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Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chess pie is a classic Southern custard pie. The filling is made with a mixture of eggs, butter and sugar, usually with a bit of cornmeal added to it. The ingredients in the filling vary from pie to pie, but chess pies are usually a bit denser and richer than some other custard pies that use a lot more dairy in the base. Chess pies ... Read More »

The Lemonade Cookbook

The Lemonade Cookbook

When you think of a cafeteria, you might think back to your school days, with less-than-appetizing dishes being doled out by hair-netted lunch ladies. While the food may not have been your favorite, you probably have fond memories of the time nonetheless. That bit of nostalgia is one of the things that So Cal residents love about Lemonade, a trendy modern cafeteria-style restaurant that serves ... Read More »

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Salty, smoky bacon can add a lot of savory flavor to a dish, whether you are tossing a few crispy bacon bits into your salad or wrapping a whole pork tenderloin in thick pieces. Bacon can even be added to sweet dishes and baked goods to add some salty-sweet contrast. These Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes are a delicious way to bring a little bit of bacon ... Read More »

7 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Mother’s Day

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The most popular meal for Mother’s Day is brunch, and even restaurants that don’t usually offer a brunch menu tend to roll one out just for that day. Brunch is a fun meal, one where you can eat cake (coffee cake) alongside savory dishes in a way that you don’t usually do at lunch or dinner. The lines are long when you go out for ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pan

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pan

My kitchen is packed with pans of all shapes and sizes, and I put most of them to use on a regular basis. There are a few pans, however, that get a lot more use than the others because I can use them for so many things. In my case, these pans are traditional sheet pans and smaller jelly roll pans, which can be used ... Read More »

Cool Pool Toys for Foodies

Ice Cream Sandwich and Pretzel Pool Float

When summer rolls around, we tend to spend more time outdoors. Some of that time is spent around a pool, where you can take a quick dip to cool off on even the hottest days. Every pool needs at least a couple inflatable floating devices for those who like being in the water without having to work too hard and these pool toys are sure ... Read More »

Mocha Coconut Bread

Mocha Coconut Bread

My local Starbucks has a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino on the menu as one of their summer blended drinks. The frappuccino is a combination of coffee, chocolate and coconut and – for a coconut-lover like me – it is a very good combination. I don’t want an icy frozen coffee drink every day, however, so I played around with these flavors myself to create a Mocha ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

My Kitchen Craze‘s Caramel Almond Biscotti are a delicious treat to serve with coffee for breakfast or dessert. with While many biscotti recipes call for almond meal, this particular one uses almond paste, which gives the cookies a great almond flavor and gives them a slightly denser texture than some other biscotti. The cookies are studded with caramel bits and drizzled with a bit of ... Read More »

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