How to Make A Bloody Mary

How to Make A Bloody Mary

A bloody mary is a classic brunch drink that has become even more popular in the past couple of years. It’s a savory, tomato juice-based cocktail that contains vodka and quite a bit of spice. The recipe varies from place to place – as does the heat level of the drink – but it’s usually a delicious and satisfying way to start a Sunday. You can ... Read More »

What is a Pomelo?

What is a Pomelo?

Pomelos are a type of citrus fruit that are native to Southeast Asia. They resemble a large grapefruit in appearance and are often the largest type of citrus that you can find at a grocery store. They are closely related to grapefruits, but have some distinct differences. They have a very thin skin and a thick white pith. The flesh inside ranges from a yellow to ... Read More »

Peanut Butter-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bar Cookies


I am a huge peanut butter fan and have been since the first day I took a peanut butter sandwich to school in my lunch bag. To this day, I have a soft spot for peanut butter treats. I know that I’m not the only one, either! The salty-sweet combination so often found in peanut butter candies, cookies, cakes and pies is what makes them ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

I skipped a few weeks of Bites from other Blogs at the end of last year – after hitting 450 Bites from other Blogs posts!! – due to holiday commitments, but they’re back for 2017. It’s a bit of a mixed bag this week, with some holiday recipes and some new treats, but they’re all delicious. The Whole Bite‘s Chocolate Champagne Layer Cake is ideal ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Baking Bites' Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Here at Baking Bites, I was very busy during 2016. I published over 180 new recipes, including recipes for desserts, savory goodies and even cocktails! If that wasn’t enough, I also shared a number of fantastic recipes and cooking tutorials over on the Craftsy blog! The start of a new year is a good time to look back on favorites from the past 12 months ... Read More »

Celebrate the New Year with Champagne Bars

Champagne Bars, a dessert for celebrations!

Homemade baked goods make any occasion more special, whether you are serving up simple chocolate chip cookies or slicing a towering layer cake. But I will admit that there are some occasions that call for more festive desserts than others. When you need a dessert that practically shouts “celebration,” you need to whip up a batch of these Champagne Bars. The filling for these bars is ... Read More »

How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The pisco sour is a cocktail that features pisco, a type of brandy that comes from Peru and Chile. The colorless spirit is distilled from grapes that come from the large wine-making regions in both Peru and Chile. While most brandies are aged in some kind of oak, one of the rules in pisco production is that it cannot be aged in wood at all. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to make Vol au Vents

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Vol au Vents

No matter what kind of entertaining you are doing, you always need some finger foods to get the party started. Appetizers can serve as the primary fare for a casual cocktail party, or simply start off the night for a more formal gathering. They can be sweet or savory, but the ideal party foods are finger foods that don’t require a knife a fork to ... Read More »

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