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Baking Bites for Craftsy: One-Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

Baking Bites for Crafty: One Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

A good carrot cake should be moist and tender, as well as loaded with lots of shredded carrot, generously seasoned with spices and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Carrot cakes are great for dessert, but carrots can be used in other baked goods, too. These Carrot Cake Muffins are a a breakfast version of carrot cake that is perfect for springtime brunch – ... Read More »

You Won’t Believe What You Can Bake With This One Secret Ingredient!!

6 Delicious Recipes That All Have Secret Ingredients

I’ve seen so many articles with titles just like this one, promising baking success with one “secret ingredient” or one “weird trick.” These sorts of headlines are known as “click-bait” because a lot of the content doesn’t match up to the hype of the headline. I’ve long associated them with gossip blog articles, though these days they seem to be just about everywhere. While I ... Read More »

Brownies, Blondies, and Bars

Brownies, Blondies, and Bars

You can never go wrong with a batch of freshly baked cookies when it comes to homemade baked goods, but bar cookies tend to take even less time than drop cookies and can be equally, if not more, delicious. In Brownies, Blondies, and Bars, you’ll find dozens of recipes for all kinds of bar cookies that are easy to make and perfect for satisfying your ... Read More »

Frangelico Tiramisu

Frangelico Tiramisu

Most tiramisu recipes add a splash of marsala wine or rum to the espresso that the ladyfingers are dipped into. The liqueurs add a little extra dimension to the coffee and give the tiramisu some extra complexity. While I enjoy a splash of rum or Baileys in my tiramisu, you need to use more than a splash to really change the flavor of the dessert. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make-Ahead Overnight Coffee Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make-Ahead Overnight Coffee Cake

Brunch is one of my favorite meals, but it often involves a lot of last minute preparation if you are the one hosting it. Eggs, salads and baked goods all need to be prepared either just before people arrive, or just before you sit down to eat. You can help the eggs along by making a breakfast casserole, but you can save even more time ... Read More »

Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Individual Angostura Cherry Cobblers

Bitters are an alcoholic extract that are typically used as a cocktail flavoring. Originally developed as medicines and purported to have many curative effects, they made their way from the pharmacy to the bar when the term “cocktail” came into common use in the beginning of the 19th century, where cocktail was defined as a beverage which used a combination of spirits, sugar, water and ... Read More »

Pillsbury Tropical Mango Cake Mix, reviewed

Pillsbury Tropical Mango Cake Mix, reviewed

I’m not sure that I’ve ever eaten a mango-flavored cake – though I have used mango in many other desserts - but I am a huge mango fan and was instantly curious when I spotted Pillsbury Tropical Mango Cake Mix, a summer release, in the baking aisle recently. I picked up a box and resolved to give it a try. Mango has a distinct sweetness and I ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Rates Supermarket Whipped Toppings

Cook's Country Rates Supermarket Whipped Toppings

A dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream is a great way to finish off a rich dessert. You can easily make it at home using heavy cream and a whisk or a food processor, but there are times when it simply seems easier to pick up some ready made whipped topping at the supermarket. Sold in both aerosol cans and tubs, supermarket whipped toppings are extremely convenient ... Read More »

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