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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were always one of my favorites growing up, and I still love that flavor combination to this day. There are many ways to enjoy it, and one is a batch of Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies, which Crazy for Crust recently baked. These brownies are topped with swirls of both peanut butter and jelly – elements that you have probably seen ... Read More »

Macarons, Sprinkles and the Swatch Pastry Chef Collection

Swatch Pastry Chef Collection: Macaron Watch

I have a lot of timers in my kitchen. They keep me on schedule and prevent me from forgetting to check my baked goods at the appropriate time. I have oven timers, microwave timers, cell phone timers and, of course, my watch. A watch is both a tool and a fashion accessory – and I have never seen watches that are more appropriate for bakers ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Comfort

Peanut Butter Comfort

When you think about peanut butter desserts, the first things that come to mind are probably peanut butter cookies. They’re almost as ubiquitous as chocolate chip cookies and, while they are delicious, they’re only the top of the iceberg when it comes to all the delicious desserts that you can make with peanut butter. In Peanut Butter Comfort, you’ll find dozens of recipes that put ... Read More »

Rice Pudding Pops

Rice Pudding Pops

Pudding pops were one of my favorite hot-weather treats as a kid. They were sweet, creamy and had a great commercial campaign behind them. I still like pudding pops when they’re made with homemade pudding. Pudding pops generally came in vanilla, chocolate and a vanilla-chocolate swirl, but there are all kinds of pudding flavors out there and every one of them is fair game for ... Read More »

Vanilla Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Vanilla Hot Milk Sponge Cake

On many of the cake decorating shows on TV they refer to cakes as “sponges” because they like to use light, airy sponge-type cakes for building their elaborate creations. Sponge cakes don’t get the recognition that they deserve as light, versatile cakes that are good for everything from a simple strawberry shortcake to a show stopping wedding cake. Sponge cakes are typically leavened by beating ... Read More »

Craftsy & The Wilton Method: Baking Basics Class

Spoon-Iced Vanilla Bean Layer Cake

Layer cakes always look impressive when you set them out for dessert. Professional bakers make them look easy, but when you try the same recipe yourself, you might find that the process of baking a professional looking layer cake is a lot more difficult than it seems. The cakes can dome or crack as you are baking them, leaving you with a lot of uneven ... Read More »

5 Must-Make Memorial Day Desserts

Grilled Peach Sundaes

Memorial Day is often considered to be the start of the summer grilling season. It comes right near the end of the school year and it is the time when the whether really starts to warm up all over the country. A backyard barbecue is a must to kick off the season (even if you grill the rest of the year) and a good excuse ... Read More »

Fudgy Nutella Swirl Brownies

Nutella Swirl Brownies

What could be better than a fudgy chocolate brownie when a chocolate-craving strikes? The answer, of course, is a fudgy chocolate brownie that has a generous swirl of Nutella running through it. These Nutella Swirl Brownies are just the ticket for chocoholics – especially if you are a chocoholic that happens to like that addictive chocolate-hazelnut spread. The brownie batter is one of my favorite ... Read More »

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