Vanilla Cupcakes

We love these fluffy vanilla cupcakes so much that they’re our go-to dessert for many birthday celebrations. Topped with homemade cream cheese frosting and sprinkles, they’re a sweet treat!

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Koulourakia

These Greek ribbon-shaped cookies, infused with orange zest and topped with sesame seeds, are traditionally eaten on Easter. Whether you bring them to gatherings or keep them at home, their uniqueness and great taste are bound to please any crowd!

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Coconut Macaroons

These flourless Italian cookies, which were originally made with almond paste, have evolved significantly over time. When coconut replaced the almond paste, they became world-famous, especially for European Jews at Passover. Today, our family enjoys them dipped in chocolate both during the Jewish holidays and as a sweet and nutritious treat to have around the house.

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Garlic Knots

Soft and fluffy on the inside and topped with a flavorful garlicky glaze, these little knots pair perfectly with a warm bowl of soup or a fresh salad. The dough reminds us of pizza, making for a fun preparation and familiar bite.

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Irish Soda Bread

Nobody knows for certain whether the Irish or Native Americans first made this bread, although the readily available and inexpensive ingredients of wheat flour, salt, baking soda, and soured milk popularized it for many. Today, we enjoy it with currants and spread with butter or honey.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The fresh lemon juice and zest greatly enhance the flavor of this scrumptious muffin recipe, while the poppy seeds provide the fluffy batter with nutrition and texture.

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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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