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Norwegian Flag Cake

Monday, May 17, 2010

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In honor of Syttende Mai, the Norwegian Constitution Day (also known as Norway's National Day), I decided to make a blueberry cake and decorate it like the Norwegian flag. Local strawberries are in season so they became a natural choice for the red foundation of the flag.

Blueberry Cake

Monday, May 17, 2010

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This blueberry cake is easy to make and doubles as a breakfast coffee cake and a sweet dessert.

Banana Bars

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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These banana bars could be the best thing banana that I have ever eaten. They are not too sweet and have a delicate banana flavor. The cream cheese frosting adds a light creamy sweetness and definitely makes them a dessert. But we loved them without frosting, too.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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This cream cheese frosting is easy to make and great for many desserts, including carrot cake, cinnamon rolls and banana bars. The addition of the cream cheese makes the frosting more substantial and less sweet than a standard powdered sugar glaze.

Puffy Sugar Cookies

Monday, April 26, 2010

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These cookies have the sweet, buttery taste for which sugar cookies are known and loved. They puff up while baking so it is best to use cookie cutters in simple shapes. Decorate your cookies with frosting and/or sprinkles.

Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Monday, April 26, 2010

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These sugar cookies have more of a buttery shortbread flavor and texture than traditional sugar cookies. They are easy to make and hold their shape well when baking. Because these cookies don't puff up much while baking, I recommend them if you are using an intricate cookie cutter.

Homemade Whipped Cream

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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It is so easy to make whipped cream and the result is far superior to the store-bought tub and spray can alternatives. The silky texture and sweet, rich flavor complement pies, hot cocoa, strawberry shortcake, and more! I use the following recipe as a base for my homemade whipped cream but I add other flavors and garnishes to complement different desserts.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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This powdered sugar glaze is a great drizzle for pound cakes, hot cross buns, cakes and kransekake, among other things. It is sweet, light and runnier than most traditional frostings.

Buttercream Frosting

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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This basic buttercream frosting is the perfect topping for any cake, cookie, cupcake or cinnamon roll! Beyond its incredible sweet, buttery taste it is easy to work with and can be piped or spread with a knife.

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