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Caramel corn is a treat that I find is dangerous to keep in my kitchen, since I tend to eat it much, much faster than I would like. As if ordinary caramel corn weren’t addictive enough, Cookie Madness cooked up some Bourbon Caramel Corn that sounds even more delicious. The caramel used to coat the popcorn has a generous splash of bourbon that adds a ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Reviews Nonstick Cooking Sprays

Reviewing Nonstick Cooking Sprays - Which Brand is Best?

Nonstick cooking spray is one of the least glamorous – and most functional – items in the kitchen. Spraying on a thin layer of vegetable oil is much more efficient than greasing a pan by hand and uses much less oil over all. Most cooking sprays are aerosols, which means that small particles of oil are suspended in gas, which propels them out of the ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Scallop Heart Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware Scallop Heart Bundt Pan

The beginning of the year is when all the heart-shaped baking accessories start to get released in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. I always enjoy the cute cake pans and tools that are released this time of year, partly because the designs are so sweet to begin with and partly because hearts, unlike some other holiday-specific shapes, can be used all year round. Nordic Ware Scallop ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut French Toast

Toasted Coconut French Toast

It’s easy to flavor the egg and milk batter that is the base of french toast by adding spices or extracts to it, but you can take your french toast to another level by adding different flavors and textures to the exterior of the toast, as well. Good examples of that are my Crispy Cereal-Crusted French Toast and Snickerdoodle French Toast, both of which have ... Read More »

Dessert Mashups

Dessert Mashups

Two desserts are usually better than one, but when that one dessert already combines two favorites, you know you can’t go wrong. Dessert Mashups: Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S’morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More is a cookbook that focuses on mixing and matching different desserts into new forms for some incredibly decadent treats. The book contains more than fifty recipes – though ... Read More »

Buddha’s Hand Shortbread

Buddha's Hand Shortbread

The zest is generally the most flavorful part of any citrus fruit because it contains so many essential oils. Access to fresh zest is one of the reasons that so many recipes insist on fresh citrus, as opposed to prepacked juice, when you really want to bring a strong citrus element into a recipe. Buddha’s hand is an unusual citrus fruit in that it really ... Read More »

What is Buddha’s Hand?

What is Buddha's Hand?

We come across an unusually shaped orange or lemon from time to time, especially if you grow your own citrus trees or shop at farmer’s markets, where they’re not screening the citrus to be uniform in size and shape. One of the most unusual looking citrus fruits is the Buddha’s hand – and unlike some of those strangely shaped lemons, this fruit’s unusual shape is ... Read More »

Orange Upside Down Cake

Orange Upside Down Cake

Upside down cakes are always fun to make. Not only do they taste delicious because they have a topping baked right in with the cake, but they look absolutely beautiful no matter what type of fruit you use to top them. The most common upside down cake is easily a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but all kinds of fruits can be used, including berries and ... Read More »

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