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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oreos, reviewed

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oreos, reviewed

Oreo’s marketing plan of releasing limited edition or seasonal cookie flavors every few months is clearly working. I enjoy classic Oreos (and love cookies n’ cream desserts), and I find that I regularly check the Oreo section when I shop to see if anything new catches my eye. This week, it was Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oreos, a limited edition flavor that should be around through ... Read More »

Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough, reviewed

Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough, reviewed

Since my freezer is often stocked with logs of homemade cookie dough, I don’t pick up refrigerated dough all that often. That said, I always take a look at that section in the market just to see if anything new is happening in that cookie genre and the limited edition Nestle Tollhouse Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Dough caught my eye on a recent visit. This particular ... Read More »

Nestle Triple Chip Morsels, reviewed

Nestle Triple Chip Morsels

Semisweet chocolate chips are the chip of choice for most bakers in most recipes, whether we’re talking about cookies or cakes. Semisweet chocolate chips are actually dark chocolate, meaning that they don’t have any dairy added to them, but they do typically have a slightly higher sugar content than other dark chocolates (including chocolate chips sold as “dark chocolate”) that makes them a bit sweeter ... Read More »

Kahlua Chili Chocolate, reviewed

Kahlua Chili Chocolate, reviewed

Kahlua is a delicious, rum-based coffee liqueur that is excellent for both making cocktails and for baking. The company has launched quite a few seasonal or limited edition options over the years and, since coffee is such a versatile flavor, many of them have been lovely. Their most recent product was Kahlua Chili Chocolate, which infuses their classic coffee base with both spicy chilis and ... Read More »

New Belgium Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, reviewed

New Belgium Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, reviewed

While beer can be incorporated into baked goods like beer breadsĀ and even chocolate cakes, beer and baked goods don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. I would say that I see more wine pairings with desserts and spirit-infused baked goods than I do similar pairings with beer. This particular beer, however, brings baked goods to the beer and not the other way around. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Pie, reviewed

Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Pie with Maple and Bourbon, reviewed

The freezer case at Trader Joe’s is full of interesting goodies, particularly when it comes to desserts. You’ll always find ice creams, macarons and cakes in seasonal flavors, just waiting to be served up at a holiday gathering. One new addition to the case is their Sweet Potato Pie with a touch of Maple Bourbon flavor. That pie name is quite a mouthful and one ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Taste Tests Ground Cinnamon

Cook's Illustrated Taste Tests Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an integral spice in the kitchen, especially during the fall and holiday baking seasons, and I know that I’m not the only one who goes through a lot of it! Cinnamon should be both sweet and spicy, and you can both smell and taste the flavorful oils from the bark when you open a new container of cinnamon. Like other spices, cinnamon should ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Oreos, reviewed

Pumpkin Spice Oreos, reviewed

When September rolls around – or even before the “official” start of fall – we start to see signs of the changing seasons. These signs include leaves changing color, crisper mornings and a variety of pumpkin spice goodies in stores and on store shelves. There are more pumpkin spice treats than you could shake a stick at to choose from, but one of my first ... Read More »

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