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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Baked Beans

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Baked Beans

Baked beans are a wonderful addition to just about any barbecue or cookout. They pair well with everything from roast chicken to hot dogs – and everything in between. Most of us eat baked beans that come out of a can, though occasionally we dress them up by adding in a few additional ingredients, such as peppers or bacon. If you have a lot of ... Read More »

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

When you taste a lot of rum, you begin to realize that it has a lot of complexity to it – just like wine, beer and coffee do, if you take a bit of extra time to learn what you’re looking for. While rums are made from molasses and sugar cane juice, the region where the sugar cane was grown, as well as both the ... Read More »

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour, reviewed

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour, reviewed

As gluten free baking becomes ever more popular, the gluten free options at the grocery store have continued to improve. Where once you could only find a few gluten free “flours” and had to experiment with the ratios between them in your own kitchen, now you can choose from dozens of different flour blends and a variety of gluten free mixes. While a cake mix ... Read More »

Perfect Measure Measuring Spoons

Perfect Measure Measuring Spoons

Every baker has a few sets of measuring spoons in his or her kitchen, as do most cooks – even if they stay away from the oven. You use them for everything from measuring out baking soda and cinnamon for a batch of cookies to scooping out a bit of flour to thicken a gravy. I have measuring spoons in all shapes and sizes. While ... Read More »

Cherry Breakfast Bread

Cherry Breakfast Bread

Many diners offer a selection of different types of toast with their breakfast dishes. I recently ate breakfast at a diner that gave you a few options besides the usual choice of “white, wheat or sourdough.” Their options included homemade blueberry and banana breads, as well as toast. These breads were moist, tender quick breads that were served in generous wedges, rather than the slices ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When I think about summer, I think about fruit and I incorporate a lot of fresh fruit into my baking. The Road to Honey feels passionate about one summer fruit to make a Watermelon-Inspired Layer Cake that doesn’t use fresh fruit, but definitely captures the spirit of the season. The triple-layer cake uses pink, yellow and green food coloring – as well as a handful ... Read More »

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowls

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowls

Stand mixers are great tools to have in the kitchen, whether you’re whipping up some whipped cream to garnish a cake or mixing a thick cookie dough. Most of us use out mixers for everyday baking applications, but thanks to the wide range of attachments available for them, they are actually extremely versatile tools to have around. Kitchen Aid has developed a new type of ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

Ice cream cakes are a treat that I always looked forward to growing up. I typically only encountered this dessert on special occasions, such as a birthday party, and the triple-thread combination of cake, ice cream and frosting pushed the cake to the top of my “favorite dessert” list. For years, the only ice cream cakes I had were ones that came from an ice ... Read More »

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