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Blueberry Brown Sugar Bread

Blueberry bread on a cutting board next to a knife. Bread has two slices cut.

Brown sugar adds a twist to a classic blueberry bread, giving the edges a nice caramelized crunch. This bread is great for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. This recipe is great for using frozen blueberries. I took the blueberries right from the freezer and didn’t even thaw them. If you’re looking for more blueberry recipes,

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Meringues With Chocolate Mousse

Individual meringues filled with chocolate mousse

This recipe is based off of a pie my mom makes. It was my sister’s favorite dessert to have on any special occasion. In a pie format, cutting this into slices without the meringue breaking into a million pieces can be problematic. I made these last night to take to a dinner party, and pretty

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Eggnog Cupcakes With Cinnamon & Nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting

Three eggnog cupcakes on a wooden plate

So I had this eggnog liqueur left over from the party I had last weekend. I wanted to use it up, and I’m not really one to drink eggnog, so I wanted to come up with a dessert concoction of some kind. Because I’m not the biggest eggnog fan, I wanted to do something I

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Lemon Cookies With Vanilla Glaze

Lemon cookies

When I first started to make these lemon cookies the other day, I used a base that was similar to how I make sugar cookies. I wanted the dough to be rolled out like sugar cookies, but the dough didn’t shape up to make that happen. The lemon juice and the baking soda gives these

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Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins

My boyfriend had some blueberries that needed to be used, so of course I said I’d take them to make blueberry muffins. I’m kind of addicted to these. I might even be eating one right now before bed. My boyfriend said it’s the best blueberry muffin he’s had in a long time (he’s probably a

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Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

I had a get-together to celebrate my new basement yesterday, and because it was Derby day, I had a few Derby-themed items on the menu. I was going to make a Derby pie, but I didn’t want anything I was serving to require utensils. I’ve made bite-sized Boston cream pies before, so I decided it

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Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

cupcake

I needed a dessert other than pie to make for Thanksgiving. I was originally going to make a spice cake, but I opted for cupcakes because they’re easier to distribute (and grab and go). This recipe uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base to save a few steps, but I disregard all of

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Autumn Spice Pound Cake

Autumn Spice Pound Cake

I wanted to bake something to take to work this week, but I also had a long day and wanted to do something easy. This cake uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base. I baked this in a loaf pan for easy transportation to work, since my cake carrier is at a friend’s

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Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spiced pecan chocolate chip cookies

A local magazine was having a cookie recipe contest, so of course I wanted to enter! It’s an unusually chilly summer day today, and it’s raining, so I think I came up with these because they remind me of fall. (Update: I was runner-up in the cookie contest!)

Charleston Chews

Charleston Chews

Charleston chews are one of my favorite things. No, not the candy. This is like a brown sugar blondie thing and it’s delicious! I always wait to have them when I’m in Charleston because I’ve been afraid of being disappointed in my own version. I don’t need to be afraid of that anymore! They weren’t

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