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by Sarah Steimer

Plum coffee cake

This coffee cake was one of my favorite recent baking projects. It was fairly simple to make and the plums were fantastic. I actually enjoyed it with a few extra fresh plum slices on the side.

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by Sarah Steimer

Lemon poppyseed muffins

It was just one of those days where I had one of those cravings. This time, it happened to be for lemon poppy seed muffins. I couldn’t tell you the last time I had one, but I’m so glad I listened to my craving! (P.S. – Not feeling the muffins? Then check out Caitlin’s recipe for lemon poppy seed bread from 2011.)

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by Sarah Steimer

Double chocolate-almond cookies

I’m pretty much almost always craving chocolate, and I think there is little else in the world that pairs better with chocolate than a little salt and some nuts. And wine. But that’s separate.

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by Sarah Steimer

Orange-cornmeal spiral cookies

I had been thinking of making polenta cookies, but got the urge to bake before I bought any polenta. The next best thing? Cornmeal. I love the smell (citrus/floral), texture (slightly soft yet gritty) and taste (awesome) of these cookies. They’re the perfect little companions to tea. Or wine.

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by Sarah Steimer

Mexican vanilla ice cream with gingersnaps and strawberries

I have no idea what the difference is between Mexican vanilla and any other vanilla ice cream. But I can tell you that it did not play second-string to the toppings, and that — to me — is the sign of a great ice cream.

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by Sarah Steimer

Nutty vanilla-cinnamon granola

Don’t have all the nuts or seeds I mention in the ingredients? Substitute away! But I do highly recommend using lots of seeds and nuts. Do a quick Google search to check out the nutritional facts of your ingredients — you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that pepitas have lots of iron and how flaxseed is a good source of omega 3. Not a bad way to start the morning!

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by Caitlin Saniga

Fresh-squeezed vanilla-rosemary lemonade

Lemonade isn’t just for summertime! Rosemary and citrus is a classic cool-weather combination that’s rounded out nicely with a hint of vanilla in this drink.

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups lemon juice (from 8-10 lemons)
  • ice
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds for garnish
  • additional rosemary sprigs for garnish

Combine the water, sugar, vanilla and 4 sprigs of rosemary in a medium pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes. Strain the rosemary from the liquid. Allow to cool 10 minutes before placing in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

Pour the rosemary water and lemon juice into a large pitcher and stir to combine. Serve the lemonade in glasses with ice, lemon rounds and rosemary sprigs.

Makes about 6 cups.

*We’re taking advantage of the winter citrus season (and healthy New Year’s resolutions) during the month of January. Look for six drink recipes focused on lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges and more. Find all the Fresh-queezed recipes here.

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