Mini Chocolate Zucchini Carrot Cakes w/Cream Cheese Cinnamon, Ginger Topping


chocolate zucchini carrot cakes with whipped cinnamon, ginger cream cheese topping recipe | TeenieCakes.com

chocolate zucchini carrot cakes with whipped cinnamon, ginger cream cheese topping

These little decadent chocolate cakes are full of healthy secrets. Whether you bake up my recipe for small cakes or make a larger cake, your picky eaters will never guess that you’ve cleverly used some summer zucchini and a carrot for good measure! Besides its chocolaty and moist goodness, the distraction will be the light and whipped cream cheese cinnamon, ginger topping – and its hint of orange…

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Roasted Corn with Spicy Mayo-Lime & Cotija Cheese and ZipList Partnership!


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Roasted Corn with Spicy Mayo-Lime & Cotija Cheese

Corn is sweet right now and charring them up on the grill and whipping up quick spreads in place of just plain old butter (however, I do love butter!) can kick grilled corn up to another level. Combinations of cheeses, spices and fresh herbs make summer’s beautiful corn harvest a side or snack to be remembered…

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Carrot Apple Nut Muffins & Mini-Muffins with Yogurt


Carrot Apple Nut Mini-Muffins recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Carrot Apple Nut Mini-Muffins

It’s not quite an official change of season, but it feels like it with the end of yet another Labor Day weekend.

This is a wholesome muffin combining both a vegetable and fruit with oat bran, yogurt, nuts – the warmth of cinnamon, and raisins. Whether used for back to school treats in lunches, breakfast or an afternoon/evening snack, you’re sure to love the wholesomeness of these muffins with their cinnamon-sugary tops.

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Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato - Ice Cream recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Olive Oil Gelato

It’s sweet, light and creamy with a hint of…is it floral? Challenging to describe but I enjoyed the novelty of it AND that it uses my very favorite cooking and baking oil…in an ice cream!

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Food In Focus: Summer’s Figs and Tomatoes Harvest

This is part of my “edible garden” category on the Teenie Cakes photography journal. A few captures from last year’s harvest that I never shared and these images never saw the light of day again after they were downloaded. Some thoughts and photographer notes…

Strawberry and Apricot Crisp with Pine-Nut Crumble recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Strawberry and Apricot Crisp with Pine-Nut Crumble

Seasonal summer fruits, fresh strawberries and apricots, are paired together in this classic crisp fruit dessert. One of the gems to this recipe is the use of pine nuts in the crumble topping!

Guava Jam and Cream Cheese Pastries (pastelito de guayaba) recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Rustic Guava Jam and Cream Cheese Pastries (pastelito de guayaba)

Inside that buttery and flaky pastry is a smear of cream cheese, a dollop (your preference as to how much) of guava jam/jelly and a sprinkle of freshly grated lemon zest to balance out the flavors!

Ramen Noodle Salad Topping with Almonds & Sunflower Seeds recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Ramen Noodle Salad Topping with Almonds & Sunflower Seeds

There’s not many ingredients in this topping, but the combination of the baked noodles with the almonds and seeds is subtle but tasty. It’s not only great on salads, I love snacking on it and have to find the will to stop picking-out out the baked noodles and enjoying them as nibbles.

Roasted Red Grapes Crostinis with Ricotta & Thyme recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Roasted Red Grapes Crostinis with Ricotta, Pine Nuts & Thyme

These crostinis are toasted with the lightness of extra virgin olive oil and then smeared with a dollop of soft and creamy ricotta cheese. Nestled on top of that ricotta are a couple of sweet red grapes and buttery delicate flavors from toasted pine nuts. It’s good eats with a glass of a crisp white wine!