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Stracciatella Cupcakes

Stracciatella Cupcakes

Stracciatella is one of my favorite gelato flavors. This milk-based ice cream is packed with lots of fine chocolate shavings just waiting to melt in your mouth. It is similar to chocolate chip ice cream, but the pieces of chocolate are much finer, so you get a more even distribution and a more subtle chocolate flavor. The name stracciatella comes from the Italian word “stracciare” ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Strawberries are in season and I’ve been doing a lot of strawberry baking. Seasons & Suppers has a Fresh Strawberry Glaze Pie, which is one more recipe that takes advanatage of fresh berries while they’re in season. The pie starts by baking a pie crust in a skillet, then adding a generous quantity of whole berries to the shell once it has cooled. A glaze ... Read More »

How to Cut Through Toasted Marshmallow

How to Cut Through Toasted Marshmallow

Sticky foods tend to be more difficult to cut through than others and toasted marshmallows may be one of the trickiest of all. Not only is the marshmallow gooey inside, but you need to preserve as much of the crisp exterior as possible and prevent the marshmallow from becoming completely smushed. Now, if you’re toasting marshmallows to make s’mores, you probably don’t need to cut ... Read More »

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Red, White & Blue Berry Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are no-bake cakes that set up in the refrigerator, making them a perfect choice for a summer dessert when you need a recipe that won’t heat up the kitchen. Instead of using actual cake, they use cookies (usually chocolate wafer cookies or graham crackers) to give the cake structure – and it is surprising to see how cake-like they become while the dessert ... Read More »

The Best S’mores Brownies

The Ultimate S'mores Brownies

S’mores are at the top of my list of must-have summer desserts. The combination of crisp graham crackers, gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate is one that I just can’t resist. The best way to make them is over a campfire, of course, but I’m not willing to wait until I’m sitting by an open flame to indulge in this summer classic. Instead, I mix up ... Read More »

Summer Kickoff: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Trio Giveaway!!

Summer Kickoff: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Trio Giveaway!!

As regular readers will know, I currently have three amazing cookbooks out that are dedicated to frozen desserts: How to Make Ice Cream, How To Make Frozen Yogurt and Making Vegan Frozen Treats. Each one of these books is designed to give you an in-depth look at the techniques needed to make these refreshing recipes in your own kitchen – and make better versions than you can buy ... Read More »

How to Make a Mango Julius

Mango Julius

Growing up, one of my favorite treats was an ice cold Orange Julius. Over the years, I learned to make a Homemade Orange Julius and I still make them on a regular basis during the summer, when the weather is hot and I need a cold beverage to cool me down. The recipe is easy to put different variations on if you have other types ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

All pie fans should be making turnovers on a regular basis. They’re quicker to make than full sized pies and they’re a lot of fun to eat. I like to experiment with the fillings in my turnovers because the small size of the dessert makes them the perfect place to test out new pie fillings, but classic fillings are always a hit, too. IF you ... Read More »

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