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Tomorrow marks the beginning of my favorite part of the year - baking season! It's the time when I celebrate yeast breads and pie, and make all kinds of candy recipes that I'd shelved because of summer's humidity. It's the time of year when I feel most happy and energized with new dessert ideas swirling around in my brain.

Also - school's in! I don't have children, but I live close to an elementary school so every day I see little ones at recess enjoying these mild days on the playground. There was definitely some nostalgia involved when I whipped up these hand pies. Peanut butter and jelly appeals to kids of all ages, and this portable version of pie makes a great addition to lunchboxes or as after-school snacks.

Nothing screams PARTY like a giant pink cookie cup!

Lately I've had cake on the brain, so I wanted to switch gears and do something fresh and fun. I've always loved baking with color, so I began this project with the first thing in the pantry that caught my eye - pink candy and lots of it!

Fruit pizza is great for hot summer days because it's chilly and refreshing. You can use your favorite combination of sliced fruit or the season's best berries for toppings. I've tried a few different versions, and this one is my favorite yet with its slightly chewy and buttery brown sugar crust. It provides a sturdy foundation for mounds of whipped cream and all the colorful sliced fruit you care to pile on top.



Everyone needs a good blueberry pound cake in their recipe collection. This one is mine, and I love it because it's not too sweet and it molds beautifully in a fancy bundt pan. It's fortified with cream cheese in the batter, and a healthy dose of yogurt makes for a soft crumb.


If you're planning a wedding then you may want to bookmark this recipe! It's an easy favor that has an extra ounce of magic. I find that fragrant teas often trigger sensory memories. Recently I had a conversation with my friends about it, and most of them had a fragrance or flavor memory to share. For example, each time I drink a certain brand of green tea I'm transported back to my old downtown apartment building where artists lived and worked. I like to drink it and reminisce. By making your own tea blends, you can transport guests back to your special day long after you say 'I do'.

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