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Double Chocolate Maple Pear Muffins

Today we’re talking moist, not too sweet, double chocolate maple pear muffins that leave warm smidgens of chocolate all over your fingers– whole grain muffins, sweetened with chunks of pear and pure maple syrup, and lavished with dark chocolate morsels!

Chocolate Maple Pear Muffins arrange decoratively on a board

The finger-licking chocolate-y fruitiness going on in these muffins is a welcome treat any time of day. You could definitely serve them for dessert, maybe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Tilt your head in a muffin-y nod to the classic French dessert, Poire Belle Hélène–perfectly poached pears with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.

You should see Robbie gobble these down, a guy who professes to not like chocolate. I had to hide them from ourselves in the freezer, which works for me, but after dinner he just reaches in, opens the container, and eats one frozen!

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How To Cook Black Beans in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

This post shows how to cook black beans in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. In about 15 minutes, you can have toothy tender, rich, earthy, meaty, ready-to-enjoy beans, all soupy in a nutritious cooking broth.

bowl with black beans cooked in a pressure cooker

Cooked from scratch, dried beans become pot beans, frijoles de olla, with delicious pot “liquor.” Canned beans in salty liquid don’t even come close to freshly cooked beans and their broth. And it happens fast in the Instant Pot or stovetop pressure cooker.

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Savory Goat Cheese, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

With tangy smooth cheese and intense tomato essence, these goat cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomato muffins score big on the flavor scale. Round out your next soup and salad dinner with these savory treats!

Goat Cheese, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins pulled apart

These muffins are the perfect match for steaming hot soup and a crisp green salad. Rustic, almost biscuit-like, you’ll find them delicious for breakfast too. Think scrambled eggs or maybe an omelet.

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Italian Panzanella Salad with Kalamata Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

Fruity, salty, sweet, and tangy sharp, with pan-crisped croutons to absorb all that juicy flavor goodness, this Italian panzanella salad with Kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes is calling your name!

Italian Panzanella Salad with Kalamata Olives and Cherry Tomatoes | Letty's Kitchen

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Green Zebra Tomato Caprese Salad

Creamy white mozzarella paired with ripe emerald tomatoes and fresh basil, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, coarse salt and black pepper—Green Zebra tomato caprese salad will rock your summer table!!

Green Zebra Tomatoes alternating with slices of fresh mozzarella on blue print platter

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