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Fantastically Colorful Fruit Desserts for the 4th of July

Naturally Colorful Desserts for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a holiday that calls for the bold red, white and blue colors of the American Flag. It’s easy to find decorations in these colors if you’re having a backyard barbecue or pool party and want to create a festive atmosphere, but it is difficult to find food in these colors in foods. Fortunately, while a little bit of food coloring ... Read More »

Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee Whoopie Pies

Coffee and chocolate together is usually described as mocha, an even blending of both elements to create a flavor that has plenty of both coffee and chocolate. These Chocolate Coffee Whoopie Pies have chocolate cookies sandwiching a coffee-infused filling, but unlike most “mocha” desserts, these two flavors stand out very independently on their own. This is because the coffee filling has a lot of coffee ... Read More »

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen is certainly an exception to that rule. The book is beautiful to look at, with not only an eye-catching photo of a blueberry-stuffed brioche on its cover, but with a yellow and white polka dot pattern on the sides of the pages. The book contains ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Most of the zucchini in my kitchen makes its way into zucchini breads (unless I happen to be making something savory with them, of course), but while zucchini bread may be the most common way to bake with zucchini, it isn’t the only way. TheseĀ Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are a wonderful alternative to a traditional zucchini bread when you find yourself with a couple of ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Mango Joe-Joe’s, reviewed

Trader Joe's Mango Joe-Joe's, reviewed

Joe Joe’s, Trader Joe’s Oreo cookie cousin, are some of the best selling products at the grocery chain. The cookies come in classic chocolate and vanilla, as well as a variety of seasonal flavors. Unlike Oreos, however, they’re naturally flavored and seasonal flavors tend to be much more limited (Oreo seems to have one or two new flavors every season!). One of the latest releases ... Read More »

Churro Maker

Churro Maker

It is hard to beat a fresh batch of churros, whether you’re enjoying them at a theme park or whipping up a batch in your own kitchen. Since homemade churros tend to be fresher than those you’ll find while you’re out (unless you happen to be in Spain or visiting a restaurant like XOCO in Chicago), it is worth learning to make themĀ if you are ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

There is nothing like a tall glass of iced tea on a hot summer day – except, perhaps, an ice cream cone filled with Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt‘s Sweet Tea Ice Cream. This creamy dessert is inspired by southern sweet tea and is easier to make than you might think. It starts by infusing sweetened cream with black tea. Eggs are whisked in to ... Read More »

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

No bake desserts are perfect for summer, when you want to enjoy dessert but don’t want to have to heat up the oven to do it. One of my favorites is no-bake cheesecake and you can’t go wrong with my recipe for the Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake. I’ve tried many no-bake cheesecakes over the years and most have been a let-down. Some are too soft ... Read More »

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