Blueberry Buckle

Fresh blueberries are great any time of the year; I especially enjoy picking blueberries from by own backyard bushes. In my opinion, these backyard blueberries have more aromatic flavor than the blueberries purchased from a grocery store. So if you have a chance to “pick your own blueberries,” go for it. Today I am making a “Blueberry Buckle” which is a simple coffee cake filled with lots of fresh blueberries and topped with a crunchy streusel topping. I added in a few walnut pieces. They give a flavor and help accent the nice “pop” from the blueberries. This cake is delicious!

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Coffee Lover’s Coffee Cake

Springtime in Louisiana brings a few short weeks where a person can sit outside in their backyard and enjoy the sounds and sights of the morning. It’s not too hot or muggy.Coffee Lovers Coffee Cake - 4 - IMG_2997_1

Here’s a coffee cake for coffee lovers which is crunchy, not too sweet but nevertheless delicious. Add a cup of coffee and some fruit for a simple breakfast and enjoy on the back porch. We have plenty of squirrels and a woodpecker to entertain us. My dachshund loves to chase the squirrels, but fortunately the squirrels always manage to get away.

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Sweet Potato Spice Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping

What to do with the left-over or remaining sweet potatoes from the holidays, one might ask? This recipe uses sweet potatoes in a cake.

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Before you discredit this seemingly unusual idea, the cake tastes much like a banana cake or applesauce cake. The sweet potatoes make the cake very moist and the molasses and spices blend the flavors together. Try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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