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Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune

Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune has been hosting an annual cookie contest for almost 30 years. Thousands of readers submit their classic family favorites and their innovative new creations in the hopes of seeing them in print in the paper. Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More features more than 100 of the contest’s best recipes. The recipes are ... Read More »

Baked Doughnuts For Everyone

Baked Doughnuts For Everyone

Everyone likes to indulge in a doughnut from time to time. The deep-fried, pillowy pastries are always a treat, whether you like yours glazed, cream filled or rainbow sprinkled. Doughnuts never claimed to be health food and there is absolutely no reason that you should not eat a doughnut or two when the craving strikes, but you can also make somewhat healthier baked donuts at ... Read More »

Pie Week Giveaway: Baking Bites’ Cookbook Prize Pack! (closed)

Baking Bites Cookbook and How to Make Frozen Yogurt

Pie week is a week of celebration, both of pies and of baking in general, and I decided that a celebration calls for a giveaway. I’m giving away a copy of two of my cookbooks: the original Baking Bites Cookbook and How to Make Frozen Yogurt! The Baking Bites Cookbook is packed with delicious recipes that you won’t find here on the blog, including many ... Read More »

Me, Myself and Pie

Me, Myself and Pie

Pie is a food that you can eat year round, and plenty of pie-lovers find themselves baking them just as often in May as they do in November. But there is no doubt that pie season coincides with the holiday baking season, and many more people bake pies of all flavors from Halloween through Christmas. Me, Myself and Pie is a collection of more than ... Read More »

Cooking With Pumpkin

Cooking with Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a wonderful seasonal vegetable that rises to prominence in our kitchens during the fall and remains there throughout the holiday season. Even though “pumpkin spice” appears in all kinds of dishes, from drinks to desserts, pumpkin itself often only turns up in pumpkin pies and a few other baked goods. Pumpkin is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in all kinds ... Read More »

Homemade Doughnuts

Homemade Doughnuts

A trip to the local donut store is always a treat. When you walk inside, you’re greeted with the smells of freshly fried pastries and a display case filled with every type of delicious donut – or doughnut, if you prefer – that you could want to eat. Many people are intimidated by the idea of making donuts at home, since frying them up seems ... Read More »

Let Us All Eat Cake

Let Us All Eat Cake

Cakes can be tricky to make even at the best of times, and when you want to make a cake that is also gluten free, it can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, it will only seem that way. Gluten free baking can be more difficult than “regular” baking – especially when it comes to recipes as complicated as cakes – but with a ... Read More »

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