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Chocolate and Vanilla Pudding Cups

I used to love eating those layered Jello pudding cups, the ones that had chocolate on the bottom, vanilla in the middle and chocolate on top. The vanilla layer was my favorite part, as a whole container of chocolate pudding could be a little on the rich side (at the time, anyway). These days, the Jello pudding cups don’t quite do it for me, but ... Read More »

Let’s Eat Earrings and Necklace

Let's Eat Earrings and Necklace

What are the three most basic tools a foodie should have in the kitchen? My first guess might be a mixing bowl, a frying pan and a whisk, but I think that the answer is even more basic: a fork, a spoon and a knife. On this Let’s Eat Necklace, these three tools are featured in miniature. The sterling silver tools are each 1-inch high, ... Read More »

Ideas for Easter Brunch

Brunch will probably always be one of my favorite meals because you can serve just about anything and it will be absolutely appropriate for the occasion. Breakfast food, lunch dishes, muffins, pastries, desserts and boozy drinks all fit nicely into the category. Easter has always been one of my favorite brunching occasions because, most years, it is warm enough to sit outside and it really ... Read More »

3D Bunny Cookie Cutters

3D Bunny Cookie Cutters

If decorating Easter Eggs doesn’t offer quite enough opportunity for hands-on crafting this year, there are plenty of other options to make creative and cute things in the kitchen. You can make Peeps cupcakes, for instance, or you can pick up a set of 3D Bunny Cookie Cutters and make some awfully cute cookies. The cookie cutters, which come in a set of four and ... Read More »

Vanilla Yogurt Cheesecake

Vanilla Yogurt Cheesecake, from above

I recently had an interesting discussion about how many types of cheesecake there are. My friend seemed to feel that there were an almost uncountable number of cheesecake flavors – cookie dough, mocha, raspberry, marble, etc. – that all these were types of cheesecake. I disagreed. While there are lots of different cheesecake recipes, a basic cheesecake with different types of add-ins does not make ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Chocolate isn’t the only filling that can end up inside of a croissant. Picky Cook made Lemon Brioche Rolls, which are a variation on a croissant theme. The rich dough isn’t as flaky as the dough you might usually associate with a croissant, but it suits the lemon curd filling because it holds it in nicely, and the overall shape of the roll is the ... Read More »

Homemade Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

Homemade Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

One of the easiest – and tastiest – candies to make at home is chocolate peanut butter cups. You can use anything from a mini muffin tin to little candy wrappers, which are sold at craft stores, to shape the chocolate. Once the chocolate is set, all you need to do is pipe in a peanut butter filling, cover the open end with more chocolate ... Read More »

Spring Cookie Pan

Rolling out cookie dough can be a little bit of a pain in the you-know-what because it can be time consuming and make a bit of a mess in the kitchen – especially when you compare the process to making a quick batch of drop cookies. Rolling out the dough and decorating the shaped cookies is rewarding when you’ve finished up some cute holiday cookies, ... Read More »

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