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Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Self Rising Buttermilk Biscuits

When I was a kid, my family did not bake biscuits from scratch. We used refrigerated biscuit dough, which offers an easy and tasty option when you want biscuits in a hurry. My favorite biscuits were the ones that produced flaky layers. They were easy to pull apart so that I could spread them with butter or jam, but they were still light and fluffy. ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Halloween Tombstone Cakelet Pan

Nordic Ware Halloween Tombstone Cakelet Pan

Some might say it is a little early to be preparing for Halloween, but Halloween is such a fun time of year for baking and sweets that I don’t see the harm in jumping in a little bit early. My preparation always includes some time looking for Halloween-themed bakeware that will allow me to have a little extra fun when I’m making my favorite Halloween ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Oreos, reviewed

Pumpkin Spice Oreos, reviewed

When September rolls around – or even before the “official” start of fall – we start to see signs of the changing seasons. These signs include leaves changing color, crisper mornings and a variety of pumpkin spice goodies in stores and on store shelves. There are more pumpkin spice treats than you could shake a stick at to choose from, but one of my first ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pizza Dough Soft Pretzels

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pizza Dough Soft Pretzels

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels and I enjoy them whenever I can, whether I’m at the mall picking one up from a pretzel chain or at a gastropub eating a more artisanal version. I also enjoy making soft pretzels at home, where I often use a little shortcut to save myself some time and get those pretzels ... Read More »

Key Lime Vinegar Pie

Key Lime Vinegar Pie

Vinegar pie is a very old fashioned style of pie, one that dates back many, many decades. The idea behind the pie is that shelf-stable vinegar can add a bright tang to a custard pie that would ordinarily use citrus (like lemon) when citrus was out of season. Since we can easily get citrus all year round these days, it gives you an idea of ... Read More »

Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake

The next time you are in the mood to bake, but aren’t sure what you should make, look no further than this Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake. This easy bundt cake is both very simple and absolutely delicious, making it a great choice for absolutely any occasion (even if that occasion is “hey, it’s Tuesday!”). The cake is made with a combination of regular all purpose ... Read More »

How to Make an Aviation Cocktail

How to Make an Aviation Cocktail

I recently stumbled upon a list of the 10 most searched for cocktail recipes of 2015 and was surprised to find that the Aviation clocked in at spot number 8. The Aviation recipe is attributed to a bartender from the Hotel Wallick in New York in the early 20th century. It was published in a cocktail book in 1916 and, as evidenced by its popularity ... Read More »

Pillsbury Thin Mint Brownie Mix, reviewed

Pillsbury Thin Mint Brownie Mix, reviewed

A couple of months ago, Pillsbury announced that they would be releasing a line of Girl Scout Cookie-inspired baking mixes. The mixes would include both cupcake and bar/brownie mixes and would be inspired by the two most popular Girl Scout Cookie flavors: Thin Mints and Samoas. Recently, I saw these mixes available at stores in my area and headed out to pick some up to ... Read More »

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