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Blackberry Lavender Preserves

Blackberry Lavender Preserves can be made with fresh or frozen berries. Lavender is the perfect accent flavor for luscious blackberries. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Home canning is much easier than you think it is. If you’re a canning novice, fruit preserves are a great place to start. Because jams, jellies …

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Thick & Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These wonderfully Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and chunky honey roasted peanuts. Grab a glass of cold milk and enjoy a hearty snack. Are you a cookie monster? Me too! Are you a peanut butter monster? (hand raised) Well, your gonna love this recipe. My starting point was the …

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Sour Cherry Strudel made with Phyllo Dough

You’ll love this Cherry Strudel made with tart cherries and crisp phyllo dough. It’s perfect for dessert or brunch. For my first job out of pastry school I worked for a very well-known Austrian pastry chef. I learned to make strudel from him and we always used phyllo dough. I’ve been making strudel with phyllo …

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Fresh Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry Mousse is an ethereal, light as air dessert made with strawberry puree for freshness and dried strawberries for intense flavor. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top. I absolutely adore fresh-from-the-field, in-season strawberries. Don’t you? I could gobble up a quart in one sitting. Fresh strawberries are so …

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