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Baking Bites for Craftsy: You’ll Want to Try This Vinegar Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Vinegar Pie

Pies come in all kinds of delicious flavors, from apple to lemon to peanut butter. Every flavor can be delicious, but sometimes it is the unexpected flavors that can really impress you. Vinegar is an unexpected pie ingredient, but it is the star of this unusual Vinegar Pie recipe, which I’m sharing over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) right now. This is an old ... Read More »

Pumpkin Butter-Swirled Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream

Pumpkin Butter Swirled Cupcakes with Pumpkin Buttercream

I love cupcakes with a bit of a surprise inside, whether that surprise comes in the form of a filling or a mix in of some other kind. A good mix-in is going to add both flavor and visual appeal to a cupcake, even if you can’t see it until you take a bite. For a fall twist on a relatively plain cupcake, I turned ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I didn’t have much of a theme in mind for this week’s Bites from other Blogs, as I found that I was watching election coverage all last evening, as I’m sure many of you readers were. I was struck by the fact that I started my blog 12 years ago this month and that I have been blogging through a total of four presidential elections. ... Read More »

How to Butter (or Oil) a Bundt Pan

How to Butter (or Oil) a Bundt Pan

Bundt cakes are always impressive, thanks to the beautifully fluted and shaped pans that they are baked in. Though the cakes are easy to make compared to layer cakes because they (typically) require no frosting or special post-baking preparation before you can serve them, they’re not always easy to bake. Bundt cakes can get stuck in the nooks and crannies of the same pans that ... Read More »

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered

When I first met Irvin Lin, it was quite a few years ago and he was relatively new to the food blogging world. I liked him immediately and found him to be a wonderfully creative and inspiring guy. Though we should have stayed in closer touch than we did – as often happens when friends live in different cities – I was extremely pleased when ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin spice is a blend of spices that is often used in pumpkin desserts, though the spice mix itself contains no pumpkin. It is made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, complimented with other spices like cardamom and allspice. Instead of adding it to pumpkin puree, as I would when making a pie, I added it to pumpkin seeds (pepitas) to make a sweet and ... Read More »

Pumpkin Madeleines

Pumpkin Madeleines

I have a couple of madeleine pans and don’t put them to good use often enough. As much as I like the delicate teacakes, I find that I stick to the same recipe time after time when I make them. It’s a good recipe┬áthat you can’t go wrong with, but sometimes I need a little push to get me out of a baking rut. The ... Read More »

CHiP Smart Cookie Oven is an Easy Bake for Cookie-Loving Adults

CHiP Smart Cookie Oven is an Easy Bake for Adults

I loved using my Easy Bake Oven as a kid. Even though the lightbulb-powered oven perpetually underbaked anything that you put inside of it, it was fun and incredibly satisfying to use. And I didn’t really mind that my cakes, cookies and other desserts were underdone at the time. If the convenience of small batch cookie baking still appeals to you enough that you want ... Read More »

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