Baby Shower

9 American Recipes for a Baby Shower

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Summer: roll out the ice box, set up the grill, kick back and let the fire do the cookin'. Fall: visit the local apple orchard and pick your favorite variety of apples for apple pie. Winter: ham, duh! Spring: juice oranges and strawberries are coming back into season!! Next summer: roll out the ice box and start it all over again!Sweet American Sponge Cake
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1. Sweet American Sponge Cake
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Learn how to make an American Sponge Cake. American Sponge Cake has a sweet and lemony flavor and while its texture is moist, it is also wonderfully light and spongy. It does not contain solid fat which makes it an ideal cake for those watching their fat intake. This cake can be eaten plain, or with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
2. Thanksgiving Pecan Pie
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Learn how to make Pecan Pie. Pecan Pie, like pumpkin pie, is a staple at most Thanksgiving feasts, especially in the South where pecans are grown. Pecans are actually a native North American nut and they definitely take center stage in this delicious pecan pie where their crisp texture and slightly bittersweet, almost caramel-like flavor is enhanced by a sweet and gooey filling. When you combine that with a crisp and crumbly, buttery pie crust, you have a dessert that will disappear very quickly.
3. Amazing Apple Crisp
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Learn how to make an Apple Crisp. Apple crisp belongs to a long line of simple baked desserts that combine fresh fruit with a topping. Cobblers, Crumbles, Grunts, Brown Bettys, Pandowdies, and Crisps may be called old-fashioned and homey but having a dessert of warm baked fruit topped with a tasty crust is hard to resist. Unlike a cobbler that uses a biscuit dough topping, this Apple Crisp uses a streusel-like mixture of flour, white and brown sugars, ground cinnamon, and butter, along with rolled oats and nuts.
4. Flavorful Carrot Cupcakes
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Carrot Cupcakes are moist and flavorful with grated carrots and nuts and are frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
5. Carrot Cake Loaf
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Here's our perfectly moist carrot cake with sultanas and walnuts.
6. Beth's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Not only do these cookies have chocolate chips in them, they also have chocolate covered raisins, candied walnuts and toffee bits. Enjoy!
7. Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Have you ever enjoyed a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie fresh from Mrs. Fields's oven and wondered: how do they make these cookies taste so good? Well, wonder no more! We went inside Mrs. Fields's kitchen and we've learned all her secrets. Watch the video now to see how the iconic cookies are made, then read more to print the recipe and try the cookies at home.
8. Boston Cream Pie
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For those unfamiliar with this dessert, it consists of two layers of white sponge or butter cake that are sandwiched together with pastry cream. A chocolate glaze is then poured over the top of the cake and allowed to drip down the sides.
9. Peanut Blossom Cookies
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Peanut Blossom Cookies are a peanut butter cookie with a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss sitting happily on top. Some say these cookies resemble little hats and, in fact, Maida Heatter tells us in her book "Maida Heatter's Cookies" that this recipe is an "old American recipe that is sometimes called Sombreros".
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