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Chef’n MixQuick

MixQuick

Flavor trends in baking come and go over the years, but you might not expect that there are trends when it comes to baking tools, as well. Baking tools, from spatulas to stand mixers, often seem like staples in our kitchens.┬áThe┬áChef’n MixQuick is a great example of a type of tool that is starting to enjoy a bit of a renaissance at the moment. This ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Beer Bread 101

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Beer Bread 101

The smell of homemade bread baking fresh from the oven is one of the most delicious scents you can have you in your kitchen. Homemade bread can be a time consuming project on some days, however, and you might not feel up to breaking out the yeast and waiting through a few hours’ rising time before you are able to eat that bread. One solution ... Read More »

Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch & Peanut Butter Blondies

Butterscotch is a delicious confection made with brown sugar, butter and vanilla. It can be turned into cookies, puddings, cakes and caramels because the flavor combination is so versatile. The key to a successful butterscotch treat is being able to taste all three of those builidng block elements in every bite. I am a big butterscotch fan and was inspired to create these Butterscotch and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Cronuts – doughnuts made from croissant dough – are delicate layered treats that are well worth indulging in when you have a fresh batch. Maria’s Pleasing Plates came up with an easy to make recipe for S’mores Cronuts that are even more decadent than the original cronuts are, and don’t require a trip to a specialty bakery. The donuts are made with crescent dough, a ... Read More »

Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff, reviewed

Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff, reviewed

Marshmallow Fluff is a delicious, scoopable marshmallow creme that we all know and love. The Marshmallow Fluff brand has been around for nearly 100 years and is still produced in almost the exact same way that it has always been. It’s a great way to satisfy a sugar craving when eaten by the spoonful, and it’s an excellent way to top off a mug of ... Read More »

Bakeball Bat

Bakeball Bat

Baseball fans know that spring training gets started in February every year. While no games played until later in the spring, the players use those first few weeks to get back into shape after a seasonal break and the coaches have a chance to see how their players, new and old, are working together. The tools in your kitchen work together like players on a ... Read More »

Perfect Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Rich Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort foods. Though there are a few gourmet rice pudding stores out there (very, very few), rice pudding remains something that is best made and eaten at home. A good rice pudding should feature a combination of smooth, rich custard and very tender rice. It should be sweet, without being too sweet, and the rice should really be ... Read More »

Dessert for Two

Dessert for Two

Baking is a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon. It’s fun to spend a few hours mixing up ingredients, crimping dough and enjoying the aromas wafting from your oven. After the baking is finished, you’re left with lots of goodies to enjoy yourself or share with friends and family. One of the things that keeps people from baking more at home is that they ... Read More »

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