Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

Bites from other Blogs

Lots of bloggers posted about their Thanksgiving dinners in the last week, but since I’m ready to put that holiday behind me for another year (not to mention the stacks of turkey leftovers), I tried to avoid Bites from Turkey Day. Fortunately, there were tons of non-Thanksgiving posts to choose from. Cookie Madness baked up a batch of Aunt Ann’s Chocolate Sundae Cookies. There is ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Today and tomorrow are two of the busiest cooking days of the year because of Thanksgiving, so I was tempted to skip BfoB today simply because I figure that everyone is busy with the recipes they already have. But, as usual, everything looked so good that I couldn’t resist. The Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake from Cafe Fernando looks amazing, and is very unusual for ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

No sense in beating around the bush today. There are too many recipes and neither enough time nor oven space to try them all! First up are the Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins from Wednesday Chef. They look and sound delicious, but even better is the fact that they are pretty healthy. They are whole grain, have sweet potatoes and dates mixed in and are low in ... Read More »

Inside my FOod the BLOgger’s KItchen

Ed Tep authors the blog Is It EDible?and recently had the brilliant idea to start a series that gives readers a little peek into the minds of some of their favorite food bloggers. Taking a cue from Inside the Actor’s Studio, he called his project Inside the FOod the BLOgger’s KItchen – FOBLOKI, for short. So far, he has done Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen and ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

There are so many good things to eat out in the blogs – and with comfort food season (i.e. cold weather) fast approaching, they are all sounding better than ever. I guess the only good thing about having more recipes than you can make at one time is that you will always have something else to look forward to. There isn’t anything particluarly unusual about ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

If you’re looking for some last minute Halloween ideas, you might want to check out this postabout Halloween cupcakes, or some of the holiday links currently in my sidebar. If you’re just looking for some non-holiday specific recipe ideas from the past week or so on the blogs, look no further: Creampuffs in Venice relived a childhood favorite with a batch of Italian Crumiri. Relatively ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

I was going to star off this weeks Bites with a link to the summery strawberry shortcakes at I love Milk and Cookies, as a last hurrah for summer in the northern hemisphere and a way to welcome it into the southern. But then I saw JenJen’s Apple Cider Donuts and couldn’t resist the spice and fall flavor combination. Plus, the donuts are baked, not fried. ... Read More »

Homemade vanilla extract

TL's homemade vanilla

Vanilla extract is an absolute staple for a baker. It is one of the few flavorings that works in just about everything (everything sweet, anyway) and, while cookies and cakes can be made without it, it really helps to round out the overall flavor of a baked good even when it is not the dominant flavor. As such, I put vanilla in lots of stuff. ... Read More »

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