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Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

The Guittard Chocolate Company is the oldest family-owened chocolate company in the US, founded in 1868 by a French immigrant who set his sights on California during the Gold Rush. Like many miners, √Čtienne Guittard did not strike it rich with gold, but instead turned to making and selling chocolate to make his fortune. Judging by the continued success of the company, that was a ... Read More »

Lemon, Ginger & White Chocolate Slice n’ Bake Cookies

Lemon Ginger & White Chocolate Slice n' Bake Cookies

Sometimes, I like to keep a cookie recipe simple by only mixing one extra ingredient into the cookie dough. A great example of this would be a classic chocolate chip cookie with only a generous serving of chocolate chips. Other times, I like to load up my cookies with all kinds of goodies. These Lemon, Ginger & White Chocolate Slice n’ Bake Cookies fall into ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

We have all had times when we want to bake a cake, but don’t have the time, energy or ingredients on hand to make one. You might be out of eggs or butter, you might have had a long day at work, or you simply don’t want to face the cleanup after putting the batter in the oven. This is when you need to have ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

As summer turns into fall, we move away from summer berries (for the most part, as I am not going to turn down some late-season strawberries!) and towards fall flavors like apples, pumpkin spice and chocolate. Though the weather was still warm in my area this week, I was feeling the fall spirit and got very inspired by some of these apple-centric recipes. Will Cook ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Offset Spatulas

Cook's Illustrated Tests Offset Spatulas

I find that people – myself included – do not always put as much time as they should into selecting spatulas for their kitchen. Many people assume that a spatula is a spatula is a spatula, only to discover (perhaps after melting a spatula or a spatula handle) that not all spatulas are created equal. The same is true of offset spatulas. These angled spatulas ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

I enjoy soups all year round. During the summer, I tend to lean towards gazpacho or salmorejo, and other cold soups. Throughout the fall and winter, I prefer hot soups. No matter what type of soup I’m enjoying, I always pair it with a good bread that I can dip into the soup. On days when I want something a bit heartier than bread alone, ... Read More »

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