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Fresh fruit cobblers are one of my favorite summertime desserts. When my kitchen is full of in-season summer fruits, I find myself making them two or three times as often as I do during the rest of the year. My Blueberry and Nectarine Skillet Cobbler is just one example of a recent creation, however there are all kinds of other cobblers out there to choose ... Read More »

Wilton Whipped Icing Mix, reviewed

Wilton Whipped Icing Mix, reviewed

When you think of prepackaged cake icing, you usually think of canned buttercream-style frostings that are ready to spread onto a cake. There are also several frosting mixes out there to choose from, dried powders to which you add your own liquid ingredients – such as butter or water – and reconstitute when you need them. Boxed frosting mixes take up a lot less shelf ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Chicago-Style Dogs at Home

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Chicago-Style Dogs at Home

Chicago-style hot dogs are hot dogs that you could mistake for a sandwich, since they are so loaded up with toppings. The first time I had one was on a trip to Chicago, where they won me over with their delicious combination of flavors. A savory all beef hot dog contrasts with sweet and tangy pickles and relish, flavorful tomatoes, sharp onions and slightly spicy ... Read More »

Blueberry & Nectarine Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Streusel

Blueberry & Nectarine Skillet Cobbler with Coconut Streusel

You can never make fruit cobbler too often during the summer, when wonderful fruits of all shapes and sizes are in season. I’ll make cobblers with any kind of fruit that I have in my kitchen. The problem with fruit cobblers during the summer is that you have to turn your oven on and leave it on for a while while the fruits and topping ... Read More »

Jack Daniel’s Cookbook

Jack Daniel's Cookbook

A short drive from Nashville sits Lynchburg, Tennessee. Lynchburg is a tiny town that has only two real claims to fame: the Jack Daniel’s Distillery and Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House. The distillery is known world-wide for producing Tennessee Whiskey, while the boarding house is known for feeding fantastic Southern food to anyone who works at or visits the distillery. Jack Daniel’s Cookbook: Stories and ... Read More »

Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake

Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake

Coffee and cream is a classic combination – a combination that usually comes in liquid form. Instead of whipping up a hot beverage, I took a cooler route and made a Coffee-Swirl Cheesecake. The cheesecake features a swirl of two different cheesecake batters: vanilla and coffee. The vanilla batter is flavored with vanilla extract and has all the tangy goodness of a traditional cheesecake. The ... Read More »

What is grape seed flour?

What is grape seed flour?

Grape seed flour is made from the seeds of grapes that have been used to make wine. The seeds are ground into a fine powder that is roughly the same texture as wheat flour. The pulp, skins, seeds and stems that remain after wine product are called pomace. Some of the pomace is produced when grapes are freshly crushed because the wine has no contact ... Read More »

Oreo Thins, reviewed

Oreo Thins, reviewed

Oreos are an indulgence that I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid. I enjoyed dunking them in milk as an afterschool snack or munching through a whole package of Oreos with friends during a slumber party. I still enjoy Oreos and use them in my recipes regularly to make delicious cookies n’ cream baked goods. I also keep an eye out for seasonal Oreos that ... Read More »

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