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Pretzel Making at Home

Pretzel Making at Home

Soft pretzels are a favorite American snack, sold at both malls and at sports games, and enjoyed for their salty taste and chewy texture. But pretzels are much more than a gameday snack. In Germany, as well as neighboring countries, they are as ubiquitous as the baguette is in France and are a popular part of both snacks and regular meals. Pretzel fans will tell ... Read More »

Very Cherry Almond Muffins

Very Cherry Almond Muffins

There are many bland cakes, cookies and muffins out there that look picture perfect. And it is always disappointing when that flawless look doesn’t have the flavor to back up that first impression. Then there are other dishes that don’t look too appealing, but deliver a lot of flavor and you go back for more regardless of what it looks like. These Very Cherry Almond Muffins are  on ... Read More »

Mint Julep Sorbet

Mint Julep Sorbet

The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is of the most famous horse races in the country and it is run the first weekend in May every year. Although not everyone is a horse racing fan, some of the traditions associated with Derby Day are so much fun that it is easy to get into the spirit of things. ... Read More »

Blendtec Designer Series Blender giveaway! (closed)

I’ve really been enjoying working with my new Blendtec Designer Series Blender, as it is a cut above the blenders that I’ve used before and is good for a lot more than just mixing up fruit smoothies. The people at Blendtec were kind enough to provide an extra Blendtec Blender for me to giveaway to one lucky reader, so now is your chance to put ... Read More »

Bourbon Brownies with Sea Salt

Bourbon Brownies with Sea Salt

Bourbon is an American whiskey distilled from corn mash, malt, and rye and aged in oak barrels, which give it a distinctive flavor. It’s a bit strong on its own for my tastes, but it actually goes extremely well with other flavors. For instance, it goes very well with toasted nuts, which work well with the oak flavors in the whiskey, and it makes a ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Dulce de leche lovers will want to try this easy Dulce de Leche Ice Cream from Confections of a Foodie Bride. The homemade ice cream has just five ingredients and is loaded with 2 cups of creamy dulce de leche, which provides all of the sweetness that you need in the base of the ice cream. It also has a generous amount of vanilla, with th addition ... Read More »

Blendtec Designer Series Blender, reviewed

BlendTec Blender

A blender is an appliance that a lot of us have, but that a lot of us take for granted. Most of the time, it is used for making drinks and smoothies, although it can be used to puree just about anything and can actually take on many of the functions of a food processor. I know that I never used any of my blenders ... Read More »

Wilton Treat Pop Containers

Wilton Treat Pops

If you ever ate a push up pop as a kid (or as an adult, for that matter), then you would instantly know what to do if someone handed you a treat pop. Treat pops are a variation on a cupcake, where layers of cake and frosting are packed together in a small plastic container and you simply push up on the stick at the ... Read More »

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