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Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

I grow tomatoes in my garden during the summer, and that typically means that my kitchen is completely overflowing with tomatoes. My tomatoes seem to ripen in waves, so when I have a fresh batch, I usually rush to use them up before the next wave hits. I make pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes and store it in the freezer for later use. I make ... Read More »

Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love

Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love

If you have ever been inside a Japanese bakery, you’ll know that the cakes and pastries may look similar to those that you would find in a French bakery, but that they feature slightly more unusual flavors, such as black sesame, green tea and red bean. Okashi: Sweet Treats Made With Love is a great book to start with, whether you’re already a fan of Japanese baked goods ... Read More »

Topaz Parfait

Topaz Parfait

There was a time when it seemed like almost all desserts were made with Jello, even when you wanted a fancy dessert to serve at that elegant dinner party. Jello gelatin mixes had interesting flavors, bright colors and were surprisingly versatile – and while you’re probably not going to reach for a box of Jello the next time company is coming over (unless that company ... Read More »

Bananice Pop Molds

Bananice Ice Pop Molds

One of the things that makes popsicles so much fun is that they can come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Homemade pops give you even more options than storebought popsicles, since you’re not limited to wooden pop sticks as handles and can use molds that are a little bit more elaborate and a lot more fun. One example of a pop mold ... Read More »

Free Craftsy Recipe: Homemade Lemon Curd

Delicious Lemon Curd Recipes

Sweet, tart and silky smooth lemon curd is a wonderful treat to make at home when you have a few extra lemons sitting around. It’s good enough to eat by the spoonful, but it’s also an ingredient that you can use in many other applications if you make up a batch! If you already have a couple of lemons in your kitchen, you’re halfway there. ... Read More »

Puzzle Pizza Stone

Puzzle Pizza Stone

A pizza stone is a fantastic tool to have in your baking arsenal because it allows you to make perfect pizzas easily at home. Pizza stones work by transferring heat directly to the bottom of your bread or other baked good, resulting in pizzas with crisp, golden bottom crusts and evenly baked loaves of bread. Pizza stones are workhorses in the kitchen and they’re not ... Read More »

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktails. The basic mojito is made with lime juice, fresh mint and rum, and it is a drink that is always incredibly refreshing. Those base ingredients are also a good starting point for creative variations on the classic mojito because you can add other fruits and flavors easily to create endless options for summertime entertaining. These Watermelon Mojitos ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Like carrot cake, zucchini cake and zucchini bread are both excellent when paired with cream cheese or cream cheese frosting. That tangy sweetness seems to be the perfect compliment for any loaf that has veggies packed into it. Cookie Madness baked a Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Filling, which just might be the perfect way to enjoy this flavor combination. You’ll get some of that ... Read More »

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