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Nestle Tollhouse Pumpkin Spice Chips, reviewed

Nestle Tollhouse Pumpkin Spice Chips, reviewed

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of fall, so I wasn’t surprised to see that Nestle released some limited edition TollHouse Pumpkin Spice Baking Chips this season as a neat way to spice up your holiday baking. I assumed that flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cloves would be highlighted in these chips, so I was surprised to get a whif of freshly baked pumpkin pie when ... Read More »

Caramel Apple Oreos, reviewed

Caramel Apple Oreos, reviewed

Caramel apples are a fantastic fall treat, with a delicious combination of crispy, juicy apples and sticky, buttery caramel. I use the combination of the two flavors in all kinds of baked goods, including mini cakes, and even in drinks, like Salted Caramel Apple Cider. Since caramel and apples are such a good match, it’s not surprising that I’m not the only one who decided ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Maple Bacon and Candy Corn Frostings, reviewed

Betty Crocker Maple Bacon Frosting

There are all kinds of seasonal candies on the market, but candies aren’t the only products that get a seasonal twist. Almost everything in the baking aisle – from sprinkles to cake mixes – changes to suit the seasons and give you some alternatives to plain vanilla and rainbow sprinkles for every time of year. That said, I was surprised when I saw two new ... Read More »

Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice, reviewed

Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice

As soon as September hits, I start to get into fall baking mode. That means that I start to stock up on pumpkin products and that pumpkin pie spice starts to appear in more of my recipes. Just as I notice s’mores goodies more often during the summer, I really keep my eyes peeled for pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice goodies in the fall. This ... Read More »

Jif Whips S’mores, reviewed

Jif Whips S'mores, reviewed

I am a huge s’mores fan. Not only do I enjoy classic campfire s’mores, but I enjoy s’mores themed treats – from pancakes to bread pudding¬†and can’t resist tasting s’mores themed goodies.¬†Jif Whips S’mores caught my eye a couple of weeks ago when I was shopping. It’s a limited edition s’mores flavored whipped peanut butter, which means that it has the flavor of both s’mores ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, reviewed

Some scone mixes require you to add cream. Others require you to cut in butter and add additional ingredients, which is one step away from making scones from scratch (which will likely be less expensive than using the “mix” consindering how much you have to add in yourself). The easiest scone mixes require nothing but water and Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix falls into ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Sprinkles, reviewed

Red Velvet Cake Sprinkles, reviewed

Sprinkles are a great way to add some color to cakes or cookies, but they’re not typically used to add flavor to anything. Sprinkles rarely have much flavor at all, though they sometimes add a little extra sweetness or a little extra texture to a baked good. Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Sprinkles, on the other hand, are intended to add both flavor and color, ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks, reviewed

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunks

Chocolate chunks aren’t usually my favorite addition to cookies, not unless you’re talking about the kind of chocolate chunks that you make yourself by chopping up a favorite chocolate bar with a kitchen knife. Storebought, prepackaged chocolate chunks tend to be too regular in shape and too large for my tastes. The large squares are indeed chunky, but they don’t melt as well into a ... Read More »

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