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Spiced Rum Rice Pudding

Spiced Rum Rice Pudding

Rice pudding was a dish that I only ate at my grandmother’s house when I was growing up. While she didn’t always make it herself from scratch (she sometimes did, and bought Kozi Shack at other times), it was always a creamy treat that I looked forward to when I visited. Perhaps it is because of those memories with my grandmother, but rice pudding has ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Reviews Mini Loaf Pans

miniloafpans

I love making mini loaves. They’re cute, fun to serve and easy to pack up as gifts for friends and family. The other bonus is that they have a shorter baking time than full sized loaf cakes and breads, so you will be able to eat your favorite baked goods with a much shorter wait time. Most recipes intended for 9×5-inch loaf pans can be ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Demo Day!

Baking Bites Kitchen Reno - Taking Down the Cabinets

Once I decided that I needed to redo my kitchen - a decision that took less than a minute, given that the room hadn’t been upgraded since it was built in the early 1960s – I had some decisions to make. Specifically, I needed to decide if there was anything worth saving in the space. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I really liked the ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Single Origin Huila Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, reviewed

Trader Joe's Single Origin Hula Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

Unsweetened chocolate is a common ingredient when it comes to baking because, like unsweetened cocoa powder, it imparts a deep, intense cocoa flavor to cakes, cookies and other treats. Since it does’t have any sugar in it, unsweetened chocolates have a bitterness to them that (generally) makes them unsuitable for general snacking and some people simply consider it to be of lower quality than other ... Read More »

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

I rarely say no to chocolate, but there are times when a chocolate chip cookie doesn’t pack enough of a punch to satisfy my chocolate cravings. These Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies are cookies meant for the serious chocolate lover with a serious chocolate urge. The cookies are made with both unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder, both of which help build the cookie’s bittersweet foundation. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Winter is citrus season and bright, zesty citrus recipes are a wonderful way to beat the winter blues. These recipes will get your new year – rain or sleet or snow – started off on the right note. This elegant Lemon Mousse Tart from Kitchenlicious is the dessert to make if you’re looking to impress! The tart starts with a buttery almond pastry dough that ... Read More »

Butter Pecan Muffins

Butter Pecan Muffins

Butter pecan is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, though I don’t seem have it nearly as often as I have classic vanilla. As the name suggests, the ice cream is rich with the flavors of butter, roasted pecans and vanilla – and they come together amazingly well. These flavors can be used in other baked goods, such as cookies and these Butter Pecan ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Mini Citrus Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Mini Citrus Loaf Pan

Mini loaves are fun for entertaining because they’re cute and easy to serve. They’re also excellent for gift-giving, as they can be easily wrapped up before delivery. They also bake up more quickly than full size loaf cakes, which means that you’ll be able to take a bite of that freshly baked cake in almost no time at all. I’ve used a wide variety of ... Read More »

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