Applesauce Raisin Muffins

I was really intrigued by this recipe not only because it contains no eggs nor dairy, which is impressive in itself, but by the fact that those components are replaced by applesauce! What a neat trick that I was very eager to try.

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Iced Date Cake Squares

This recipe was fun and simple to make, and smelled really lovely while baking in the oven. I had a hard time choosing between describing this dessert as a cake or bars since they are eaten like bars but have more the texture of a cake, so I think they could be considered as “cakey” bars, if that makes sense. They were a very nice texture and enjoyable to eat.

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Key Lime Pie

I only recently started liking tofu, and only extra firm, in my actual food, so far be it from me to ever consider putting it in dessert. Especially as a person who is very much sensitive to the texture of certain foods, I could not envision putting soft squishy tofu in something that is meant to be sweet and delectable.

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Walnut Poppy Seed Cake

The cake was fun to make as it involves using a food processor to grind up the poppy seeds and walnuts, and I also do like folding in egg whites in recipes. I had some predicted technical problems because I did not have a 9-inch springform pan. Instead, I only had an 8-inch regular cake pan, but I really wanted to make this dessert for my boyfriend who was visiting since he loves poppy seeds and nuts.

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Fully Loaded Cranberry Coconut Marshmallow Brownies

Whether it is good news or bad, I have always found joy or solace in baking. So I return once more to my trusty cookbook, which has now seen better days. It is very well-loved, to say the least. In an attempt to balance my love of baking and the fact that I am, in this current situation, mostly baking for one, I have decided to try making a recipe from “Back to Baking” once every two weeks.

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Green Tea Sesame Ginger Wafers

For the last recipe in my month-long challenge, I wanted to make something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time but haven’t because I was always missing one ingredient. These green tea sesame ginger wafers require matcha green tea powder, something that I think is safe to say most people do not casually have in their pantry.

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Kitchen Sink Muffins

I have avoided making this kitchen sink muffin recipe for many years. Not because I don’t like muffins, but simply because I found the combination of ingredients rather surprising. These muffins really contain everything but the kitchen sink! Apples, carrots, pineapple, coconut, sunflower seeds, raisins, you name it!

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Vanilla Toffee Meringue Pie

As the fall is slowly transforming into winter and the cold air is making its way into our bones and homes, it is the perfect time to bake sweet, warm desserts to warm our hearts. And so came this vanilla toffee meringue pie. I frankly had forgotten what toffee is, so when I (re)discovered that it is essentially chewy caramel, I was very happy to try to make this recipe.

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