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A Visit to Panera Bread’s Small Batch Bakery

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The sign that says Panera Bread outside the Church Street bakery in New Haven, Connecticut, is relatively small, and if you don’t look up when you walk in, you might just miss it and think that you walked into the wrong store. This is because the inside of the store doesn’t look like the rest of the Panera Breads that you’ve seen and it has ... Read More »

Homemade Auga de Jamaica

Homemade Jamaica

Agua frescas, or “fresh waters”, are one of my favorite types of drinks to cool down with on a hot day. The drinks are made with fruits, flowers, grains or seeds that are blended with sugar and water to create a refreshing beverage. Horchata is just one example of this type of beverage, and it is a staple at most of the Mexican restaurants I ... Read More »

Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer from Craftsy (closed)

Craftsy KitchenAid Giveaway

I’ve been working with Craftsy for several months now, and am having a great time working my way through some of their classes. They offer plenty of cooking and baking classes, as well as lots of crafting classes for almost any interest. Naturally, I gravitate towards the cooking programs and have found their classes to be fun and engaging. When you’re taking on a baking ... Read More »

What are cake strips?

Cake Strips

There are many problems that you can run into when you are baking cakes. The cakes could turn out to be overdone around the edges or excessively domed, requiring a lot of trimming to get them down to layer-cake proportions. Some cake “problems” are simply the result of a recipe that isn’t the right fit for your project (some cakes dome more than others, for ... Read More »

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

Margarita Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been in a margarita mood ever since my pre-Cinco de Mayo Blood Orange Margaritas, and have been keeping my eye out for desserts that could use a margarita twist. Plain cheesecake does have the slightly tangy flavor of cream cheese, but it is relatively plain and is a good canvas for showcasing other flavors. This is one of the reasons why there are so ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Pavlova is a delicious meringue dessert that is perfect for spring and summer. The meringue has a crisp exterior and a tender center, and it is typically loaded up with fresh berries. Flying Fourchette‘s Rhubarb and Pistachio Pavlova really showcases spring rhubarb at its best. The rhubarb is roasted until it is just tender and then piled onto the pavlova base with plenty of whipped ... Read More »

Mozo Women’s Fab Canvas Kitchen Shoes, reviewed

Mozo Ballet Shoes

Kitchen shoes should be nonslip and very comfortable, whether you’re working in a professional kitchen or at home. Even though you might not spend as much time working in your kitchen as a pro does behind the line every day, standing over the stove or at the oven can be very fatiguing, especially if you have a very hard floor – such as ceramic or ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Filled Delights Baking Pan

Nordic Ware Filled Delights Baking Pan

One of the easiest desserts you can make during the summer is to pile whipped cream and fresh berries on top of a piece of cake. Store bought cake is always an option, and both bakeries and grocery stores make it easy for you by selling cakes with a depression on top that is just waiting to be filled with berries. These little cakes are ... Read More »

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