Category Archives: Baking

Bites from other Blogs

If winter weather is getting you down, a batch of Ruby Red Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies could bring a little ray of sunshine into the kitchen to brighten up your day, and Alaska from Scratch baked up a batch of these to do just that. The sandwich cookies have a filling that is flavored with both grapefruit zest and grapefruit juice, which gives the cookies a lot ... Read More »

Are Premium Cake Mixes Worth the Price?

Ad Hoc Yellow Cake Mix

In kitchen and gourmet stores, you’ll always see a section of premium baking ingredients alongside the pots, pans and other kitchen gear that you might want to add to your collection. Premium baking ingredients might include exotic nuts or chocolate, unusual sugars or cake decorations, or even specialty flours. Lately, this section of the store also usually includes premium cake and other baking mixes. I’m ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Jelly Toast‘s Mini Key Lime Coconut Cheesecakes are not your average cheesecake – and not just because of their small size. These little cheesecakes use both cream cheese and goat cheese in the filling, giving them a unique flavor profile. The cheesecakes are flavored with key lime juice and key lime zest, as well as a little bit of coconut extract that helps to give them ... Read More »

What are quick cooking oats?

Quick Cooking Oats

Quick cooking oats are an ingredient that I like to use a lot in baking, and they frequently show up in my recipes for oatmeal cookies and cakes. Quick cooking oats are rolled oats that have been coarsely chopped into smaller pieces to allow them to cook more quickly than regular oatmeal. Usually, they’re about 1/4 or 1/3 the size of a regular rolled oatmeal ... Read More »

How to use edible seeds in baking

Chia Seeds

Edible seeds – such as chia and flax seeds – are becoming more and more common, with the potential health benefits of adding them to your diet touted loudly by their packaging. But although they are small, the little seeds are something of a mystery to many bakers and chefs who often aren’t sure how they’re supposed to use them! Fortunately, these edible seeds are ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Cinnamon buns are a delicious breakfast treat, but they get even more delicious when something like Nutella is introduced to them. My Kitchen in the Rockies baked some Nutella Buns with Pecans and Cinnamon. The buns start out with a basic cinnamon roll dough, but are spread generously with Nutella before being rolled up. Like a sticky bun, these are baked in a mixture of ... Read More »

Cook’s Country rates Processed Egg Whites


Meringue-topped pies and angel food cakes need a lot of egg whites. It can be tempting to reach for a carton of prepackaged egg whites in the grocery store when you know you are going to need a lot, rather than separating a dozen or more whole eggs  yourself. These processed products might do in a pinch when you’re looking for a way to cut ... Read More »

What is Gluten Free Flour?

Bob's Red Mill Flour

Gluten free flour is a term that is applied to flours that are made of non-gluten containing products. There are many kinds of gluten free flours available at supermarkets these days, along with many “all purpose” gluten free flour blends that are designed to be an easy to use replacement for wheat flour. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale that, ... Read More »

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