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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

As the days start to warm up, frozen desserts start to sound extra-tempting. This collection of ice cream and popsicle recipes really got my mouth watering, and might inspire you to pick up a new set of popsicle molds (and a copy of my How to Make Frozen Yogurt cookbook!) for the season. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the orange and vanilla ... Read More »

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies have always been one of my weaknesses. A buttery cookie dough that is jam-packed with nutty oats and plump, juicy raisins is just delicious. That said, I don’t bake them as often as I should because I tend to get a lot of requests for chocolate cookies and chocolate chip cookies. I find that people forget how good a great oatmeal ... Read More »

A Dinner on Virgin America in First Class

Virgin America First Class Salt Shaker

The meals on airplanes these days aren’t what they used to be. When airplanes have food available, it’s usually a snack box of prepackaged crackers, cheeses, cookies and/or a prepared sandwich. It’ll get you through the flight when you’re hungry, but it’s hardly a gourmet meal. This is all only when you’re flying coach, of course. Now, I don’t mind going without food or with ... Read More »

Sally’s Baking Addiction

Sally's Baking Addiction

Fans of the blog, Sally’s Baking Addiction, don’t need any explaination to introduce the popular website to them, but those who haven’t visited might want to know exactly who Sally is. She’s a home baker who started putting the recipe for the goodies she baked for family and friends online, and the homestyle baked goods attracted such a following that she ended up leaving her ... Read More »

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

A scoop of vanilla ice cream is one of the simplest indulgences that you can treat yourself to. And it is often the best, since there is never a bad time for vanilla ice cream. I enjoy it on its own, paired with a warm slice of apple tart or drowned in espresso to make an affogato. It is easy to run out to the ... Read More »

Limited Edition Watermelon Oreos, reviewed

Watermelon Oreos

Oreo has been coming out with all kinds of limited edition flavors, giving consumers new flavors to look forward to throughout the year. Some flavors have been bigger hits than others, such as the Halloween Candy Corn flavor that sold out before the end of September the first year it was released. This summer, Oreo fans will find limited edition Watermelon Oreos in stores (I ... Read More »

How to Substitute for Buttermilk in Baking

How to Substitute for Buttermilk in Baking

ButtermilkĀ is an ingredient that I always keep in my refrigerator because I use it a lot for baking. It not only adds great flavor to baked goods, but it helps to tenderize cakes, muffins and other treats, too. Although I usually have it in stock, buttermilk is an ingredient that you might not always have on hand when you decided to do a little baking. ... Read More »

Brown Butter Blueberry Apricot Loaf

Apricot Blueberry Loaf

One of the reasons that vanilla baked goods are often thought of as being “plain” is that they lack the pops of color that you might find in other foods, like Funfetti cakes, blueberry muffins or chocolate chip cookies and quick breads. I love “plain” vanilla goodies, but I’ll admit that it is nice to get some color into your baked goods, too. Adding berries, ... Read More »

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