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Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

Are you a Star Wars fan? There isn’t a single fan out there who hasn’t imagined – even if for only a minute – what it would be like to be able to hold a real lightsaber. The closest you’re going to get in my kitchen is holding a popsicle from this Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker from Think Geek, a funky popsicle mold ... Read More »

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

Orange-Glazed Pineapple Bundt Cake

I’m always tempted to buy pineapples when they are on sale at the grocery store. Not only do I love fresh pineapple, but I love baking with it. Pineapple upside down cakes are a classic, of course, but they’re not the only option for baking with pineapple – and if you are buying whole, fresh pineapples, you’re going to have quite a bit to use ... Read More »

The Southern Cookie Book

The Southern Cookie Book

Cookies are probably the most commonly baked thing in my kitchen, and they probably are in yours, too. Cookies are relatively quick and easy to make – compared to breads with long prep times and cakes with long baking times – and they are perfect for serving either a small group or a crowd. Cookies are also extremely versatile and there are an almost unlimited ... Read More »

Raspberry Donut Muffins

Raspberry Donut Muffins

Donut muffins are a type of muffin that is rolled in sugar after baking, giving them a crisp, sweet coating that is very similar to what you find in a freshly fried and glazed donut. Sugar Donut Muffins are one of my go-to recipes for breakfast or brunch when I’m entertaining a group because they are always a huge hit. I make them just for myself, ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros, reviewed

Trader Joe's Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros, reviewed

Churros have been a favorite treat of mine since childhood. Unlike cookies and cupcakes, which were relatively easy to come by on a daily basis, churros were the sort of treat that you could only find at the fair or at Disneyland. I’ll often stop by a churro stand when I spot one, no matter where in the world I am, and have been known ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

A good streusel topping can make any muffin even more delicious and these Lemon Crumb Muffins from Baked by Rachel are no exception. The fluffy muffins are made with a generous amount of lemon zest, which gives them a bright citrus flavor, and are topped with a buttery streusel that contrasts with the soft crumb of the muffin. To further enhance the citrus, each one ... Read More »

Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven. While macadamia nuts do go well with other types of chocolate, they have a mild, buttery flavor that is easily overwhelmed by dark chocolate. The sweet, creamy flavor of white chocolate is a good match for the nuts, accentuating their flavor without dominating it.  These Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have plenty ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: One-Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

Baking Bites for Crafty: One Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

A good carrot cake should be moist and tender, as well as loaded with lots of shredded carrot, generously seasoned with spices and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Carrot cakes are great for dessert, but carrots can be used in other baked goods, too. These Carrot Cake Muffins are a a breakfast version of carrot cake that is perfect for springtime brunch – ... Read More »

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