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Bites from other Blogs

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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If Christmas cookies aren’t your thing, why not try some holiday cupcakes? Alice and the Mock Turtle made up some very cute Snowman Cupcakes for the holidays and has some great tips on how you can make them easily at home. I think the most clever touch of the cakes is to dip the frosting in sugar to give it an “icy” look that is ... Read More »

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A batch of homemade biscotti makes a great holiday gift. Not only do the cookies have a gourmet look about them, but they keep for quite some time, so there is no pressure on the giftee to eat the whole batch within a day. They’re also versatile, and you can put all kinds of different flavors into these simple cookies. Gimme Some Oven made some ... Read More »

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Shortbread is a simple cookie that is a staple on many holiday cookie plates. Savour Fare uses a shortbread base for Skibo Castle Ginger Crunch. The gingery base is topped with a layer of ginger fudge and a sprinkle of crystallized ginger. The finished treat is cut into bite-sized pieces, perfect for snacking when you’re in the mood for a spicy, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth treat. ... Read More »

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