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How to Use Freeze Dried Fruit in Baking

How to Use Freeze Dried Fruit in Baking

Freeze dried fruit is often found in the snack aisle at the grocery store. You can even find it packaged as apple/pear/strawberry chips and marketed as a healthier alternative to potato chips. I am not big on snacking on freeze dried fruit because the dry, powdery texture just doesn’t work for me. I do buy a lot of freeze dried fruit, however, because it is ... Read More »

Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn’s Favorite Bar and Bakery

Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn's Favorite Bar and Bakery

When you think about bar food, you probably think of salty, savory snacks. But at Butter & Scotch in Brooklyn, the bar food is always sweet. The place is a combination bakery and cocktail bar, which is just the kind of place that I would open up if I were to open a bar myself. Butter & Scotch: Recipes from Brooklyn’s Favorite Bar and Bakery is loaded with recipes ... Read More »

Strawberry Limeade Bars

Strawberry Limeade Bars

Strawberry limemade is a very refreshing drink that I just adore during the warm months of summer. It’s like strawberry lemonade Sweet strawberries and zesty lime are a good flavor combination in desserts, as well, as their contrasting flavors bring out the best in each other. These Strawberry Limeade Bars were inspired by delicious strawberry limeade. There is plenty of fresh lime juice in the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus!

I use citrus all year round, but citrus season is in the winter and early spring and that is when everything from limes to tangerines are at their peak. Citrus fruits are very versatile because they are several ways that you can pull flavor from them. You can use the zest for a pungent oil, the juice for its bright sweetness or the whole fruit ... Read More »

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means that I, for one, start taking chocolate a little more seriously than I do other times of the year. Chocolate is practically synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a gift of homemade chocolate is a wonderful way to show someone that you care. Chocolate truffles are always a good choice because they are straightforward to make and don’t ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Citrus is in season and that means that I have my eyes out for all things made with lemon, orange, lime and more! Citrus fruits are incredibly versatile, since you can use the juice, the zest or the whole fruit to make a wide variety of dishes. This Baked Lemon French Toast from Seasons and Suppers is a wonderful springtime brunch dish if you’re looking for something ... Read More »

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

Coffee cake is the kind of dish that you usually save for brunch, bookmarking recipes in your favorite books and tucking them away for just the right occasion. Over the years, I have come to realize that as much as I love brunch, you certainly don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a streusel-topped coffee cake. This Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake ... Read More »

How Much Zest Does Citrus Fruit Yield?

How Much Zest Does Citrus Fruit Yield?

Citrus zest is a fantastic way to get a lot of flavor into a recipe. The zest is the colorful skin of citrus fruit and it is packed with flavorful essential oils. Recipes that use zest can be anything from pies to muffins to savory dishes. Most of those recipes call for a specific quantity of zest, but don’t specify how much fruit you need ... Read More »

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