Breakfast & Brunch

Fall In Love with Grapes – Red & Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Red and Black Grapes Focaccia with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto recipe

Call this a loaded focaccia! A thinner crusted focaccia with cornmeal and fragrant rosemary, I've bejeweled this rustic bread with both red and black California grapes. The sweetness of the grapes paired with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese makes this more than just a small plate or mere appetizer. Your palate is going to be wowed by complimentary ingredients like red onions and buttery pine nuts sprinkled throughout this sweet-and-savory dish!

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Fig and Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Fig and Chocolate Oat Bars

It only seemed befitting that for National Fig Week, which is from November 1st through November 7th, I bake up something fig related and use a generous stash I recently came into. Just in time for the holiday season, these fig and chocolate bars with cinnamon and walnuts are quick to whip up and easy transport. The best thing...is that you don't need fresh figs or have to wait until fig season to enjoy these bars...

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Carrot Apple Nut Muffins & Mini-Muffins with Yogurt

Carrot Apple Nut Mini-Muffins recipe | TeenieCakes.com

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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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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