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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

This week is #NegroniWeek, so I decided to focus on cocktails for most of this week’s installment of Bites from other Blogs. You can read all about the event here, then raise a toast of this classic cocktail to charity to celebrate. The Classic Negroni on Barman’s Journal is made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Since this cocktail is so simple, it is ... Read More »

Negroni Pie

Negroni Pie

This week is Negroni Week, a week in early June started as a celebration of a classic cocktail, the Negroni, and to raise money for chaitable causes. The week is presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari and you’ll probably find lots of bars and restaurants in your area participating, as $1 from every Negroni sold this week (at participating venues – and there are over ... Read More »

Elegant Party Bundt Pan

Elegant Party Bundt

Bundt pans make some of the most visually impressive cakes out there, but the pans themselves are so pretty that there are people who collect them and simply display the pans, rather than baking in them. The new Elegant Party Bundt Pan from Nordic Ware is a pan that I can see ending up in the hands of collectors one day, thanks to its elegant shape and ... Read More »

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

Negronis are a classic cocktail made with gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, with their signature red color coming from Campari, which is a bitter aperitif. The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore is a cocktail book dedicated to this very recognizable drink – and there is a lot more to it than the three simple ingredients that are needed to make ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

Peanut butter cookies always remind me of childhood, largely because I think that I ate way more peanut butter cookies as a kid than I do these days. Fortunately, it doesn’t take long to bake up a batch to satisfy my desire for a little nostalgia – or to pour a glass of milk to go with them!! These Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars pack ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

I can’t resist a good brunch. It’s an excuse to make up some fun drinks – both alcoholic and nonalcoholic – and make a variety of sweet and savory dishes to entertain friends and family with. I often make baked egg dishes because they can be prepared in advance and are large enough to serve a crowd. If you’re looking for a more unique egg ... Read More »

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a short trip into the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and ... Read More »

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Ice cream sandwiches are a wonderful treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. I tend to prep them a few days ahead of time because, as they are already frozen, there is no need to make them at the last minute and advance planning means that I have them available whenever a craving strikes. Homemade ice cream sandwiches allow you to mix and match ... Read More »

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