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Easy Carrot Tart with Goat Cheese & Ricotta

This vegetable tart featuring carrots, a puff pastry crust and a tangy lemon-ricotta filling is perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day or Spring picnics. It’s easy and the ingredients are flexible enough to suit a range of tastes. Make ahead and keep in the refrigerator. It will keep perfectly for several days. Easiest Way to Make …

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Columbian Natilla without Eggs: (Layered with Nuts & Raspberries)

Natilla, a rich custard-like dessert, has several different variations depending on the country of origin. This recipe is for a Columbian natilla, which is similar to a vanilla natilla custard from Spain, but without the eggs. It is a simple dish traditionally enjoyed during the holiday season, and in Columbia it is typically served with …

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Easy ways to tell soft peaks vs stiff peaks in whipped cream

Recipes that include whipped cream or beaten egg whites often tell you to beat to “soft peaks” or to “stiff peaks”. What exactly does that look like and how long does it take before you see soft peaks? This is where a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words. Watch the short video below …

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies without packaged mix

There are tons of brownies recipes, many of them excellent, so how do you choose? These brownies are special because they have a burst of raspberry flavor throughout the brownie, and there is no better sweet pairing in my opinion than chocolate and raspberry. The cream cheese addition means these brownies are soft and creamy …

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English Steamed Pudding with Persimmon

The Brits do love their steamed puddings, from the Christmas “figgy pudding” to all kinds of sweet and savory renditions. After making this persimmon steamed pudding, I echo their pudding love. It was delicious, and doesn’t require specialized equipment. Most of the “time” is down time while it is steaming away. What is a Steamed …

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How to Make a Dessert Platter for Valentines Day

Dessert platters (or dessert boards) can be a fun, easy way to treat family and friends. This dessert board for two includes ideas and options for the sweets, the drinks and the decor. You can always focus on home-made treats (some recipes included), but the idea with this how-to is “easy” and is focused on …

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