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The Cupcake Kit

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The Cupcake Kit

I’ve seen a lot of little gift cooking kits popping up over the past few months, and The Cupcake Kit is one that catches my eye every time I see it in a book or gift store. The kit comes with a 64-page book on cupcake recipes and decorating techniques, …

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Tulip Muffin Papers

Tulip Muffin PapersTulip muffin papers are definitely not your standard cupcake wrappers. They have long “petals” that rise up over the rim of the baking pan and around the muffin, giving a regular muffin a decidedly different look. The wrappers are made out of a larger square of paper (usual parchment or similar paper) that has …

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Sweet Apricot Kernels, reviewed

osSweet Apricot Kernels

Trader Joe’s recently started stocking Sweet Apricot Kernels – a.k.a. poor man’s “almonds” or “bitter almonds” – in their nut aisle. This came as quite a surprise to me because my first though after seeing them was “aren’t apricot kernels poisonous?” The answer is yes, they actually are. Usually called “bitter …

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Tim Tams in the US!

Tim Tams in the US

Tim Tams are known as “Australia’s Favorite Cookie,”ย  and for good reason. These little cookies are nothing short of amazing. The building blocks are simple: a chocolate mousse filling is sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies and the whole thing is dunked in a thin layer of chocolate. It’s a …

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