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Serena Rain

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Banana Bread

Bananas are a perfect fruit, full of potassium, conveniently packaged, and while sweet, they actually have a low glycemic index, meaning that the sugars break

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Vanilla Creme Eggs

Crème Eggs – Time honored store bought confections indicating the arrival of spring ­– Now available at your fingertips! With the crack of their hard

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Ginger Spice Cookies

If you are a ginger snap or spicy cookie fan, look no further. A wonderful contribution to holiday platters, these cookies make great gifts and

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Spicy Watermelon

Spicy Watermelon is a favorite Latin American treat, among kids and adults alike. The lime and spices awaken the senses while simultaneously bringing out the

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Nectarine Sherbet

Nectarines have such a delightfully tangy flavor, and it wouldn’t be summer without the juice of one running down your arm – it’s always sad

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Coffee Milkshake

Want dessert and a delicious pick-me-up? Have a coffee milkshake!  It’s the perfect refreshing end to a late afternoon or evening barbecue on a warm

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Hot Fudge

This decadent Hot Fudge recipe, from Gourmet Magazine, is everything you’d expect from this traditional favorite dessert topping. Chewy and gooey, smooth and shiny, it’ll

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Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiris are refreshing and delicious, and with all of the fresh berries available in Summer, so easy to make!

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Vanilla Mule

Want to enhance a classic Mule? Add Vanilla to it! Spicy, tangy and refreshing, The Mule, with its hint of mint and twist of lime

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Lamingtons

While there seems to be some debate regarding the origin of their name, which you can read more about here, there is no debate that

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Rocky Road Brownies

These decadent brownies are incredibly moist and fudgy. With the marshmallow, chocolate and walnut topping, they are more like a candy than cookie/brownie bar. Whatever

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Mint Julep

  The Mint Julep has long been associated with the south, but is thought to have gotten it’s roots centuries ago in the Arab world,

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Mojito Bars

Mojito Bars are the adult version of their kid friendly cousin, the Lemon Bar, and will jazz up the dessert table at your late summer

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Caramel Peanut Popcorn

 This Caramel Peanut Popcorn has been a family favorite for years. If you grew up loving Cracker Jacks, you’re going to love this crunchy treat.

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Butterscotch Cake

This decadent rich cake can be served throughout the year but is perfect for welcoming Spring. You can enjoy it with or without the frosting

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