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10 Must-Make Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

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A box of chocolates is a traditional gift for your Valentine on Valentine’s Day. There are some great chocolates out there, but even the best store-bought chocolates aren’t going to be made with as much love as a homemade chocolate treat. These are some of my favorite chocolate goodies and each and every one is a great choice for a Valentine’s Day gift when your ... Read More »

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon is such a bright, potent flavor that it will shine in any recipe that you use it in. It’s fun to make lemon desserts like layer cakes and lemon meringue pies that both showcase lemon and are also showstoppers. But I find that I don’t always need a showstopper dessert. Sometimes I just want something simple that still has a lot of flavor. This ... Read More »

Espresso Martini with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Espresso Martini with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

I really enjoyed being able to make my homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur, since I’m a coffee lover. It’s a great addition to your home bar because it is tasty and easy to use in a variety of drinks. The easiest way to use it is to simply add a splash to coffee or hot chocolate, which will give your drink a little bit of a ... Read More »

Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I probably bake chocolate chip cookies a little bit more often than other types of cookies. You can’t argue with them: everyone likes chocolate and they’re simply a classic. Once in a while I get a real craving for something with white chocolate instead and bake up a batch of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies as a change of pace. They’re the kind of cookie ... Read More »

Hexagon Biscuit Cutter

Hexagon Biscuit Cutter

Biscuits are usually made by rolling out your dough and punching out individual biscuits with a round cutter. If you’re a skilled biscuit-maker, you can reduce the wasted dough between rounds to almost nothing, but there is always some space between your biscuit rounds and some dough that will need to be either re-rolled or thrown out. This¬†Hexagon Biscuit Cutter cuts out biscuits in a ... Read More »

Lemon Oreos, reviewed

Lemon Oreos

As a fan of all things cookies n’ cream, I’m always interested in trying the limited edition flavors that Oreo comes out with. The limited time flavors usually come out around the holidays and past flavors have included Candy Corn, Peppermint and Birthday Cake. Not every limited edition flavor appeals to me, but the new Lemon Oreos definitely caught my eye the last time I ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Lemon Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Lemon Loaf Pan

I love to bake with citrus and especially with lemons when they are in season. Both their juice and zest are so full of flavor that it is easy to make a delicious baked good, whether I’m making lemon bars or a lemon pound cake. Lemon goes with a lot of other flavors and, even by itself, just seems to brighten everything up. This Nordic ... Read More »

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