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Bites from other Blogs

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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At the end of a recent trip, What’s for Lunch Honey enjoyed a simple, yet flavorful, Bacon, Cheese and Leek Tart. The tart looks very elegant, but is actually quite easy to make. The secret is using flavorful ingredients. It starts with a puff pastry crust which is filled with an herbed cream cheese and topped off with cooked bacon, leeks cooked in bacon fat ... Read More »

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The only problem with recipes like pavlovas and meringues is that they use up a lot of egg whites and leave you with leftover egg yolks. You can store the yolks, but it’s so much nice to have a recipes like Christie’s Corner‘s Frozen Lemon Pavlova that uses both the yolks and whites in the finished dessert. In this case, the dessert consists of light ... Read More »

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What better way to start off the morning than with a batch of cinnamon buns? How about some Salted Butter Cinnamon Buns, like those that Baking Equals Love recently made. The filling for these buns is made with lots of salted butter and brown sugar, giving them just enough salt to keep them from seeming too sweet. The buns are finished off with a drizzle ... Read More »

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Coconut milk can be a surprisingly good substitute for heavy cream in ice cream recipes. It doesn’t whip up, but it does have a thick and creamy consistency that makes for a great ice cream base. Sweet Savory Life‘s Dairy Free Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream uses this little trick to make a very creamy and dairy free ice cream that has a great chocolate flavor ... Read More »

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