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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 »

Bites from other Blogs

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 »

Bites from other Blogs

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 »

Bites from other Blogs

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 »

Bites from other Blogs

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 »

Bites from other Blogs

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 »

Bites from other Blogs

I love it when you can combine two great foods into one dish, as I did with Peach Pie Ice Cream recently. It looks like Culinary Concoctions by Peabody likes to take this approach, too, and did so with some NY Style Crumb Cake Topped Cinnamon Rolls. They’re coffee cake meets cinnamon rolls, where a crisp and flavorful streusel finishes off a batch of tender, ... Read More »

What’s your must-see food TV?


Food tv goes far beyond just instructional cooking shows these days. Cooking is entertainment, after all. I find that I am watching more food related shows than I used to because there are so many more available to me, but I also find that I opt to check out a food reality show or a food competition at least as often as I watch regular ... Read More »

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