk is any child’s dream or an adult for that matter! With so many variations from cakey, fudgy, chewy… brownies are so much more than just an after milk treat. But, what would happen if one adds mashed bananas into the equation?  Taking it one step further […]

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Dried Fruit Focaccia Bites

Focaccia is a slight modification of pizza dough, baked in a flat pan, topped  with sea salt and sometimes herbs. My local Safeway has a jalapeno and asiago focaccia which is highly addictive (my version will follow soon) . Focaccias are great on their own, or split , stuffed with meats and cheeses and grilled […]

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