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Pineapple Upside Down Muffins

March is a tough weather month here in New England.  We'll get a few nice days but overall we're stuck sitting watching other places flowers start to bloom and farmers markets open up.  I combat that this buy baking lots of colorful, flavorful treats like Suzeanne L's Pineapple Upside Down Muffins. They're done as minis on the site, but I made full size muffins and got 12. Since Greek yogurt is what I have on hand I used that.  I didn't measure the brown sugar, just covered the tops.  I put 3 cherry halves on each muffin because why not?  These are a fantastic way to get the taste of pineapple upside down cake in a portable form. Loved the super fluffy texture and the crunchy brown sugar topping.   They were great with coffee, in lunch boxes or as dessert. They are definitely going into my regular rotation! Thanks so much to Stacy for hosting #MuffinMonday and to all the other awesome bloggers who shared recipes today, be sure to go check out what they made using t

Key Lime Icebox Cake

  For my final post of Spring Sweets Week, I made Key Lime Icebox Cake. This was my first time ever making one and it definitely will not be the last!   This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product from sponsor companies to help in the creation of my recipes.  All opinions are mine alone.       Melissa's sent us an amazing selection of produce for this event and the thing I was most excited about was the Key limes.  I zested and juiced them and turned them into curd. Next up, I took heavy cream and Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar and whipped it up with Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste. I spread some into a loaf pan lined with Glad Press and Seal. I topped that off with a layer of Nairn's Oat Grahams.  I used the original variety but it would be fantastic with the ginger too! I used a cookie scoop to add the Key lime curd and then spread it out with an offset spatula, stopping a little short of the edges. I repeated this until there we

Lemon Funfetti Baked Donuts

I hope you are enjoying Spring Sweets Week as much as I am! I kicked things off with Blood Orange Shortbread Cookies and for my second recipe I'm sharing Lemon Funfetti Baked Donuts.

Blood Orange Shortbread Cookies

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2022 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks !   Flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer, and we're celebrating with spring sweets and a fun giveaway!  

Zesty Key Lime Curd

  One of my favorite things about being a blogger is getting to work with products and companies that are new to me.  Melissa's Produce sent us an amazing selection for Spring Sweets Week and one of the items was a bag of Key limes.  I've eaten Key lime pie but really haven't had any luck getting the actual limes at the store so I was excited to see them in the box.  I decided right away that I wanted to make curd.  I've made it with lemons and I knew it would be great with the Key limes. I used the Zesty Lemon Curd recipe from Taste of home, swapping out the lemon juice and zest for the Key lime juice and zest.  It turned out so well I had to restraint myself from eating it by the spoonful. It was also fantastic on top of some Nairn's Ginger Oat Grahams. But I was good and made sure to save enough for the recipe I'm going to share with you during Spring Sweets Week, which is Key Lime Icebox Cake.  Thank you so much to Melissa's Produce and Nairn's for

Creamy Irish Coffee

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I've got some Irish in my family background but even if you don't, everyone's Irish today!  I was looking for something fun to share and I found Rebecca L's Creamy Irish coffee on the Taste of Home website.  It's a super simple recipe.  You start by brewing your favorite coffee and then you add in some Irish cream liqueur.  We've always got Baileys on hand, it's in a lot of our favorite cocktails.   In each of four mugs, pour 6 ounces of coffee and one ounce of Baileys.  Stir well.  Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  I used Lindt dark chocolate and grated it on my Microplane.   Is there a right time to drink Irish coffee? Yep, whenever you want.  It's a great after dinner coffee, or morning coffee, it's a nice afternoon pick me up.  Sláinte! Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you. -Irish blessing     Creamy Irish Coffee Print With Image Without Image Author: Jolene&