Breakfast & Brunch

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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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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Apple Pecan Cake

Apple Pecan Cake recipe |

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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Pumpkin Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Pumpkin Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Pecan Granola recipe |

This is the type of healthful dish that's really good any time of the day. Whether it's for breakfast/brunch, snack, dessert, or lunch - it is filling and satisfying! We're layering healthy goodness in this parfait with low fat vanilla yogurt, spiced pumpkin butter and pumpkin pecan granola. It's a welcoming parfait for the season but can really be enjoyed any time of the year.

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Homemade Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Pumpkin Pecan Granola recipe |

Granola can be such a versatile and healthful food. We're layering this one up and setting up from my last posts to put some of these things all together to make breakfast, snacks, and desserts. Best of all, it's homemade and you've added good ingredients to it. This pumpkin pecan granola makes good use of the spiced pumpkin butter we made a couple days ago...

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