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Ingredient: Cream Cheese, Softened

Hummingbird Cake

Skip the boring banana bread and breathe new life into that overripe fruit with this tropical Hummingbird Cake recipe.  The Caribbean is calling, and this cake is the next best thing! “If you build it, they will come,” has worked exactly (at least) two times in history: once in a Kevin Costner movie and once for the tourism board of Jamaica. It may be hard for those of us who dream of Montego Bay beaches to imagine, but in the 1970s it wasn’t exactly a tourist hotspot. In an attempt to bring more flights and full wallets in from...

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Peanut Butter Pie

My Ultimate Peanut Butter Pie! A luscious, creamy peanut butter filling nestles on top of a rich, unique peanut butter ganache, all cradled in a peanut butter cookie crust. Peanut Butter heaven! Every spring – as the baking, burning, scorching heat of summer approaches – I go through all of my recipes for chilled pie. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love hot pastry pie. A good, thick pastry pie (maybe with a delicious baked fruit filling) is absolutely perfect for chilly evenings. In my book, fall and winter are hot pie season. But a chilled, creamy pie is...

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

This creamy, delicious dip is a snap to make and has all the delicious flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings without the mess! Buffalo sauce and chicken go together like any traditional mealtime combination: chips and salsa, burgers and cheese, spaghetti and red sauce—and, yes, PB & J. There’s just something about that slightly spicy sauce that goes so well with a crispy, piping hot chicken wing. Well, what if you could take that delicious flavor combination and transform it into a perfect party dip? Enter this recipe for easy buffalo chicken dip. There are lots of things in this...

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Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake is deliciously tender and moist with just the right amount of lemon flavoring. Topped with a lovely lemon glaze! It’s easy to make and is always a hit. When I first started baking, I stayed away from pound cakes. They felt like this perfect, special recipe that I had to get exactly right or risk ruining the whole thing. And, even more, I didn’t actually like the pound cakes I had tried. Often they were so dry. Eventually, I got up the courage (and the desire) to give it a try. I reworked an...

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Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake is one of my favorite things in this whole wide world! This is a truly wonderful Red Velvet Bundt Cake Recipe! In my opinion, it rivals any Red Velvet Cake, from any of the best bakeries. It’s made all from scratch and is actually pretty darn easy to put together. It’s very tender and moist and I find it to actually be a bit lighter in texture than many cakes of its type. Red Velvet Cake Recipe Notes: This is one of the few recipes I actually lug out my sifter and use it. I think...

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