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Peeps Krispy Treats

Peeps Krispy Treats

Even though Peeps are now going to be available year-round, I will always associate them with Easter and spring. They were always my favorite springtime treat when I was a kid and I keep finding new ways to use them this time of year, though I don’t inhale them quite as quickly as I did when I was 10. Last year, I turned a batch ... Read More »

Surprise-Inside Cakes

Surprise-Inside Cakes

When you slice open a tall layer cake, you usually only expect to see layers of cake and filling inside. The cakes in Surprise-Inside Cakes deliver a little something extra: a colorful, edible design that is hidden inside of the cake and isn’t revealed until you are ready to slice and serve. The inspiration for this style of cake came from the author’s desire to set her ... Read More »

Thick Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Thick Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Colorfully decorated, thickly-cut sugar cookies are some of the most eye catching cookies in any bakery case. They’re the most popular with kids, but I sometimes find myself caving in and getting one just because they look so appealing. This type of cookie tends to be more about the frosting than the cookie, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have one that actually tastes ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Macarons are one of my favorite cookies to make. They take a little more time to put together than your average chocolate chip cookie recipe, but they are always well worth the effort – especially when they have a filling that is as good as the one in these Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons. The filling is a surprisingly easy to make dark chocolate and coffee ... Read More »

Chef’n Sift’n Sieve

Chef'n Sift n' Sieve

There are always things that need sifting or straining in the kitchen. Cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar usually need to be sifted to get any small lumps out before mixing them into a batter. Flour  also sometimes should be sifted before use. When it comes to straining, fruit juices and purees often need to be strained to remove seeds and unwanted pulp before use. You can ... Read More »

Peanut Butter and Honey Bar Cookies

Peanut Butter and Honey Bars

Peanut butter and honey are a wonderful combination. I like honey drizzled over hot toast that is spread with peanut butter, honey that is mixed with peanut butter to create a salty-sweet dip for apples and the combination of honey and peanut butter in frozen pops. They also work well together in baked goods like these Peanut Butter and Honey Bars. The bars are easy ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Strawberries and rhubarb are a natural combination because the sweetness of the berries compliments the tarter flavor of the rhubarb. They flavors work well in all kinds of desserts, and Sugar Hero‘s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie looks like it really showcases them. The simple filling is a vibrant pink color and it is loaded with fruit flavor. The pie is topped with a lattice crust so ... Read More »

How to Make Frozen Yogurt Cookbook Release and Giveaway!

How to Make Frozen Yogurt Cookbook Release and Giveaway!

This week marks the official release of my latest cookbook, How to Make Frozen Yogurt. The book is part of Storey’s Basics series and it is designed to give you a solid grounding in homemade frozen yogurt technique because there is more to making great frozen yogurt than just putting regular yogurt into the freezer.  Making your own frozen yogurt gives you complete control over the ingredients ... Read More »

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