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Custard Cream Hearts from Eat Little Bird are heart-shaped sandwich cookies where a light vanilla filling is sandwiched between two tender, crumbly biscuits. The recipe calls for custard powder, a starch-based (usually cornstarch) thickener that is used to easily make puddings and custards without eggs – to make the cream filling. Custard powder also includes flavoring and coloring. This isn’t an ingredient that most people ... Read More »

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Bananas and sweet dulce de leche are a wonderful combination in just about any dessert, but the Dulce de Leche Banana Bars that Bakers Royal made recently take that combination over the top, in a good way. These bars start out with a layer of graham cracker crust that is topped with salted pecans, crushed up vanilla Oreo cookies and lots of sliced banana. A ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate vs. Semisweet Chocolate Chips in Chocolate Chip Cookies

See's Chocolate Chips

Semisweet chocolate chips are the default mix-in for most chocolate chip cookie recipes. Over the past several years, consumers have seen a huge increase in the variety of chocolate chips (and chocolate chunks) available at the grocery store as options for baking. One question I get asked frequently is whether it is ok to substitute one type of chocolate chips for another, and what difference ... Read More »

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The Cheddar Peasant Boule that Lighter and Local baked is the kind of bread that will inspire you to do a little more baking at home because it is a simple recipe and yields a delicious result. The easy to make bread has a soft, light crumb and a little spiral of cheddar cheese baked into it for flavor. It makes great sandwiches, toast and ... Read More »

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There are so many desserts that you can make with ripe bananas that it can be difficult to narrow down your options when staring at a bunch that is ready to use. The Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes from Annie’s Eats are a good place to start. The cupcakes are a little time intensive compared to some other cupcake recipes, but they are worth every moment ... Read More »

Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, reviewed

Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Baking Bar

When you think of Nestle Toll House, you probably think of their chocolate chips and classic chocolate chip cookies. The company makes a wide variety of chocolate chips, including seasonal Mint Chocolate Chips and fancy-looking Peanut Butter Swirled Chips. Due to the ever-increasing popularity of dark chocolate (and to more consumers interested in quality chocolate), Dark Chocolate Morsels with 53% cacao content were introduced to ... Read More »

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Elvis will always be remembered for his music and for being a big fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches served toasted, grilled or deep fried. The Type A Housewife churned out a batch of Fat Elvis Ice Cream to capture this sandwich combination in a frozen dessert. The banana ice cream is swirled with ribbons of chocolate fudge and peanut butter, and it is ... Read More »

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Milnot Cheesecake Cheesecake is a recipe for cheesecake lovers at Willow Bird Baking inspired by her grandmother’s favorite cheesecake recipe. This is a two-part dessert. The Milnot cheesecake is a light, fluffy, lemony no-bake cheesecake made with evaporated milk, lemon Jell-o and cream cheese. Instead of standing on its own, this no-bake cheesecake is layered on top of a baked, homemade cheesecake base that is ... Read More »

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