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Flavored Butters

Flavored Butters

I use a lot of butter in my kitchen and it is amazing how much flavor one simple ingredient can infuse into a recipe, whether I’m making a batch of mashed potatoes, working on a pound cake recipe or simply enjoying a slice of toast. Butter is delicious in its own right, but it’s flavor is relatively mild, allowing it to be easily transformed into ... Read More »

Blueberry Muffin Tops

Blueberry Muffin Tops

The muffin top is usually considered to be the best part of the muffin and this recipe for Blueberry Muffin Tops will hit the spot if the top of the muffin is your favorite. This recipe is not only delicious, but it requires no special pans and can be mixed up in a matter of minutes. Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Garlic Aioli

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Garlic Aioli

When you hear the word “aioli,” you might think of a flavored mayonnaise that was spread on your last gourmet sandwich. Aioli is very similar to mayonnaise because they both use egg yolks, oil and lemon juice. The difference between the two is that aioli starts with garlic and you can’t have a real aioli without it. Over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), I’m ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Add No New Cookies to 2016 Lineup

Girl Scouts Add Three New Flavors to 2016 Lineup

Girl Scout Cookie season is something that many of us cookie-lovers look forward to every year and it starts right after the holidays, with the first cookie sales getting underway in mid-January. The Girl Scouts mix up their cookie line up and add new cookies that offer regular customers something a little different almost every year. In the past, the Girl Scouts have added low ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge

Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge

The easiest fudge you can make uses only two ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. This Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge is made using the limited edition chocolate sweetened condensed milk that I recently tried and dark chocolate, the combination of which yields a very decadent fudge with lots of chocolate flavor. The fudge is studded with marshmallows and nuts, giving it a nice blend ... Read More »

Eagle Brand Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk, reviewed

Eagle Brand Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk, reviewed

Sweetened condensed milk is made by cooking milk to remove more than half of the water from it, then sugar is added to sweeten and thicken the product. Sweetened condensed milk’s creamy, caramelized is a great base for other flavors to be added – such as coffee in Thai coffee, chocolate in fudge or citrus in key lime pie – but it is not typically ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Like chocolate chip cookies, you can never go wrong by baking a batch of rich, chocolate brownies. Also like chocolate chip cookies, it is easy to put your own spin on a basic brownie recipe and turn it into a unique dessert. 26 Rooms in Chinon‘s Amaretto Brownies with Amaretti are a delicious twist on a fudgy classic, made with ground amaretti cookies that not ... Read More »

What is Almond Paste?

What is Almond Paste?

Almond paste is a dough made from ground almonds and sugar. It is used as a filling in many pastries and desserts, including almond croissants, fruit tarts and cakes. Whole almonds are used to make almond paste after the skins have been removed to give it a uniform color. Some almond pastes have almond extract to add additional almond flavor or a small quantity of ... Read More »

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