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Nordic Ware Lemon Trio Pan

Nordic Ware Lemon Trio Pan

Loaf cakes are some of my favorite cakes to bake. They typically don’t require any layering or frosting (though they can be incorporated and a glaze is always a nice touch), and they’re just as versatile in the flavor department as bundt cakes, cupcakes and other desserts. I particularly enjoy baking smaller loaves because they make great host/hostess gifts when you want to bring something ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No-Bake S’mores Bars

Baking Bites' No Bake S'mores Bars

The combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers that make up a s’more is a magical one for me – and one that I just can’t get enough of in any form. I love everything from classic campfire s’mores to s’mores ice cream, and everything in between. If you’re a s’mores fan like me, you’ll definitely enjoy the recipe for my No-Bake S’mores Bars, which I’m ... Read More »

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Light Pao de Queijo are a favorite side dish at Brazilian restaurants, like Fogo de Chao. The cheesy breads are so addictive that many people fill up on them before they fill up on perfectly roasted meat at dinner! The bread is quite easy to make and well worth trying at home, where you can pair them with any main dishes you might be serving – ... Read More »

Individual Cherry Tomato Crisps

Individual Cherry Tomato Crisps

I eat a lot of tomatoes during the summer, slicing up large heirlooms to make BLTs and popping sweet cherry tomatoes into my mouth by the handful.  They’re so good when they’re fresh, that I often don’t cook them before serving them, but I love roasted tomatoes and do manage to set enough aside from time to time to transform them into other delicious summer dishes. These Individual ... Read More »

Classic Caipirinha

How to Make a Classic Caipirinha

The Caipirinha is one of the most (if not the most) popular cocktails in Brazil. The recipe dates back around 100 years, when it was reputed to have medicinal properties (as were many spirited drinks!). The drink is made with cachaça, lime and sugar and is very simple to make. Though the flavor of the finished drink is different, it is often compared to a ... Read More »

What is Cachaça?

What is Cachaça?

Cachaça is a Brazilian distilled spirit made from sugar cane juice. It is the best selling and most popular spirit in Brazil. There are approximately 1.2 billion liters produced annually and only a tiny portion of that is exported to other countries. By contrast, in 2014, Kentucky distilleries distilled 1.2 million barrels (approx 143 million liters) of bourbon. Two types of Cachaça are produced: a ... Read More »

Sequilhos (Brazilian Cornstarch Cookies)

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Since the Rio Olympics are right around the corner, I’ve been trying a variety of Brazilian dessert recipes. Candies like beijinhos and brigadeiros are delicious and easy to make, but they’re not the only dessert option in Brazil. Sequilhos are an unusual type of cookie that is made primarily with cornstarch that is popular in Brazil and easy to find both in home kitchens and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I don’t think that you can have too many s’mores in your life, so add That Skinny Chick Can Bake‘s S’mores Cookie Cake to your list of possibilities. The cake has a chocolate chip cookie base that is improved by adding graham cracker crumbs to capture the flavor of the original s’more. It is topped with a milk chocolate ganache filling and plenty of mini ... Read More »

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