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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Irish Coffee, Three Ways

How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is one of the most popular coffee cocktails that there is. The drink was invented nearly 80 years ago, by an Irish chef who combined whiskey and coffee for a drink that would really take the chill off in cold, damp Irish winters. The drink was such a hit that news of it traveled back to the US, where several bartenders tried to ... Read More »

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

Chocolate Banana Hand Pies

These hand pies combine two delicious flavors for a dessert that is both decadent and easy to make. My Chocolate Banana Hand Pies are stuffed with slices of banana and chocolate chips. While those two ingredients might not sound particularly impressive on their own, they come together like a match made in heaven. In the oven, the bananas soften and their flavor intensifies. The chocolate ... Read More »

Peeps-a-licious!

Peeps-a-licious!

Peeps are the best selling non-chocolate Easter candy out there by a wide stretch. The fluffy, colorful marshmallow chicks (and bunnies!) are loved by both kids and adults. They’re fun to eat right out of the package if you’re a marshmallow-lover like me, but that isn’t the only way to enjoy them. In Peeps-a-licious!: 50 Irresistibly Fun Marshmallow Creations – A Cookbook for Peeps Lovers, ... Read More »

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata

I’ll eat fresh asparagus any time I can get it (except, of course, for dessert) and I tend to eat quite a bit of it during the spring when it has just come into season and is at its best. This Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata is an excellent breakfast or brunch option for asparagus fans who want to make the most of this delicous ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a bread that gets its rise from baking soda, rather than from yeast, which makes it perfect for days when you want homemade bread on a short timeline. The classic recipe gets most of its flavor from buttermilk, but the recipe is simple and it is easy to put a wide variety of twists on it, making both sweet and savory ... Read More »

How to Use A Pastry Blender

How to Use A Pastry Blender

A pastry blender is a kitchen tool with metal tines that allows you to cut butter, or other fats, into flour quickly and easily. The tines are curved, so you can use the tool right in your mixing bowl, and they are attached to a handle that makes it very easy to grip. Pie crust, scones and other flaky pastries can all be made with ... Read More »

10 Fun Facts You Should Know About Peeps

5 Amazing Easter Desserts to Make with Peeps!!

The weeks leading up to Easter are Peep season! I love marshmallows of all kinds and the colorful, sugar-coated Peeps are no exception. I’ve made cupcakes that are inspired by them, S’mores that use Peeps in place of “regular” marshmallows and even Peep-Infused Vodka – all in addition to eating them straight out of the package. Here are some fun facts about Peeps that you ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan

Peter Rabbit is a classic children’s tale written by Beatrix Potter that I read often as a kid. The story features Peter Rabbit sneaking into a garden and eating as many vegetables as he can – until he gets caught by the gardener! It’s a sweet story with beautiful illustrations and this Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan from Nordic Ware¬†features a tribute to both of those ... Read More »

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