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Apricots and White Chocolate, Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Apricots and White Chocolate, Walnut Oatmeal Cookies recipe |

Oatmeal cookies. Just about any way you dress them, they make you feel like you're eating wholesome goodness just because it has "oats" in it. The pairing of the slight tang of the dried apricots with the subtle sweetness of white chocolate chips makes for a tasty combination in this oatmeal cookie classic.

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Chocolate covered frozen Banana Bon-Bons with Pistachios

Chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios recipe |

It will be your little secret that these hand dipped, chocolate covered frozen banana bon-bons with pistachios are full of potassium and antioxidants! The dark chocolate with a dribble of either butter, coconut, vegetable or canola oil creates a firm chocolate shell outside a creamy frozen banana bite. You almost can't believe that it's really just a banana and not ice cream or some yogurt concoction under the shell!

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Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie recipe |

Summer is in full swing now. There's no turning back, only moving forward and enjoying what the summer season has to offer. That means the year is already halfway through! My palate has been re-awakened with a flavor I haven't had since I was still a kid in grade school. Now my mind is all a buzz to incorporate my rediscovered childhood love, Guava. I've never actually tasted a real guava fruit, yet. But I have always loved the nectar/juice and can't wait to incorporate the guava flavor into future posts. Since I could only get my hands on the nectar right now, I'm using it in this

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Double Chocolate Ricotta Muffins with Kumquats & Walnuts

Double Chocolate Ricotta Muffins w/Kumquats & Walnuts recipe |

I've been on a chocolate binge these last months. Really. Crave chocolate more than I ever have and noticed that I don't have a lot of chocolate recipes on Teenie Cakes that reflects my adoration for the ingredient. Will be changing that. These are quick to whip up double chocolate muffins that use cocoa powder in the batter and then some chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. The ricotta cheese gives a lovely moist texture...but the real star to these muffins are the kumquats. Chocolate and kumquats - the perfect pairing!

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Foolproof and Luscious, Light Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Curd - Teenie Cakes

As our fruit trees start sharing more of their gifts and with every season of bountiful harvests from the garden and markets, I want to steal a bit of the season and extend it through homemade goodness like curds, preserves, jams, jellies, butters, and marmalades...goodies in a jar(s)! It's something I really never considered or was interested in, even a few years ago. What has encouraged that interest is the gradual modifications we've made in a more edible garden these last years. With the weather being unseasonably warm/hot for this time of year, I fear that the rest of the Meyer

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Meyer Lemon Friands (Tea Cakes) & Lemon Cakes for Sansa Stark

Meyer Lemon Friands - Tea Cakes recipe |

There's still plenty of Meyer Lemons to use up, both in the refrigerator and still on our tree. What could be more light, fresh, and screams spring-time than bright, beautiful Meyer Lemons? Making use of both its precious juices and zest, I'm incorporating those ingredients in these tender French cakelets, the friand.

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