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Flakey Valentine’s Hearts

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Flakey Valentine’s Hearts (but I’m not bitter or anything like that 😉 .
I may be in love with puff pastry! Honestly, it’s a big commitment to make, so I can give myself a few pats on the back for that at least! Those of you who are actually in love may want to save the time for your sweety and just buy the puff pastry at the store.

These Valentine’s treats aren’t super sweet so they will pair well with a big box of chocolates. (Or, in my case, a huge box of wine!)

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Tart

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Ah Blackberries! We seem to be having an extended blackberry season here in the Northwest, so I thought I would offer another way to enjoy the succulent and dangerous treat!

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Fun Food: Peep Nest

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Just in time for Easter! This is a super cute, quick fun treat for the holiday. It’s low in fat, but still extra tasty! I keep eating my Peeps out of house and home!

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Berry Crumb Bars

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These Berry Crumb Bars are happiness in just 30 minutes. Quick, tasty and low-fat, if you like berries, you will feel like you have stepped into the best days of summer ☼

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Apple Oatmeal Biscuits

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When one of your children goes vegan, what do you do?? If you are Zesty, you step up to the challenge. For my first vegan baked good, I was drawn to the simplicity of a biscuit. But of course, it couldn’t be any old buscuit, it had to be hearty and extra tasty! Here you have it, the VEGAN, Apple, Oatmeal Biscuit 🙂

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Black Russian Cake

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This one is more of an adult themed cake! Rich with the flavors a good Black Russian, the Kahlua and Vodka tastes hold strong while the actual alcohol evaporates. So, the kiddies may indulge as well :), making this a great New Year’s Party cake!

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Eggnog Lover’s Cookies!

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If you just can’t get enough eggnog during the holiday season, then this is your cookie. It’s easy and quick, no refridgeration and only one special ingredient that’s on your typical store shelf 🙂

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Spooky Spumoni Cake

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It’s no big surprise that I’m a fan of the box cake as a base. But box cake doesn’t have to be boring! I have yet to hear a complaint and this cake got nothing but applause 🙂 So, what’s the trick?
Embellish!

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Purple Plum Pie

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“Little Jack Horner sat in his corner eating his Christmas pie. He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said, “My, what a good boy am I!” ~ Mother Goose
While I do not recommend putting your thumbs in your pie, this is a great way to use some of those plums dropping from the trees right now 🙂

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Smores Brownies

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This recipe is for the kids and the kids at heart. Smores are oddly decadent in their sticky, sweet , slightly dangerous kind of way. These brownies are just as good, but can be safely made in the house.

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