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Bites from other Blogs

I am not someone who usually grinds her own flour, but reading about the Crunch Hippy Fresh Ground Whole Wheat Chocolate Cranberry Cookies at Nikas Culinaria makes the idea seem very appealing. Grinding your own flour gives your recipe a nice nutty, whole wheat flavor and a coarser texture than it is going to get from regular whole wheat flour – and definitely a big ... Read More »

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It’s hard to go wrong with a contest-winning recipe, so when Cookie Madness came across the winner of the grand prize (and $10,000) in the 1977 Pineapple Growers recipe competition in an old cookbook, she had to try them. Trade Wind Muffins are made from a cream cheese and sour cream-enriched batter and are packed with pineapple. The sides of the muffins are coated with ... Read More »

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Filled cupcakes are, perhaps, the best type of cupcake for frosting fans who just don’t think that there is enough to go around when the frosting is only on the top of a cupcake. But how about improving a basic filled cupcake recipe with a jolt of caffeine? 17 and Baking made up a batch of Caddeine Spiked Mini Hostess Cupcakes. These chocolaty little cupcakes ... Read More »

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Since I just baked myself a batch of German Chocolate Brownies, it’s not surprise that Playing House Blog‘s German Chocolate Cupcakes jumped right out at me. These are chocolate cupcakes that are frosted and filled with a chunky, coconut pecan frosting. Actually, the frosting is so thick that I’m not sure that the word does justice to the topping. Maybe we should call it sweet, ... Read More »

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New Year’s Eve may have come and gone for the next three hundred and sixty-some days, but there is no reason that the Champagne Cupcakes with Sweet Champagne Buttercream Frosting from Gimme Some Oven should wait until the next time it rolls around even though they’re the perfect dessert for a New Year’s celebration. The cupcakes, which have a full 3/4 cup of champagne in ... Read More »

Foodie New Year’s Resolutions 2010

New Year's Resolutions?

What are your foodie resolutions for 2010? Cook dinner at home more? Bake the perfect batch of brownies? Eat out at that one restaurant you’ve always dreamed of visiting? Open your own restaurant? It’s a lot easier to make New Year’s resolutions than it is to keep them. I’ve heard statistics that say anywhere from 50 to 92% of all resolutions are not kept. They ... Read More »

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You know what they say about the hair of the dog – especially if you’re planning to head to a New Year’s party in a couple of days. Cookie Madness baked up some Hair of the Dog Bourbon Chocolate Muffins. These muffins are very chocolaty, but still more like muffins than cupcakes, and have a generous amount of chocolate chips added to them to make ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs doesn’t usually get a theme, but with Christmas only two days away this week, I can’t resist making sure that there is a good collection of holiday goodies here. Anne’s Food has some light and sweet Pepperint Meringues that probably go great with hot chocolate. Peabody‘s Mini Gingerbread Men Cupcakes with Grand Marnier Glaze are decadent, and great for those who ... Read More »

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