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Easter is a great holiday decorating baked goods because it is so colorful. Frosting and a Smile baked up some Easter Egg Éclairs that will dress up any Easter basket this holiday. The eclaires are made with a traditional choux paste that is piped into oblong egg shapes. The puffs are baked and filled with a rich vanilla pastry cream and dipped in a coating ... Read More »

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking. This Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake is a ... Read More »

Ciao Biscotti

Ciao Biscotti: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Celebrating Italy's Favorite Cookie

Biscotti just might be one of the best cookies that you can pair with a cup of tea or coffee. The twice-baked Italian favorites are perfect for dunking, as their crisp texture means they can soak up a bit of flavorful liquid without becoming too mushy or falling apart. If dipping the cookies isn’t your favorite way to enjoy them, you can simply enjoy their ... Read More »

Crepes Suzette

Crepes Suzette

Thin, tender crepes are one of my favorite pancakes – though, admittedly, I like them all – because they are so versatile. The relatively plain batter can easily be made savory or sweet, depending on what you’re in the mood for. When I want something simple, I just spread my favorite preserves onto freshly made crepes and roll them up. When I want to do ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Thin Mints are the best selling Girl Scout cookies and it’s not hard to see why: the combination of bittersweet cocoa and fresh mint is a winner in any form. You can get another chocolate-mint fix with a batch of Thin Mints Pancakes from French Press. The pancakes are made with cocoa powder and have a Thin Mint-flavored coffee creamer mixed in to add both ... Read More »

How to Chop Chocolate

How to Chop Chocolate

There are many recipes that call for chopped chocolate, from fudgy brownies that need melted chocolate for the batter to chocolate chunk cookies that should be loaded with generously sized pieces. Chopping your own chocolate for baking recipes allows you to have complete control over the chocolate, so you can give yourself very finely-chopped chocolate for a quick and even melt or coarsely-chopped chocolate for ... Read More »

Easter Egg Stamp Cookie Cutters

Easter Egg Stamp Cookie Cutters

Ever since I was a kid, I have always enjoyed decorating eggs for Easter. Easter eggs can be dyed, covered and colored in a huge variety of ways and I look forward to making at least one weekend out of the activity every year. In addition to eggs, I often decorate cookies and cakes for Easter and this set of Easter Egg Stamp Cookie Cutters caught ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

There are almost an unlimited number of ways that you can make a banana bread. The bread can be seasoned with baking spices, studded with muts or divided up into much smaller servings for muffins. And no matter how it is made, I always enjoy a freshly baked banana bread. This Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread is a recipe that I like because it produces ... Read More »

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