Apple Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Muffins Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Weekday morning breakfast is usually a quick affair for us with leftovers from the weekend or perhaps cereal with fruit. But today we woke up to ice on the roads and an announcement that schools were closed, so I decided to do something fun and make muffins. The recipe comes from Michael’s mother, a variation… 

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Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Bourbon and Pecans

Andrea Meyers - Mardi Gras Cream Cheese Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

Mardi Gras king cakes make a festive centerpiece for any Mardi Gras celebration. The traditional cake is made from a soft yeast dough that is risen, rolled, and often filled with cream cheese, fruit, or a pecan praline mixture. Many people have fun celebrating Mardi Gras, even if they don’t go to New Orleans, but… 

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The Daring Bakers Make Bostini Cream Pie

Chocolate. Custard. Cake. Three of my favorite things all wrapped in one delicious dessert. Each part is simple and enjoyable on it’s own, but together the parts form a perfect whole. For the October Daring Bakers challenge, Mary of Alpineberry chose this dessert that she enjoys at Scala’s Bistro in San Francisco but had never… 

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SHF #34 – Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

Someday, I would like to have pecan trees in my yard. I say things like this all the time, whether it could actually happen or not. “Someday, I would like to have ______________ in my yard.” Insert any of the following: nut trees, pecan and almond bay laurel trees lemon trees, Meyer lemon and true… 

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti with Orange

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti Recipe with Orange - Andrea Meyers

This is my contribution to this month’s Sugar High Friday event, hosted by Seven Spoons. The theme for this month is Neutral Territory: Tasting the Many Shades of White, and I anticipate many beautiful and elegant white desserts in the round-up coming later this week. (UPDATE: Tara has posted the round-up. There are some beautiful… 

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Strawberry Cream Tart

Strawberry Cream Tart - Andrea Meyers

Yes, I’m on a strawberry kick. It’s too early for local strawberries, but the grocery stores are selling early berries from California, and when I walk into the store and see the lovely red berries on display I absolutely cannot resist. So yesterday I pulled out my tart pan and started working on this dessert…. 

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Maple Pecan Granola

Andrea Meyers - Maple Pecan Granola

Michael’s parents celebrated Christmas with us this year, and as usual they brought some of our favorite foods from New York, including Harrison Bakery pumpernickel bread, Polish kielbasa, and his mother’s delicious Christmas cookies. This time they also brought us a half gallon of organic maple syrup from Adirondack Maple Farms in Fonda, NY. It… 

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