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Bites from other Blogs

Citrus is in season and that means that I have my eyes out for all things made with lemon, orange, lime and more! Citrus fruits are incredibly versatile, since you can use the juice, the zest or the whole fruit to make a wide variety of dishes. This Baked Lemon French Toast from Seasons and Suppers is a wonderful springtime brunch dish if you’re looking for something ... Read More »

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Coffee cake is the kind of dish that you usually save for brunch, bookmarking recipes in your favorite books and tucking them away for just the right occasion. Over the years, I have come to realize that as much as I love brunch, you certainly don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a streusel-topped coffee cake. This Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake ... Read More »

How Much Zest Does Citrus Fruit Yield?

How Much Zest Does Citrus Fruit Yield?

Citrus zest is a fantastic way to get a lot of flavor into a recipe. The zest is the colorful skin of citrus fruit and it is packed with flavorful essential oils. Recipes that use zest can be anything from pies to muffins to savory dishes. Most of those recipes call for a specific quantity of zest, but don’t specify how much fruit you need ... Read More »

Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch

Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch

Biscuits are a surprisingly versatile bread that can show up anywhere from breakfast to dessert. I not only enjoy them served alongside a hearty soup or stew, but split and filled with whipped cream and strawberries for an easy strawberry shortcake. In Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch, you’ll find dozens of recipes that celebrate biscuits and give you some great ideas on ... Read More »

Double Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Lemon Ginger Cupcakes

Warm, spicy ginger is often associated with dark, sweet molasses and classified as a flavor meant to be used during the holiday baking season. As delicious as gingerbread is, however, ginger itself is a very versatile spice that can be enjoyed all year round in a wide variety of baked goods. There are two primary types of ginger that I work with on a regular ... Read More »

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

I start just about every morning with a cup of coffee, just as many of you probably do. I like to pair my coffee with breakfast, whether it is a piece of toast grabbed on-the-run or a plate of eggs, bacon and biscuits. Muffins are always a good breakfast option in my kitchen, as they can both be a stand-alone morning snack or part of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

When you think of upside down cakes, you probably think of pineapple upside down cake, but you can actually use almost any fruit to make an upside down cakes. I made a Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) that is a real showstopper and ideal for putting in-season citrus to good use. Caramelized oranges on top of the ... Read More »

Blood Orange Daiquiri

Blood Orange Daiquiri

The daiquiri is one of my favorite classic cocktails, although I admit that there are many that I like. One of the best things about a daiquiri is its short ingredient list of rum, lime juice and simple syrup. That trio of ingredients yields a surprisingly complex drink and, as is the case with many simple recipes, it is a great base for a little ... Read More »

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