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Strawberry Snickerdoodles

Strawberry Snickerdoodle

A snickerdoodle is a classic cookie, the kind of bake sale staple that we all have eaten alongside chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies. It’s a sugar cookie rolled in a generous coating of cinnamon sugar that gives it a warm golden finish and a spicy sweetness. That sugar coating doesn’t need to be limited to cinnamon sugar, however. You can mix it up with ... Read More »

How to Make Strawberry Sugar

How to Make Strawberry Sugar

Vanilla sugar is the most common flavored sugar, and it’s one that you’ve probably made – it’s a great way to use up spent vanilla beans – or sprinkled on top of hot or cold cereal for breakfast. I keep a big container of it in my pantry and use it to add extra vanilla flavor to cookies and quick breads, too. But vanilla sugar ... Read More »

White Mountain Ice Cream Maker

White Mountain Ice Cream Maker

Most home ice cream makers turn out about a quart of ice cream at a time. This is a good amount for solo snacking or for dishing up a few servings for a small group, but it isn’t enough for a crowd. There are some ice cream makers with internal compressors that are able to make batch after batch of ice cream when more is ... Read More »

Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

I grow tomatoes in my garden during the summer, and that typically means that my kitchen is completely overflowing with tomatoes. My tomatoes seem to ripen in waves, so when I have a fresh batch, I usually rush to use them up before the next wave hits. I make pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes and store it in the freezer for later use. I make ... Read More »

Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love

Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love

If you have ever been inside a Japanese bakery, you’ll know that the cakes and pastries may look similar to those that you would find in a French bakery, but that they feature slightly more unusual flavors, such as black sesame, green tea and red bean. Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love is a great book to start with, whether you’re already a fan of Japanese baked goods ... Read More »

Topaz Parfait

Topaz Parfait

There was a time when it seemed like almost all desserts were made with Jello, even when you wanted a fancy dessert to serve at that elegant dinner party. Jello gelatin mixes had interesting flavors, bright colors and were surprisingly versatile – and while you’re probably not going to reach for a box of Jello the next time company is coming over (unless that company ... Read More »

Bananice Pop Molds

Bananice Ice Pop Molds

One of the things that makes popsicles so much fun is that they can come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Homemade pops give you even more options than storebought popsicles, since you’re not limited to wooden pop sticks as handles and can use molds that are a little bit more elaborate and a lot more fun. One example of a pop mold ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Recipe: Homemade Lemon Curd

Delicious Lemon Curd Recipes

Sweet, tart and silky smooth lemon curd is a wonderful treat to make at home when you have a few extra lemons sitting around. It’s good enough to eat by the spoonful, but it’s also an ingredient that you can use in many other applications if you make up a batch! If you already have a couple of lemons in your kitchen, you’re halfway there. ... Read More »

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