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Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Grill Pizza

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Grill Pizza

Grilling season looks light it will be going strong well past Labor Day this year, thanks to a number of heat waves. When the weather is hot, I usually want to fire up my grill. Not only does standing next to a hot grill make me feel a lot cooler as soon as I move away from it (the opposite of air conditioning, but it ... Read More »

Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains

While brownies and other goodies are good all year round, there are all kinds of baked goods that have a more seasonal appeal to them. Rich, spiced baked goods find their audience on cold winter days and lighter, fruitier desserts tend to be the stars of the show in the summer. Seasonal baking is partly definite by what is in season, but is also defined ... Read More »

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Galette

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Galette

Galettes are free-form tarts that are typically filled with fresh fruit, but the fillings aren’t limited to fruit and you can get creative to make some very delicious combinations in this style of rustic tart. My Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Galette does use fresh blueberries, pairing them with a layer of lemony cream cheese for a combination that brings two treats into one for a very ... Read More »

How to Make Barrel Aged Vanilla Extract at Home (Without a Barrel)

How to Make Barrel Aged Vanilla Extract

Many spirits are barrel-aged, including rum, whiskey and even gin, to name a few, because spending time in a barrel softens the bite of the alcohol and adds additional flavors to the spirit. Most – but not all – spirits are aged in oak barrels and the wood will add slightly different properties depending on how it was prepared. These days, people have been experimenting ... Read More »

Banana Batida

Banana Batida

While the caipirinha is one of the most famous cocktails in Brazil, it isn’t the only one. A batida is a blended cocktail that is typically made with cachaça and juice, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk or some combination of those ingredients. Since it is blended, batidas tend to be sweeter and less potent than other cocktails, including the caipirinha, and are wonderful for sipping ... Read More »

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds, reviewed

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds, reviewed

Ice is a very important ingredient when you (a) want a cold drink or (b) are making cocktails. While the size and shape of the ice may not be critical if you are pouring yourself a glass of ice water, the dilution that comes from ice can make the difference between a good cocktail and a great one, as the water that is introduced into ... Read More »

One-Bowl Brown Butter Blondies

One-Bowl Brown Butter Blondies

The only thing better than a great batch of blondies or brownies is a great batch that can be mixed up in only a few minutes using just one mixing bowl. My One-Bowl Brown Butter Blondies are just such a recipe. They’re deliciously addictive and very easy to make. You don’t even need a mixer to bring this batter together; the batter can be mixed entirely ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

The combination of lemonade and ice tea is known as an Arnold Palmer, and a homemade pitcher of this mix makes a very refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Even more refreshing are Glue and Glitter‘s Spiked Arnold Palmer Pops are made from scratch and have a splash of vodka in them to give them an adult edge. Since the base is made from ... Read More »

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