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Guava Chiffon Cake

Guava Chiffon Cake

I love the sweet, floral, tropical flavor of guava and will always order a dessert that is made with guava when I see one. If you’re a guava fan like I am, or simply someone in the mood for a dessert with a tropical twist, add this Guava Chiffon Cake to your “to bake” list! The light and airy cake is very tall and delivers ... Read More »

How to Peel Almonds

How to Peel Almonds

Almonds are a delicious tree nut (they’re technically drupes, but culinarily they are considered nuts) that make a wonderful snack and ingredient to bake with. Almonds usually have a thin brown skin attached. The skin is edible and doesn’t impart too much flavor to the nuts, so most of the time we leave it on. That said, there are times when you may want to ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

When General Mills announced that they would be releasing some Girl Scout cookie-themed cereals in a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, cookie fans got excited because it sounded like a license to eat cookies for breakfast. The cereals were announced last fall, but I’ve only started seeing them in stores very recently. I wasn’t able to get them in time for National Cereal ... Read More »

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow sprinkles make everything a little more fun, from cakes to ice cream sundaes, and I’ve always had a soft spot for them. At one point in the not-too-distant past, rainbow sprinkles wouldn’t have made it into “fancier” desserts, but these days color is in and you can really get creative using this old standby. These Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers are a fun, colorful version of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Palmiers are one of the easiest pastries to make because they require just two ingredients: store-bought puff pastry and sugar. You can make puff pastry from scratch and end up with fantastic palmiers, but store bought pastries are consistent and convenient, so I usually reach for that. The trickiest part of making palmiers is shaping them, as you need to pack plenty of sugar between ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Day Irish Cream Cake Roll

St Patrick's Day Cake Roll

There are several flavors that I closely associate with my celebrations of St Patrick’s Day and one of them is Irish cream liqueur. Bailey’s, Kerrygold and other brands are indulgent cream-based liqueurs that are tinged with Irish whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and other flavors – and the holiday is a welcome excuse to treat myself (and friends and family) to a taste. This St Patrick’s Day ... Read More »

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, reviewed

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, reviewed

If you know the name Kerrygold, it’s probably because you’re familiar with their delicious Irish butters or their tasty Irish cheeses. The dairy company has been making these dairy-based products for decades, but more recently introduced an even more decadent product to its lineup:¬†Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur. The liqueur is in the same category as Baileys and is made with a combination of cream, Irish ... Read More »

Emerald

Emerald, an Irish whiskey cocktail

St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant way to raise a glass with friends and family this ... Read More »

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