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Strawberry Jam and Blueberry Jam Crumble Bars

Crumble bars- strawberry and blueberry jam

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From the moment I saw these Strawberry Jam Crumble Bars on the front cover of the latest issue of Bake From Scratch magazine, it was going to be something new to try.  The recipe was simple to assemble and bake. The original recipe uses the Quick Strawberry Jam {recipe at the end of the blog post} as the filling, but I decided to substitute it with my homemade strawberry jam.  The result turned out great.  I think a good store bought jam will work just as well in the recipe if you don’t have time make it.  To accompany the jam filling, a sprinkling of fresh strawberries gave it another depth of flavor.  Because the recipe was quick and easy, I decided to make an extra batch and used my homemade blueberry jam. These bars are great as snacks, treats, or desserts.

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Lemon Mousse

Lemon mousse

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The combination of sweet and tart flavors are brought together in this simple Lemon Mousse recipe.  It’s a refreshing and light dessert to accompany a meal whether it be formal or casual.  With the arrival of spring and the Easter holiday, this will be a wonderful addition to serve as part of an afternoon Easter brunch or other occasion. The desert can be made a day ahead or at least an hour before serving.

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Homemade Caramel Apples

Caramel apples

Add a little bit of whimsical and fun twist to homemade caramel apples this fall season. Instead of popsicle sticks or wooden skewers for the handles, I decided to use apple branches. To give height and attention to this yummy grouping of caramel apples, the branches were cut a little longer with some leaves still attached.  This is a wonderful idea to use as a centerpiece on a table or as a part of the decoration.

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