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,…

Coconut Macaroon Pie with Cashew Crust

Hello friends! This recipe was inspired by the memory of my Dad.  My Dad loved his sweet desserts.  In the evenings, after dinner was cleared, and the house was settled, this became Dad’s snack time.  I knew the time, by the loud clanging stirring sound of his spoon hitting the sides of the coffee mug…

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Mixed Berries

Discover summer sweetness by the forkful with my simple-yet-scrumptious yogurt cake. This delicious cake is light, moist, and incredibly flavorful. It gets its tenderness from yogurt instead of butter and its bright, citrusy flavor from freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest. A mixture of ripe, juicy, sweet berries on top adds a pop of color…

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hello friends! The sound of the bells from a nearby ice cream truck makes me feel nostalgic for my favorite childhood ice cream treat: the ice cream sandwich. I believe that ice cream sandwiches are the best sweet treat you can get off of the ice cream truck all thanks to the combinations of chocolate…

Easy Summer Fruit Tart with Pretzel Crust

Hello friends! Summer is here and you’ve picked your berries, now what? Using freshly picked, juicy summer berries are one of the best flavors for making summer desserts. This retro fruit tart is made using strawberry gelatin (Jello-O) making it fast and very easy to make.  It preserves the just picked freshness, of bright succulent berries,…

Fudgy Brownie Bites

Hello friends! Chocolate in any form is pretty spectacular: chocolate cookies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, and especially fudgy chocolate brownies! When baking a pan of brownies, I usually cut mine into nice large squares and then regret eating so many.  While enjoying some brownie squares, I thought to make them into one bite chocolate…