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Carrot Cake Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Carrot Cake Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Carrot cakes are almost always served with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting. There is no denying that the frosting is delicious, but I’ve had cakes where there is so much frosting that it starts to take away from the cake – and carrot cake is delicious even without frosting. To turn a classic carrot cake into a delicious and frosting-free brunch option, I ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Beehive Cupcake Pan

Williams-Sonoma Beehive Cupcake Pan

I’ve seen a couple of cute bee-themed bakeware pieces this year, but this Beehive Cupcake Pan from Williams Sonoma is one of my favorites. The pan bakes two different styles of cupcake: a plain (traditional) cupcake and a beehive-shaped cupcake. After baking, the two shapes are stacked together – perhaps sandwiched with a little bit of frosting or jam – to make a three-dimensional beehive ... Read More »

Irish Cream and Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Irish Cream and Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Irish cream is a liqueur made with Irish whiskey that has notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. It’s distinctive and delicious – which is what makes Bailey’s, the best known brand, the best selling liqueur in the world. Bailey’s (and other Irish creams) can be mixed into cocktails or enjoyed on their own. They’re also great ingredients to bake with because their flavor translates well ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and that means that I’m in the mood for all things Irish! From variations on a classic Irish Coffee to even sweeter treats, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday. If you happen to make a loaf of Irish Soda Bread this week, save a few slices so that you can try Nomageddon‘s Irish Soda Bread French Toast With ... Read More »

Irish Cream Egg Cream

Irish Cream Egg Cream

The other day, I showed you how to make classic Chocolate Egg Cream at home. These soda fountain treats were all the rage back when the counter at the local pharmacy was the hottest spot in town to hang out – and they still have plenty of fans today. Despite the name, egg creams contain neither egg nor cream. They’re made with chocolate syrup, milk ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Irish Coffee, Three Ways

How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is one of the most popular coffee cocktails that there is. The drink was invented nearly 80 years ago, by an Irish chef who combined whiskey and coffee for a drink that would really take the chill off in cold, damp Irish winters. The drink was such a hit that news of it traveled back to the US, where several bartenders tried to ... Read More »

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

These hand pies combine two delicious flavors for a dessert that is both decadent and easy to make. My Chocolate Banana Hand Pies are stuffed with slices of banana and chocolate chips. While those two ingredients might not sound particularly impressive on their own, they come together like a match made in heaven. In the oven, the bananas soften and their flavor intensifies. The chocolate ... Read More »

Peeps-a-licious!

Peeps-a-licious!

Peeps are the best selling non-chocolate Easter candy out there by a wide stretch. The fluffy, colorful marshmallow chicks (and bunnies!) are loved by both kids and adults. They’re fun to eat right out of the package if you’re a marshmallow-lover like me, but that isn’t the only way to enjoy them. In Peeps-a-licious!: 50 Irresistibly Fun Marshmallow Creations – A Cookbook for Peeps Lovers, ... Read More »

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