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The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

Negronis are a classic cocktail made with gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, with their signature red color coming from Campari, which is a bitter aperitif. The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore is a cocktail book dedicated to this very recognizable drink – and there is a lot more to it than the three simple ingredients that are needed to make ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

Peanut butter cookies always remind me of childhood, largely because I think that I ate way more peanut butter cookies as a kid than I do these days. Fortunately, it doesn’t take long to bake up a batch to satisfy my desire for a little nostalgia – or to pour a glass of milk to go with them!! These Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars pack ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

I can’t resist a good brunch. It’s an excuse to make up some fun drinks – both alcoholic and nonalcoholic – and make a variety of sweet and savory dishes to entertain friends and family with. I often make baked egg dishes because they can be prepared in advance and are large enough to serve a crowd. If you’re looking for a more unique egg ... Read More »

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a short trip into the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and ... Read More »

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Ice cream sandwiches are a wonderful treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. I tend to prep them a few days ahead of time because, as they are already frozen, there is no need to make them at the last minute and advance planning means that I have them available whenever a craving strikes. Homemade ice cream sandwiches allow you to mix and match ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Lemon and raspberries are a wonderful combination, particularly when you are talking about meyer lemons. Le Petite Poire‘s Meyer Lemon and Raspberry Bars showcase this combination wonderfully. The bars start with a batter made with white chocolate, lemon juice and zest and almond meal, which all combine to not only give the bars a unique flavor, but a wonderfully tender texture. Instead of folding the berries into ... Read More »

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for Ice Cream

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for Ice Cream

While I don’t typically eat cookie dough straight from my mixing bowl, I do have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. The chewy chunks of cookie dough are always a welcome addition to a good vanilla ice cream in my book, adding not only texture, but flavors of vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate. You can make your own cookie dough ice ... Read More »

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I know a lot of people who associated rich, chocolaty crinkle cookies with the holidays, as they are a popular item for seasonal cookie platters. But I like chocolate all year round, so I don’t just save these delightful cookies for the end of the year. My Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies can certainly be served for any occasion that needs a little chocolate and spice! ... Read More »

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