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Williams-Sonoma Snack Bar Pan

Williams-Sonoma Snack Bar Pan

I enjoy making homemade granola bars and other snack bars, especially when I am planning a long hike, road trip or other activity where I need to have a good supply of snacks. I typically make the bars in large baking pans, then cut them down to the size that I need. This system works well, but anyone who has made a homemade granola bar ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones

Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones

While Meyer lemons seem to be in stores more often during the spring, Meyer lemon trees bear fruit all year round. This means that new flowers are budding right alongside ripe lemons, so there is never an off-season for these sweet, lovely lemons. I love working with Meyer lemons when I have the chance because they bring in lots of lemon flavor – just like ... Read More »

How to Make Ice Cream

How to Make Ice Cream

There is never a bad time for ice cream as far as I’m concerned. The easiest way to get your ice cream fix is to head out to the grocery store and check out their freezer case, but a more delicious way to get your fix is to make your own ice cream at home. How to Make Ice Cream: 51 Recipes for Classic and ... Read More »

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

I’ve always had a soft spot for bright pink strawberry lemonade. The color itself is lovely, of course, but it is the combination of zesty lemon and sweet strawberries that always pulled me in. It is a combination that just says “summer” to me and I always look for opportunities to put these flavors together when I have fresh strawberries on hand. Strawberry Lemonade Muffins ... Read More »

How to Make Sprinkle-Covered Easter Eggs

How to Make Sprinkle-Covered Easter Eggs

I always enjoy decorating eggs for Easter, even if I’m not planning on doing much Easter entertaining. I decorated eggs every year growing up, and now it’s part of my own Easter tradition. I enjoy making traditional dyed eggs, but I’m also always on the lookout for new ways to decorate my eggs. These Sprinkle-Covered Eggs are a fun, funky way to repurpose old sprinkles ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Hollow Easter Egg Ornaments

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Hollow Easter Egg Ornaments

When we decorate eggs for Easter, we usually use hard boiled eggs. Hard boiled eggs are not only delicious when you go to eat them, but they are easy to decorate and dye. Unlike fresh eggs, for instance, hard boiled eggs will sink when you dip them into liquid egg dyes, allowing for a deep and even color treatment. My favorite way to prepare Easter ... Read More »

Wilton Four Layer Rectangular Cake Pan Set

Wilton Four Layer Rectangular Cake Pan Set

When I turn loaf cakes into layer cakes, I usually use a long, serrated knife to make long, horizontal cuts and divide the cake into multiple layers. It takes a bit of patience, as you need to hold your knife very steady to ensure that the layers are even and the cake doesn’t crumble to tear while you work. An alternative to working with a ... Read More »

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

I enjoy apple pies year round, but there are some fruits that I only bake with seasonally. For instance, I usually bake pies with berries during the spring and summer, when berries are in season and are at their best. When I have fresh berries in my kitchen, I also tend to look for more unusual ways to put them to good use. For this ... Read More »

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