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Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

I’ll probably never get tired of chocolate chip cookies. They’re a cookie that you can always come back to because the combination of flavors – butter, vanilla and chocolate – is one that never goes out of style, no matter how many other flavors of cookie you eat. Chocolate chip cookies are also a great canvas for other flavors, whether you’re mixing oatmeal in to ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The Homemade Haus tempted readers with a coffee cake that has many layers of flavor. This Chocolate & Mixed Berry Coffee Cake is loaded with a variety of juicy berries and swirled with Nutella. As if that weren’t enough, the tender cake is topped with a chocolate and cinnamon crumb topping that is good enough to eat without any cake under it. This is a ... Read More »

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Kids of all ages are fascinated by magic and magicians. While the simple tricks, such as pulling a continuous row of handkerchiefs out of your sleeve, may not be all that impressive, there are some tricks that never go out of style. One of these tricks is the old “sawing a woman in half” trick, where the magician’s assistant is placed inside of a wooden ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Grilled Artichokes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Grilled Artichokes

Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables. Not only are they beautiful to look at – cooked or uncooked – but they are delicious. I find that many people only eat artichokes when they are out, rather than cooking them at home, because they are slow to cook and can be a bit intimidating to work with when you haven’t cooked all that many. Let ... Read More »

Lemon Meringue Pudding Cakes

Lemon Meringue Pudding Cakes

Lemon puddings cakes are always a treat. These easy-to-make cakes separate into layers of fluffy cake and creamy custard as they bake, giving you two desserts in one! When my lemon tree is heavy with lemons, I tend to make these simple style of cake quite often. Like other pudding cakes, they don’t necessarily look very fancy when served by the spoonful from a large ... Read More »

The Art of Making Gelato

The Art of Making Gelato

Ice cream’s Italian counterpart, gelato, is just one more delicious frozen dessert to enjoy during the summer. While gelato shops – with their large display cases stocked with dozens of flavors – are fun to visit, you can learn to make all your favorite flavors without having top hop in the car, so you can eat like an Italian any time. In The Art of ... Read More »

Blueberry Drinking Shrub

How to Make a Blueberry Shrub - and a delicious homemade soda recipe

The next time you have a surplus of fruit in your kitchen, consider putting the extras to use in a batch of homemade shrub. Shrubs are an old fashioned way of preserving summer fruit for the off season by combining the fruit with vinegar and sugar. The combination is sweet, tart and tangy – and much, much more delicious than a drink made primarily with ... Read More »

Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Bars

I took peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in my lunch almost every day while I was growing up. While I did get bored with the combination from time to time, I still love it to this day. There is something about the savory, sticky peanut butter and fruity jelly that is magic on your tastebuds. These Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Bars are an ode ... Read More »

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