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Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits, reviewed

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When I first noticed the Hershey’s with Crisp Corn Bits bar in the candy aisle at my local supermarket, a series of thoughts ran quickly through my mind: What is that? Corn? Who wants corn in a candy bar? It kind of looks like those honeycomb chocolates on the package, but those don’t have corn in them. I wonder if it’s crunchy. It’s on sale ... Read More »

How to Substitute All Purpose Flour for Cake Flour

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A question I get asked on a regular basis is “Can I substitute all purpose flour for cake flour?” It is far less common to hear the reverse (although I have actually done so in recipes when I was out of flour and couldn’t be bothered to go to the store), since if you have one kind of flour at home, it will generally be all ... Read More »

Hershey and Callebaut join up

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While everyone has their favorite, the Swiss chocolate maker Callebaut is widely considered to be the gold standard of chocolate around the world. Hershey’s, by contrast, is – to put it as delicately as possible – usually not mentioned in the same sentence, though the brand is a big seller and has many fans. Chocolate aficionados may therefore be surprised to hear that The Hershey ... Read More »

Black Cherry Sour Cream Muffins

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After I pulled this batch of muffins out of the oven, I immediately thought that I should have made muffin-tops instead of the whole muffin. The tops were perfectly domed, rising up nicely over the top of the muffin tin, and had a slightly crisp top, thanks to some sugar sprinkled on before baking. Then I tasted one of the slightly cooled muffins and was ... Read More »

Wheat Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t do too much wheat free/gluten free baking because I don’t have much call to do so. None of my close friends or family members have a gluten intolerance and only a few avoid carbs, so I tend to bake ordinary, wheat-filled breads, cookies and cakes almost exclusively. Note the word “almost”. These cookies are wheat free, made especially for a friend whose new ... Read More »

Favorite first cookbooks

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There is something to be said for the old staple cookbooks, like the Joy of Cooking, Fanny Farmer, Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, all of which have been cited (repeatedly) as must-haves for the home cook because they are books that you can turn to again and again. But just because these books have been around for quite some time, that doesn’t mean that ... Read More »

Preslice a banana – without peeling it!

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Bananas are not exactly an exciting fruit, although seeing cartoon characters slip on banana peels can be quite funny. That said, there is one fun trick out there that involves a banana and can be used to impress your friends, family and coworkers. It involves slicing a banana into pieces while it is still completely encased in its peel. Preslicing just takes some careful work ... Read More »

Vote for Baking Bites!

Baking Bites was nominated for the “Best Food Blog” in this year’s Blogger’s Choice Awards! As of writing this, the blog with the most votes in the food blog category has just under 250 votes, and I know that we can do better than that! So, I’d like to take a moment to encourage all of you readers to head over and vote by clicking this link ... Read More »

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