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Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem with this type of drink is that peppermint is a very strong flavor and it can sometimes overpower the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate. These Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips were inspired by that delicious holiday drink, ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I just purchased my first eggnog of the season and have been enjoying every drop of it. I typically make my own eggnog – using my recipe for The Best Homemade Eggnog – but storebought ‘nog is tasty in a pinch and perfect to keep on hand for holiday baking. This is a ‘nog themed BfoB to get you in the holiday baking spirit! Sticky ... Read More »

Nestle Toll House Delightfulls Candy Cane Morsels, reviewed

Nestle Toll House Delightfulls Candy Cane Morsels, reviewed

The first time I saw a package of the Nestle Toll House Delightfulls, a plus-sized chocolate chip that features a flavored center, I thought they were a unique way to add some additional and unexpected flavor to a cookie or other baked good. I’ve only seen them in a few flavors until recently, when I noticed that seasonal Candy Cane Delightfulls had appeared in the ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Twas Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Twas the Night Loaf Pan

I’ve seen plenty of fun holiday baking pans over the years, but I have to admit that this ‘Twas the Night Before Loaf Pan from Nordic Ware has already made it close to the top of my list of favorites. The pan features an image of Santa in his sleigh, being pulled through a snowflake-filled backdrop by one of his reindeer. While many pans have ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin pie gets more time in the spotlight than any other pumpkin dessert, but there are many delicious pumpkin options out there and this Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust is an excellent alternative to plain ol’ pie. The cheesecake combines the natural sweetness of pumpkin puree with the addictive tang of cream cheese, yielding a dessert that has a nice balance between the two and ... Read More »

Kitchen Gypsy

Kitchen Gypsy

Joanne Weir is a chef who has written more than a dozen cookbooks and countless recipes for her many TV shows, in addition to teaching both young chefs and recreational cooks the fundamentals of the ktichen. While you might think that, after having such a full career, she might be tired of writing recipes, nothing could be further from the truth. Weir is passionate about ... Read More »

Crazy Crust Cranberry Sauce Pie

Crazy Crust Cranberry Pie

“Crazy crust pie” is a style of pie that I discovered on the back of one of my grandmother’s recipe cards. Instead of making a traditional crust, you prepare a buttery batter and layer lots of fruit on top of it. That batter transforms into a “crazy crust” in the oven, somewhere between cake batter and shortbread, that provides a wonderful contrast for a wide ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Last-Minute Thanksgiving Prep Posts

Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving is now right around the corner and, if you’re like me, there is always something that you leave until the last minute. Sometimes I forget to buy cranberries, sometimes I haven’t decided how I’m going to cook the turkey. Whatever that last minute problem is, these posts will help you troubleshoot anything that pops up – though if you did forget something at the ... Read More »

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