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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Colorful funfetti cakes are one of my favorite types of cake to make. I started making them from a box mix when I was a kid and they quickly became my go-to cake for birthdays and other occasions. Fast forward a few years and I found I didn’t reach for cake mixes any more because I no longer had to. Instead, I could make my ... Read More »

Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home

Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home

Homemade chocolates are a wonderful treat both for yourself and for friends and family. They’re satisfying to make and, of course, fun to eat. In Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home, you’ll find dozens of recipes for relatively easy – but still delicious and very professional looking – chocolates that you can easily make in your home kitchen. All you ... Read More »

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Dried Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with raisins are a classic, cookie jar favorite that never goes out of style. Raisins aren’t the only dried fruits that work well in oatmeal cookies, however, and you can really change up a recipe by playing around with different fruits. I used dried peaches in this twist on a traditional oatmeal cookie and the results were fantastic. Peaches not only have a ... Read More »

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Chocolate pudding cakes are wonderful desserts that are perfect for treating yourself on a lazy night in. They’re delicious and easy to make, with a two-part batter that bakes into a separate cake and sauce in one dish in the oven. Pudding cakes are often baked in large casserole dishes and are simply spooned out to serve. This casual presentation means that, while they’re certainly ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – How to Have a Vintage Cooktop Refinished

How to Get A Vintage Cooktop Restored

When I bought my new place, it hadn’t been updated in decades. While previous residents had made small changes, such as replacing the carpet, installing some chair rail in one room and putting up new layers of wallpaper, not a single person had touched the kitchen and all the appliances were original to the time of construction in 1964. Appliances are important to me and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

When you have overripe bananas in your kitchen, you may think about baking a batch of banana bread with them. But as delicious as banana bread can be, it’s not the only option when you want to bake with bananas. Barbara Bakes made a Buttermilk Banana Crumb Cake that any coffee cake-lover would appreciate. The cake is loaded with plenty of mashed banana and is ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Egg Creams

Homemade Chocolate Egg Cream

Egg creams are a classic soda fountain drink that dates back to the pharmacies/soda fountains of the late 19th century. The drink’s origins are actually unknown, but there are plenty of theories out there, including the idea that the name arose from the mispronunciation of the phrase “a cream.” Most of the mystery stems from the fact that egg creams, despite the name, actually include ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Pop Tarts

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Pop Tarts

Pop tarts were a favorite on-the go breakfast item when I was a kid. I didn’t have them all that often, so the jam-filled pastries were always a treat. They’re also one of those foods that don’t taste quite as good as I remember them tasting when I eat them now. Fortunately, it is possible to make a very similar ┬ábreakfast pastry, from scratch, using ... Read More »

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