Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts with Chocolate Crumbs

Hello friends! Autumn is almost here! Taste a delicious autumn twist on doughnuts in my Pumpkin Spice Doughnut with Chocolate Crumbs. These irresistible pumpkin spice doughnuts are pleasingly moist, tender, and baked not fried. Packed with pumpkin flavor by using pumpkin puree for moistness along with a wonderful swirl of warming spices, then topped with…

Zucchini Coffeecake with Cinnamon Nuggets

Hello friends! Summer may be gone, but not my zucchini! If you have ever grown your own zucchini, you probably have in your possession more zucchini than friends on Facebook!   Having said that, I’m always on the lookout for creative tasty zucchini recipes.  This long green versatile vegetable has endless possibilities.  It’s super easy…

Carmalized Tangerine Ricotta Upside-Down Cake

Hello, friends! Don’t cry because summer is over, smile because it happened! I can’t believe it’s near the end of summer already! I can keep baking all summer long with all of my favorite summer desserts. However, the end of summer still brings us wonderful seasonal ingredients like berries, fruits, and citrus that shouldn’t be…

Strawberry Cream Puff Cake with White Chocolate Cream Filling

  Hello Gorgeous!   Pate a Choux dough is a fancy French name for the cream puff pastry used to make the base or shell for this tender, light, cream puff cake.  Easily baked using a springform pan, ensures the tender light classic taste and it’s choux pillow texture. This light dreamy soft pastry is filled with…

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler Bars

Hello friends! I love summer fruits! These tasty fruit cobbler bars showcase summer’s luscious abundance.  Taste the sweet buttery dough, the mix of succulent and sweet ripe peaches, and firm plump blueberries topped perfectly with a crunchy nut, buttery oatmeal crisp topping, that’s fabulous. Easy to make! It comes together quickly because the crust and the…

Peach Muffins with Maple Streusel

  Hello friends! There’s nothing so soul-satisfying, so comfortingly familiar as a warm muffin, spread with sweet butter or preserves, enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea. Muffins are versatile players in the baking field.  Sweet or savory, adding nuts; fruits; cinnamon; chocolate, ginger or cheese, fresh vegetables or even bacon! These light, tender…

Lemon Drop Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Pistachio Crumb

Hello friends! This light, lip-smacking, lemony sheet cake with a lush lemon filling is super easy, moist and perfect for serving on warm summer days. You will love the cooling, sweet, and tangy drops of lemon pudding, hidden throughout this tender, rich cake.  It’s all topped off by a perfect combination of brown sugar, butter,…

Blueberry Bliss Lemon Loaf

Hello friends! Lucky for us, the beloved blueberry is the official state fruit of New Jersey.  Giving us plenty of blueberries for eating pies, cobblers, crisps, and making bread. One of my favorite recipes for blueberries is my Blueberry Bliss Lemon Loaf.  Every bite of this delicious, moist loaf is studded with fresh juicy blueberries,…

Crisp Peach Almond Cake with Panko Crumb

Hello friends! Slice into summer with this heavenly Crisp Peach Almond Cake topped with Panko Crumb. This simple cake uses the season’s fresh, ripe, sweet, juicy peaches, blended with silky, rich, cream cheese and then sprinkled with a crunchy almond panko crumb making this an amazing, crisp, light, moist, and buttery peach cake. The crunchy…

Peachberry Buckle

  Hello friends! Summertime is the luxurious time of the year when all growing things are yielding the result of long days and warm nights.  Flowers burst into bloom, and the berry season begins.  It’s everyone’s chance to indulge in summers blueberry abundant bounty in many delicious treats. So what exactly is a buckle?  It’s…

Crepes with Vanilla Ice Cream and Blueberry Basil Sauce

Hello friends! As the weather warms up I’m sure you’re looking for an easy summer dessert that doesn’t require heating up an oven. Well, look no further than the French Crepe! Crepes are a perfect hot and sunny summer day dessert.  Crepes are firm yet soft, like a blanket that envelopes a variety of sweet…

Roasted Cherry-Almond Crostada with Cardamon Crumbs

Hello friends! It’s cherry season!  This short, yet deliciously sweet, blip on the calendar is one I look forward to it every summer.  I can barely contain my excitement when these sweet, red jewels begin to trickle into the farmer’s markets and grocery stores here in New Jersey. Summers ripe cherries can be eaten raw,…