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Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Pop Tarts

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Pop Tarts

Pop tarts were a favorite on-the go breakfast item when I was a kid. I didn’t have them all that often, so the jam-filled pastries were always a treat. They’re also one of those foods that don’t taste quite as good as I remember them tasting when I eat them now. Fortunately, it is possible to make a very similar ┬ábreakfast pastry, from scratch, using ... Read More »

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bananas go exceptionally well with spirits, particularly with rum and bourbon. Bananas foster is a great example of a decadent – and delicious – dessert that combines bananas with a bit of booze, but it’s not the only recipe out there for those of you who, like me, enjoy doing some baking with spirits. This Bourbon Banana Bread uses a very generous dose of bourbon ... Read More »

Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes

Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes

I love working with citrus fruits, which are generally in season in the winter and spring, but are typically available all year round. Their bright, sweet-tart flavors (some, like limes, are more tart than others!) can add a lovely accent to a dish as a background flavor or take center stage as the star of the show. In Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes, citrus ... Read More »

The Best Coconut Cupcakes

The Best Fluffy Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors and – while it is true that I have a lot of favorite flavors! – that means that I have a very hard time walking away from a baked good that contains coconut. It also means that I have eaten a lot of not-so-great coconut baked goods over the years, from cookies that are too dense to cakes ... Read More »

What is the Best Way to Cut Butter into Flour?

What is the Best Way to Cut Butter into Flour?

Whether you are making a quick batch of scones or preparing pie dough, there are many recipes that require you to cut butter into flour. Cutting the butter into flour is an essential step for producing a tender, flaky pastry – but it is also a step that intimidates a lot of bakers who haven’t had much experience with the technique. There are several methods ... Read More »

No Churn Mocha Marshmallow Chip Ice Cream

Mocha Marshmallow Chip Ice Cream

One of my favorite uses for sweetened condensed milk is no churn ice cream. Since the sweetened condensed milk is both thick and creamy, it makes a wonderful ice cream base that will save you a lot of time (and ensure you don’t need any fancy equipment) when you’re in the mood for ice cream. This Mocha Marshmallow Chip Ice Cream combines some of my ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Funfetti cakes are some of my favorites. The colorful rainbow of sprinkles that you find in each and every slice never fails to put a smile on my face. With the Funfetti Shortbread Bites from Annie’s Noms, you can get the same effect in a much smaller package. These bite sized cookies have the rainbow look of funfetti cakes with a crisp and buttery finish. ... Read More »

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