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Buddha’s Hand Shortbread

Buddha's Hand Shortbread

The zest is generally the most flavorful part of any citrus fruit because it contains so many essential oils. Access to fresh zest is one of the reasons that so many recipes insist on fresh citrus, as opposed to prepacked juice, when you really want to bring a strong citrus element into a recipe. Buddha’s hand is an unusual citrus fruit in that it really ... Read More »

What is Buddha’s Hand?

What is Buddha's Hand?

We come across an unusually shaped orange or lemon from time to time, especially if you grow your own citrus trees or shop at farmer’s markets, where they’re not screening the citrus to be uniform in size and shape. One of the most unusual looking citrus fruits is the Buddha’s hand – and unlike some of those strangely shaped lemons, this fruit’s unusual shape is ... Read More »

Orange Upside Down Cake

Orange Upside Down Cake

Upside down cakes are always fun to make. Not only do they taste delicious because they have a topping baked right in with the cake, but they look absolutely beautiful no matter what type of fruit you use to top them. The most common upside down cake is easily a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but all kinds of fruits can be used, including berries and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Scones are always one of my favorite ways to start the day, and Confessions of a Bright Eyed Baker‘s Gingerbread Scones seem like just the thing to take the chill off on a winter morning. These simple scones deliver a lot of ginger flavor, as they are loaded with brown sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. They’re also rich with buter and cream, giving them ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Dulce de Leche, reviewed

Trader Joe's Dulce de Leche, reviewed

Dulce de leche is a thick, milk-based caramel sauce that is popular throughout many Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, though variations exist in many other countries and cultures as well. The sauce has the distinctive flavor of caramelized milk because milk and sugar are caramelized together to make it, in contrast to some other types of caramel sauce where milk, butter or other dairy products are ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go Online with Digital Cookie App

Girl Scouts Digital Cookie Sales

Girl Scout Cookies have always had to be purchased directly from a Girl Scout, whether those girls were going door-to-door (something almost unheard of, these days) or whether you tracked them down at a local grocery store or mall. The cookies were paid for primarily by cash or check. Girls who tried to sell their cookies online were This year, Girl Scout Cookie sales are ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

Pineapple upside down cakes are a delicious way to enjoy this sweet, tropical fruit – but they’re not the only way to enjoy pineapples. Overloaded with fresh pineapples from all the tropical drinks I’ve been playing around with lately, I’ve been looking for ways besides fruit salad and upside down cake to use some up. TheseĀ Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes aren’t all that far away from ... Read More »

Be Sweet: Caramels

Be Sweet: Caramels

Caramel is a delicious confection that doesn’t get to be in the spotlight nearly as often as it should. It is most frequently used as a filling, topping or other accompaniment to add an extra layer of flavor to some other dessert. In Be Sweet: Caramels: Gooey, Chewy Delights, caramels are the focus and the book delivers more than 30 recipes for different types and ... Read More »

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