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Cereal Sweets and Treats

Cereal Sweets

A bowl of cereal is a great way to start off your morning and get the day going, but cereal is a little more versatile than a simple breakfast food and you can do other things with it besides simply pour it into a bowl. Cereal Sweets and Treats explores some of the many other things you can do with cereal, turning it into surprisingly ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2013

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I always look forward to a new year after Christmas because I like the idea of starting fresh, not just because I like to stay up late to watch fireworks and drink champagne on New Year’s Eve. It’s good to look back over the past year and remember some of the things that made it so great. I posted well over 150 recipes on Baking ... Read More »

Peppermint White Chocolate Cupcakes

Peppermint White Chocolate Cupcakes

Peppermint usually finds its way into recipes that call for dark chocolate. The strong, bittersweet taste of cocoa is a good match for the bright, clean flavor of peppermint because the cocoa takes the sharp edge off of a strong peppermint. But that strong, minty flavor also pairs well with white chocolate because it can cut its sweetness and leave you with a perfectly balanced ... Read More »

Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies

Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies

Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies make a great addition to any cookie plate because they are lovely to look at. They’re also both easy to make and delicious to eat – both features I always want to have in a cookie recipe that I can make again and again. The dough for these is a shortbread like-dough, made with no extra leavening agents to prevent the ... Read More »

Last Minute Holiday Gift: The Baking Bites Cookbook

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A cookbook is always a great gift for the baker in your life. Not only is there something out there for everyone, but there are so many new cookbooks being released all the time that your baker is sure to need a new addition to his or her collection. My 2013 Cookbook Gift Guide is a great place to start if you have time to ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

Meyer Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

When my kitchen is full of lemons, I always make up a fresh batch of lemon curd. I am particularly partial to Meyer lemon curd. Meyer lemons are less acidic than regular lemons, so they have a strong lemon flavor with a little less tartness. Lemon curd made with Meyer lemons tends to be smoother and much easier to eat by the spoonful than some ... Read More »

Spiced Cranberry Sangria

Spiced Cranberry Sangria

During the summer, I like to make sangria when I’m entertaining. It’s always delicious and refreshing, and it’s easy to make a batch that is big enough for a party. Many think of sangria as just a summertime drink, but this Spiced Cranberry Sangria is more of a holiday drink than a summertime one and it makes a fantastic punch for winter parties. It is ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl, reviewed

Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl

Trader Joe’s has a store brand of the popular Biscoff spread that is simply called cookie butter. It’s available in smooth and crunchy varieties, and both are popular with lovers of the sweet, addictive brown sugar-flavored spread. Recently, Trader Joe’s introduced a version that will appeal to fans of the classic spread and to chocolate lovers, Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl. This spread has a cookie ... Read More »

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