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Caramel and apples is a fantastic combination, whether you’re using both elements in a cake or dipping apples into caramel sauce to make Cinnamon Caramel Apple Pumpkins, as Bakingdom did recently. These sweet apples are dipped in homemade caramel that has been spiked with cinnamon for a little extra flavor. A few strands of licorice attached to the caramel make the apples look like pumpkins, ... Read More »

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Ferrero Rocher are chocolates that have a whole roasted hazelnut surrounded by hazelnut cream, encased in a thin wafer shell and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. The Ferrero Rocher Cake Pops that All Wrapped Up made recently are a takeoff on these popular candies. The center is made with a mixture of chocolate cake and nutella, and the cake pops are dipped in ... Read More »

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I’ve been eating a lot of sweet corn lately (mostly grilled), but there are many other applications for fresh sweet corn. One tempting idea for Sweet Corn Creme Brulee comes from Lulu’s Sweet Secrets. Fresh corn is cut off the cob and infused into a mixture of cream and milk that makes up the base of the creme brulees. The pureed corn is strained out ... Read More »

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Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are classic comfort food, the type of cookies that your mom baked on a rainy weekend afternoon. The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting that Bakerita baked recently puts these classic cookies into cake form. The recipe has all the elements of the cookie recipe – butter, oats, brown sugar, chocolate chips – but is spiked with a generous ... Read More »

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Oreos are one of the most popular store-bought cookies out there and they can be pretty addictive, but homemade Fauxreos, which Bravetart recently made, can be even better. These look-a-likes are completely homemade with all natural ingredients. Bravetart even came up with an easy method of thinning the batter to enable you to pipe an authentic looking design on top of the chocolate wafer cookies ... Read More »

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Banana bread is one of those recipes that it is hard to resist tweaking. Adding coconut and adding a peanut butter swirl to the bread are just a couple of popular ideas, but what about adding avocado to a batch? Savory Notes did just that with this Avocado Banana Bread. Mashed ripe avocado doesn’t add a strong avocado flavor to the bread, just a mild ... Read More »

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The Butterfinger Oatmeal Cookies I made recently call for using a store-bought candy bar to impart a peanut butter toffee flavor to the cookies. They’re good, but if you don’t want to use a store bought candy bar (because who doesn’t prefer homemade treats and baked goods!), take a look at the Homemade Butterfinger Candy that Not Without Salt made. These candies start sugar that ... Read More »

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Donut fans will definitely like the Baked Lemon Ricotta Donuts from Technicolor Kitchen. These yeast donuts are made with a soft, tender dough that is filled with a creamy lemon-ricotta filling before being baked in the oven until golden. Like these Sugar Donut Muffins, the donuts are dipped in butter and rolled in sugar after baking to give them a crisp exterior that is very ... Read More »

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