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Donuts are one type of food that is not that difficult to make at home, especially if you’re going to try cake donuts, which don’t require that you wait around for a yeast batter to rise. I’ve tried Pumpkin Donuts before with good success, and if you like nuts, you might like the Pumpkin and Hazelnut Donuts from Cannelle et Vanilla even better. These donuts ... Read More »

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Although I frequently make orange juice (and other citrus juices) at home, there are many juices that it simply doesn’t occur to me to make because they’re so easy to buy. Like orange juice, however, homemade can often be better than store bought and doesn’t need to be difficult. Kitchen Simplicity made a batch of Cranberry Juice at home starting with a bag of frozen ... Read More »

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You don’t need to start breakfast off with muffins, scones or leftover apple pie – or any of these “traditional” breakfast items. Thinking outside the box a little, you can have brownies for breakfast. Specifically, you might want to try Gluten-Free Goddess‘s Quinoa Breakfast Brownies. These brownies aren’t chocolate, but do have chocolate chips mixed in alongside some raisins, and a chewy texture that will ... Read More »

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Carrot cake is one of those dishes that can either be very good or very bad. The bad ones tens to go overboard with ingredients and put everything and the kitchen sink onto a cake. Eating SF took a simpler approach and emphasized the spices in a Carrot and Cardamom Cake. Cardamom is a great match for carrot because it’s citrusy, spicy flavor brings out ... Read More »

BlogHer Food recap!

This past Saturday, I headed up to San Francisco for the 2009 BlogHer Food conference. It’s the first of what I think will be an annual conference series from BlogHer and was aimed at food bloggers. All of the breakout sessions of the conference covered topics that would be of interest to people who write recipes, review products and just like to write about food ... Read More »

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Turnovers are little pies that are made without all the fuss of a crust – especially when they use ready-made puff pastry dough. Pro Bono Baker‘s Apple, Honey and Thyme Turnovers start with a cooked apple filling that is placed in puff pastry pockets and baked. The filling is a little bit more unusual than a standard apple pie filling, as they tend to include ... Read More »

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When it comes to candy, turtles are usually a combination of pecans, caramel and chocolate. Bake List really improves on the basic recipe with Brown Butter Turtle Bars with Macadamia Nuts. These bars, inspired by a bakery in NYC, include both pecans and macadamia nuts in a rich caramel sauce. The sauce is sandwiched between layers of chocolate and graham cracker cookie. Better than a ... Read More »

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I have heard of a mock apple pie that uses saltine crackers in place of apples, relying on clever spicing to conceal the fact that there is no fruit inside. I haven’t heard of many other mock apple desserts, so I was surprised to see that Kara’s Kitchen Creations‘s Zucchini Cobbler was described as a mock apple crisp and not as a savory dish. The ... Read More »

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