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strawberry desserts, banana bread breakfast, summer recipes

Strawberry banana bread muffins – I made these recently because I had too many strawberries and needed a delicious and easy recipe to use them up. I reincarnated my favorite, time-tested banana bread recipe to make it into muffins, and it worked perfectly!

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They came out delicious. A favorite family breakfast! For 12 muffins I used only 1/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, which creates a nice, rich texture, and makes these muffins healthier and lower in saturated fats.

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Because strawberries tend to make desserts very moist, I like to store these muffins covered and refrigerated. When refrigerated, these can last 2 weeks and still taste fresh like you just made them. [click to continue…]

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peanut salad dressing, Asian salad, cucumber salad, fresh vegetable salad, spicy peanut dressing

This crunchy Asian salad with peanut dressing is amazingly tasty, colorful and refreshing, with a lot of crunch and flavor! Lots of vegetables: spinach, cucumbers, red bell pepper, carrots, sugar snap peas – all tossed in a delicious, homemade peanut dressing, and topped with toasted peanuts and sesame seeds. The salad dressing is both sweet and sour, and very creamy! [click to continue…]

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Southwestern salsa, breakfast eggs, savory crepes, eggs and beans, corn, black beans

A delicious way to have a light and skinny and yet filling breakfast is to make some thin crepes and fill them with homemade Southwestern salsa, and then top with an egg! You get a little bit of everything in this recipe: some carbs, protein, lots of fiber, vegetables. This breakfast is low in fat and calories, and yet is very filling thanks to all the fiber and the egg!
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blueberry coffee cake, blueberry buttermilk cake, blueberry cake recipes, blueberry desserts, springform cake recipe, springform desserts

Delicious blueberry Greek yogurt cake made in a springform baking pan. I love using Greek yogurt in baking, as it gives a richer texture to the cake batter.

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You can use either a 9×3 springform pan (like I did) or a 9 inch round cake pan. The cake comes out just of the right height (not too short and not too tall), with the texture resembling clafoutis. Keep in mind it’s not an overly tall cake – but that’s how it’s supposed to be!  Very soft and moist from Greek yogurt and the berries. [click to continue…]

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simple peanut butter cookies, best peanut butter cookies

These are truly the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever tried! It’s not only my opinion – everybody around me loves them too and asks for a recipe! I’ve posted about these cookies last year, and here I am writing about them again!

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The cookies have a perfect brownie-like texture: both chewy and soft at the same time. [click to continue…]

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Nutella crepes, chocolate crepes, strawberry crepes, berry desserts, berry pancakes

Strawberry and Nutella crepes – a simple and delicious dessert for chocolate lovers! It also makes a delicious breakfast! Just spread a little bit of Nutella over one half of the crepe:

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Then, add some sliced strawberries: [click to continue…]

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strawberry cheesecake cookies, strawberry cake cookies, strawberry cookies recipe, easy cream cheese recipes, cream cheese recipes easy, cream cheese desserts

I made these strawberry cream cheese cookies two days ago, and they are AMAZING! They taste like a strawberry cake but in a cookie form! Thanks to the cream cheese and the strawberries, the texture is very soft!

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My husband says these are some of the most delicious cookies I’ve ever made, and he has already eaten quite a few of them!

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Because the cookies are soft, they are best kept refrigerated in an airtight container. Not only will this preserve them longer, it will also keep these soft cookies intact and keep the strawberries taste fresh! [click to continue…]

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Strawberry spinach salad, salad with bacon, spinach bacon salad, feta salad, almond salad, balsamic vinegar dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple and delicious salad that has a perfect combination of savory and sweet: strawberry spinach salad with bacon, feta cheese, and toasted almonds in a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Strawberry spinach salad, salad with bacon, spinach bacon salad, feta salad, almond salad, balsamic vinegar dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach and strawberries pair perfectly with a sweet balsamic vinegar dressing, made with only 3 ingredients: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar. [click to continue…]

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Lemon sugar dessert crepes

French crepes, blini, blinchiki, easy desserts

I love crepes and often eat them plain, with just a sweetened drink or coffee. That’s what a good crepe should be like – delicious all on its own! Lemon sugar dessert crepes are as simple and easy to make as you can get. Just make some crepes, then, right before serving, sprinkle them with lemon juice and top with a little bit of granulated sugar.

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It’s so delicious – this might become your favorite way to eat crepes! [click to continue…]

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Quinoa with vegetables, quinoa recipes, vegetarian recipes

Healthy quinoa with vegetables: spinach, mushrooms, green onions, red bell pepper, and fresh peach (which adds a nice touch of freshness and sweetness!). This recipe is actually a variation of a quinoa dish I made (and really liked) several days ago.

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This recipe works well as a side dish or as an easy quinoa salad. It’s vegetarian, gluten free, low fat and low in carbohydrates. Finely sliced sweet peach contrasts nicely with savory ingredients (quinoa and vegetables). This light and lean recipe is perfect for the Summer! [click to continue…]

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