Apple Caramel Nut Tarts – A Recipe Revamp
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Apple Caramel Nut Tarts | Dawn's Recipes

I first posted this recipe in 2007, but I decided to dig it out of the archives because of all the apples I’ve been getting in my CSA share lately.  I figure it was a good candidate for an update because A) the original photos were kind of ugly and B) I wanted to make a few minor changes to the recipe itself. … Continue Reading →

German Chocolate Cupcakes
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German Chocolate Cupcakes | Dawn's Recipes

Let me preface this post with a little confession: I am not a big fan of cake. This statement has actually brought forth such comments as, “How are we even friends?” Cake lovers are a very passionate people! My only defense is that I grew up around birthday cakes from grocery stores and wholesale clubs. Stale, bland cake with sickly sweet frosting. Yuck and yuck. It was not unusual for me to pass up the cake at my own party. … Continue Reading →

Banana Bread with Macadamia Nuts
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Banana Bread with Macadamia Nuts - Sliced

When my husband and I went to Hawaii, we discovered a few stands selling banana bread by the side of the road. We were told that Julia’s was “the world’s best” banana bread. I always thought of banana bread as something you make to save extra bananas from going in the trash. That was until I tasted the heaven that is Julia’s banana bread. One thing that stood out was the buttery flavor. I always made mine using the recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, which uses oil for the fat. I noticed today that our bananas … Continue Reading →

Apple Caramel Nut Tarts
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Apple Caramel Nut Tarts | Dawn's Recipes

I recently bought some tart pans for the simple fact that I think anything in mini-size is cute: mini pies, mini cookies, mini puppies…you get the idea. Now I had to decide what to make with them. I thought of pecan tarts first, but thought that was over done. Then I thought of making onion tarts, but I wanted something a little sweeter. … Continue Reading →