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Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

Pillsbury Launches Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Baking Mixes

Pillsbury Launches Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Baking Mixes

Girl Scout cookies are a seasonal treat that many of us look forward to all year long. You can bake your own while you’re waiting for the Girl Scouts to hit the streets, but there is something fun about buying a box from a scout. To get your fix another way, keep an eye out for some new Girl Scout Cookie-flavored baking mixes from Pillsbury. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Fruit crisps are wonderfully easy desserts that let you really celebrate fresh, in-season fruit. While they’re often made with berries and stone fruits, almost any kind of fruit can be used. Pineapple fans will want to try this Pineapple Fruit Crisp from The Recipe Rebel. The fruit cobbler has a very short ingredient list, but is big on tropical fruit flavor. The base is made ... Read More »

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberries are in season and the ones I’ve had this year taste better than ever. I’ve been eating them on my cereal and churning them into ice cream, as well as making classics like strawberry shortcake. Strawberries are often incorporated into dishes where they don’t have to be cooked, since the juicy berries give off a lot of liquid and tend to lose their shape ... Read More »

How to Toast Pecans in the Oven

How to Toast Pecans in the Oven

There are lots of recipes that call for pecans, from muffins to ice cream to pie, and just about every single one of those recipes will be better if you make it with toasted pecans instead of untoasted ones. Toasted nuts have a firmer texture than untoasted nuts and have a richer, more complex flavor that lacks the vegetal notes you sometimes find in raw ... Read More »

Easy Homemade Blended Butterbeer

"Wizarding World Copycat Recipe: Homemade Blended Butterbeer

After visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about the blended butterbeer that I had inside the park. Non-alcoholic butterbeer is available in a soda form and as a blended drink. Both options are topped with a foamy, beer-like “head” that tastes a bit like marshmallow fluff and both taste like butterscotch, with the soda option being lightly carbonated ... Read More »

A La Mode

A La Mode Cookbook

A scoop of ice cream is often the best way to finish off a homemade dessert. This is especially true of fruit based cobblers and pies, but anything from cookies to cake can be improved with ice cream. Most recipes, when suggesting that you serve your treat a la mode, recommend reaching for a good quality vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is not only delicious, but ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

While macadamia nuts are a versatile nut that can make almost any dish more delicious – from pies to cakes – they find their way into cookies, along with white chocolate, more often than not. Creamy white chocolate and naturally buttery macadamia nuts are a great combination and a batch of chewy cookies are a fantastic way to enjoy them, but they are not the ... Read More »

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