Berry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

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Food blogs are some of the best places to find culinary inspiration. Magazines and cookbooks aren’t to be overlooked, of course, but when you hear someone you know (or have come to know over the years of writing) raving about a dish, it is the ultimate incentive to try it. I was recently inspired by Joe‘s post on Strawberry-Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars, which sounded summery and looked ... Read More »

Jumbo Sprinkles


Perusing the baking aisles at a local craft-type store over the weekend, I noticed that Wilton’s new jumbo sprinkles were being prominently featured. They seem to be made out of the crunchy, shaped sugar that make up the majority of sprinkles, but are cut into much larger pieces. Each one appears to be 2-4 times larger than the average sprinkle! I was tempted to buy ... Read More »

The Great American Bake Sale

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The Great American Bake Sale is a nationwide event to raise awareness of childhood hunger and to raise money to end it. The event isn’t one single bake sale, but many, each done at a local level. From now until August 31st, you can register and host your own bake sale anywhere from a school to a church to a park in your neighborhood. Registering helps ... Read More »

24K Gold Barbecue

Bling is just about everywhere these days and the once obscure term is known to just about everyone. No place is immune, not even the kitchen. Where stainless steel and copper were once the pinnacle of shine, now you can find gold. Beefeater has just introduced the Signature Series 6 Burner SL4000 – a $12,500 barbecue that has been entirely covered (excluding the cooking surfaces) ... Read More »

Crunchy Banana Pops

Crunchy Banana Pops

They might not have the most exciting name and they certainly aren’t going to be found on the dessert menus at any gourmet restaurants, but Crunchy Banana Pops are a fantastic summertime treat. These pops are made with frozen bananas that are coated in honey and rolled in puffed rice (a.k.a. Rice Krispies). The original recipe came from one of the first cookbooks I ever ... Read More »

Amazon offers new online grocery options’s relatively new online grocery section seems to be doing fairly well, especially considering that the majority of online grocers have come and gone faster than overripe berries. Amazon is offering an even wider range of products than when the grocery store first began and the fact that they are expanding shows that there is consumer interest. But getting people to order staples – milk, flour, etc – online ... Read More »

Fluffins are the new cupcakes

There are two main differences between a muffin and a cupcake. The most obvious is that cupcakes are generally frosted in some way, but the greater difference lies in the texture. Muffins tend to be more dense, or possible more moist, than cupcakes. Cupcakes are supposed to be a bit lighter, more tender and fluffier than muffins. As Dagmar, at A Cat in the Kitchen, ... Read More »

Reusable Ice Cream Cones

reusable cones

Are you a cup person or a cone person? I could go either way with my ice cream and gelato, but a cone will always have a certain nostalgia-factor that cups don’t have. Unfortunately, because cones aren’t as sturdy as ice cream cups, you’re pressured into eating your treats fast when you’re holding one. These reusable ice cream cones were clearly created to solve this ... Read More »

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