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Toasted Coconut Rice Krispy Treats

Toasted Coconut Rice Krispy Treats

I’ve been on a bit of a rice krispy treat kick lately, making batch after batch of the marshmallow cereal treats. They were always a favorite of mine when I was a kid. The original recipe is a great one, however I didn’t realize how much I was missing out by sticking only to that one basic recipe because it is very easy to add ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Chocolate and strawberries is a classic combination. Strawberries are typically paired with milk or dark chocolate, but the reality is that strawberries go well with all kinds of chocolate – even white chocolate. The Desserted Girl baked up a batch of Strawberry and White Chocolate Blondies that pair these two delicious ingredients in one delectable treat. The tender bars have white chocolate in the batter, ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Cocoa Mascarpone, reviewed

Trader Joe's Cocoa Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone cheese is a smooth, buttery Italian cheese that has many great applications. It can be used to add richness to a pasta dish, and it can also be used to make a perfect tiramisu. The cheese itself has a very mild flavor, so other ingredients – from savory herbs to sugar and extracts – are added to give it a little bit more complexity ... Read More »

The Baker’s Four Seasons

The Baker's Four Seasons

Food tv shows, as well as magazines and cookbooks, often stress that cooking should be seasonal. Ingredients like fruits and vegetables taste the best when they are ripe and in season, after all. While cooking seasonally is often stressed, it is worth noting that baking can be done seasonally, as well. A freshly baed chocolate chip cookies is delicious every day of the year and ... Read More »

Red Velvet Scones

Red Velvet Scones

Red velvet cake is a striking dessert that always stands out in a pastry case. While the origin of this type of cake involves the reaction between natural cocoa powder and baking soda, most modern recipes simply use red food coloring to bring in a vibrant red color. Food coloring allows us to take the idea of red velvet and bring it into new forms, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Hummus and Pita Chips

Homemade Hummus and Pita Chips

You can never have too many snack foods when you’re planning a party, whether it is just a couple of friends coming over for a drink or a big group of people coming over to watch the big game. I always have plenty of desserts on hand, but I also have lots of savory snacks. One of my favorite savory snacks is hummus and pita ... Read More »

Ultimate Game Day Dessert: Football Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Football Whoopie Pies: A Great Super Bowl Dessert

The Super Bowl is perhaps the most widely watched sporting event of the year, with millions of viewers across the country. Even if you don’t watch football the rest of the season, you make an exception for the Super Bowl. This is because the Super Bowl is just as much about food as it is about the game – and who doesn’t like an excuse ... Read More »

Kumquat Caipirinha

Kumquat Caipirinha

A caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and citrus fruit. It is so popular in Brazil, that it is widely regarded as the country’s national cocktail! There is good reason for this, as cachaça is a spirit similar to rum that is produced exclusively in Brazil. The cocktail is bright and refreshing, perfect for a hot Brazilian summer day. It is typically ... Read More »

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