Golden Raisin Pecan Bread

Homemade bread is full of sweet, plump raisins and toasty, nutty pecans. Golden Raisin Pecan Bread will be your new favorite loaf!

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What is your favorite food? I know it is so hard to pick, but if you absolutely forced me to, I think I would say bread. I love bread! And it doesn’t get any better than this homemade Golden Raisin Pecan Bread.

Seriously, this loaf is a winner. Everything about it is perfect – the texture, the flavor, the crust, the looks. It is one of the best loaves I’m made so far. And bonus – the recipe makes two loaves so you can eat one right away and freeze slices of the other one to have fresh bread for weeks!  The recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe.
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Simple Summer Bruschetta

Simple Summer Bruschetta is the perfect way to highlight the delicious flavor of summer tomatoes. It is so easy to prepare but looks beautiful and elegant.
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I have the perfect summer Monday recipe for you – Simple Summer Bruschetta. When I say simple, I am not kidding. This recipe is so easy, it is barely a recipe! And that is just what my Mondays call for. After a long day of work, the last thing I want to do on Monday nights is spend hours cooking. And while TheBetterHalf might not think bruschetta is dinner, for me it is the perfect light meal!
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Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Homemade vanilla frozen yogurt is a perfect summer treat. It is lighter than ice cream but still has all the creamy goodness and delicious vanilla bean flavor!

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Whoa, how is the summer almost over?  Some of my blogging friends have already started posting pumpkin recipes!  I’m not complaining – pumpkin is my second love (after peanut butter) and I bake with it year round.  But I have so many summer recipes I still want to make before the summer ends.   Things with corn and tomatoes and berries and peaches and zucchini… I have a lot of baking to do between now and Sept 1 :)

So since I’m not quite ready to embrace the pumpkin, today I have a perfect summer recipe for you – Vanilla Frozen Yogurt!

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Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart

Summer fruit shines in this rustic fruit tart (also called a Galette). Peaches and strawberries are surrounded by a light and flaky tart dough – so much easier to make than pie!

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And now on to this beauty – my Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart. Also called a freeform tart or a galette. It is one of the best things I have ever made and definitely my favorite thing of the summer. It is similar to pie, but the crust is so simple to make, and it is a little bit sweeter than traditional pie crust. It almost reminds me of a sugar cookie crust, stuffed with delicious fruit. Can’t go wrong with that!
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{Healthier} Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Healthier Chocolate Chip Zucchini bread is the perfect way to use up your zucchini this summer! It is light, although you would never know it – it tastes so delicious!

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One of the most popular recipes on my blog is my Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. And today I have a variation on that delicious loaf – Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread!  I love making zucchini bread in the summer – it seems like fresh zucchini is all over the place all summer long and zucchini bread is the perfect way to use it up.   You can’t beat having  two whole zucchinis hiding in a delicious treat.  The whole loaf only has 1/4 cup of oil, yet it is still super moist thanks to Greek yogurt and the zucchini!

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