Breakfast & Brunch

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

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

A fondness for guava and the recent find of some guava jam has me conjuring up sweet treats. From what I've read, traditional guava pastries or pasteles/pastelitos de guayaba uses guava paste. I'm using guava jam for these pastries wrapped in flaky and buttery puff pastry. It's South American flavors meets French buttery pastry...

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Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread with Walnuts recipe | TeenieCakes.com

The Greek yogurt in this recipe caught my eye for the love of zucchini bread. With summer temps headed towards triple digits these weeks, who really wants to turn on the oven during the day? This is a great recipe - producing a moist, no-nonsense quick bread, without the need for mixers and such. Bake it up early in the morning or in the evening when it gets cooler.

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Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Guava, Banana & Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie recipe | TeenieCakes.com

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 | TeenieCakes.com

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

Meyer Lemon Friands - Tea Cakes recipe | TeenieCakes.com

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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Apple Pecan Cake

Apple Pecan Cake recipe | TeenieCakes.com

This is a great cake for any time of the year. The recipe includes ingredients that you'll readily have in your refrigerator or pantry (for the cook or baker). Ingredients like an apple, pecans, yogurt, and applesauce makes for a more healthful but moist treat of a cake...

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