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Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive oil can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with and I’ve used it in great success with a wide variety of cakes. You might not expect to see it turn up in a batch of chocolate chip cookies, however. These Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies use only olive oil – not butter or other vegetable oils – to create a subtly sophisticated twist on ... Read More »

Waffle Cone Cheesecake Cups

Waffle Cone Cheesecake Cups

When it comes to ice cream, I want mine in a cone whenever possible. I’ve made my own ice cream cones at home, but even those aren’t quite the same as a freshly made waffle cone from an ice cream shop. Despite my love of waffle cones, I had no idea that you could purchase waffle cone bowls at the grocery store until just recently. ... Read More »

What is Dry Milk Powder?

What is Dry Milk Powder?

Milk is a liquid that is typically stored in your refrigerator and used for a wide variety of cooking and baking purposes, as well as as a beverage in its own right. There are several different types of milk out there with varied fat contents (skim, 2%, whole), varied water contents (evaporated milk) and added sugar (sweetened condensed milk), but one that you might be ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

With brunch season in full swing, I’m always on the lookout for tasty additions to a weekend entertaining menu. Coffee cakes, muffins and quick breads are some of my favorites, because they’re easy to make and share. Get out your loaf pans because this week’s BfoB is dedicated to quick breads and loaf cakes that you’ll want to add to your rotation this season. The ... Read More »

Rice Pudding Pie

Rice Pudding Pie

Leftover white rice usually goes one of two ways in my kitchen, turned into fried rice or turned into rice pudding. Rice pudding is comfort food to me, something that I used to eat in my grandma’s kitchen growing up, and I’ll always have a soft spot for it. That being said, rice pudding isn’t a very glamorous dessert and you don’t necessarily want to ... Read More »

Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream Maker, reviewed

Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream Maker, reviewed

I’ve had a series of Cuisinart ice cream makers over the years, both the type that use a frozen canister and the kind that use an internal compressor. While the frozen canister models work well and I always recommend them as a first time ice cream maker purchase, the compressor models allow you to make multiple batches without any advance preparation. This is because the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Blender Chocolate Ice Cream

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Chocolate Ice Cream in a Blender

I use my ice cream maker a lot – and I’m not just saying that because I’ve written three books on frozen desserts. I use it a lot because I really like ice cream and enjoy stocking my freezer with a variety of homemade options. Ice cream makers can be a pain to use, however. Some models are large and take up a lot of ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake

Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake

It’s only May and I’m already in full summer mode with recent posts about ice cream and tropical desserts. I attribute it in part to the fact that we had a very wet winter in Southern California this year and I’m simply ready for summer, but the truth is that tropical fruit flavors are simply some of my favorites and I’m happy to eat them ... Read More »

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