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How to Use A Pastry Blender

How to Use A Pastry Blender

A pastry blender is a kitchen tool with metal tines that allows you to cut butter, or other fats, into flour quickly and easily. The tines are curved, so you can use the tool right in your mixing bowl, and they are attached to a handle that makes it very easy to grip. Pie crust, scones and other flaky pastries can all be made with ... Read More »

10 Fun Facts You Should Know About Peeps

5 Amazing Easter Desserts to Make with Peeps!!

The weeks leading up to Easter are Peep season! I love marshmallows of all kinds and the colorful, sugar-coated Peeps are no exception. I’ve made cupcakes that are inspired by them, S’mores that use Peeps in place of “regular” marshmallows and even Peep-Infused Vodka – all in addition to eating them straight out of the package. Here are some fun facts about Peeps that you ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan

Peter Rabbit is a classic children’s tale written by Beatrix Potter that I read often as a kid. The story features Peter Rabbit sneaking into a garden and eating as many vegetables as he can – until he gets caught by the gardener! It’s a sweet story with beautiful illustrations and this Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan from Nordic Ware¬†features a tribute to both of those ... Read More »

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Wine is an unusual ingredient when it comes to baing, though it is often used in savory cooking. But add a little sugar and wine can easily turn from something “dry” into something sweet. Sangria is one example of a way that sugar can sweeten up wine and this Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake is another. This easy to make bundt not only uses white wine ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Delicate madeleines are a classic French cake that never goes out of style. The basic madeleine recipe is also a great starting point for some unique variations that will set your cakes apart from the ones you can buy down at the local coffee shop. Runway Chef‘s Blood Orange Pistachio Madeleines use a delicious combinatin of seasonal blood oranges and nutty pistachios for some madeleines ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Colorful funfetti cakes are one of my favorite types of cake to make. I started making them from a box mix when I was a kid and they quickly became my go-to cake for birthdays and other occasions. Fast forward a few years and I found I didn’t reach for cake mixes any more because I no longer had to. Instead, I could make my ... Read More »

Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home

Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home

Homemade chocolates are a wonderful treat both for yourself and for friends and family. They’re satisfying to make and, of course, fun to eat. In Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home, you’ll find dozens of recipes for relatively easy – but still delicious and very professional looking – chocolates that you can easily make in your home kitchen. All you ... Read More »

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with raisins are a classic, cookie jar favorite that never goes out of style. Raisins aren’t the only dried fruits that work well in oatmeal cookies, however, and you can really change up a recipe by playing around with different fruits. I used dried peaches in this twist on a traditional oatmeal cookie and the results were fantastic. Peaches not only have a ... Read More »

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