Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

As summer turns into fall, we move away from summer berries (for the most part, as I am not going to turn down some late-season strawberries!) and towards fall flavors like apples, pumpkin spice and chocolate. Though the weather was still warm in my area this week, I was feeling the fall spirit and got very inspired by some of these apple-centric recipes. Will Cook ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Offset Spatulas

Cook's Illustrated Tests Offset Spatulas

I find that people – myself included – do not always put as much time as they should into selecting spatulas for their kitchen. Many people assume that a spatula is a spatula is a spatula, only to discover (perhaps after melting a spatula or a spatula handle) that not all spatulas are created equal. The same is true of offset spatulas. These angled spatulas ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

I enjoy soups all year round. During the summer, I tend to lean towards gazpacho or salmorejo, and other cold soups. Throughout the fall and winter, I prefer hot soups. No matter what type of soup I’m enjoying, I always pair it with a good bread that I can dip into the soup. On days when I want something a bit heartier than bread alone, ... Read More »

Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus

Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus

Sweet and tart are two words that are frequently used to describe citrus because they perfectly capture the basic flavor of fruits like lemons, limes and oranges. While each citrus has a unique flavor, all possess sweet and tart elements that make them fun (and tasty) to work with in the kitchen. In Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus, you’ll find plenty of ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Cobbler with Nectarines & Cherries

Brown Sugar Cobbler with Nectarines & Cherries

Plain white sugar is what I typically use for sweetening my fruit cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Not only is it a staple ingredient that I always have in my pantry, but it doesn’t have much flavor on its own and really allows the flavor of the fruit to shine through in the finished dessert. You can’t go wrong with it. That said, it isn’t the ... Read More »

DIY Girl Scout Cookies with the Girl Scouts Cookie Oven

the Girl Scout Cookie Oven

I have been an advocate of skipping the annual cookie sale and baking your own Girl Scout cookies at home for many years now (and donating money to local troops). It seems that the Girl Scouts have finally realized that there are more than just a handful of people out there interested in making their own cookies, since a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven has recently ... Read More »

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