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Vanilla Brown Sugar Shortbread Buttons

Vanilla Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

While you can never go wrong with a batch of chocolate chip cookies, shortbread cookies always have a place in my kitchen. They’re easy to make and satisfying to eat, whether you’re snacking on them with tea or serving them up alongside ice cream for dessert. These Vanilla Brown Sugar Shortbread Buttons should be an instant hit with anyone who enjoys shortbread. They’re buttery, with ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Pizza Pot Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Pizza Pot Pie

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a video from The Best Thing I Ever Ate that was making the rounds on Facebook where Marc Murphy talked about an unusual pizza pot pie he had. The pot pie included all the usual pizza toppings, but was assembled upside down in a bowl, with the dough laid on top of the dish before baking. After a ... Read More »

Spiced Rum Banana Bread

Spiced Rum Banana Bread

Though there are all kinds of delicious goodies you can make with bananas and it is hard to pick a favorite. The two that I make most often – that I could probably claim as my favorites – are banana bread and bananas foster. I’ve made all kinds of variations on banana bread over the years and I decided to make one inspired by bananas ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Pears are in season, and that means that it is time to pull out some wonderful pear recipes. Juicy, sweet pears are one of my favorite fruits to work with, though I only get to do it a few times a year. I have quite a few pear recipes on the site, but it never hurts to have a few more. Galettes are a nice ... Read More »

Can You Bake With Eggnog?

Can You Bake With Eggnog?

Eggnog is a holiday staple for many of us. The creamy drink starts with milk that is thickened with eggs, sweetened and flavored with nutmeg and vanilla. While some versions are uncooked, the majority – especially store-bought versions – are cooked so you don’t have to worry about drinking raw eggs. The flavor of eggnog is distinctive and immediately evokes the holidays, so it is ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Peppermint Bundt Cake

Vanilla Bean Peppermint Bundt Cake

Peppermint and chocolate is a wonderful combination, whether you are eating a chocolate-dipped peppermint candy or stirring a candy cane into a mug of hot cocoa. Peppermint doesn’t get paired quite as often with vanilla, but I believe that the two flavors just might be an even better combination – especially when you are combining them in a recipe like this Vanilla Bean Peppermint Bundt ... Read More »

Turkey and Stuffing Potato Balls

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey and Stuffing Potato Balls

There is a well-known Cuban bakery in Los Angeles called Porto’s that I visit regularly. They make everything from breads to cakes, and offer both sweet and savory options. Their best seller is a deep fried potato ball that is stuffed with a savory mixture of meat and veggies. The potato balls are hearty and come in at under $1, making them a very affordable ... Read More »

Coconut Pumpkin Bread

Coconut Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread, along with pumpkin pie, is a default baked good that almost everyone makes with canned pumpkin during the fall baking season. It’s tasty, it’s a classic and it’s generally very easy to make. This Coconut Pumpkin Bread is a nice change of pace from plain pumpkin breads for me, especially because I’m a big fan of coconut. While you might not think of ... Read More »

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