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Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers are crisp, crunchy and lightly honey-sweetened. They are fiber-rich with whole wheat flour and very easy to make. Sylvester Graham was an influential 19th century minister who was an important figure in the “temperance movement”. The movement encouraged followers (called “Grahamites”) to refrain from drinking alcohol and eating meat. They were told to …

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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Tart AKA “Tart Michel”

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Tart! You know a dessert that combines those flavors will be decadently delicious. “Tart Michel” is a perfect balance of crisp pastry, rich cheesecake, luscious chocolate and bright, fresh cherries. Why do I call it “Tart Michel”? If you’re an artist you may paint a portrait of the one you love. If …

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Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Coconut Shortbread Cookies! These perfectly buttery shortbread cookies have a lovely coconut flavor. The cookies are topped with coconut sugar two times for extra crunch and flavor. To start my coconut shortbread recipe testing I made the dough once with with coconut flour and again with shredded unsweetened coconut. These are very different products and …

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Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

Chocolate Buttermilk Pie! This old-fashioned treat is made with tangy buttermilk, eggs, cocoa and chocolate. The custard is baked in a flakey crust. This easy recipe comes together in minutes. If you find yourself with some extra buttermilk after making Scones or Biscuits, you can make this pie with the addition of some pantry staples. …

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Chocolate Strawberry Tart

This Chocolate Strawberry Tart features a dark chocolate cookie crust filled with chocolate pastry cream and it’s topped with fresh strawberries. If you love chocolate covered strawberries (and who doesn’t) you’ll love this dessert. When strawberries are in season you’ve got to eat as many as you can, in as many ways as you can. …

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