Strawberry Balsamic Shortcake with Basil

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Strawberry Balsamic Shortcake with Basil

In this recipe flakey and buttery biscuits are served with macerated strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream. I add a hint of balsamic to the strawberries and chopped basil for a twist on this classic dessert.

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Easter Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Nests

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Easter Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Nests

Coconut macaroons are baked until they are crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. I dip them in chocolate and top them with mini Cadbury eggs for an addicting Easter treat.

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Strawberry Cream Macarons with Chocolate & Almonds

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Strawberry Cream Macarons with Chocolate & Almonds

These strawberry cream macarons coated in chocolate and almonds make for the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Happy New Year!! Celebrate with some chocolate champagne truffles!

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Cream Puffs

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Cream Puffs

This recipe for cream puffs is especially meaningful because my aunt’s grandmother would always make them for me. We weren’t even blood relatives yet every Christmas Eve she would bring a whole plate of them just for me because she knew they were my favorite.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Meringue Topping

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Sweet Potato Pie with Toasted Meringue Topping

This spiced sweet potato pie has a sky-high fluffy meringue topping that is baked until the peaks are golden brown. It is a twist on the classic holiday dish of serving mashed sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows.

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Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling and Meringue Ghosts

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Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling and Meringue Ghosts

This dark chocolate cake is filled with layers of raspberry jam and topped with chocolate ganache frosting and little meringue ghosts for a festive Halloween treat.

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Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

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Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

This recipe is basically a hybrid of an apple pie and a pop tart with the surprise addition of cheddar cheese on top.

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Poached Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Poached Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s best to start with firm ripe pears for this delicate dessert. As the pears poach, they absorb the poaching liquid and become sweet and tender. The poaching liquid is sweet and flavored with cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean.

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Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops

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Orange Creamsicle Ice Pops

This swirl of orange juice and yogurt reminds me of hot summers in New Jersey spent by the pool.

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