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Limited Edition S’mores Oreos, reviewed

Limited Edition S'mores Oreos, reviewed

A single look at the S’mores tag on Baking Bites will tell you that I’ve had a soft spot for s’mores and s’mores-related goodies. When I heard that Oreo was releasing a limited edition S’mores Oreo this summer, I kept my eyes peeled until I found it on store shelves (I found this box at Target) so that I could give them a try. The ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Taste Tests Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut

Unsweetened coconut, reviewed

I love baking with coconut, from coconut cookies to coconut cream pies. My kitchen is always stocked with bags of shredded coconut. A few years ago, you could only find sweetened, shredded coconut at the grocery store. These days, there are not only multiple brands of shredded coconut, but you can choose between sweetened and unsweetened coconut for your baking needs. Unsweetened coconut is very ... Read More »

Leonard’s Bakery, Honolulu, HI

Malasadas at Leonard’s Bakery

Hawaii is known for many foods. They’re known for having amazing fish, hearty plate lunches, a love for SPAM and lighter-than-air shave ice. They’re also known for malasadas. A malasada is a Portuguese donut, made of balls of yeast dough that are deep fried and coated with sugar. The yeast dough is rich and buttery, much more like a brioche dough than the airy dough that is ... Read More »

Krusteaz Garlic and Onion Flatbread Mix, reviewed

Krusteaz Garlic and Onion Flatbread Mix

When you walk through the baking aisle, you expect to see things like sugar, flour, pre-made pie crusts and boxes of cake mix. You might not expect to see a box mix for a yeast bread, but they are actually becoming more common as people are increasingly interested in baking savory items, as well as sweet, at home. I particularly liked the look of some ... Read More »

Wilton Decorator’s Choice Yellow Cake Mix, reviewed

Wilton Decorator's Choice Yellow Cake Mix

I’ve tried all kinds of cake mixes over the years, both regular and premium mixes. The premium mixes tend to be delicious, but they also tend to be so time consuming (and often so expensive) that you may as well just make a cake from scratch. When I use a mix, I want to save time and still end up with a delicious cake, so ... Read More »

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey’s, reviewed

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey's, reviewed

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are a delicious and versatile product to work with, whether you are making a simple batch of dinner rolls for a weeknight dinner or getting creative in preparation for the Pillsbury Bake Off. Pillsbury recently released Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Hershey’s, a little kit that includes chocolate sauce that will easily allow you to turn a package of dinner rolls into an ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Classic Colomba di Pasqua, reviewed

Trader Joe's Classic Colomba di Pasqua, reviewed

Every holiday has its own food traditions associated with it. Sometimes, these food traditions might be unique to your own family. Other times, these traditions are enjoyed by a much larger group of people. For instance, many people bake up batches of Hot Cross Buns around Easter. If you’re in Italy, however, you might be celebrating with a Colomba di Pasqua instead. Also known as ... Read More »

Red Velvet Oreos, reviewed

Red Velvet Oreos, reviewed

One look at a slice of red velvet cake, with its bold red color and creamy white icing, is enough to get your mouth watering. The cake is a buttermilk cake that has a hint of cocoa to it, darkening its signature color, which comes primarily from food coloring these days. I enjoy red velvet cake, red velvet cupcakes and even red velvet brownies. Recently, ... Read More »

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