Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

Bites from other Blogs

I have come to the conclusion that I must have been deprived, to a degree, of marshmallow fluff as a child because I can’t seem to resist any dessert that features it. For instance, Cake on the Brain made a batch of Marshmallow Fluff Filled, Chocolate-Dipped Madelines. They sound like the grownup version of a moon pie or other similar marshmallow treat. Excuse the drool ... Read More »

Happy Pi(e) Day!

I know it makes me a bit of a geek – ok, this and probably many other things – but on this day every year I cannot resist celebrating Pi Day. It’s “pi day” because today, March 14th, is written as 3/14 – the same as the number pi (3.14). Naturally, I choose to celebrate “pi” with its food equivalent: pie. Today is a great ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Even though Easter is coming up and I have more than enough seasonal candy to last me until… well, almost until next Easter, I can’t help but be tempted when I see homemade candy bars – especially when they sound as good as Baked Alaska‘s Caramel Candy Bars. The bars are baked and turn out something like a granola bar, only much, much more decadent. ... Read More »

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What’s for Lunch Honey? cooked up a healthy batch of granola that uses more than just the usual ingredients. Her recipe is for Nutty Amaranth Granola with Fresh Berries. Amaranth is a grain that is naturally high in protein and amino acids. It can be popped, which gives it a light texture, and was used here to add an extra nutritional punch to the granola. ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

First up this week is Simply Recipes‘ Meyer Lemon Marmalade. Not only was I contemplating doing this myself all week, but I was actually just given a freshly packed jar from the Davis, California farmer’s market. Not to knock the farmer’s market version, I’m pretty sure that Elise’s recipe is even better. I’ll still live with what I have at the moment before making a ... Read More »

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I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw a Yin-Yang sign, but I do remember that I immediately fell in love with the design. So, of course, I was taken with the Yin-Yang Cookies that I Shot The Chef made in honor of Chinese New Year. The cookies are made of vanilla and chocolate doughs that are molded together – in perfect ... Read More »

Homemade Kisses for Valentine’s Day

Bakerella's Homemade Kisses!!!

Still looking for something quick and sweet to get your Valentine? Look no further than Bakerella‘s amazing homemade Kisses. Her kisses look like big version’s of the Hershey’s classic – down to the silver wrapper and customizable pull tags – but are perhaps even more delicious. The center of each kiss is an Oreo “truffle” made by combining crushed oreo cookies and cream cheese until ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

With Valentine’s Day this week, I wasn’t sure whether I should opt for Valentine’s Day-only Bites or if I should just stick to the usual non-holiday-specific assortment. Both options seemed tempting, so as I do when I’m presented with two good looking desserts at the same time, I decided to go with a little of both. The quiche I made the other week really hit ... Read More »

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