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Drop Scale Aims to Make Baking Easier

Drop Baking Scale

Bakers will tell you that everyone should have a kitchen scale at home. It may seem easier to scoop up a cup of this and a tablespoon of that, but measuring your ingredients will give you more accurate and more consistent results in the long run. Many people avoid scales because they just seem like extra work, though scale-lovers swear that they streamline the baking ... Read More »

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil is a great vegetable oil to cook with, but it is also an excellent oil to bake with provided that you use it in the right kind of recipes. The strong flavor of good quality olive oil often has citrus, black pepper and green pepper notes, as well as the flavor of olives, and it can overwhlem the flavors in some cakes. Other ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

As the days start to warm up, frozen desserts start to sound extra-tempting. This collection of ice cream and popsicle recipes really got my mouth watering, and might inspire you to pick up a new set of popsicle molds (and a copy of my How to Make Frozen Yogurt cookbook!) for the season. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the orange and vanilla ... Read More »

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies have always been one of my weaknesses. A buttery cookie dough that is jam-packed with nutty oats and plump, juicy raisins is just delicious. That said, I don’t bake them as often as I should because I tend to get a lot of requests for chocolate cookies and chocolate chip cookies. I find that people forget how good a great oatmeal ... Read More »

A Dinner on Virgin America in First Class

Virgin America First Class Salt Shaker

The meals on airplanes these days aren’t what they used to be. When airplanes have food available, it’s usually a snack box of prepackaged crackers, cheeses, cookies and/or a prepared sandwich. It’ll get you through the flight when you’re hungry, but it’s hardly a gourmet meal. This is all only when you’re flying coach, of course. Now, I don’t mind going without food or with ... Read More »

Sally’s Baking Addiction

Sally's Baking Addiction

Fans of the blog, Sally’s Baking Addiction, don’t need any explaination to introduce the popular website to them, but those who haven’t visited might want to know exactly who Sally is. She’s a home baker who started putting the recipe for the goodies she baked for family and friends online, and the homestyle baked goods attracted such a following that she ended up leaving her ... Read More »

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

A scoop of vanilla ice cream is one of the simplest indulgences that you can treat yourself to. And it is often the best, since there is never a bad time for vanilla ice cream. I enjoy it on its own, paired with a warm slice of apple tart or drowned in espresso to make an affogato. It is easy to run out to the ... Read More »

Limited Edition Watermelon Oreos, reviewed

Watermelon Oreos

Oreo has been coming out with all kinds of limited edition flavors, giving consumers new flavors to look forward to throughout the year. Some flavors have been bigger hits than others, such as the Halloween Candy Corn flavor that sold out before the end of September the first year it was released. This summer, Oreo fans will find limited edition Watermelon Oreos in stores (I ... Read More »

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