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Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, reviewed

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, reviewed

In a recent issue, Cook’s Illustrated’s test kitchen conducted a thorough review of several Belgian waffle irons. Belgian waffle irons produce waffles with large, deep pockets to catch syrup (and other toppings) and should help ensure you get a waffle that is perfectly crisp on the outside with a fluffy, moist interior. I read the reviews with interest, as my previous waffle iron yielded inconsistent ... Read More »

Orange Cranberry Almond Bread

Orange Cranberry Almond Bread

I’ve been playing around with the new White Lily flour blends lately, which combine wheat flour with grape seed flour for a unique (and tasty) alternative to plain flour in baked goods. One of their newest additions to their line of premium flours is Wheat & Almond Flour Blend, which blends a small amount of almonds into their non-GMO wheat flour. The almonds bring in ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps

Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps

If you have a soft spot for honey and liked the look of the Beehive Cakelet Pan I discovered the other week, you’ll love this set of Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps. Sold in a set of three, these adorable stamps come with different bee-related designs: a bee, honeycomb and a flower. stamps are made by Nordic Ware and are made of heavy duty aluminum, ... Read More »

Caramel Lemon Pie

Caramel Lemon Pie

When I first heard about the limited edition flavors of sweetened condensed milk that Eagle Brand was releasing, I couldn’t wait to try them out. Once I tasted the chocolate and the caramel, I knew that there were lots of possibilities for bringing these flavors into some of my favorite desserts that already use sweetened condensed milk. One sweetened condensed milk that everyone is familiar ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

You all probably know that I am a fan of Oreos. Not only do I enjoy trying the limited edition flavors, but I like using them in a variety of other desserts, as well. The Blonde Buckeye made a batch of Birthday Cake Golden Oreo Macarons that feature one of the most creative uses for Oreos that I’ve seen in a while. The Oreo vanilla ... Read More »

What Kind of Nuts Can I Use in Brownies?

Double Chocolate Pistachio Brownies

Some people like brownies without nuts. Others prefer brownies with nuts. Fortunately for me, I happen to like both brownie styles and indulge myself whenever I can. When it comes to brownies, there is no wrong answer and you always have the freedom to opt for nuts or no-nuts when you bake brownies at home. One question I get asked on a regular basis is ... Read More »

Patisserie Made Simple

Patisserie Made Simple

French pastries, whether you’re talking about a flaky croissant or a golden madeleine, are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat. They also have a reputation for being difficult to make and as being something that is better to buy at a bakery than to attempt to make at home unless you have lots of free time. In Patisserie Made Simple: ... Read More »

Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade

I’ve always had a soft spot for Cherry Limeade. It’s a delicious combination of sweet and tart, and I’m a sucker for that vibrant pink color. The problem with many cherry limeades is that they aren’t made with fresh juices, so you get an artifical cherry flavor instead of an authentic one. I don’t mind artificial cherry flavor in a lollipop, but I don’t want ... Read More »

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