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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate truffles are an indulgence that I don’t just save for Valentine’s Day. They’re easy to make and homemade truffles are almost always more delicious than truffles that you can buy in a store – especially if you start out with great chocolate to begin with. These Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are a variation on a classic chocolate truffle that includes a hint of toasted ... Read More »

Coffee and Kahlua Brownie Bites

Coffee and Kahlua Brownie Bites

A bottle of Kahlua or Homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur is a great thing to have around the kitchen. This is partly because you can use it to make yourself a tasty cocktail, but it is also because it provides a wonderful way to infuse coffee flavor into baked goods like cakes and brownies. Liqueurs are spirits that are sweetened and flavored, and like vanilla extract, ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Rates Metal Baking Pans

Goldtouch Pan

There are a number of pans that every baker should have in the kitchen and one of them is a 9×13-inch rectangular baking pan. This type of pan is very versatile and can be used for everything from sheet cakes to lasagna, from baking a pan of bar cookies to building a water bath for a cheesecake. This style of pan can be made of ... Read More »

Coil Cakes Mini Cake Pan

Coil Mini Cake Pan

Wilton’s Coil Cakes Mini Cake Pan doesn’t look like anything special at first glance. It’s a nonstick pan with six shallow, rectangular cavities on it and it isn’t immediately obvious as to what the pan can be used to make. This pan is something special, however, because it is the perfect size for making single serving rolled snack cakes, like homemade Swiss Rolls or Yodels. ... Read More »

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 »

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