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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 »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brazilian Brigadeiros

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brazilian Brigadeiros

Last week, I shared a recipe for Cocout Beijinhos, a popular and easy-to-make Brazilian candy. Brazil is also known for another candy, the Brigadeiro. Both candies are made with sweetened condensed milk as a base. While the beijinhos are packed with lots of shredded coconut, the brigadeiros are made with chocolate and rolled in chocolate sprinkles. They look like classic chocolate truffles, but taste like ... Read More »

Sweeter off the Vine

Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season

As a lover of all fruity desserts, I am of the opinion that there is no wrong time to make them. I’ll use frozen berries in the winter and apples all year round, if I’m in the mood. That said, fruits always taste their best when they are both fresh and in season, so I’ll definitely favor seasonal recipes when I’m baking. In Sweeter off ... Read More »

Bakery-Style Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Bakery-Style Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are probably the most popular muffin flavor in the US. The muffins can be found at almost every market, bakery and cafe that sells pastries. The muffins that come out of commercial ovens at bakeries are sometimes almost too pretty to eat. They have perfect tops and are packed with fresh blueberries. I know that I have made my share of disappointing blueberry ... Read More »

Brazilian Beijinhos de Coco

Brazilian Beijinhos de Coco

Brazilian beijinhos are an easy to make candy that just about everyone in Brazil has had from childhood, made by cooking together sweetened condensed milk and coconut to form a fudgy caramel. They are one of the quickest and easiest candies you can make, no candy thermometer required. It takes about 10 minutes on the stovetop to prepare the base, then the mixture has to ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Rates Dry Measuring Cups

Cook's Country Rates Dry Measuring Cups

Measuring cups are an important kitchen tool that is often taken for granted. I say that because we all know that our measuring cups will be there when we need them, but it’s easy to forget that they play a huge role in the results that we get when baking. In a recent issue of Cooks Country (Aug/Sept 2016), the test kitchen set out to ... Read More »

Strawberry Mojitos

Strawberry Mojito

My kitchen seems to be bursting with strawberries (and tomatoes and zucchini…) this summer season, but I’m proud to say that I’m using them up almost as fast as I get them in. I’ve been baking strawberry pies, crisps and other goodies – and I’ve even been making some strawberry cocktails to enjoy while I’m waiting for my berry desserts to get done baking. These ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When it comes to making fruit cobblers, you can use one type of fruit in your filling to get good results, but can mix and match multiple fruits to create more memorable desserts. In Aho’s Homemade Food‘s Peach & Apple Crumble, two of the most popular crumble fruits combine for a dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy. The filling uses fresh tart apples and ... Read More »

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