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Tropical Morning Muffins

Tropical Morning Muffins

I find it hard to resist a muffin in the morning, especially when it is a homemade muffin that is still slightly warm from the oven. So I don’t try to resist muffins in the morning. I’m even willing to get up a little bit extra early on a weekday to throw together a batch – especially if that batch of muffins smells as good ... Read More »

The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook

The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook

Your kitchen pantry is probably stocked with staples like flour, sugar, dried pasta and canned goods. It is also probably stocked with jars of condiments like ketchup and mustard, pickles and salad dressings, that are waiting to be used. Condiments are often thought of as extras, rather than staples, but the truth is that we rely on them a lot more than you might think ... Read More »

Maple Bacon Waffles

Maple Bacon Waffles

I don’t make waffles as often as I make pancakes, simply because it is easier to clean a griddle than it is to clean my waffle iron. But I like waffles at least as much as I like pancakes and they’re always a great breakfast on a lazy weekend morning. A good waffle should be tender inside and crisp outside – and a great waffle ... Read More »

March Madness Cupcakes

March Madness Cupcakes

March Madness is the popular name for the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship series, which primarily takes place during March every year. The single elimination tournament is so popular that even people who don’t watch basketball the rest of the season get into it, rooting for their alma matter or the college team that is local to their area. Like the Super Bowl, it ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Spring is the season when the snow begins to melt and flowers begin to peek up from underneath the earth to catch a few rays of sunshine. Flowers also work their way into spring baking projects in the form of decorations, as well as a few edible flowers here and there. It’s easy to decorate a cake with a flower motif, but Wilton’s Mini Flower ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

If I have more than a few lemons in my kitchen at a time, they inevitably turn themselves into a batch of lemon curd. Lemon curd fans will want to check out Wallflower Girl‘s Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies. Most sandwich cookies like these start with a buttery shortbread dough, but these have a gluten free almond cookie base that is every bite as delicious. They’re ... Read More »

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

Chocolate mousse is an indulgence that is a real treat on special occasions – at least, special occasions are just about the only time I see chocolate mousse being served. Mousse is easy to make and it is light enough that it can be served any day of the week, for any occasion, and doesn’t need to be “saved” for a handful of times throughout ... Read More »

How to Store Leftover Buttercream

Leftover Buttercream in a Piping Bag

There are several different styles of buttercream out there, including basic American buttercream and slightly more labor-intensive Italian and Swiss buttercreams. All are delicious ways to frost a cake or top a batch of cupcakes. I usually recommend that people make more buttercream than they need when they are planning to decorate a cake or cupcakes, since running out of frosting part-way through a project ... Read More »

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