Lemon Meringue Pie

Looking for something tart and sweet to beat the summer heat? Look no further, the lemon meringue pie is here.

Okay, this pie will take you some time to make. But, I promise that it will be worth it. I was never a big fan of baking things several times and sadly this pie requires that. The crust must be pre-baked and then after filling with the two layers baked again to brown the top. Other than that, this pie is amazing. You simply must make it.

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PB-Graham Brownie Bites

I went to my favorite coffee shop one afternoon last week. There I met a girl who is absolutely in love with peanut butter. We chatted for a bit about the glory of peanut butter based desserts and I promised to make some of my own for her to taste. This post is for her, because everyone should be well aware of how easy these are to make, how low in calories you can make each, and just how darn delicious they are. I gave some to the concierge at my building and he is absolutely floored with them.

Don’t tell anyone in Germany, but even K, a self-proclaimed peanut butter hater, has been opting for these. Even though I made some without the nutty center just for him.

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Lemon Berry Cake

The summer calls for sour lemony flavors. And this cake is just the thing to cheer up your taste buds on a hot summer day. It received rave reviews from the family, with my dad actually suggesting that it belongs on a shelf in a café. Truth is, if Starbucks sold this cake, you wouldn’t have to do so many laps on your jog in the morning. How they get 400 calories into a slice of cake I have no idea. This one will set you back 200 calories if you cut the cake into 12 slices. 130 if you cut it into 18 slices.

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Walnut-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Yellow Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

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Cream Puffs & Eclairs

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

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Petit Fours

For K’s birthday and for Mother’s Day I made petit fours. Little layered cake style that are 1.25 inch squares. After reading How to eat a cupcake make them I expected the worst, but as you can see they turned out just beautiful. I combined a few different recipes and crossed my fingers.

Petit Fours

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It’s K’s Birthday!

At 2AM I finished his cake….. and 30 petit fours that look like little presents tied up with bows. My fridge looks like the most adorable bakery in the world because I went all out and made a marzipan bear to sit on top of the 6″ cake. He is keeping watch on all of the little tiny cakes and the chocolate cake that will become his throne tomorrow.

Tomorrow: Pictures.