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Trader Joe’s Marshmallows, reviewed

Trader Joe's Marshmallows

Frequent shoppers at Trader Joe’s will always notice when a new product hits the shelves. As a marshmallow fan – and someone who makes lots of s’mores themed desserts – I was very pleased to see that TJ’s was finally adding marshmallows to their lineup. The marshmallows are vegan, which means that they are not made with gelatin. Gelatin is the main ingredient that I ... Read More »

One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand

One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand

Making bread by hand is a great skill to have as a baker. Not only is it stress-relieving to mix and knead dough, but it’s simply nice to know that you don’t need any special equipment to make a delicious loaf. The book One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand is designed to teach you how to make breads easily, by hand in ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

As a kid, we didn’t have that much soda growing up and, as a result, I always looked forward to parties and play dates where soda might be available and I could indulge that particular sweet tooth. The fruity sodas were always a lot of fun, whether I was sipping orange, grape or strawberry. Not only were they flavorful – and sweet enough to satisfy ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

It’s hard not to love a dessert with a surprise inside, like cream filling inside of a cupcake. But dessert isn’t the only meal that can come with a surprise inside. Start your breakfast off with a batch of Baking Sense‘s Bacon & Egg Corn Muffins, which have a soft boiled egg inside that spills out a slightly runny yolk when you take a bite! ... Read More »

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

Banana Nut Bread Cookies

Banana bread is one of my go-to recipes when I have ripe bananas in my kitchen. The quick bread is easy to make – especially if I’m using a one bowl recipe – but these Banana Nut Bread Cookies are even quicker, thanks to the shorter baking time that cookies require over full sized banana bread loaves. The cookies are soft and cakey, not unlike “regular” ... Read More »

Snickers Bites for Baking, reviewed

Snickers Bites for Baking, reviewed

If you’ve spotted the new Snickers product in the baking aisle recently, you might have thought that I partnered up with the candy bar giant because their product is called Snickers Baking Bites. If anyone out there from Snickers is reading this, I would love to do a recipe for the back of the packaging. Alas, I was not consulted about the name of this particular ... Read More »

Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown Bundt

Nordic Ware 70th Anniversary Crown Bundt

Nordic Ware is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year and that means that they are releasing a special edition bundt pan to mark the occasion. The Crown Bundt Pan is a gorgeous gold-tone bundt that is almost too pretty to bake in. The bundt has an unusual pattern with ribbon-like loops around the exterior and straighter ridges going down the center. The pattern is not ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple upside down cakes are always a crowd pleaser when I make them. I get the most requests – believe it or not – for my Hawaiian Spam Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which has an unusual sweet-savory element to it that makes it very addictive. This Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake is an easy and delicious version of a traditional pineapple upside down cake. Baked ... Read More »

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