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The Best No-Stir Granola

The Best No-Stir Granola

Homemade granola is a delicious option for breakfast or for snacking, but it can take quite a while to go from having a bowl of pale, uncooked oats to golden, crispy granola. Most granola recipes call for granola to be baked for a long period of time with the oven set to a low temperature, then they ask you to keep stirring the granola on ... Read More »

Brownie Batter Oreos, reviewed

Brownie Batter Oreos

If you’ve ever made a batch of brownies – or stood in the kitchen watching someone make a batch of brownies – you’ve tasted brownie batter. The thick, fudgy batter smells like chocolate heaven and dipping in a finger, spoon or spatula is just too great a temptation for most of us to resist. While “cake batter” turned into a popular flavor for ice creams ... Read More »

Cooks Illustrated Tests Large-Batch Ice Cream Makers

Cooks Illustrated Tests Large-Batch Ice Cream Makers

Most ice cream makers intended for use in the home are fairly compact. They are designed not only to churn up delicious ice creams, but to be convenient to store when not in use. They generally churn 1 to 1 1/2 quarts of ice cream at a time. This amount is fine, given that most ice cream recipes (including my own!) are scaled to meet ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

I’ll probably never get tired of chocolate chip cookies. They’re a cookie that you can always come back to because the combination of flavors – butter, vanilla and chocolate – is one that never goes out of style, no matter how many other flavors of cookie you eat. Chocolate chip cookies are also a great canvas for other flavors, whether you’re mixing oatmeal in to ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The Homemade Haus tempted readers with a coffee cake that has many layers of flavor. This Chocolate & Mixed Berry Coffee Cake is loaded with a variety of juicy berries and swirled with Nutella. As if that weren’t enough, the tender cake is topped with a chocolate and cinnamon crumb topping that is good enough to eat without any cake under it. This is a ... Read More »

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Kids of all ages are fascinated by magic and magicians. While the simple tricks, such as pulling a continuous row of handkerchiefs out of your sleeve, may not be all that impressive, there are some tricks that never go out of style. One of these tricks is the old “sawing a woman in half” trick, where the magician’s assistant is placed inside of a wooden ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Grilled Artichokes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Grilled Artichokes

Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables. Not only are they beautiful to look at – cooked or uncooked – but they are delicious. I find that many people only eat artichokes when they are out, rather than cooking them at home, because they are slow to cook and can be a bit intimidating to work with when you haven’t cooked all that many. Let ... Read More »

Lemon Meringue Pudding Cakes

Lemon Meringue Pudding Cakes

Lemon puddings cakes are always a treat. These easy-to-make cakes separate into layers of fluffy cake and creamy custard as they bake, giving you two desserts in one! When my lemon tree is heavy with lemons, I tend to make these simple style of cake quite often. Like other pudding cakes, they don’t necessarily look very fancy when served by the spoonful from a large ... Read More »

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