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Banana Cheesecake with Cinnamon Shortbread Crust

Banana Cheesecake with Cinnamon Shortbread Crust

Nine times out of ten, when I have leftover bananas in my kitchen, they are going into banana bread. I never really get tired of eating banana bread, especially when there are some many delicious variations on it, but there are times when I simply want to make something besides a loaf cake. Bananas, fortunately, are a versatile fruit and you can get really creative ... Read More »

Funfetti White Chocolate Scones

Funfetti White Chocolate Scones

The other day, I was asked to make a dish for a friend’s birthday. Typically, I would bake up a cake, some cupcakes or a more traditionally dessert birthday option than a batch of scones, but this birthday celebration was a brunch event and I wanted something both fun and breakfast-oriented. These Funfetti White Chocolate Scones don’t have to be saved for a birthday party, ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Bundt Pans

Cook's Illustrated Tests Bundt Pans

A bundt pan is a staple piece of equipment for every baker. The pans make beautiful cakes that look impressive the moment you pop them out of the pan, as the fluted designs on the bakeware transfer directly onto the cake. I love bundt cakes and make them on a regular basis.┬áThis month, the test kitchen at Cook’s Illustrated took a look at bundt pans ... Read More »

Brown Butter Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Brown Butter Buttermilk Bundt Cake

This bundt cake combines a lot of my favorite ingredients: brown butter, buttermilk and vanilla. The finished cake has a light and tender crumb with an almost pound cake-like texture, but full of nutty browned butter flavor and just the right touch of vanilla. It looks simple at first glance, but it is a cake that will win you over on first bite. As you ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and I don’t mind eating it more than once because it is also one of my favorites. Breakfast bakes are a great way to start your morning or to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Make these for entertaining or just to treat yourself! Banana bread is one of my go-to ... Read More »

Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough, reviewed

Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough, reviewed

Since my freezer is often stocked with logs of homemade cookie dough, I don’t pick up refrigerated dough all that often. That said, I always take a look at that section in the market just to see if anything new is happening in that cookie genre and the limited edition Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough caught my eye on a recent visit. This particular ... Read More »

Hermit Bars

Hermit Bars

Hermit cookies have the strangest name of any cookie out there. The unusual name does not have a clear origin story, but the cookies always have a very similar recipe. Hermit cookies, and bar cookies for that matter, are made with molasses and flavored with a generous amount of spices – spices that do not usually include ginger, which really sets these apart from various ... Read More »

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