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neapolitan thumbprint cookies

Neapolitan thumbprint cookies on a sheet of parchment paper

Behold — the brainchild of a late-night craving for ice cream and cookies all in one! These Neapolitan thumbprint cookies feature a two-in-one cookie dough that’s half chocolate, half vanilla, baked together to buttery cookie bliss then filled in the center with fresh strawberry royal icing. Believe me when I say — you may never want Neapolitan flavors any other way ever again.

lemon poppy seed cake

A lemon poppy seed cake on a cake stand with a slice taken out

Lemon-poppy seed is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, so it shocks me to my bones that I’ve never had it in cake form before. This recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Cake changes all that, though, and I couldn’t be happier (neither could my sweet tooth). Layers of soft poppy seed-speckled lemon cake are topped with tangy lemon curd and cream cheese buttercream frosting for the ultimate summertime (or anytime) showstopping dessert. If you’ve never had lemon poppy seed cake before, now is your time.

pepper jack juicy lucy

a pepper jack juicy lucy burger cut in half on a plate

Great news, friends! Tillamook is now in the Twin Cities and to celebrate, I’m sharing my new favorite burger recipe: this Pepper Jack Juicy Lucy. Thick-cut Pepper Jack cheese slices are stuffed inside burger patties, then cooked until the beef is done and the cheese inside is OMG-melty. Top it with a spread of jalapeño cream cheese, buttery caramelized onions, juicy fresh tomato, crispy bacon and leafy lettuce on a toasted brioche bun and dig in to the burger you never knew you needed all your life.

fluffernutter cups

stack of fluffernutter cups on parchment paper

Fluffernutter Cups, you guys! Aka, homemade chocolate peanut butter cups stuffed with fluffy marshmallow cream and smooth creamy peanut butter and topped with flaky sea salt. Aka, my dream dessert (and it’s no-bake, too!). Cue all the praise hands emojis.

cherry pie bars

cherry pie bars on plates

Nothing is more important this summer than baking these Cherry Pie Bars and getting them into your life. A sweet-tart fresh cherry filling, buttery lattice pie crust and sparkling sugar topping (plus a dollop of whipped cream!) make these bars absolutely irresistible. Make them for the upcoming holiday weekend or as a fun weekend baking project and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

creamy mango pie

slices of mango pie on plates

If you need a go-to pie recipe for the summer, this Creamy Mango Pie is IT. A homemade graham cracker crust is topped with a fresh mango custard filling, pillowy whipped cream and toasted flaked coconut for the ultimate dessert worthy of any occasion.

Holy cow, you guys. This pie is everything I’ve ever wanted in a pie and then some. Sweet, cookie-like graham cracker crust? Check. Creamy fresh mango filling? Check. Mountains of homemade whipped cream and crunchy toasty coconut flakes? Check check.