Limited Edition S’mores Oreos, reviewed

Limited Edition S'mores Oreos, reviewed

A single look at the S’mores tag on Baking Bites will tell you that I’ve had a soft spot for s’mores and s’mores-related goodies. When I heard that Oreo was releasing a limited edition S’mores Oreo this summer, I kept my eyes peeled until I found it on store shelves (I found this box at Target) so that I could give them a try. The ... Read More »

The Dipr

The Dipr

One of my favorite after school snacks growing up was cookies and milk. I would dunk all kinds of cookies in milk, letting the milk soften part of the cookie so that I could get both the soft portion and the crispy/chewy portion in my mouth in one single bite. I would dunk cookies in cold milk during the summer and hot chocolate in the ... Read More »

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits are always a good accompaniment to a meal. They’re not only easy to make, but they’re delicious and versatile enough to compliment many different types of food. I bake biscuits all year round, but I find that I bake them slightly more often during the summer, when I can use the leftovers to make shortcakes with fresh, in-season berries. These Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits ... Read More »

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

It’s nice to take a coffee break at some point during your day. It gives you a chance to refresh your mind, taking it off of your work for a few minutes, and to recharge your batteries. It also presents the opportunity to have a little snack, whether you’re having your coffee break between breakfast and lunch or between lunch and dinner. Sweden is a ... Read More »

Introducing Modern Tiki, a Tiki Cocktail Blog

Modern Tiki: A Tiki Blog

Tiki drinks have a long history that dates back to Los Angeles in the 1930s – and the original tiki drinks are not the syrupy sweet blended drinks that you might remember from the 1970s. Historically, tiki drinks were made with fresh tropical juices, homemade syrups and plenty of rum (often very high quality rum, at that), which means that they fit the definition of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Bananas Foster

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is one of my favorite retro desserts because it is easy to make, fun to make and tastes delicious. The recipe dates back to 1950s New Orleans, which was a shipping hub for bananas at the time. A clever chef combined fresh bananas with brown sugar, butter and booze, then served the mixture over a scoop of ice cream. Oh – and he ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Taste Tests Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut

Unsweetened coconut, reviewed

I love baking with coconut, from coconut cookies to coconut cream pies. My kitchen is always stocked with bags of shredded coconut. A few years ago, you could only find sweetened, shredded coconut at the grocery store. These days, there are not only multiple brands of shredded coconut, but you can choose between sweetened and unsweetened coconut for your baking needs. Unsweetened coconut is very ... Read More »

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