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Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes are one of my favorite go-to recipes. They’re easy to make and they appeal to just about everyone. They can be topped off with any flavor of frosting – which means that it isn’t difficult to get chocolate-lovers to go for them – and they can even be eaten completely plain by those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth. There are ... Read More »

Bacon & Spinach Stovetop Breakfast Casserole

Bacon & Spinach Stovetop Breakfast Casserole

When I think of a casserole, I picture a large dish that consists of layers of different ingredients that is baked in the oven. For breakfast, this usually means a dish that uses plenty of eggs and cheese, ideal for serving to a crowd and not tying you to the stove to make dozens of fried eggs for brunch. But baking dishes come in all ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Belgian-Style Waffle Irons

Cook's Illustrated Tests Belgian-Style Waffle Irons

Crispy Belgian waffles with deep, syrup-catching pockets and fluffy interiors are a breakfast treat that many of us don’t get to eat nearly as often as we would like to. Belgian waffles¬†require a special type of waffle iron that will produce the correct waffle shape, as well as a great waffle batter recipe that will give the waffles just the right consistency. Fortunately, there are ... Read More »

Cinnamon Bun Oreos, reviewed

Cinnamon Bun Oreos, reviewed

I like cinnamon buns and cinnamon-bun related goodies, such as donuts topped with cinnamon sugar and yeasted coffee cakes with a cinnamon streusel topping. Who doesn’t? Naturally, I had to pick up a container of the new¬†Cinnamon Bun Oreos after I heard that they were being released as a new cookie flavor this month. The sandwiches are made with cinnamon cookies and are filled with ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Dirty Whisk‘s Salted Caramel Chocolate Walnut Tart is indulgent – and it is worth every bite. The tart starts with a buttery homemade crust that is packed with ground, toasted walnuts. After baking, the crust is filled with a rich layer of caramel and more toasted walnuts. The buttery nuts not only pair well with the caramel, but they add a delicious textural contrast to ... Read More »

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots

Cinnamon Sugar Knots

I just might be addicted to these easy-to-make Cinnamon Sugar Knots. The bread knots start out with homemade pizza dough, which is generously doused with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar before serving. You can find similar rolls served at some pizzerias, as it is a great way to use up leftover dough, but you can’t beat a homemade batch that is fresh from the oven. ... Read More »

Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

There are people who spend years trying to perfect their at-home pizza game. The easiest way to improve your homemade pizza is by using a pizza or baking stone in your existing oven, which gives your pizza crust a very hot surface on which to bake, but it is hard to replicate the ultra-hot stone ovens that pizzerias have at home. If you have the ... Read More »

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