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Dinner Pies

Dinner Pies

When we think about pie, we often picture towering meringue-topped pies and pies bursting with perfectly cooked fruit. In short, we think of dessert first when we think about pie. But pies are versatile enough that they can appear at any meal you might want to include them in, from breakfast through dinner, and you’ll find plenty of savory pie options in Dinner Pies: From ... Read More »

Blackberry Coconut Bread

Blackberry Coconut Bread

I never get tired of my favorite coconut bread recipe, nor do I get tired of putting new variations on it. Coconut gives the bread a lovely flavor on its own, but it is a flavor that goes well with so many other ingredients from floral tropical fruit to bittersweet dark chocolate. This Blackberry Coconut Bread offers a fruity variation on my basic coconut bread, ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Pull-Apart Snowflake Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Pull-Apart Snowflake Cake Pan

Winter is a great season for baking. Not only are the warm spices and bright citrus flavors that are featured in many winter recipes delicious, but turning on the oven fills your house with wonderful smells and warmth even when it is snowing outside. You don’t need to wait for it to snow to put this┬áPull-Apart Snowflake Cake Pan from┬áNordic Ware to good use. The ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Shortbread

Pumpkin Pie Spice Shortbread

Buttery shortbread is an excellent addition to any cookie rotation. The tender, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are delicious when they are plain and you can taste pure butter in every bite, but they can also be a great canvas for other flavors and it is easy to put a seasonal twist on your favorite shortbread recipe. These Pumpkin Pie Spice Shortbread have a simple fall twist that ... Read More »

What’s the difference between apple juice and apple cider?

What's the difference between apple cider and apple juice?

Apple cider is generally considered to be cloudy unfiltered juice, while apple juice is typically clear, having had all of the apple solids filtered out of it. From time to time, however, you’ll notice clear juices labeled as ciders and cloudy, unfiltered apple juices on store shelves. There is no official federal definition of what constitutes apple juice or apple cider, which means that there ... Read More »

Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

Pepita Mexican Chocolate Cake

My kitchen has been overflowing with pepitas – a.k.a. pumpkin seeds – for the past few weeks and I’ve enjoyed experimenting with new ways to enjoy these tasty seeds. It’s easy to incorporate them into a bread or a batch of cookies, but Rick Bayless’s Pepita-Mexican Chocolate Cake grinds them into a fine flour for use in a unique and delicious cake recipe. I first ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Last weekend was Halloween and I not only got to carve some pumpkins, but I enjoyed making roasted pumpkin seeds, as well. There are many ways to enjoy pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, and these recipes will give you some inspiration in case you find yourself with a surplus that needs to be put to good use. Many cookie recipes benefit from the crunch that some ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Coffee Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Coffee Cake Pan

Coffee cakes can be baked in a variety of pans, from sheet pans to loaf pans to tube pans, depending on the look that you want your finished cake to have. Nordic Ware’s Coffee Cake Pan is a newer option from the well-known bakeware brand and it is designed with coffee cakes in mind. The pan great size and shape for streusel-topped cakes, as well ... Read More »

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