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Cinnabon cinnamon rolls are popular for a reason. They’re sweet, soft and smothered in a cream cheese frosting that is likc-your-fingers good. When they’re fresh, like most things, they at their best and you can’t get any fresher than baking your own Cinnabon Knock-off Cinnamon Rolls, like Tartelette did, in your own kitchen. These rolls are perfect for a weekend breakfast or afternoon snack – ... Read More »

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There will always be a soft spot in my heart for Shirley Temples, which I got to drink at parties and things as a kid. It was the drink that made me fee grown up because, unlike anything else I drank, it came with a garnish and usually in a fancy glass. This combination of lemon lime soda and grenadine was put to good use ... Read More »

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Banana puddings haven’t always been a favorite dish of BraveTart and I can’t say that I blame her, because there are plenty of versions made with instant pudding, whipped topping and stale vanilla wafers that definitely aren’t worth the calories. BraveTart’s New Banana Pudding, on the other hand, probably is. It is made with fresh bananas, homemade pastry cream and, most importantly, homemade vanilla wafer ... Read More »

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Lime, White Chocolate and Macadamia nuts are a great combination of flavors and textures whenever they come together and Sugar Plum‘s Lime White Chocolate Macadamia Bars are no exception. These bars have a shortbread base, a filling flavored with fresh lime juice and lime zest and are topped with sweet white chocolate chips and crunchy macadamia nuts. As a variation for those who love macadamia ... Read More »

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As a marshmallow fan, I am very tempted by the Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake that The Curvy Carrot whipped up. The drink is exactly what it sounds like: a creamy vanilla milkshake with toasted marshmallows in it. To toast a bunch of marshmallows at once, simply put them on a baking sheet and pop them under the broiler. Garnish the milkshake with more marshmallows, chocolate and ... Read More »

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Peanut butter cookies fans are probably all familiar with Nutter Butters, peanut butter-filled peanut butter cookies that are actually shaped like peanuts. They have a salty-sweet quality that can make them very addictive. Bake at 350 made a variation on that grocery store favorite, with Homemade Chocolate-Filled Nutter Butters. These cookies are sandwiched with chocolate ganache and drizzled with peanut butter icing. It’s a twist ... Read More »

Blogging and Baking in the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens

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Earlier this week, I was invited to Minneapolis to visit the General Mills Headquarters with a group of fabulous other bloggers and participate in an event called Baking with Betty. That refers, of course, to Betty Crocker. Unfortunately, since Betty is really just a figurehead and not a real person, we didn’t actually get to bake with Betty. We did the next best thing and ... Read More »

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When you think of making additions to cupcakes, candy bars might not spring to mind as a strong candidate for a good add on, but when you think of them as being huge chocolate chips with lots of extra flavors, it starts to sound like a good idea. The Novice Chef Blog tried out some 100 Grand Cupcakes with great success, adding chopped up 100 ... Read More »

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