Dragonfly Home Recipes

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Author: Jenny (page 1 of 22)

Deliciously Simple Apple Cake

This is one of the easiest cakes I have ever made.  With just a few ingredients, you can create a simple, delicious apple cake that lets the flavor of apple really shine.  Moist and full of apple and vanilla flavor, this lovely little cake comes together in no time.

I adapted the recipe from one of my many favorite cookbooks, Savor, by Ilona Oppenheim.  I love the recipes in this book because they are centered around pure, seasonal ingredients.  I am someone who really enjoys baking, but there are points in life when the time factor discourages me from it.  This cake does not take much time at all to whip up, and let me tell you, the house smells sooo good while it is baking! Though I usually make this apple cake to be eaten as a snack or simple dessert, I can imagine it would be great as part of a weekend breakfast too.

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Generous Red Raspberry Muffins

Chock-full of fresh raspberry flavor and so comforting, these moist raspberry muffins are great for breakfast or a snack.  I call them ‘generous’ because so much about them is plentiful and bountiful–the size of them, the portion of juicy raspberries, the richness of the batter, and the cozy, abundant flavor when you take a bite.  And there’s enough extra batter to make a mini loaf of raspberry bread, perfect to give to someone who might need a homemade treat.

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Summer Berry Parfaits

These summer berry parfaits are a light and refreshing dessert, filled with fresh blueberries swirled in strawberry jam, a creamy Greek yogurt-melted marshmallow filling, and a homemade crumble topping.  When it’s hot outside, a chilled, fruity dessert is the perfect way to cool off.  I especially love this dessert because it encompasses so many different textures, all in one cup.  The tender burst of flavor from the blueberries, the thick creaminess of the sweet-tart filling, and the sweet crunch of the topping all combine to make a very pleasant treat.

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Pineapple Cake With a Blueberry Lemon Sauce

This pineapple cake with blueberry lemon sauce is a refreshing and beautiful summer treat!  Enjoy the flavors of pineapple, blueberry and lemon all in one cake with this variation of the classic pineapple upside down cake.  It is delicious right out of the oven as a warm dessert, and it is also really good the next morning for breakfast, either at room temperature or even cold, if it is a warm morning.  The beautiful colors are a treat for the eyes as well!

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Splendid Summer Salad

Experience some of summer’s freshest flavors in this salad.  Crisp mixed greens are combined with a ripe sliced peach, chopped green onions, creamy goat cheese, and a homemade lemon-lavender-ginger dressing.  It’s all about contrasts and balance in this salad, where you combine crunchy greens with the smooth peach and goat cheese, and invigorating lemon juice with soothing lavender, ginger, and honey.  The result is a flavorful and refreshing salad that works great as a light lunch or a side to a more substantial meal.

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