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Tastes of summer. Some foods just go together.

tastes of summer

Grilled cheese and tomato soup, creamed butter and sugar, garlic and caramelized onions… for me, I'm addicted to raspberry and lemon. So when I saw these bars last year, I knew I had to make them. A little less than a year later and I finally made the recipe. Tangy, vibrant, subtly sweet with a rich, buttery crust. These raspberry lemonade bars are the perfect summer dessert. Looking for something to make on The 4th of July? Raspberry lemonade bars ingredients: for the crust: 9 T. (1 stick + 1 T.) butter ¼ c. sugar 1 c. flour. Raw + Vegan Nanaimo Bars. Cinnamon Twists. White Chocolate Stuffed Orange Sesame Cream Puffs. Today’s pastries were made by our friends, Honey and Rissa from Sugarush, which specializes in handcrafted Fondant cakes.

White Chocolate Stuffed Orange Sesame Cream Puffs

Since both of them are quite shy, it’d be best to gently contact them via their facebook page or email so that you don’t scare them. Let us know if you’d like to collaborate with us! Yield: 8-10 large puffs Ingredients for the Choux Pastry ¼ cup Milk¼ cup Water¼ cup Butter⅛ teaspoon Salt½ teaspoon Orange zest½ cup Flour3 pieces Eggs½ teaspoon Vanilla extract½ tablespoon Sesame seeds, toasted1 tablespoon Sugar Ingredients for the White Chocolate Filling 2.5 ounces White chocolate1 tablespoon Cream½ cup Cream Procedure for the Choux Pasty Procedure for the White Chocolate Filling Melt the white chocolate with 1 tablespoon cream. Watermelon Mint Cooler & Granita. It is getting hotter by the day, and most days I am wishing to be soaked in the pool the whole day.. Ah.. that would be complete bliss.. Well, not having that kind of luxury, I make do with refreshing watermelon mint cooler by the poolside.

What’s missing in the picture are the mini umbrellas.. Strawberry spoon bread. Every spring when the wildflowers bloom, Texans will say thank you to Mrs.

Strawberry spoon bread

Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, the former first lady and native Texan who made it her life’s work to protect and preserve native plants in their natural habitat. Rolo S’mores Skillet Monkey Bread. I fully admit that I have sampled my fair share of desserts of all kinds.

Rolo S’mores Skillet Monkey Bread

Cake for Any Occasion. I have to confess: I buckled a little under the pressure of coming up with an Easter recipe post.

Cake for Any Occasion

{It seems to happen to me every time a holiday comes around.} I wanted to make something cutesy -- you know, bunnies and eggs and chicks and the like -- but sadly, all my plans of fluffy grandeur crumbled to pieces. {Literally. Irene's Orange Rolls. I never had the opportunity to meet my Grandmother Irene.

Irene's Orange Rolls

She died before I was born, fighting a cancer that eventually took her life. She was a strong woman, raising my mother and her two sons on a farm in small town America. There are a few anecdotes my mother likes to share with my sister and me, both humorous and sad, so we can hope to know her too, if only in a small way. Though I never had the chance to meet my grandmother, I feel as if I have gotten to know her most through her cooking. Over the years, my mother has shared her recipes with me, whether it was a meal she served on our dining room table, stories about the food she created, or a recipe card handwritten by her mother. Her everyday food was simple, but no less delicious because of it.

It was the holidays, however, where she showed the true love for her family to the extent she was willing to go with her food. Brownie Batter / Chocolate Cookie Dough. Peanut butter banana chocolate chip oatmeal bars – sally's baking addiction. If you’ve been following Sally’s Baking Addiction since the beginning, you may remember my peanut butter banana oatmeal bars.

peanut butter banana chocolate chip oatmeal bars – sally's baking addiction

They are, without a doubt, my FAVORITE healthy snack recipe ever. I played around with the recipe a bit and added some chocolate. Because everything is better with chocolate, no? It is the super ripe bananas that make these bars so incredibly soft. Super ripe bananas are super-brown and super-sweet. The more ripe your bananas are, the better these bars will taste. The peanut butter packs a HUGE flavor punch and the oats give these bars a nice chewy texture.

I loathe long bake times, complicated recipes, and slaving away in the kitchen.

Pudding/ trifles/ parfits

Brownies. Cheesecake. Homemade candies. Fruit. Ice cream. Pumpkin. Cookies. Pies. Doughnuts. Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake. I love watching the reaction of my boys sampling my baked goods.

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake

I gave them a bite after school a couple days ago of this sheet cake and their expression was priceless. If I left the room, I am afraid the entire plate would have been devoured. This recipe is that good my friends :) In fact, it will be making an appearance for Thanksgiving and probably Christmas for sure!

Don’t let the cake mix in the recipe scare you away. I assure you, no one will know this is a jazzed up cake mix recipe. Try it out for yourself and let me know how that first bite was :) Enjoy!! Here you have your line up of ingredients. Let’s get this party started :) Start with dumping all of the cake ingredients into the mixer. A small box of instant pudding mix does wonders! Add those eggs. Oil, milk and sour cream. Add a can of pumpkin.

How gorgeous is that?! Here it comes! Almost there Perfect. Spread the cake evenly to the edges. Like so Melt your butter, add the brown sugar and cinnamon. No-bake Lemon Coconut Slice. Sometimes you want something quick, sweet and easy without firing up the oven.

No-bake Lemon Coconut Slice

Especially here at the moment, where the temperature is hitting 40 degrees Celsius. Eww. Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats. Y’all knew this was coming, right?

Peppermint Bark Rice Krispie Treats

At least those of you on Facebook. See, I had something completely different planned, and then I spent a Saturday night alone at Walmart (which, I realize sounds super pathetic, but in reality was super awesome. Roasted Pineapple Tamales with Riesling Poached Raisins. Around this time four years ago, my roommate brought home a plastic bag brimming with husk-wrapped tamales prepared earlier that day by his family. I remember being overly excited because I had never had tamales before. I eagerly unwrapped my first tamal unaware of what I was going to find inside. Nestled inside the corn husk was the most amazing shredded pork encased in tender corn masa. After one bite, I was addicted. The next tamal was a sweet variation filled with strawberry preserves.

These sweet tamales are stuffed with chunks of vanilla roasted pineapple and golden raisins poached in riesling and honey. The tamal-making process outlined below is quite lengthy; however, it can easily be broken up. Pictured below is a whole roasted pineapple. A quick side note – today is the last day to win a copy of The Cookiepedia: Mixing Baking, and Reinventing the Classics. Chinese tian tang sweet soup recipe. Recipe: chinese sweet soup (tian tang) Chinese new year is coming up this Monday, January 23 (2012). It will be the year of the Dragon, which makes me chuckle because my dad is a dragon and he likes to tell everyone that he’s a dragon.

In my childhood years, he always told me that the dragon was the best. Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. I am so much hooked to Pinterest these days, its a great place to pin and categorize all things which we like. There are great resources out there ranging from photography to yum recipes, and I am loving it. I came across this recipe in Pinterest which is from The Pastry Affair and I knew that this is one of the recipe which is easy to make, healthy and quite addictive.

Apart from the baking time, this requires just a few minutes of assembling. Ingredients: Chickpeas/ Garbanzo Beans- 2 Cups cooked or one 15 ounce can Cinnamon Powder- 1 Teaspoon.