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Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Chocolate pudding cakes are wonderful desserts that are perfect for treating yourself on a lazy night in. They’re delicious and easy to make, with a two-part batter that bakes into a separate cake and sauce in one dish in the oven. Pudding cakes are often baked in large casserole dishes and are simply spooned out to serve. This casual presentation means that, while they’re certainly ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – How to Have a Vintage Cooktop Refinished

How to Get A Vintage Cooktop Restored

When I bought my new place, it hadn’t been updated in decades. While previous residents had made small changes, such as replacing the carpet, installing some chair rail in one room and putting up new layers of wallpaper, not a single person had touched the kitchen and all the appliances were original to the time of construction in 1964. Appliances are important to me and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When you have overripe bananas in your kitchen, you may think about baking a batch of banana bread with them. But as delicious as banana bread can be, it’s not the only option when you want to bake with bananas. Barbara Bakes made a Buttermilk Banana Crumb Cake that any coffee cake-lover would appreciate. The cake is loaded with plenty of mashed banana and is ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Pop Tarts

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Pop Tarts

Pop tarts were a favorite on-the go breakfast item when I was a kid. I didn’t have them all that often, so the jam-filled pastries were always a treat. They’re also one of those foods that don’t taste quite as good as I remember them tasting when I eat them now. Fortunately, it is possible to make a very similar ┬ábreakfast pastry, from scratch, using ... Read More »

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bananas go exceptionally well with spirits, particularly with rum and bourbon. Bananas foster is a great example of a decadent – and delicious – dessert that combines bananas with a bit of booze, but it’s not the only recipe out there for those of you who, like me, enjoy doing some baking with spirits. This Bourbon Banana Bread uses a very generous dose of bourbon ... Read More »

Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes

Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes

I love working with citrus fruits, which are generally in season in the winter and spring, but are typically available all year round. Their bright, sweet-tart flavors (some, like limes, are more tart than others!) can add a lovely accent to a dish as a background flavor or take center stage as the star of the show. In Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes, citrus ... Read More »

The Best Coconut Cupcakes

The Best Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors and – while it is true that I have a lot of favorite flavors! – that means that I have a very hard time walking away from a baked good that contains coconut. It also means that I have eaten a lot of not-so-great coconut baked goods over the years, from cookies that are too dense to cakes ... Read More »

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