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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Colorful 4th of July Cocktails

Bring some extra color into your 4th of July entertaining by preparing these stunning red, white and blue cocktails for your party guests. These cocktail recipes are featured in a post on Colorful 4th of July Cocktails over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!). The cocktails are all tropical drinks with a rum base, a nod to my love of tiki drinks, and the fact ... Read More »

Raspberry & Cookie Butter Tarts

Raspberry & Cookie Butter Tarts

Bite sized tarts are a great dessert when you want to make something that can be served to a crowd without requiring utensils. The downside to making mini tarts is that the crusts take a bit of extra effort to put together, since you need to shape each one individually instead of rolling out one large crust, but the look of the finished tarts makes ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

My Family Cookbook

My Family Cookbook

In the past, when I’ve taught classes on blogging, I usually ask people why they are thinking about starting a blog in the first place. Most people tell me that they want a place where they can share their recipes with friends and family – and that is the reason that most of us started blogging in the first place so many years ago. While ... Read More »

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

A “buckle” is a fruit dessert that is in the same family as cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Buckles are unique because they start with a cake-like batter, then fruit is folded in. They typically use so much fruit that the cake “buckles” underneath all of it – hence the dessert’s name. This Peach and Raspberry Buckle is loaded with fresh fruit. The sweet-tart raspberries are ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Rainbow sherbert is not only delicious, but it is fun to serve and eat because of the swirl of colors in each scoop. Baked by Rachel made Homemade Rainbow Sherbert using fresh which captures the colors and the flavors of the store-bought version perfectly. The DIY version uses fresh orange juice , lime juice and whole raspberries to capture the flavors traditionally found in rainbow ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Banana Bread Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Banana Bread Mix, reviewed

Banana bread will always be a staple in my kitchen. I always have bananas on hand that are at varying stages of ripeness, ready to be mashed and stirred into a quick, easy loaf. My One-Bowl Banana Bread is a recipe that you can’t go wrong with. An option that is about as easy – and I say “about” because it requires a trip to ... Read More »

West Bend Snowball Machine

West Bend Snowball Machine

Few things are as refreshing as a snow cone on a hot day. The icy treat is designed to cool you down – and tantalize your tastebuds at the same time, since the finely shaved ice is drizzled with flavored syrups. Even the best syrups (and pure maple syrup is one of the easiest and most delicious to use) won’t do you much good if ... Read More »

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