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Holly Leaf Loaf Pan

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One easy way to get into the holiday spirit is by changing up your bakeware to something that is a little more festive than usual. A new loaf pan, for instance, will turn your usual banana bread into something worthy of a holiday party. This Holly Leaf Loaf Pan from Williams Sonoma is a great example of a pan that can dress up an otherwise ... Read More »

Classic Crème Caramel

Creme Caramel

Creme brulee is the dessert of choice at many upscale restaurants, but crème caramel is another classic French dessert that deserves at least as much time in the spotlight. Crème Caramel is a custard that is baked with a layer of caramel on the bottom, rather than added on top as it is found in a creme brulee. You will probably also recognize crème caramel as ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Christmas is closing, with just a few more weeks of December to go, and holiday flavors are everywhere. One standout is peppermint, which is closely associated with Christmas because people never seem to get tired of peppermint candy canes, and I’ve seen lots and lots of delicious-sounding peppermint recipes appearing on the blogs. Sally’s Baking Addiction turned a holiday coffee shop favorite into dessert, in ... Read More »

Taste Trunk Sweet Trunk, reviewed

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It’s always fun to get something in the mail – especially when it is a package full of goodies, and not a bill. It is easy to buy yourself a little gift online, but you lose the element of surprise that comes with really getting an unexpected package. One possible solution to this is to sign up for a subscription service that will deliver a ... Read More »

Celebrate More Holiday Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)

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More people bake during the holiday season than any other time of year. Not only does cold weather mean that it’s nice to have the oven on, heating up the kitchen, but there are all kinds of parties and get-togethers to celebrate – and often celebrating means sharing homemade baked goods. I bake all year long and it always seems a little bit more special ... Read More »

Cranberry, Ginger & Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cranberry, Ginger & Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you ever shop at Trader Joe’s, you’ve probably seen their impressive Pound Plus chocolate bars. These bars are made of high quality Belgian chocolate specifically for Trader Joe’s – and they are a steal when you compare them to other premium bulk chocolate because the only brand that comes on them is TJ’s, so there is no inflation just for the name (it’s Callebaut chocolate, ... Read More »

Little Sweets and Bakes

Little Sweets and Bakes

While cupcakes aren’t quite as hot as they were a few years ago, we all still love small, bite sized desserts. They’re cute to look at, fun to make and very easy to serve. Where cupcakes once completely dominated the small dessert market, bakers are experimenting with all kinds of different mini desserts these days, including cake pops, macarons and whoopie pies – and you’ll ... Read More »

7 Delicious Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

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There are always leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner. You can enjoy them by serving up a second plate full of turkey, potatoes and stuffing and have dinner all over again, but there are many other ways to put those leftovers to good use and infuse some new flavor into the leftovers. A towering Turkey Club Sandwich is always a delicious way to use up leftover turkey, ... Read More »

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