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Patisserie Made Simple

Patisserie Made Simple

French pastries, whether you’re talking about a flaky croissant or a golden madeleine, are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat. They also have a reputation for being difficult to make and as being something that is better to buy at a bakery than to attempt to make at home unless you have lots of free time. In Patisserie Made Simple: ... Read More »

Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade

I’ve always had a soft spot for Cherry Limeade. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and tart, and I’m a sucker for that vibrant pink color. The problem with many cherry limeades is that they aren’t made with fresh juices, so you get an artifical cherry flavor instead of an authentic one. I don’t mind artificial cherry flavor in a lollipop, but I don’t want ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: An Easy Cheese Souffle

Baking Bites for Craftsy: An Easy Cheese Souffle

Souffles have a reputation for being difficult to make, but as long as you know how to beat egg whites (and I have a tutorial on that!) to stiff peaks, it really isn’t that difficult. Cheese souffles are the quintessential souffle and they are well worth learning to make. Fortunately, I happen to have a recipe for an Easy Cheese Souffle that I’m sharing over ... Read More »

Chocolate Covered Strawberry M&M Cookies

Chocolate Covered Strawberry M&M Cookies

Always eager to try unusual candies around the holidays, I scooped up a bag of White Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms a couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day. These are a new holiday flavor for the brand and try to capture the flavor of a strawberry shortcake by infusing white chocolate with vanilla (for the cake and cream) and strawberry flavors. Surprisingly, the pastel-colored candies nailed the strawberry ... Read More »

Eagle Brand Caramel Sweetened Condensed Milk, reviewed

Eagle Brand Caramel Sweetened Condensed Milk, reviewed

Limited edition flavors are all the rage these days, whether you’re talking about a special holiday beverage at Starbucks or a seasonal Oreo cookie flavor. Eagle Brand, known for its sweetened condensed milk, has also been testing out some limited edition flavors that are designed to show off how versatile sweetened condensed milk can be. Their new flavors include chocolate, which I reviewed a few ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout with IKEA

In my last update on my kitchen renovation, I documented the demolition of the out-of-date and seriously dirty kitchen in my new place. Pulling out those old cabinets made it look better than I had seen it – but a kitchen without cabinets, appliances and countertops isn’t that much use in the long run and I wanted to get the new stuff in there! Why ... Read More »

Wilton Conversation Hearts Silicone Mold

Wilton Conversation Heart Silicone Mold

Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day tradition and a sweet way to send someone you love a little message. I’ve always had a soft spot for these little candy hearts and use them for everything from Valentine’s Day garnishes to an ingredient in a very unusual Valentine’s Day rum. If you’re also a fan of this classic holiday candy, the Conversation Heart Silicone Mold from Wilton ... Read More »

Coconut Marshmallows

Homemade Coconut Marshmallows

Biting into a homemade marshmallow is like biting into a little cloud – only a lot more delicious. I love making homemade marshmallows and while vanilla is a staple that I keep coming back to (and I’ve been making this recipe for more than a decade), I also enjoy making flavored marshmallows. Flavored marshmallows give you a chance to add a new layer of flavor ... Read More »

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