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Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

My Family Cookbook

My Family Cookbook

In the past, when I’ve taught classes on blogging, I usually ask people why they are thinking about starting a blog in the first place. Most people tell me that they want a place where they can share their recipes with friends and family – and that is the reason that most of us started blogging in the first place so many years ago. While ... Read More »

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

A “buckle” is a fruit dessert that is in the same family as cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Buckles are unique because they start with a cake-like batter, then fruit is folded in. They typically use so much fruit that the cake “buckles” underneath all of it – hence the dessert’s name. This Peach and Raspberry Buckle is loaded with fresh fruit. The sweet-tart raspberries are ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Rainbow sherbert is not only delicious, but it is fun to serve and eat because of the swirl of colors in each scoop. Baked by Rachel made Homemade Rainbow Sherbert using fresh which captures the colors and the flavors of the store-bought version perfectly. The DIY version uses fresh orange juice , lime juice and whole raspberries to capture the flavors traditionally found in rainbow ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Banana Bread Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Banana Bread Mix, reviewed

Banana bread will always be a staple in my kitchen. I always have bananas on hand that are at varying stages of ripeness, ready to be mashed and stirred into a quick, easy loaf. My One-Bowl Banana Bread is a recipe that you can’t go wrong with. An option that is about as easy – and I say “about” because it requires a trip to ... Read More »

West Bend Snowball Machine

West Bend Snowball Machine

Few things are as refreshing as a snow cone on a hot day. The icy treat is designed to cool you down – and tantalize your tastebuds at the same time, since the finely shaved ice is drizzled with flavored syrups. Even the best syrups (and pure maple syrup is one of the easiest and most delicious to use) won’t do you much good if ... Read More »

Patriotic Peanut M&M Cookies

Fourth of July Peanut M&M Cookies

M&Ms usually release colorful bags of their candies for the holidays. This means red, white and green candies around Christmas, then reds and pinks around Valentine’s Day. I often use these seasonal M&Ms to give a pop of color to an otherwise ordinary batch of chocolate chip cookies, so when I saw a bag of red, white and blue peanut M&Ms on the shelf, I ... Read More »

Cookie Love

Cookie Love

You can never have too many cookie-centric cookbooks on your shelf. Cookies are an all-occasion baked good that can be made easily on a weekday afternoon, presented for a special occasion or packed up and shipped across the country just to say “I’m thinking of you.” Cookies come in all shapes, sizes and flavors – and no matter how many cookie recipes you try, trying ... Read More »

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