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Free Pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day: Free Pancakes at IHOP

February 24th is National Pancake Day and, in the spirit of celebration, IHOP will be giving out free short stacks of pancakes (3 large pancakes) to all of its customers from 7am to 10pm! The promotion includes their classic buttermilk pancakes, and there is a limit of one stack per guest. The reason that IHOP holds this promotion is to raise money for the Children’s ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel food cakes are just delightful – fluffy, soft and sweet. The full size cakes are light, but sometimes you just don’t need a whole big cake. Maybe you don’t have an angel food pan, which is crucial to success in baking a full angel food cake, or maybe you don’t want to use up a dozen eggs just for the egg whites. Perhaps it’s ... Read More »

How to make Lemon Sugar

Homemade lemon sugar, in progress

Homemade vanilla sugar is one ingredient that I always like to keep in the kitchen. Specked with vanilla beans, the sugar can be used in place of regular sugar in most recipes and can really boost the flavor in a cake or a batch of cookies. It’s easy to make, but it’s not the only flavored sugar option out there. Another type of sugar I ... Read More »

Baking Bites in the Best 50 Food Blogs in the World

Top 50 Food Blogs

The UK’s Times Online, which is the online version of The Times newspaper, ran a big article on the world of food blogging this week and included their picks for the 50 Best Food Blogs in the World – a list that included Baking Bites, along with many other wonderful sites. It’s an honor to be recognized, and I want to say congrats to the ... Read More »

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is unquestionably the go-to nut butter in the kitchen. It has a lot of flavor and it’s readily available, usually at a much better price than other nut butters. But as with all things food-related, it’s nice to have some other options and deviate from the standard from time to time. In this case, that means experimenting with some non-peanut butter nut butter ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bananas foster is a slightly old-fashioned (retro, of course!) dessert that consists of bananas that are cooked in a rich caramel sauce, doused in rum and set alight. It’s delicious and entertaining, and is generally served with vanilla ice cream. At Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, bananas foster are used the inspiration for a really kicked up Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. The bread pudding includes bananas, ... Read More »

Beater Blade, reviewed

Beater Blade in package

One of the biggest problems with a stand mixer is that the mixer blade does not reach all the way down to the bottom of the bowl, so you have to get out a spatula and mix your batter by hand. It’s only an annoyance because the beauty of a stand mixer is that it should be hands-free. Over the past several months, a number ... Read More »

Dinosaur Cakelette Pan

When I was a kid, I had lots of books about dinosaurs. My favorites were the ones that had extremely detailed renderings of the dinosaurs, down to the scaly texture of their reptilian skin, the dirt in their claws and the gleam on T-Rex’s sharp teeth. I still like dinosaurs, and that is why this Dinosaur Cakelette Pan appealed to me the moment I saw ... Read More »

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