Blondies

These tasty dessert bars are an excellent variation of classic brownies and the perfect treat for those like Julia who prefer vanilla to chocolate.

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Key Lime Pie

This creamy and zesty pie, the official state pie of Florida, is simple, satisfying, and the perfect remedy for winter blues. It can be baked or unbaked, have a graham cracker or pastry crust, and topped with meringue or whipped cream but it consistently contains key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolks. We love our scaled-down version, which is on the lighter side.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hundreds of years ago, cocoa powder had a unique reaction to other ingredients during the baking process that produced the prototypical “red velvet” color. This reaction doesn’t happen anymore, so we create our red velvet with natural food coloring like beets or commercial food dye. The result is a luscious and elegant dessert spread with a homemade cream cheese frosting that’s fun to make and eat.

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Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste made from toasted sesame seeds that adds a deliciously unique taste to classic chocolate chip cookies. Equivalent in popularity only to snickerdoodles, these easy-to-make treats are in high demand in our house.

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Biscotti

Dry, crunchy, and oblong-shaped, these Italian biscuits pair especially well with a hot cup of tea or coffee. They aren’t too sweet and can be flavored with any combination of nuts, dried fruits, spices, or powders.

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Cheesecake

Cheesecake was originally a simple combination of flour, honey, and cheese until New York made it famous by adding eggs and cream cheese. Today, places like The Cheesecake Factory have over 30 flavors! Cheesecake can be rich and complicated, however our recipe is light and simple.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

This is another classic cookie recipe to add to your sweets collection. Its simple ingredients, straightforward preparation, and delicious taste make it an exceptional snack to have around the house.

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

The Germans first introduced coffee cakes long ago with their characteristic streusel topping, however it was 1950’s American wives and mothers that transformed it into a sweet cake with many different variations and the classic hole in the middle. Regardless of how you prepare it today, this crumbly breakfast treat still pairs perfectly with coffee!

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