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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Danish Pastries, 3 Ways

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Danish Pastries

Nothing says breakfast like a tempting spread of pastries and that is exactly what makes hotel buffets and other large-scale breakfasts so appealing. When it comes to danishes, though it is easy to make a tasty version of them at home, in a variety of different shapes, and take your next brunch from good to great! These danishes start with puff pastry, rather than a laminated ... Read More »

Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

Easy Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

I can’t remember the last time I had a really good bear claw. A bear claw is a type of pastry that originated in the US sometime in the early 20th century, getting its name from the partial slices made along one side of the curved pastry that resembled the claws of a bear (particularly if you squint). There are actually several styles of bear ... Read More »

Chocolate Chips vs Chocolate Chunks in Baking

Chocolate Chips vs Chocolate Chunks in Baking

Chocolate is one ingredient that I always have in my pantry, and in a variety of forms. I have chocolate bars – everything from white chocolate to unsweetened chocolate – as well as chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, chocolate powder (mostly for hot chocolate) and cocoa powder. Chocolate chips and chocolate chunks are the two items that I reach for the most because, after all, aren’t ... Read More »

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

I have lots of “staples” in my kitchen. I consider a “staple” to be something I use on a daily or near-daily basis, something that I couldn’t get my baking done without. The list includes ingredients like butter and flour, as well as tools like baking sheets, mixing bowls and aluminum foil. When Glad® and SheKnows reached out to me to talk about Glad™ Standard Aluminum ... Read More »

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Cherry cobblers are crowd-pleasing desserts and offer the opportunity to add in your own twist to the topping on the days that you don’t want a dessert that is quite so traditional. This Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler – as the name suggests – uses whole wheat flour and is generously seasoned with ground cinnamon. The filling is also spiced with cinnamon, but I added ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Cherry Pie Filling, reviewed

Trader Joe's Cherry Pie Filling, reviewed

The jarred sweet cherries from Trader Joe’s are one of my favorite products. They’re not only delicious on their own, but they are a great base for cherry pies, cobblers, breads and other baked goods. Recently, Trader Joe’s introduced a Cherry Pie Filling that offers an even easier shortcut for those home bakers looking to make cherry desserts on the fly. While the jarred cherries ... Read More »

Chef’n Sweetsheet

Chef'n Sweetsheet

Silicone baking mats can be a great tool to have in your kitchen when you’re working with baked goods that are particularly delicate or with candies that tend to be sticky and difficult to handle. The mats are laid directly on top of a regular baking sheet, which gives them more stability than your typical silicone bakeware. The Chef’n Sweetsheet is an unusual silicone baking sheet ... Read More »

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tomato Tarte Tatin

A tart tatin is always a gorgeous pastry to look at, no matter what kind of fruit you use to make it. I’ve made them using apples, peaches and even pineapples before. Almost any fruit can be used, including one of those fruits that we all typically regard as savory: the tomato. Cherry tomatoes (or other small tomatoes, there are a lot out there to ... Read More »

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