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Cook’s Illustrated Tests Food Processors

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My food processor gets a lot of use because it is one of the most versatile tools in my kitchen. Food processors can do everything from pureeing ingredients for soups to whipping up fluffy whipped cream to kneading pizza dough – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. They’re also fairly large, as countertop appliances go, so if you are going to make ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

You won’t find Coley Cooks‘ Passion Fruit Pop Tarts in the breakfast aisle at your local grocery store. These homemade pastries are filled with a rich, eggy filling that uses plenty of fresh passion fruit pulp for a bright, tropical flavor. You can find the passion fruit pulp at many specialty stores or latin/Mexican markets, so you can make these even if fresh passion fruit ... Read More »

Sour Cream Lime Bars

The Best Sour Cream Lime Bars

During citrus season, I will fill my kitchen up with a wide variety of orange, lemon and lime baked goods, from muffins to pies. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite citrus because I like them all, but lately I have been doing even more baking with limes than usual. Limes find their way into Key Lime Pies more often than they do into ... Read More »

Beekman 1802 Cranberry Orange Scone Mix, reviewed

Beekman 1802 Cranberry Orange Scone Mix, reviewed

Just before Christmas, I noticed that the¬†Beekman 1802 brand had made its way into my local Target store. The lifestyle & food brand was previously only available through specialty stores and online, so it was interesting to see ¬†that they were offing wide variety of packaged sauces, rubs and baking mixes! The last time that I tried a Beekman 1802 mix, I think that I ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Heart Madeleine Pan

Williams-Sonoma Heart Madeleine Pan

I have a couple of madeleine pans in my collection. While madeleines are often made in small batches at home, you really don’t need more than one or two pans at a time, however the relatively small size (and pretty look) of madeleine pans make them just about irresistible and I have found room for quite a few in my collection. Madeleines typically have a ... Read More »

Easy Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Dulce de leche is a thick, sweet milk caramel that has a unique – and addictive – flavor that is unlike that of any other caramel sauce. It is made from milk and sugar, which are cooked together until both the sugar and the milk solids are caramelized and flavorful. It’s hard not to simply eat it with a spoon, but like other caramel sauces, ... Read More »

Flavored Butters

Flavored Butters

I use a lot of butter in my kitchen and it is amazing how much flavor one simple ingredient can infuse into a recipe, whether I’m making a batch of mashed potatoes, working on a pound cake recipe or simply enjoying a slice of toast. Butter is delicious in its own right, but it’s flavor is relatively mild, allowing it to be easily transformed into ... Read More »

Blueberry Muffin Tops

Blueberry Muffin Tops

The muffin top is usually considered to be the best part of the muffin and this recipe for Blueberry Muffin Tops will hit the spot if the top of the muffin is your favorite. This recipe is not only delicious, but it requires no special pans and can be mixed up in a matter of minutes. Read More »

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