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DIY Cookie Butter Cream Cheese

DIY Cookie Butter Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is a traditional topping for bagels, but it isn’t the only topping option out there. Everything from peanut butter to honey can be used, and many of these “alternative” toppings combine well with cream cheese. Cream cheese makers have rolled out many different flavored varieties of cream cheese over the years, but none of them compare with the flavored cream cheeses that you ... Read More »

Mug Cakes: 40 Speedy Cakes to Make in a Microwave

Mug Cakes: 40 Speedy Cakes to Make in a Microwave

Mug cakes are not substitute for oven-baked cakes when you want to make an especially impressive dessert or need to bake for a crowd. Mug cakes are perfect when you want to treat yourself to a little something special without devoting a lot of time or resources to it – and when you want to do it quickly. These little cakes are baked in mugs ... Read More »

White Chocolate & Apricot Oatmeal Cookie Bars

White Chocolate & Apricot Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Raisins and dried cranberries are two of the most commonly used dried fruits in baked goods, but they’re not the only dried fruit that you might find in your pantry. Instead of reaching for the raisins the next time you are in the mood to bake a batch of oatmeal cookies, consider reaching for dried blueberries, pineapple or apricots instead to bring some new flavors ... Read More »

Stick On Edible Eyes

Stick On Edible Eyes

There are plenty of people who don’t want to eat food that is looking back at them, but even the pickiest eaters might be inclined to make an exception if the thing looking back at them is a donut or slice of cake. With Suck UK’s Stick On Edible Eyes, you can put a funky pair of eyes on just about anything! Unlike the hard ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Food Processor Coconut Macaroons

Food Processor Coconut Macaroons

When it comes to easy-to-make cookies, coconut macaroons are one of my favorites. The cookies only require a few simple ingredients – namely, egg whites, coconut and sugar – and I typically only add in a pinch of salt and a bit of vanilla extract or citrus zest to make them stand out. If you happen to have a food processor in your kitchen, you ... Read More »

Lychee Limeade

Lychee Limeade

Lychees are delicious fruits to have around. I typically eat them as-is, since that is when you can really taste their perfumy melon flavor the best, or chop them up and pile them onto homemade frozen yogurt and shaved ice. The fruits don’t gain much additional flavor after cooking, so they are rarely used in recipes. As a fan of lychee, a drink or cocktail ... Read More »

What are Lychees?

Lychees

Lychees are one of the more unusual looking fruits that you’ll find in the produce section of your local grocery store. They are small – usually smaller than a golf ball – have a rough, bright pink rind covering a tender, white flesh. The rind is thin and can be peeled away from the flesh of the fruit easily, then the fruit itself can be ... Read More »

Mexican Street Corn Cornbread

Mexican Street Corn Cornbread

Elote, or Mexican grilled street corn, is one of my favorite summer foods. You start with fresh corn on the cob, grill it then top it with mayonnaise, peppers and fresh cotija cheese. It is an amazing blend of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that I will serve up any chance I can get. After baking a batch of cornbread to pair with some homemade ... Read More »

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