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Bites from other Blogs

There is nothing like a tall glass of iced tea on a hot summer day – except, perhaps, an ice cream cone filled with Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt‘s Sweet Tea Ice Cream. This creamy dessert is inspired by southern sweet tea and is easier to make than you might think. It starts by infusing sweetened cream with black tea. Eggs are whisked in to ... Read More »

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

The Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

No bake desserts are perfect for summer, when you want to enjoy dessert but don’t want to have to heat up the oven to do it. One of my favorites is no-bake cheesecake and you can’t go wrong with my recipe for the Best No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake. I’ve tried many no-bake cheesecakes over the years and most have been a let-down. Some are too soft ... Read More »

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust

The picture above, on its own, may not seem like a particularly exciting shot. I can promise you, however, that this simpe Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumb Crust is a recipe that is well worth making when you need a quick and easy pie crust recipe. The crust is a no-bake one, which means that butter and cookie crumbs are combined and the crust is set ... Read More »

Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors

Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors

I love cookbooks that offer innovation, inspiring me to play with flavors that I don’t use very often or to use ingredients in new ways. But most of the time, I’m not looking to make the most exotic recipe I can. Instead, I’m looking to make the most delicious and that often means sticking with classic, familiar flavors and simply amping them up. In Flavorful: ... Read More »

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

I am a big fan of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not only do I like raisins in general, but I like the contrast of chewy dried fruit against the rest of the buttery cookie. Since I know quite a few people who are not big raisin fans, I often make oatmeal cookies with a variety of other dried fruits to give them a different flavor profile, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

Any time I pass through New York, I make a point to grab a black and white cookie. Sometimes, this means grabbing one at the airport instead of a bakery or deli, but I just can’t resist them. Black and white cookies are tender, cakey cookies topped with equal parts chocolate and vanilla frosting or fondant. They’re just right for someone who can’t always decide ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

Pillsbury Launches Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Baking Mixes

Pillsbury Launches Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Baking Mixes

Girl Scout cookies are a seasonal treat that many of us look forward to all year long. You can bake your own while you’re waiting for the Girl Scouts to hit the streets, but there is something fun about buying a box from a scout. To get your fix another way, keep an eye out for some new Girl Scout Cookie-flavored baking mixes from Pillsbury. ... Read More »

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