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Peach Blueberry Muffins

Peach Blueberry Muffins

I like to use fresh fruit when I’m baking, but I have been known to use a wide variety of frozen and canned fruit, as well. These shelf-stable (or freezer-stable) options let me use my favorite fruits all year round, so I can enjoy ripe berries in the winter and homemade pumpkin bread in the spring if I am in the mood for it. These ... Read More »

French Martini

French Martini

The French Martini isn’t a drink that you’re going to find on too many craft cocktail menus right now, but there was a time when this drink was a huge favorite on the cocktail scene. The cocktail is a fruity, slightly sweet vodka drink that combines fresh pineapple juice and Chambord. Chambord is a a French liqueur – hence the name of the cocktail – ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Some days, I just need a little more coffee to get me going than other days. I love coffee in all forms, from freshly brewed drip coffee to chocolate covered coffee beans – and everything in between. These coffee-infused treats deliver just the right pick-me-up – and lots of wonderful coffee flavor – for any occasion. The¬†Coffee Steel Cut Oatmeal Brulee from Catching Seeds is ... Read More »

Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars

Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars

When it comes to easy recipes, magic bars are hard to beat. They’re an unusual type of bar cookie where the ingredients are layered together, then topped with sweetened condensed milk. The milk binds everything together and adds some nice sweetness to the mixture. These Chocolate Raspberry Magic Bars are a little unusual because they include fresh raspberries and layer of raspberry jam, adding a ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Trader Joe's Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Eclairs are a treat well worth making if you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. The pastries have a crisp choux exterior and are filled with vanilla pastry cream, then topped with fondant or chocolate ganache. The multi-component dessert is wonderful when it is at its best, though the components are simple. Like many multi-component desserts, however, we’re always looking ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: English Muffin Bread

Baking Bites for Craftsy: English Muffin Bread

Do you like toast? I do, and this English Muffin Bread is one of the tastiest and easiest toasting breads that you can imagine. I’m sharing the recipe over on the Craftsy blog right now (it’s free!!) so you can learn how to make this bread step-by-step. The bread is a yeasted bread, but it requires no kneading and no shaping because the dough is ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

I’ve long been a fan of sandwich cookies, from the first time that I dunked an Oreo in a glass of milk (an experience that, I’m guessing, that many of us had as kids) to now. I like soft, frosting-filled whoopie pies and crisp wafer cookies filled with sweet creme. These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache are in the latter camp. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Coffee Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Coffee Cake

Coffee cakes are one of my favorite things about brunch (though I will admit to enjoying leftover cupcakes from time to time with my coffee) and their crisp, streusel topping is one of their distinguishing characteristics. Coffee cakes occasionally include chocolate mix-ins, like chocolate chips, but they are rarely chocolate. My Chocolate Coffee Cake that is the ultimate brunch dish for coffee lovers and you ... Read More »

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