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Mini Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Frosting

Mini Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Frosting

Banana bread is always a good option when you want to do some baking with bananas, but it’s not the only option. These Mini Banana Cupcakes are a great alternative when you want to make a treat that is a little bit sweeter than your standard quick bread and perfect for bite-sized snacking. This recipe makes a relatively small batch of cupcakes – just 24 ... Read More »

Chef’n Pastrio

Chef'n Pastrio

I have more than a few dough scrapers in my kitchen, and you probably should, too. I have a metal scraper that is good for getting every bit of pastry off of a hard surface, like a quartz countertop, and several plastic ones that are a better choice when I’m kneading dough on a silpat or even chopping up a head of lettuce for a ... Read More »

How to Make Whipped Cream in a Food Processor

How to Make Whipped Cream in the Food Processor

Whipped cream is always a treat and it is not difficult to make, though it takes a little bit of arm strength if you want to do it by hand instead of using a canister. One easy way to make whipped cream is in the food processor. This method takes no more than a minute or so and you can make both large and small ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd

How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is one of those little indulgences that I always love. The smooth, custardy curd is delicious whether you eat it with a spoon or incorporate it into a recipe. Lemon curd is most often made with ordinary lemons, but meyer lemons make an amazing lemon curd and it is well worth going out of your way to pick some up and give that ... Read More »

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey’s, reviewed

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey's, reviewed

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are a delicious and versatile product to work with, whether you are making a simple batch of dinner rolls for a weeknight dinner or getting creative in preparation for the Pillsbury Bake Off. Pillsbury recently released Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey’s, a little kit that includes chocolate sauce that will easily allow you to turn a package of dinner rolls into an ... Read More »

Get Set for Summer: Frozen Desserts Cookbook Giveaway!! (closed)

Nicole Weston's Frozen Dessert Book Trio

As regular readers will know, I currently have three amazing cookbooks out that are dedicated to frozen desserts: How to Make Ice Cream, How To Make Frozen Yogurt and Making Vegan Frozen Treats. Each one of these books is designed to give you an in-depth look at the techniques needed to make these refreshing recipes in your own kitchen – and make better versions than ... Read More »

Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate muffins can be tricky to make. Many chocolate muffins don’t have enough chocolate flavor to warrant the name. Other chocolate muffins are too sweet and rich to really be called muffins; they are really just decadent cupcakes without the frosting. Chocolate muffins should not be too sweet, yet should still have a deep chocolate flavor. These Chocolate Blueberry Muffins fit the bill perfectly, and ... Read More »

Making Vegan Frozen Treats

Making Vegan Frozen Treats: 50 Recipes for Nondairy Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Other Delicious Desserts

There is no better way to beat the heat on a hot summer day than with a bowl of ice cream, so it is a summer staple in my house. I make homemade ice cream on a regular basis and encourage others to do the same. Most ice cream recipes start with milk and cream, but with Making Vegan Frozen Treats: 50 Recipes for Nondairy ... Read More »

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