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These Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars with a graham cracker crust are so delicious, everyone will be asking for the recipe! The creamy sweet deliciousness of cheesecake pairs perfectly with the sweet/tart of lemon and raspberries, for a match made in heaven. You're gonna want to make extra…

Graham Cracker Crust:
10 oz graham crackers
1 stick salted butter
1/4 c granulated sugar
Lemon Cheesecake:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
Zest of 1 lemon
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c sour cream
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c flour, sifted
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Raspberry Swirl:
2/3 c raspberries - about 20 large berries
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
15
Nutritions

Calories
341

Sodium
309mg
12% DV

Fat
23g
36% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
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It's called Barchiglia and it's a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

Ingredients for Pastry:
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized pieces
1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp lemon zest
Ingredients for Almond Filling:
1 c blanched almonds
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of kosher salt
1 c Marmellata di Pere
Ingredients for Marmellata di Pere, Pear Preserves - this makes enough to have leftovers:
3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
1/4 c lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz dark chocolate, 60 to 65% cacao - coarsely chopped
12
Nutritions

Calories
3771

Sodium
482mg
20% DV

Fat
217g
334% DV

Protein
51g
102% DV

Carbs
354g
120% DV

Fiber
51g
206% DV
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There's just something about this fruit that makes it refreshing like no other…the soft red flesh of the fruit, juice dripping down your arm. It's the best! But let's kick it up a notch, add just a few more ingredients, and make a fruit salad that's worthy of a hot summer afternoon or a dinner party with friends. And best of all, this salad is so easy, it'll be ready in just a few minutes!

3 c watermelon, cubed
6 strawberries, sliced
1/2 c blueberries
4 mint leaves, torn into small pieces
1/2 c feta cheese, crumbled
balsamic vinegar
Nutritions

Calories
1262

Sodium
2557mg
106% DV

Fat
49g
75% DV

Protein
45g
91% DV

Carbs
172g
58% DV

Fiber
34g
137% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

This Summer Salad with Fresh Garden Herbs makes a delicious light lunch or side dish to any outdoor barbecue.

3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
8-10 large basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp lavender, finely chopped
1 c sour cream
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
salt and pepper
Nutritions

Calories
1021

Sodium
396mg
16% DV

Fat
81g
125% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
42g
14% DV

Fiber
12g
49% DV
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