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Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Baskets of ripe blueberries practically beg to be baked into blueberry muffins. Blueberry is one of the most popular muffin flavors out there, and one of the reasons that it is so hard to tire of them is that it is so easy to put different twists on them to change their flavors. You can add coconut, nuts, lemon zest or a streusel topping. For ... Read More »

The Soda Fountain

The Soda Fountain

The Soda Fountain celebrates the traditions of the American soda fountain with more than 70 recipes for everything from flavored sodas to multi-flavored sundaes. The book starts with the history of the soda fountain, a tradition which got its start when people began carbonating water and making it readily available to consumers at coffee houses and pharmacies – launching the first soda [water] fountains. Once ... Read More »

Bite Sized Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut butter cups are one of those candies that has such a great ratio of salty-to-sweet that they are quite addictive. I find this to be particularly true of peanut butter cups made with dark chocolate, where you get the salty, the sweet and a rich, slightly bitter cocoa note. I’m a particular fan of the Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, but as ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Ruffled Medallion Cakelet Pan

Ruffled Pan

Miniature or single serving cakes can be baked in a few different types of pans, and the two most common are mini bundt pans and muffin pans. These two types of pans both have their advantages – muffins are small and it is easy to find a wrapper to use to line the pan, while mini bundts have a much more fun shape – and ... Read More »

How To Crack a Pound Cake

How To Crack a Pound Cake

Pound cake, unlike other cakes, is supposed to crack on top as it bakes. This is primarily because the batter is very dense. The dense batter requires a very looking cooking time to bake all the way through, and the exterior of the cake sets up before the interior does. As the cake continues to bake, the majority of the heat/steam being released from the ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

You may not be familiar with Louisiana Crunch Cake yet, but a few bites of Brown Sugar Mama‘s version of this sweet, buttery cake will have you hooked. The cake is rich and buttery, and it has a very thin layer of coconut added to the bottom of the pan before baking. The coconut toasts up as the cake bakes, giving it just a hint ... Read More »

Almost Instant Banana Bread

Banana Mug Cake

Most of the overripe bananas in my kitchen are destined to go into a batch of banana bread or banana cake. There are occasions when I don’t have quite enough bananas to make a whole loaf – such as the mornings when I decide to add half of one of those bananas to a bowl of cereal, leaving half to languish in the fruit bowl. ... Read More »

How to Add Food Coloring to Cake Batter

How to Add Food Coloring To Cake Batter

Multi-colored cakes can be fun for a lot of reasons. They can help you show team spirit on an important game day, turn plain cupcakes into a great theme dessert or simply hint at the flavor inside a baked good. It is easy to add food coloring into cake batter, but there are some challenges to ensuring your cake comes out the way you envision ... Read More »

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