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Margarita Cheesecake Bars

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been in a margarita mood ever since my pre-Cinco de Mayo Blood Orange Margaritas, and have been keeping my eye out for desserts that could use a margarita twist. Plain cheesecake does have the slightly tangy flavor of cream cheese, but it is relatively plain and is a good canvas for showcasing other flavors. This is one of the reasons why there are so ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Pavlova is a delicious meringue dessert that is perfect for spring and summer. The meringue has a crisp exterior and a tender center, and it is typically loaded up with fresh berries. Flying Fourchette‘s Rhubarb and Pistachio Pavlova really showcases spring rhubarb at its best. The rhubarb is roasted until it is just tender and then piled onto the pavlova base with plenty of whipped ... Read More »

Mozo Women’s Fab Canvas Kitchen Shoes, reviewed

Mozo Ballet Shoes

Kitchen shoes should be nonslip and very comfortable, whether you’re working in a professional kitchen or at home. Even though you might not spend as much time working in your kitchen as a pro does behind the line every day, standing over the stove or at the oven can be very fatiguing, especially if you have a very hard floor – such as ceramic or ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Filled Delights Baking Pan

Nordic Ware Filled Delights Baking Pan

One of the easiest desserts you can make during the summer is to pile whipped cream and fresh berries on top of a piece of cake. Store bought cake is always an option, and both bakeries and grocery stores make it easy for you by selling cakes with a depression on top that is just waiting to be filled with berries. These little cakes are ... Read More »

Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Baskets of ripe blueberries practically beg to be baked into blueberry muffins. Blueberry is one of the most popular muffin flavors out there, and one of the reasons that it is so hard to tire of them is that it is so easy to put different twists on them to change their flavors. You can add coconut, nuts, lemon zest or a streusel topping. For ... Read More »

The Soda Fountain

The Soda Fountain

The Soda Fountain celebrates the traditions of the American soda fountain with more than 70 recipes for everything from flavored sodas to multi-flavored sundaes. The book starts with the history of the soda fountain, a tradition which got its start when people began carbonating water and making it readily available to consumers at coffee houses and pharmacies – launching the first soda [water] fountains. Once ... Read More »

Bite Sized Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut butter cups are one of those candies that has such a great ratio of salty-to-sweet that they are quite addictive. I find this to be particularly true of peanut butter cups made with dark chocolate, where you get the salty, the sweet and a rich, slightly bitter cocoa note. I’m a particular fan of the Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, but as ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Ruffled Medallion Cakelet Pan

Ruffled Pan

Miniature or single serving cakes can be baked in a few different types of pans, and the two most common are mini bundt pans and muffin pans. These two types of pans both have their advantages – muffins are small and it is easy to find a wrapper to use to line the pan, while mini bundts have a much more fun shape – and ... Read More »

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