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Pillsbury Tropical Mango Cake Mix, reviewed

Pillsbury Tropical Mango Cake Mix, reviewed

I’m not sure that I’ve ever eaten a mango-flavored cake – though I have used mango in many other desserts - but I am a huge mango fan and was instantly curious when I spotted Pillsbury Tropical Mango Cake Mix, a summer release, in the baking aisle recently. I picked up a box and resolved to give it a try. Mango has a distinct sweetness and I ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Rates Supermarket Whipped Toppings

Cook's Country Rates Supermarket Whipped Toppings

A dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream is a great way to finish off a rich dessert. You can easily make it at home using heavy cream and a whisk or a food processor, but there are times when it simply seems easier to pick up some ready made whipped topping at the supermarket. Sold in both aerosol cans and tubs, supermarket whipped toppings are extremely convenient ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

If you’re a tropical fruit fan, these Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars are sure to be a hit in your home. The bars have a creamy cheesecake layer that sits on top of a coconut shortbread crust, so you get two layers of tropical flavor. The topping contains a generous amount of fresh passion fruit pulp and the floral sweetness of the fruit stands out nicely ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Citrus fruits of all shapes and sizes are in season right now and there is no reason to limit your citrus-infused baking to lemons and limes. Coley Cooks made some Pomelo Bars, a twist on classic lemon bars. that showcases this unusual citrus fruit. Pomelos are the largest citrust fruit and resemble a very big grapefruit. Their flavor profile is similar to that of a ... Read More »

How to Juice A Passion Fruit

How to Juice a Fresh Passion Fruit

Passion fruits are one of my favorite fruits (although I admit that I do have a lot of favorite fruit!) because its unique sweet-tart, floral flavor really captures the essence of the tropics. The fruit is actually a type of berry and it thrives in temperate climates. While it is associated with the tropics and thrives in temperate climates, there are quite a few varieties ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

When I find that I have some leftover wine in my refrigerator, there are quite a few ways to use it up. You can add fruit juices and sweeteners to make a batch of sangria, you can use it in savory cooking or turn it into a delicious cake. Both white and red wines can be used in baking with surprisingly good results. My Sauvignon ... Read More »

Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies

These Crispy Salted Butterscotch Cookies are about to enter my regular cookie rotation. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re absolutely delicious because they have an addictive salty-sweet quality that I can’t get enough of. The cookies may look like an ordinary oatmeal cookie at first glance, but they actually have a secret ingredient that helps make them extra crispy: puffed rice cereal ... Read More »

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