Category Archives: Baking

Cook’s Country taste tests Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk

Sweetened condensed milk is a product where there usually aren’t too many choices between different brands in the grocery store. You might find yourself grabbing whatever brand is on the shelf when you need some, but there are differences between brands and Cook’s Country Magazine decided to give them a taste test in their Dec/Jan 2013 issue. They tasted four different brands, looking to see ... Read More »

The 2012 Rodelle Challenge

Rodelle Challenge

We have all had disasters in the kitchen before. Whether you added salt to a batch of cookies instead of sugar, stepped away from the stove to answer the phone and ended up with kitchen full of smoke, or discovered too late that your cousin put a frozen turkey into the oven for Thanksgiving dinner without defrosting it first, something as gone wrong at least ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Gingerbread doesn’t have to be boring with a loaf of the Gingerbread Kahlua Date Nut Bread with White Chocolate, which Creative Culinary put together as a holiday treat. This quick bread features seasonal Gingerbread Kahlua, a spiced up version of the delicious coffee liqueur. The liqueur gives the dates in the bread some extra sweetness and (boozy) flavor, while brown sugar, walnuts and white chocolate ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

If you are a fan of coconut or cranberries, then 1 Big Bite‘s Cranberry Apple Tart with Coconut Streusel should be on your radar. This lovely tart starts out with a layer of sweet-tart apple slices that are topped off with another sweet-tart layer of homemade cranberry sauce. All this sweet-tart goodness is topped off with a buttery layer of coconut streusel that gives the ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

If you don’t want to bake a sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving, one alternative is to try a batch of the Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting that Tracey’s Culinary Adventures baked. The moist, sweet potato cupcakes are flavored with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. As a nod to the pie that inspired them, they sit on top of a graham cracker crust layer at ... Read More »

How to make a pie crust in the food processor (video)

Food processor Crust

A homemade crust can turn a good pie into an amazing one, delivering more flavor and a lighter, flakier texture than a store-bought crust can. It can be intimidating to make a pie crust from scratch when you have to do it by hand, however, and many people will opt out of homemade pie crusts just because they worry about screwing it up. If you ... Read More »

Cook’s Country taste tests Ready Made Pie Crusts

Premade pie shells

Homemade pie crust is the best option when you are baking pies, and although they can sometimes be intimidating to make, it only takes a little practice to get the technique of making a very flaky pie crust down. That being said, ready made pie crusts are very convenient and can be a time-saving solution for many bakers who want to put together a pie ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

If you’re getting a little tired of pumpkin pie already this season, you might want to consider another pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving. Natasha’s Kitchen baked some elegant Pumpkin Creme Brulees that look so delicious, no one will miss the pie. The creme brulee is flavored with pumpkin puree and a touch of cinnamon, but also has heavy cream to make it rich and eggs to ... Read More »

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