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Peppermint Cookies n’ Cream Brownies

Peppermint Cookies n' Cream Brownies, side view

Fudgy. Rich. Intense. Chocolaty. Pepperminty. Amazing. All of these words are ones that I would use to describe these Peppermint Cookies n’ Cream Brownies, which just might be my favorite brownies to date. The response to them in general (as soon as my unofficial tasters no longer had their mouths stuffed full of brownie) was “oh my god.” They had a fantastic balance between being ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Scones

Sweet Potato Scones, with butter

 A scone is a quickly made pastry, a mix of flour and butter that is baked in a hot oven until flaky and golden. Scones, at least here in the US, are rarely served plain. Instead of the basic perfect-with-jam-and-clotted-cream scone that you might find served at an afternoon tea, we’re a lot more likely to see them augmented with dried fruits, sugar or other ... Read More »

Food and drink hacks

Lifehackeris a weblog dedicated to searching out tips and tricks to make your life easier. It primarily focuses on software and technology, but since the blog’s inception it has reached out into other areas more than a few times. The team over there recently compiled a list of their top 10 Food and drink hacks: little “hacks” that make food prep and storage quicker, more ... Read More »

Are pricey cupcake mixes worth it?

cake mixes

As you might expect, I’m much more likely to advocate baking a batch of homemade cupcakes from scratch instead of using a boxed mix. The term “boxed mix” tends to assume that you’re using something that cost about $3 at the grocery store, though, and lately more and more high-end cake and cupcake mixes have been popping up in stores. Martha Stewat has some, Ina ... Read More »

Artisanal Salt Sampler

artisinal salt set

I have a confession to make – (insert pause for deep breath) — I’m an addict. You’re probably thinking that my addiction might be sugar, flour, chocolate or perhaps baking in general. But, no. If pressed, I would actually say that my addiction is to salt. I like salt on chocolates and in caramels, and have even used it to finish off a batch of oatmeal cookies. This is ... Read More »

Gingerbread Men

gingerbread man with santa hat

When I was a kid, I didn’t like gingerbread cookies. They were always cute and looked tempting, but the taste was a let down time and time again. The cookies either verged on choking me with spices or had so little spice they tasted bland. Even worse was the texture, since half the time the cookies were so hard that I worried I’d break a ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Lots of bloggers posted about their Thanksgiving dinners in the last week, but since I’m ready to put that holiday behind me for another year (not to mention the stacks of turkey leftovers), I tried to avoid Bites from Turkey Day. Fortunately, there were tons of non-Thanksgiving posts to choose from. Cookie Madness baked up a batch of Aunt Ann’s Chocolate Sundae Cookies. There is ... Read More »

Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Contest!

plain ol' gingerbread men

It’s been months and months since I’ve had a contest here on Baking Bites and the holidays seem like the perfect time to give something away. After all, it never hurts to get an extra gift for yourself after making/buying presents for everyone else, does it? So without further ado, I’d like to officially kick off Baking Bites’ Gingerbread Cookie Contest! The contest is a ... Read More »

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