Cherries Jubilee Shortcake

Cherries Jubilee Shortcake

Shortcakes are wonderful desserts to make during the summer. They typically start with a lightly sweetened biscuit, which is split and stuffed with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Strawberry shortcake is the best known example of a shortcake, but you can make shortcakes with other types of fruit, including peaches and blackberries – and this Cherries Jubilee Shortcake is just one more delicious example. Cherries ... Read More »

Baking Bites & Spam on San Diego Living

Baking Bites on San Diego Living

Last week, I served as the judge at the San Diego County Fair for the Great American Spam Championship. This cooking contest is a huge national event that is held at 26 different state and county fairs across the country every year. There are divisions for both youth chefs and adults – and the grand prize for coming out on top of all the other ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Tests Potholders

Cook's Country Tests Potholders

Potholders are a basic piece of kitchen equipment that we all have in our kitchens and use every day. They don’t get a lot of attention, since they’re not nearly as glamorous as a shiny stand mixer, but we just them for everything from taking cookies out of the oven to removing lids from hot pans. A basic potholder is a terrycloth square (or just ... Read More »

Nutella Fudgsicles

Nutella Fudgesicles

Chocolaty fudgsicles were always one of my favorite popsicle flavors growing up. I made a huge mess almost every time I ate one – getting chocolate smears all over my face and my shirts – but since I wasn’t old enough to do my own laundry at the time, that was just part of the fun. These days, I still enjoy fudgsicles, though a few ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I enjoy baking with strawberries just as much as I enjoy eating them raw, as they add both a lot of color and flavor to summer baked goods. Kumquat‘s Strawberry Maple Streusel Muffins are a gluten-free muffin that is a wonderful warm weather breakfast option. The muffins are sweetened with pure maple syrup and studded with ripe berries. They’re topped with a streusel – also ... Read More »

Cook’s Cuff

Cook's Cuff

When I’m in the kitchen, I sometimes find myself consulting conversion tables to double check my measurements, especially when I am scaling recipes up and down for different serving sizes. How make teaspoons are in a quarter cup? How many cups are in a quart? The Cook’s Cuff is a lovely piece of jewelry that has some real utility to it – in addition to ... Read More »

Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake

Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake

Just about everyone enjoys a good chocolate cake now and then. When you picture a chocolate cake, you probably think of a deep cocoa-colored cake that has a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor. A dark chocolate cake is delicious, but dark chocolate isn’t the only type of chocolate that makes a great cake. This Vanilla & White Chocolate Cake is not your run-of-the-mill chocolate cake because ... Read More »

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