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Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Baking Bites' Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Here at Baking Bites, I was very busy during 2016. I published over 180 new recipes, including recipes for desserts, savory goodies and even cocktails! If that wasn’t enough, I also shared a number of fantastic recipes and cooking tutorials over on the Craftsy blog! The start of a new year is a good time to look back on favorites from the past 12 months ... Read More »

Champagne Bars

Champagne Bars, a dessert for celebrations!

Homemade baked goods make any occasion more special, whether you are serving up simple chocolate chip cookies or slicing a towering layer cake. But I will admit that there are some occasions that call for more festive desserts than others. When you need a dessert that practically shouts “celebration,” you need to whip up a batch of these┬áChampagne Bars. The filling for these bars is ... Read More »

How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The pisco sour is a cocktail that features pisco, a type of brandy that comes from Peru and Chile. The colorless spirit is distilled from grapes that come from the large wine-making regions in both Peru and Chile. While most brandies are aged in some kind of oak, one of the rules in pisco production is that it cannot be aged in wood at all. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to make Vol au Vents

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Vol au Vents

No matter what kind of entertaining you are doing, you always need some finger foods to get the party started. Appetizers can serve as the primary fare for a casual cocktail party, or simply start off the night for a more formal gathering. They can be sweet or savory, but the ideal party foods are finger foods that don’t require a knife a fork to ... Read More »

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Apple Crisp

As a big fan of apple desserts, I have to say that apple crisp is right up near the top of my list. It’s like an apple pie in terms of flavor, but takes much less time to bake and can be eaten almost straight out of the oven. In general, an apple crisp is a baked apple dish with a crisp topping. There are ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

The centerpiece of my holiday dinner on Christmas is usually a big ham, as opposed to the turkey that I make on Thanksgiving. I always pick out a ham large enough to ensure that I will have some leftovers, because leftover ham – especially my Brown Sugar & Whiskey Glazed Ham – makes a great addition to everything from soups to sandwiches. One particularly delicious ... Read More »

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

I really enjoy eggnog during the holiday season. I often make my own version of the creamy egg-enriched beverage, but there are many great store bought brands out there to choose from if you are looking to save a little time in the kitchen. The quality of store-bought eggnog has definitely improved over the years, as the drink only gets more and more popular. Eggnog ... Read More »

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a great cookie to make during the winter because their look really fits the season, even if you don’t live somewhere where it snows. Snowball cookies are always covered in a layer of confectioners’ sugar that makes them resemble snowballs – hence the name – but they can come in a wide variety of flavors and colors. These Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies ... Read More »

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