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Bakery-Style Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Bakery-Style Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are probably the most popular muffin flavor in the US. The muffins can be found at almost every market, bakery and cafe that sells pastries. The muffins that come out of commercial ovens at bakeries are sometimes almost too pretty to eat. They have perfect tops and are packed with fresh blueberries. I know that I have made my share of disappointing blueberry ... Read More »

Brazilian Beijinhos de Coco

Brazilian Beijinhos de Coco

Brazilian beijinhos are an easy to make candy that just about everyone in Brazil has had from childhood, made by cooking together sweetened condensed milk and coconut to form a fudgy caramel. They are one of the quickest and easiest candies you can make, no candy thermometer required. It takes about 10 minutes on the stovetop to prepare the base, then the mixture has to ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Rates Dry Measuring Cups

Cook's Country Rates Dry Measuring Cups

Measuring cups are an important kitchen tool that is often taken for granted. I say that because we all know that our measuring cups will be there when we need them, but it’s easy to forget that they play a huge role in the results that we get when baking. In a recent issue of Cooks Country (Aug/Sept 2016), the test kitchen set out to ... Read More »

Strawberry Mojitos

Strawberry Mojito

My kitchen seems to be bursting with strawberries (and tomatoes and zucchini…) this summer season, but I’m proud to say that I’m using them up almost as fast as I get them in. I’ve been baking strawberry pies, crisps and other goodies – and I’ve even been making some strawberry cocktails to enjoy while I’m waiting for my berry desserts to get done baking. These ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When it comes to making fruit cobblers, you can use one type of fruit in your filling to get good results, but can mix and match multiple fruits to create more memorable desserts. In Aho’s Homemade Food‘s Peach & Apple Crumble, two of the most popular crumble fruits combine for a dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy. The filling uses fresh tart apples and ... Read More »

Lemon Curd Bread Pudding

Lemon Curd Bread Pudding

One of my favorite lemon desserts is lemon curd. It may not seem like much of a dessert on its own, as it is usually paired with scones and crumpets for brunch, but it actually easily brings some fantastic lemon flavor into desserts like Lemon Curd Ice Cream and this Lemon Curd Bread Pudding. Perhaps I should say that it is a good dessert ingredient, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Summer Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Summer Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Summer means a bumper crop of zucchinis for everyone who might try to grow them, even if you aren’t typically known for your green thumb. I’ve almost given up growing them because I always have more than I can use, but I stick with it because it is easy for me to give away loaves of my Chocolate Zucchini Bread to friends and family, even ... Read More »

Truly Madly Pizza

Truly Madly Pizza

A good pizza, with a perfect crust that is crisp on the outside and tender in the center, is a hard thing to resist. In my area pizza is going through a bit of a popularity surge at the moment, with places that let you choose your own toppings and fire up a personal pizza in seconds in an ultra-hot oven. While this is unquestionably ... Read More »

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