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Homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Liquor

KahlĂșa is a coffee liqueur that is very popular with coffee lovers and is something I often use in baking to add an extra boost of coffee flavor to a recipe. It is made with rum, coffee, sugar and vanilla, and it has an intense coffee flavor to it. It’s easy to go out and buy a bottle, but it is just as easy to ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Lemons are in season and, for me, that means that I can’t have too many lemon dessert options to choose from. I make lots of lemon bars and lemon curd, but I’ve seen lots of delicious sounding ideas out there on other blogs that inspired me to do even more with lemon, and they’ll surely inspire you, too. Tutti Dolci‘s Cream Cheese Lemon White Chocolate ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Packaging Gets More Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly Girl Scout Cookie Packages

The Girl Scouts have been packaging their cookies in familiar boxes for decades now. The pictures on the boxes have changed over the years, but the look of the boxes is so closely aligned with the cookies themselves that most consumers can recognize a green Thin Mint box or a purple Samoas box from a block away when approaching a table of Scouts. Those boxes, ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Add Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie to 2014 Lineup

Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies

Every year, the Girl Scouts launch their fundraising cookie sale to raise money both for local troops and for the regional Girl Scout councils. Some cookies have been included in the sale for decades, such as the Trefoil shortbread cookies and Thin Mints, but new cookie are also added to the lineup every year, often reflecting the food trends of the rest of the country. ... Read More »

Toasted Almond Scones

Toasted Almond Scones

I generally gravitate towards scones that have fruit in them, whether it is fresh or dried fruit, because I like the sweetness that you get from it against the buttery background of the scone. But that isn’t to say that all my scones have to have fruit in them, and I suspect that these Toasted Almond Scones will be a hit in your kitchen even if ... Read More »

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

When Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day was first released in 2007, home bakers were just being introduced to the idea that they could easily make crusty, flavorful artisan breads at home without any special tools – or even any special skills – using an unusual sounding no-knead bread making method. Everyone who decided to give the method a try was instantly a convert, ... Read More »

Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

I’ve had an extra bag of peanut butter chips sitting in my pantry, just waiting for a great recipe to go into. Peanut butter chips are a great way to infuse a little peanut butter into something like chocolate chip cookies, and they are also a good way to boost the peanut butter flavor in baked goods that already feature peanut butter without weighing down ... Read More »

Beekman 1802 Tropics Trade Route Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

Beekman 1802 Tropics Trade Route Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

You can bake a variety of vintage-inspired recipes from the Beekman 1802 Cookbook, or you can simply head over to their website and order a vintage-inspired cake mix that will streamline the whole process for you. I always love to try premium cake mixes and see how they compare to homemade cakes, since they are priced much higher than your average cake mixes. I like ... Read More »

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