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Bites from other Blogs

A slice of Cappuccino Marble Cheesecake with Fudge Sauce is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about eating a little bit lighter, but Taming of the Spoon was able to lighten this decadent cheesecake a little bit by using reduced fat cream cheese. The cheesecake doesn’t feel any less rich, but you might find that you feel a little ... Read More »

What is clear vanilla?

Clear Vanilla Extract

There is more than one type of vanilla flavoring on the market. There is vanilla extract, which is made by macerating vanilla beans in an alcohol solution to extract the beans’ natural flavors, and there is imitation or artificial vanilla extract, which is produced with synthetic vanillin, the same compound that is naturally found in vanilla beans. You can also find alcohol-free vanilla flavorings, if you want to ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Pinata Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Pinata Cake Pan

A pinata cake is a cake that has a surprise inside, just like the pinatas that you might find hanging up at a kids birthday party. The cakes are constructed to have a hollow space in the center and that space is filled with sprinkles, candies or chocolates, which come spilling out when the cake is sliced. It’s a fantastic effect to show off at ... Read More »

PB&J Whoopie Pies

PB&J Whoopie Pie

Soft, cake-like whoopie pies are so much fun to eat that they make me feel like a kid again – even though I didn’t really eat whoopie pies as a kid. That sense comes from the fact that whoopie pies are finger food and are often a bit mess to eat, as filling ineviatably squishes out from one side or the other and gets onto ... Read More »

Dulce de Leche Creme Brûlée

Dulce De Leche Creme Brulee

Dulce de leche is an amazing milk-based caramel sauce that is very popular in Latin and South American countries, though it is found in many different countries throughout the world. It is very sweet and very rich, with a distinct flavor of caramelized milk that really sets it apart from other caramel sauces. It’s delicious and it’s addictive. It can be tempting to eat it ... Read More »

7 Delicious Easter Dessert Ideas

Chocolate Coconut Easter Cupcake

Easter is a holiday that many people associate with deviled eggs, chocolate eggs and coffee cake, since it is a Sunday holiday that is marked by early morning egg hunts, candy-filled baskets and leisurely family time. I love deviled eggs and coffee cake as much as anyone, but they’re not the only Easter-appropriate foods out there. Serve the deviled eggs and put out the chocolate, ... Read More »

Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold, reviewed

Homemade Peeps

I was excited when I first saw the Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold because it looked like such an easy way to make your own look-a-like Peeps for Easter. Making homemade Peeps is fun, but it can be a bit challenging to get the shapes just right when you first start out, so a silicone pan that would do all the work for you seemed like ... Read More »

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