Baking Bites for Craftsy: Frozen Strawberry Souffles

Perfect Summer Dessert: Frozen Strawberry Souffles

You strawberry-lovers out there may have already tried my Fresh Strawberry Souffles, a summertime recipe that transforms perfectly ripe berries into an airy souffle. It’s a traditional souffle recipe, meaning that it is baked in the oven and should be served piping hot, as soon as it is done baking. The dessert is light enough for even the hottest day, however I recommend giving my ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Ice Cream Scoops

Cook's Illustrated Rates Ice Cream Scoops

Ice cream scoops are a must-have kitchen tool for ice cream lovers – and ice cream cookbook authors. Unfortunately, ice cream scoops do not always work out exactly as advertised. Over the years, I’ve had all kinds of ice cream scoops that ranged from very traditional designs to high-tech spoons that required all kinds of preheating to provide the perfect scoop. In this month’s Issue ... Read More »

Strawberry Mint Julep

Strawberry Mint Julep

Mint juleps are wonderful cocktails to sip on a hot day, as they are both simple and refreshing. They are traditional served the first weekend in May, as that is the day of the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps are the official cocktail of that historic horse race. Whether you watch racing or not, a refreshing mint julep is definitely a nice accompaniment for a ... Read More »

Chef’n Looseleaf Herb Stripper

Chef’n Looseleaf Herb Stripper

Fresh herbs and greens are wonderful ingredients to use in the kitchen. They’re aromatic and can really bring a lot of flavor to your dish. When working with fresh herbs, the leaves of the herbs typically have to be stripped off of their stems before you can add them into a dish or chop them up because the stems are not quite as delicious (and ... Read More »

Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Cookies

One of the first things that catches my eye when I walk into a bakery or cafe are stacks of large cookies, either arranged in a pastry case or appealingly stacked in glass canisters. The cookies are almost always jumbo sized, much larger than the size of cookie I typically bake at home, and they are very tempting for a cookie-lover like me. Fortunately, I ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Chocolate chip cookies are always delicious, but that is no reason not to experiment a bit with additional flavors the next time you bake a batch. Cooking and Beer‘s Fig and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches pack a lot of flavor into every bite. The cookies are studded with chopped, dried figs – in addition to chocolate chips – which give them a unique sweetness. These ... Read More »

How to Make Quick Cooking Oatmeal

How to Make Quick Cooking Oatmeal at Home

There are several types of oatmeal available at the grocery store – steel cut oats, regular oats (a.k.a. old fashioned oatmeal or rolled oats), quick cooking oats and instant oatmeal – but it is usually regular or quick cooking that is recommended for baking. If you only have room for one type of oatmeal in your pantry, I recommend stocking regular oatmeal because you can ... Read More »

Skillet Peach and Mango Crisp

Skillet Peach and Mango Cobbler

Fruit crisps are wonderful desserts when you have a kitchen full of in-season fruits. There are many different variations on a classic crisp out there to choose from, including cobblers, buckles and grunts. A basic crisp has a streusel-like topping over a base of sweetened fresh fruit. They’re faster and easier to make than fruit pies, but no crisp is as quick as this Skillet ... Read More »

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