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Pillsbury Thin Mint Brownie Mix, reviewed

Pillsbury Thin Mint Brownie Mix, reviewed

A couple of months ago, Pillsbury announced that they would be releasing a line of Girl Scout Cookie-inspired baking mixes. The mixes would include both cupcake and bar/brownie mixes and would be inspired by the two most popular Girl Scout Cookie flavors: Thin Mints and Samoas. Recently, I saw these mixes available at stores in my area and headed out to pick some up to ... Read More »

Buttermilk Coconut Waffles

Buttermilk Coconut Waffles

If you have a good waffle iron, waffles are a surprisingly easy way to start your day. Like pancakes, the batter for this recipe can be mixed up in just a couple of minutes. Unlike pancakes, however, there is no need to stand over the stove because the iron does all the work for you while you do other morning tasks, such as brewing up ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When September rolls around, you know that fall is near. Stone fruits are in season and berries are on their way out, though the berries that are still around tend to be wonderfully sweet. These recipes are packed with fruit and all are a great choice for some end-of-the-season baking!! Blossom to Stem‘s Blackberry Peach Dutch Baby is what you’re serving up next Sunday for ... Read More »

Can’t-Go-Wrong Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can't Go Wrong Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are all kinds of great chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. Some make thin cookies, others may thick ones. Some make crispy cookies, while others skew towards cakey. This recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies produces consistently chewy cookies that actually stay that way for a couple of days after baking. They don’t get hard and crunchy (unless they get stale, and they’ll be gone ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Danish Pastries, 3 Ways

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Danish Pastries

Nothing says breakfast like a tempting spread of pastries and that is exactly what makes hotel buffets and other large-scale breakfasts so appealing. When it comes to danishes, though it is easy to make a tasty version of them at home, in a variety of different shapes, and take your next brunch from good to great! These danishes start with puff pastry, rather than a laminated ... Read More »

Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

Easy Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

I can’t remember the last time I had a really good bear claw. A bear claw is a type of pastry that originated in the US sometime in the early 20th century, getting its name from the partial slices made along one side of the curved pastry that resembled the claws of a bear (particularly if you squint). There are actually several styles of bear ... Read More »

Chocolate Chips vs Chocolate Chunks in Baking

Chocolate Chips vs Chocolate Chunks in Baking

Chocolate is one ingredient that I always have in my pantry, and in a variety of forms. I have chocolate bars – everything from white chocolate to unsweetened chocolate – as well as chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, chocolate powder (mostly for hot chocolate) and cocoa powder. Chocolate chips and chocolate chunks are the two items that I reach for the most because, after all, aren’t ... Read More »

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

Why Glad Aluminum Foil Is One of My Kitchen Staples

I have lots of “staples” in my kitchen. I consider a “staple” to be something I use on a daily or near-daily basis, something that I couldn’t get my baking done without. The list includes ingredients like butter and flour, as well as tools like baking sheets, mixing bowls and aluminum foil. When Glad® and SheKnows reached out to me to talk about Glad™ Standard Aluminum ... Read More »

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