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Bourbon-Spiked Treats to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

Mint Julep Sorbet

Mint JulepsĀ are the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, made with bourbon, sugar and mint and served over ice. They’re very refreshing and even tastier than their short ingredient list would suggest. If I’m planning to watch the Derby with friends, I always make sure that I have the ingredients on hand to make some, and I often end up making a bourbon-spiked treat to ... Read More »

Mint Julep Pie

Mint Julep Buttermilk Pie

Mint Juleps are a cocktail that is a tradition at the Kentucky Derby, which is run at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May every year. The drink is made with bourbon, sugar and mint, and served over ice. It’s strong, yet refreshing – and both of those qualities are what make this drink such a hit at a big, festive springtime event like ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The first week in May is marked by two occasions for celebration, the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Both events have their own traditions and plenty of food associated with them. Here is just a small sampling of ideas to kick off your own Derby or Cinco de Mayo planning: You can kick off race day with some Kentucky Derby horse head cookies, thanks ... Read More »

Wilton Spray-N-Seal Crumb Sealing Spray

Spray n' Seal

When you are making a layer cake, one of the most important steps in decorating it is applying a crumb coat. The crumb coat is a very thin layer of icing that you cover the entire cake with, and the purpose is to contain any crumbs that might have come loose as a result of leveling the cake layers or might otherwise be sitting on ... Read More »

Go Bold Spring Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)

Pillsbury Giveaway

One of the reasons that everyone looks forward to spring after a long, cold winter is that everything starts to explode with color this time of year, as plants come back to life and flowers burst open. The baking aisle happens to be brightening up with lots of colors, too, thanks to Pillsbury’s FunfettiĀ® Bold Cupcake & Cake Mixes and Frostings. This new line is ... Read More »

Vanilla Crumb Cake

Vanilla Crumb Cake

A coffee cake with a buttery crumb topping is hard to resist. Most crumb toppings include cinnamon or other spices, both because spices add a great aroma to a cake while it is baking and because darker spices give a crumb topping a darker color to contrast with the rest of the cake. This Vanilla Crumb Cake is for vanilla lovers and you won’t find ... Read More »

Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners

Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners

Baked goods are an indulgence, especially when you’re talking about desserts and not about simple loaves of bread. Between layers of frosting and generous amounts of sugar, many people feel guilty about eating desserts because of that indulgence, even though it never hurts to indulge at least once in a while! Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners is a ... Read More »

Lemon and Lavender Shortbread

Lemon and Lavender Shortbread

You can never go wrong with a buttery batch of shortbread cookies. They’re delicious plain, where you get a generous dose of butter flavor, and they can also be a blank canvas for other flavors. This Lemon and Lavender Shortbread is a great example of how a few simple additions can take a shortbread recipe from something good to something special without even trying. It ... Read More »

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