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Sour Cream Lime Bars

The Best Sour Cream Lime Bars

During citrus season, I will fill my kitchen up with a wide variety of orange, lemon and lime baked goods, from muffins to pies. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite citrus because I like them all, but lately I have been doing even more baking with limes than usual. Limes find their way into Key Lime Pies more often than they do into ... Read More »

Beekman 1802 Cranberry Orange Scone Mix, reviewed

Beekman 1802 Cranberry Orange Scone Mix, reviewed

Just before Christmas, I noticed that the¬†Beekman 1802 brand had made its way into my local Target store. The lifestyle & food brand was previously only available through specialty stores and online, so it was interesting to see ¬†that they were offing wide variety of packaged sauces, rubs and baking mixes! The last time that I tried a Beekman 1802 mix, I think that I ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Heart Madeleine Pan

Williams-Sonoma Heart Madeleine Pan

I have a couple of madeleine pans in my collection. While madeleines are often made in small batches at home, you really don’t need more than one or two pans at a time, however the relatively small size (and pretty look) of madeleine pans make them just about irresistible and I have found room for quite a few in my collection. Madeleines typically have a ... Read More »

Easy Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Dulce de leche is a thick, sweet milk caramel that has a unique – and addictive – flavor that is unlike that of any other caramel sauce. It is made from milk and sugar, which are cooked together until both the sugar and the milk solids are caramelized and flavorful. It’s hard not to simply eat it with a spoon, but like other caramel sauces, ... Read More »

Flavored Butters

Flavored Butters

I use a lot of butter in my kitchen and it is amazing how much flavor one simple ingredient can infuse into a recipe, whether I’m making a batch of mashed potatoes, working on a pound cake recipe or simply enjoying a slice of toast. Butter is delicious in its own right, but it’s flavor is relatively mild, allowing it to be easily transformed into ... Read More »

Blueberry Muffin Tops

Blueberry Muffin Tops

The muffin top is usually considered to be the best part of the muffin and this recipe for Blueberry Muffin Tops will hit the spot if the top of the muffin is your favorite. This recipe is not only delicious, but it requires no special pans and can be mixed up in a matter of minutes. Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Garlic Aioli

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Garlic Aioli

When you hear the word “aioli,” you might think of a flavored mayonnaise that was spread on your last gourmet sandwich. Aioli is very similar to mayonnaise because they both use egg yolks, oil and lemon juice. The difference between the two is that aioli starts with garlic and you can’t have a real aioli without it. Over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), I’m ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Add No New Cookies to 2016 Lineup

Girl Scouts Add Three New Flavors to 2016 Lineup

Girl Scout Cookie season is something that many of us cookie-lovers look forward to every year and it starts right after the holidays, with the first cookie sales getting underway in mid-January. The Girl Scouts mix up their cookie line up and add new cookies that offer regular customers something a little different almost every year. In the past, the Girl Scouts have added low ... Read More »

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