Blog

Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors

Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors

I love cookbooks that offer innovation, inspiring me to play with flavors that I don’t use very often or to use ingredients in new ways. But most of the time, I’m not looking to make the most exotic recipe I can. Instead, I’m looking to make the most delicious and that often means sticking with classic, familiar flavors and simply amping them up. In Flavorful: ... Read More »

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Oatmeal Cookies

I am a big fan of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Not only do I like raisins in general, but I like the contrast of chewy dried fruit against the rest of the buttery cookie. Since I know quite a few people who are not big raisin fans, I often make oatmeal cookies with a variety of other dried fruits to give them a different flavor profile, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

Any time I pass through New York, I make a point to grab a black and white cookie. Sometimes, this means grabbing one at the airport instead of a bakery or deli, but I just can’t resist them. Black and white cookies are tender, cakey cookies topped with equal parts chocolate and vanilla frosting or fondant. They’re just right for someone who can’t always decide ... Read More »

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

Elderflower and Almond Tea Cakes

St Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is a delicious cocktail ingredient. You might not be familiar with the liqueur, but you’ve probably seen its art deco-styled bottle featured prominently behind the bar at local restaurants and tasted it in cocktails, as it can be both a star ingredient and a more subtle component of some excellent beverages. Like many liqueurs, St Germain can also ... Read More »

Pillsbury Launches Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Baking Mixes

Pillsbury Launches Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Baking Mixes

Girl Scout cookies are a seasonal treat that many of us look forward to all year long. You can bake your own while you’re waiting for the Girl Scouts to hit the streets, but there is something fun about buying a box from a scout. To get your fix another way, keep an eye out for some new Girl Scout Cookie-flavored baking mixes from Pillsbury. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Fruit crisps are wonderfully easy desserts that let you really celebrate fresh, in-season fruit. While they’re often made with berries and stone fruits, almost any kind of fruit can be used. Pineapple fans will want to try this Pineapple Fruit Crisp from The Recipe Rebel. The fruit cobbler has a very short ingredient list, but is big on tropical fruit flavor. The base is made ... Read More »

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberries are in season and the ones I’ve had this year taste better than ever. I’ve been eating them on my cereal and churning them into ice cream, as well as making classics like strawberry shortcake. Strawberries are often incorporated into dishes where they don’t have to be cooked, since the juicy berries give off a lot of liquid and tend to lose their shape ... Read More »

How to Toast Pecans in the Oven

How to Toast Pecans in the Oven

There are lots of recipes that call for pecans, from muffins to ice cream to pie, and just about every single one of those recipes will be better if you make it with toasted pecans instead of untoasted ones. Toasted nuts have a firmer texture than untoasted nuts and have a richer, more complex flavor that lacks the vegetal notes you sometimes find in raw ... Read More »

Scroll To Top