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How to Make Pie Crust Ice Cream Cones

How to Make Pie Crust Ice Cream Cones

If you love ice cream cones, you can buy an ice cream cone maker or a pizelle maker and make ice cream cones or waffle cone bowls to your heart’s content. If you don’t want to clutter up your kitchen with another countertop appliance – or you simply don’t have room for it – you will be happy to know that there is another way ... Read More »

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, reviewed

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, reviewed

If you have Instagram, Facebook or any other social media platform, you definitely know how popular unicorn-related items are at the moment. Unicorn items don’t necessarily have the mythical horses plastered all over them, but are inspired by the colors, glitter and sparkle that have come to be associated with them. Think Lisa Frank products from the late 80s/early 90s. Almost every item you can ... Read More »

Tested: The Ice Cream for Breakfast Experiment

Tested: Ice Cream for Breakfast

A couple of months ago, I read a few articles about a research study that indicated that eating ice cream for breakfast could make you smarter. You might have read the stories, too, as they were all over Facebook (and other social sources) for a couple of days at the end of last year. I also saw a couple of articles that pointed out that ... Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a cute style of cookie where each individual portion resembles a miniature tart. The cookies are made by creating an indent in the top of the unbaked dough, then adding a filling before baking. The fillings can be a wide range of flavors, but are most often fruit-based jams and citrus curds. These┬áChocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies break with tradition because they ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Cream Horns

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Hot to Make Cream Horns

Have you ever had a cream horn? It’s a wonderful type of dessert made by wrapping strips of pastry around a conical tube and baking them so that they form a cone that can then be filled with whipped cream, fruit or anything else that you might be able to think of. The pastries make a wonderful presentation and aren’t quite as tricky to make ... Read More »

Carrot Cake Friands

Carrot Cake Friands

Friands are little cakes that are related to French financiers. They’re dense little cakes made with egg whites and ground almonds that have a dense, buttery texture that reminds me a bit of a bite-sized pound cake. Like muffins, friands are incredibly versatile and a basic recipe can be transformed into almost any flavor. I often bake carrot cakes in the springtime and this weekend, ... Read More »

6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes to Celebrate Easter

6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes for Celebrating Easter

Carrot cake is one of my traditional bakes around Easter. As much as I love chocolate, I always like to serve a dessert (both at brunch and dinner) that doesn’t have chocolate in it to offer an alternative to, or a break from, the richness of Easter basket candy. These cakes and bakes all contain carrot and are wonderful desserts any time of the year, ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Flower Petits Fours Pan

Nordic Ware Flower Petits Fours Pan

I find that I bring home fresh flowers (or pick them, when I can) on a regular basis during the spring. While the stores are still full of flowers during the winter, the change in season really makes me want to bring a little more of nature indoors. Another way to decorate with flowers is to use a specialty pan to turn ordinary teacakes into ... Read More »

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