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Skillet Peach and Mango Crisp

Skillet Peach and Mango Cobbler

Fruit crisps are wonderful desserts when you have a kitchen full of in-season fruits. There are many different variations on a classic crisp out there to choose from, including cobblers, buckles and grunts. A basic crisp has a streusel-like topping over a base of sweetened fresh fruit. They’re faster and easier to make than fruit pies, but no crisp is as quick as this Skillet ... Read More »

Party Popcorn

Party Popcorn

Popcorn is a hard snack to beat. Not only is it easy to share and fun to eat, but there are dozens – if not hundreds – of different ways that you can flavor it to suit your tastes. Party Popcorn: 75 Creative Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Snack is loaded with delicious ideas for popcorn that will inspire you to get creative with this ever-popular ... Read More »

Mini Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Frosting

Mini Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Frosting

Banana bread is always a good option when you want to do some baking with bananas, but it’s not the only option. These Mini Banana Cupcakes are a great alternative when you want to make a treat that is a little bit sweeter than your standard quick bread and perfect for bite-sized snacking. This recipe makes a relatively small batch of cupcakes – just 24 ... Read More »

Chef’n Pastrio

Chef'n Pastrio

I have more than a few dough scrapers in my kitchen, and you probably should, too. I have a metal scraper that is good for getting every bit of pastry off of a hard surface, like a quartz countertop, and several plastic ones that are a better choice when I’m kneading dough on a silpat or even chopping up a head of lettuce for a ... Read More »

How to Make Whipped Cream in a Food Processor

How to Make Whipped Cream in the Food Processor

Whipped cream is always a treat and it is not difficult to make, though it takes a little bit of arm strength if you want to do it by hand instead of using a canister. One easy way to make whipped cream is in the food processor. This method takes no more than a minute or so and you can make both large and small ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd

How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is one of those little indulgences that I always love. The smooth, custardy curd is delicious whether you eat it with a spoon or incorporate it into a recipe. Lemon curd is most often made with ordinary lemons, but meyer lemons make an amazing lemon curd and it is well worth going out of your way to pick some up and give that ... Read More »

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey’s, reviewed

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey's, reviewed

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are a delicious and versatile product to work with, whether you are making a simple batch of dinner rolls for a weeknight dinner or getting creative in preparation for the Pillsbury Bake Off. Pillsbury recently released Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey’s, a little kit that includes chocolate sauce that will easily allow you to turn a package of dinner rolls into an ... Read More »

Get Set for Summer: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Giveaway!! (closed)

Nicole Weston's Frozen Dessert Book Trio

As regular readers will know, I currently have three amazing cookbooks out that are dedicated to frozen desserts: How to Make Ice Cream, How To Make Frozen Yogurt and Making Vegan Frozen Treats. Each one of these books is designed to give you an in-depth look at the techniques needed to make these refreshing recipes in your own kitchen – and make better versions than ... Read More »

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