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I like ravioli. I love cupcakes. I certainly never expected to see the two things directly linked together in one dish, yet Cupcake Project posted an intriguing recipe for Toasted Ravioli Cupcakes this week. There are about a week of posts describing every bit of the process of making Apple Cinnamon Ravioli, frying them until they’re nice and toasty, then using them to top of ... Read More »

Ghirardelli Chocolate for Baking, reviewed

Ghirardelli Chocolate for Baking

Ghirardelli has just introduced a new line of gourmet Chocolate for Baking, trying to expand consumer perception of their brand and appeal to some new buyers. Previously, Ghirardelli has offered chocolate chips and baking bars to cooking consumers, but this new line seems to be intended to compete with some of the other big chocolate-makers that cater to those doing more than mixing up a ... Read More »

Fall Cookie Stamps

Drop cookies are probably more popular than cutout cookies, if for no other reason than they are easier to make. It’s not that cutout cookies are difficult, they just involve a longer prep time while you wait for the dough to chill, roll out the dough and finally cut your shapes out. Using cookie cutters to slice up the dough is the most time-consuming part ... Read More »

Olive Oil, Grape and Polenta Cake

Olive Oil, Grape and Polenta Cake

Grapes aren’t much of a baking fruit. The can be cooked, and are actually delicious when roasted, but they don’t show up in pies, muffins or cakes with any kind of real regularity. I’ve baked them into loaves of bread before with great success, and decided to create a cake that would work well with them.This cake is definitely Italian-inspired. Not only does it include ... Read More »

Dessert Express

Dessert is an easily overloked element of dinner – at least, making a real dessert is. It’s a great way to end a meal, but at a time when many cooks are pressed for time when it comes to preparing main meals, dessert is often put on the back burner and filled by scooping a dish of ice cream or taking a cookie out of ... Read More »

Breakfast on the Go, at Starbucks

Starbucks brekkie

I always eat breakfast in the morning, whether I make something at home or pick something up with a cup of coffee while I’m on the go. I’m kind of a sucker for a good bowl of oatmeal, so when I heard that Starbucks was introducing an oatmeal option for breakfast, I knew that I would have to give it a try the next time ... Read More »

Buttermilk Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver pan

Aebleskiver, or ebelskiver, are small spherical pancakes. They’re traditionally Danish, but the pancakes have been enjoying an upswing in popularity lately and are a little more common now than they once were. The pancakes are often filled with fruit or jam, rather than being served with syrup. You might not see the real name associated with recipes for these little treats, though, as some stores ... Read More »

Peace of Cake Pan

Filled cake pans have never really jumped out at me. The designs that feature bowl-like shapes, or hollowed out interiors, always looked like things I could reproduce myself with a spoon, or perhaps with a knife. The Peace of Cake pan caught my eye with its very cute name and the design really grew on me the more I looked at it. The pan is ... Read More »

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