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  • freshly baked buttermilk pound cake on a rack with knife

    Perfect Buttermilk Pound Cake

    Perfect Buttermilk Pound Cake is that once in a lifetime recipe made with the classic ratio of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. This easy bundt cake always comes out perfect, and…

  • Vidalia Onion Pie in a white pie dish on a baking sheet

    Vidalia Onion Pie

    My Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie is a highlight of Vidalia season (April through August.) It’s so easy to throw together and it keeps well in the fridge. We love it with…

  • easy fresh strawberry sauce in a jar

    Homemade Strawberry Sauce Recipe

    Homemade Strawberry Sauce is one of the best perks of spring and summer…and it takes just 10 minutes to make (be sure to freeze some for the rest of the year.)…

  • strawberry shortbread cookies

    Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

    Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are pretty in pink cookies that might look demure, but they pack an explosive berry flavor.  The frilly edge of sparkling sugar gives a nice crunchy contrast…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    The Spring-iest Spring Dessert Recipes!

    The days are getting longer and warmer, and our treats are getting lighter and springier! Make one of these pretty dessert recipes the centerpiece of your next spring fling.…

  • lemon velvet sheet cake

    Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake

    Lemon Velvet Sheet Cake is like a long tall glass of lemonade in a sheet pan…tart and tangy and oh so inviting.  This easy vintage inspired lemon cake is a potluck classic!…

  • taking a slice of Mary Berry's Lemon Drizzle Cake

    Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle Cake

    Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle Cake is an easy tea cake with a distinctive  crunchy lemon glaze.  You only need a few basic ingredients and 35 minutes to bake this lovely bundt…

  • Easy No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

    My Easy No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls are thickly iced and ready to eat in under an hour! This soft and fluffy cinnamon bun recipe is no knead, no rise, and insanely delicious ~…

  • blueberry lemon breakfast cake

    Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake

    Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake  is a riff on cranberry breakfast cake, which is a take on rhubarb breakfast cake…which is a variation of peaches and cream breakfast cake… you get the idea.  This blueberry…

  • asparagus and creme fraiche tart

    Simple Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

    A simple asparagus puff pastry tart made in just a few minutes with frozen puff pastry, creme fraiche (or mascarpone, Boursin, cream cheese…) and asparagus.  A shower of lemon zest and…

  • strawberry cake with fresh strawberries

    Homemade Yellow Cake with Strawberry Frosting

    Homemade Yellow Cake with Strawberry Frosting ~ simple, homey, and fresh, this strawberry cake makes such a nice finish to an early spring meal, and it would look adorable studded with…

  • Welsh cakes

    Easy Welsh Cakes Recipe!

    Welsh Cakes ~ they’re cooked on a griddle like a pancake, but can be eaten out of hand like a scone ~ these sweet, buttery little breakfast cakes are a Welsh…

  • Baked Egg Galettes

    Ottolenghi’s Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

    Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem ~ these eggs baked in puff pastry are the ultimate breakfast in bed recipe, and they look spectacular on a brunch…

  • small batch craft chocolates

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America ~ these bean to bar chocolatiers are flourishing in cities all over the US using ethically sourced, single origin, organic cacao to make the most…

  • Making a blueberry muffin bundt cake with yogurt drizzle

    Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake

    My Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake with a sweet yogurt glaze is a delicious mash up and officially the best way to wow a brunch crowd, welcome overnight guests, or treat yourself…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies ~ these are my favorite buttery rich shortbread cookies topped with colorful and delicate edible flowers.  This pretty tea time treat is surprisingly easy…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat.  Be sure to…

  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake

    This Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake is a delicate breakfast or snack cake that features the unusual combination of tart rhubarb with almond.  …

  • a slice of orange blossom bundt cake

    Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

    An Orange Blossom Bundt Cake made with my signature orange infused sugar for a classic pound cake texture and a sophisticated orange flavor.  This is the orange cake to end all…

  • A rhubarb shortcake on a white plate with whipped cream

    Rhubarb Shortcake

    Rhubarb Shortcake ~ the combination of flaky pastry, juicy tart fruit, and sweet cream is unbeatable.  One taste of this easy and elegant spring dessert and you’ll never settle for strawberry…

  • Clotted Cream Shortbread, cut into squares

    Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread

    Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread  is an authentic shortbread recipe that uses clotted cream in addition to butter to make the most luxurious breakfast or tea time treat ever.  This is the…

  • Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart ~ this  juicy rhubarb tart recipe is warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping.  After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day,…

  • Spring Backyard Flower Arranging

    You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart style cutting garden to put fresh flowers on the table throughout the season.  Here are my top tips for spring backyard flower arranging,…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe ~ this vodka spiked gazpacho is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary…

  • A slice of strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream on a blue floral plate

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie ~ sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb team up for this easy one crust crumble topped pie.  Was there ever a springier dessert?  I don’t think so.  Be…

  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions.  From decadent chocolate…

  • Raspberry Eaton Mess in a glass with spoon

    Raspberry Eton Mess

    You don’t have to be a prep school alum to appreciate a Raspberry Eton Mess ~ it’s a traditional British dessert made with meringues, berries, and lots of whipped cream. It’s…