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The Southern Cake Book

The Southern Cake Book

There is nothing like a homemade cake when it comes to celebrating a birthday or other important occasion. This isn’t to say that you need to wait for a “special” occasion to enjoy a homemade cake, but an occasion is always a good reason to do some baking – especially if you don’t bake cakes on a regular basis. The Southern Cake Book should have ... Read More »

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshakes are delicious when they are done well. A milkshake should be flavorful and indulgent, as well as the perfect way to treat yourself on a hot day. Too often, however, strawberry shakes don’t have enough fresh strawberry flavor or are so light and fluffy that you don’t get that rich ice cream consistency that you want to have in a milkshake. My Ultimate Strawberry ... Read More »

A Visit to Carlo’s Bakery, Hoboken, NJ

Baking Bites at Carlo's Bakery

If you watch a lot of food-related TV, you have probably heard of the show Cake Boss. The show, which is aired on TLC, is focused on the day to day workings of Buddy Valestro’s bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, including everything from the family dynamics of those who run to place to the efficient production that goes into make beautiful cakes for weddings and ... Read More »

Laser Cut Rolling Pins Make Baking More Fun

Custom Laser Cut Rolling Pin from Valek, Robot Pattern

A rolling pin is a standard tool in the baker’s kitchen. They’re usually smooth cylinders of wood with only slight variations in shape. They’re used to flatten dough quickly and easily, and they’re definitely known for their functionality before their style. Valek Rolling Pins makes some fantastic laser-engraved rolling pins in a variety of designs that are sure to add some flair to your baking. ... Read More »

Irresistible Candied Peanuts

Irresistible Candied Peanuts

Candied nuts are a snack that is always great to have on hand. They’re salty and sweet, so they’re satisfying no matter what kind of snack you were in the mood for. They’re also easier to make than you ever imagined, and once you try these Irresistible Candied Peanuts, you’ll find that you are making them on a regular basis. The recipe calls for just three ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Strawberry season is in full swing, and there are many ways that you can use up those gorgeous berries when they are at their peak. These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to strawberry sweets, but they’re a great place to get your own strawberry baking started. Although strawberries can be eaten any time of day, many of us focus ... Read More »

What is dried buttermilk powder?

Dried Buttermilk Powder

Buttermilk is a staple ingredient in my kitchen, so I always have it on hand. It lends a great flavor to baked goods without adding a lot of extra fat, and since it is slightly acidic, it also acts as a tenderizer that helps produce a soft crumb in breads and cakes. But if you don’t do a lot of baking, you may not keep ... Read More »

Bear Hands Oven Mitts

Bear Hands Oven Mitts

Everyone knows that you should never grab a hot pan with your bare hands unless you want to risk some pretty severe burns. That said, if your bare hands happen to be covered with a pair of these Bear Hands Oven Mitts, you’ll probably be just fine no matter what type of pan you need to handle. Made by Fred, these ultra-cute oven mitts are ... Read More »

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