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What is Maple Water?

What is Maple Water?

Maple syrup is one of the most delicious sweeteners that you can have in your kitchen. It is made by collecting the sap from maple trees, then boiling that sap down to concentrate its natural sugars and flavors. The sap that actually comes out of the maple tree is much thinner than the finished syrup. That sap is being packaged and sold as “maple water,” ... Read More »

Buttermilk Pineapple Sorbet

Buttermilk Pineapple Sorbet

Fresh pineapples are wonderful fruits to have around. They’re a good looking fruit and the fronds can be used to garnish various desserts and cocktails, and the golden flesh is, of course, delicious. I buy whole pineapples on a regular basis and use them to make pineapple upside down cakes, smoothies and fruit salads. They also make excellent sorbets. This Buttermilk Pineapple Sorbet uses just ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Donut holes are small, round donuts that we tend to assume are made with the leftover dough when you cut out traditional ring donuts. And while this is the usual way to make donut holes, it isn’t the only way. Kitchen Konfidence cooked up a batch of donut holes in a recipe for Cinnamon Chile de Arbol Donut Holes. These bite-sized donuts are made with ... Read More »

Limited Edition S’mores Oreos, reviewed

Limited Edition S'mores Oreos, reviewed

A single look at the S’mores tag on Baking Bites will tell you that I’ve had a soft spot for s’mores and s’mores-related goodies. When I heard that Oreo was releasing a limited edition S’mores Oreo this summer, I kept my eyes peeled until I found it on store shelves (I found this box at Target) so that I could give them a try. The ... Read More »

The Dipr

The Dipr

One of my favorite after school snacks growing up was cookies and milk. I would dunk all kinds of cookies in milk, letting the milk soften part of the cookie so that I could get both the soft portion and the crispy/chewy portion in my mouth in one single bite. I would dunk cookies in cold milk during the summer and hot chocolate in the ... Read More »

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits are always a good accompaniment to a meal. They’re not only easy to make, but they’re delicious and versatile enough to compliment many different types of food. I bake biscuits all year round, but I find that I bake them slightly more often during the summer, when I can use the leftovers to make shortcakes with fresh, in-season berries. These Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits ... Read More »

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

It’s nice to take a coffee break at some point during your day. It gives you a chance to refresh your mind, taking it off of your work for a few minutes, and to recharge your batteries. It also presents the opportunity to have a little snack, whether you’re having your coffee break between breakfast and lunch or between lunch and dinner. Sweden is a ... Read More »

Introducing Modern Tiki, a Tiki Cocktail Blog

Modern Tiki: A Tiki Blog

Tiki drinks have a long history that dates back to Los Angeles in the 1930s – and the original tiki drinks are not the syrupy sweet blended drinks that you might remember from the 1970s. Historically, tiki drinks were made with fresh tropical juices, homemade syrups and plenty of rum (often very high quality rum, at that), which means that they fit the definition of ... Read More »

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