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Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

I think of honey roasted peanuts as a snack food, not really as an ingredient to bake with. There are only a couple of recipes that I regularly use them in and all of those involve quite a lot of peanut butter, as well. But I do use spiced and candied nuts in recipes where I’m looking to add an extra layer of flavor along ... Read More »

What is The Difference Between Cream Pies and Custard Pies?

What is the difference between cream and custard pie?

Custard pies and cream pies are two pies that are similar enough that they are often confused. The differences between cream pies and custard pies are all in how they are prepared. Custard pies have a filling that is a mixture of eggs, sugar and other ingredients – milk, pumpkin puree, chocolate, etc – that is whisked together and poured in a pie shell to ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When spring rolls around, I want to get outside and start enjoying the change in the weather. Here in Los Angeles, we’ve been getting some warm weather this week, which has put me in the mood to invites some friends over for an outdoor brunch. These brunch-friendly recipes will get you inspired to do the same! I am a big fan of donut muffins, which ... Read More »

Dutch Apple Loaf Cake

Dutch Apple Loaf Cake

The other day, a friend handed me a stack of old magazines that she thought might have some good recipes in them. Flipping through old issues of magazines like Country Woman, I stumbled upon a tasty sounding apple cake that I decided to try. It turns out that the recipe is now online from Taste of Home, too. The cake is called Dutch Apple Cake ... Read More »

No-Churn Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Cereal milk ice cream starts with cereal that is soaked in milk, leaving behind traces of delicious cereal flavor once it is strained out. The idea comes from the fact that the milk left after you eat cereal – particularly a sugary, flavorful cereal – is delicious on its own. I’ve made cereal milk ice cream with great results using a chocolate cereal. This time ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Pudding Cakes

Passion Fruit Pudding Cakes

Pudding cakes are sometimes called self-saucing cakes, as a pudding-like custard forms beneath an airy sponge cake while ht dessert is in the oven. I most often make lemon and chocolate pudding cakes, but they can be made with other flavors, as well. Tropical passion fruit is an excellent choice in these individual pudding cakes, delivering just the right amount of tropical flavor in each ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Anyone who has been reading Baking Bites for a while will know that I’m a big cookies n’ cream fan. Not only do I keep an eye out for all those limited edition Oreos, but I’ve been known to use both regular and limited edition cookies in everything from scones to cheesecakes. Cookies n’ cream cupcakes are another way to enjoy these classic black and ... Read More »

The Best No-Mixer Sugar Cookies

The Best No-Mixer Sugar Cookies

I love desserts that you can whip up on short notice with only a handful of ingredients. Most drop cookies fall into this category, but this recipe for sugar cookies is even easier than most. These sugar cookies can be made completely by hand, with no special mixing equipment. This is possible because the cookies are made with vegetable oil instead of butter, which would ... Read More »

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