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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Light and fluffy souffle-like cheesecakes are nice, but not everyone is going to be satisfied with that type of texture for a cheesecake. Others want their cheesecake to be rich, creamy and dense. In fact, this sort of texture is almost a signature of cheesecakes, since few other baked good can (or would want to) achieve it. This Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is a great ... Read More »

Starbucks Mocha Dark Chocolate, reviewed

Starbucks Mocha Dark Chocolate

It’s been a couple of months now since Starbucks released their chocolate line – the line that is sold in non-Starbucks stores, like Target – and I’ve been wanting to try several of the options since I first spotted them. The chocolates are a result between the collaboration of Hershey’s and Starbucks, and after reading good things about them on Candyblog, I was even more ... Read More »

Flour Storage Tips

Buying food, especially dry goods or other products with fairly long shelf lives, in bulk is a good way to cut back on your grocery bill. You get a lower overall price per pound or per ounce. The only problem with buying in bulk is that whatever you buy has to be stored properly to give it its optimal shelf life and to prevent spoilage. ... Read More »

Spinach and Feta Pie

Spinach and Feta Pie

Normally, when I think of a spinach and feta pie, I think of some rendition of spanikopita. The savory Greek dish has a filling made with spinach, feta and eggs that is sandwiched between layers of filo dough. The spinach-feta combination is a winner in my book and I like it in any form. I used the idea of a spanikopita-type filling as inspiration for ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

You can never have too many variations on a theme when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, and one of the best things about food blogs is that they offer plenty of inspiration for new flavor combinations. Take Nook and Pantry‘s Chocolate Chip Pistachio Candied Orange Cookies, for instance. A few tweaks and you’ve taken chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level. Little custard ... Read More »

New rules take the cakes at baking competitions

Our home kitchens are not necessarily the cleanest cooking environments out there, as much as we’d like to think so. Pets might wander through, countertops aren’t necessarily sterilized, food storage might not be ideal and how often do you clean under the refrigerator? Things like this are reasons that many states won’t allow you to sell food prepared in a home kitchen; it’s an unregulated ... Read More »

Airplane Mini Cake Pan

Airplane Mini Cake Pan

Aside from baking, traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I’d like nothing more than to be able to hop on a plan and fly anywhere in the world at any time. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, that thought is much more dream than reality, but it is what made this cute Airplane Mini Cake Pan catch my eye. The pan bakes up six carefully ... Read More »

Smart Scales at the Supermarket?

Smart Scales

More and more markets these days are offering customers the option of doing a self-checkout, where you can scan your own items into an automated register instead of standing in line. These are great at some stores, but when you have a cart full of fruits and vegetables that have no real bar codes, suddenly you find yourself with a lot of sympathy for every ... Read More »

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