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Rodelle Alcohol Free Vanilla Flavoring, reviewed

Rodelle Alcohol Free Vanilla Extract

Alcohol free vanilla flavoring can’t be called vanilla extract because there are laws that govern what extract is made up of and they require that extracts be at least 35% alcohol. Alcohol is a useful ingredient in extracts because it is a great solvent for flavors and it evaporates during baking so you get the aroma of your extract without knowing that the alcohol was ... Read More »

Hershey’s Chocolate Spreads, Reviewed

Hershey's Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

When you think about a spreadable chocolate product, you probably think of Nutella, the popular chocolate hazelnut spread that originated in Italy over 50 years ago. But Nutella isn’t the only chocolate spread on the market anymore, as quite a few brands are coming out with their own versions of the tasty treat. Hershey’s is the latest company to release a line of creamy, spreadable ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl, reviewed

Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl

Trader Joe’s has a store brand of the popular Biscoff spread that is simply called cookie butter. It’s available in smooth and crunchy varieties, and both are popular with lovers of the sweet, addictive brown sugar-flavored spread. Recently, Trader Joe’s introduced a version that will appeal to fans of the classic spread and to chocolate lovers,¬†Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl. This spread has a cookie ... Read More »

Taste Trunk Sweet Trunk, reviewed

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It’s always fun to get something in the mail – especially when it is a package full of goodies, and not a bill. It is easy to buy yourself a little gift online, but you lose the element of surprise that comes with really getting an unexpected package. One possible solution to this is to sign up for a subscription service that will deliver a ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chips, reviewed

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Chips

Peanut butter chips are an easy way to add some extra peanut butter flavor to a batch of cookies or brownies. Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chips are a new item that TJ’s is stocking for the holiday baking season (and possibly longer, depending on how popular they are with consumers). I like peanut butter chips because I am a big peanut butter fan, but they’re ... Read More »

Wilton Mummy Cupcake Decorating Kit, reviewed

Mummy Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes offer up some of the most fun decorating projects of the whole year. They’re spooky and silly, with lots of bright colors and fun designs, from whimsical Candy Corn Cupcakes to creepy Vampire Cupcakes. Like Halloween costumes, the designs for these cupcakes can get quite elaborate, so you may need to put some time into planning your Halloween creations to get the look ... Read More »

Limited Edition Candy Corn Oreos, reviewed

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Candy Corn Oreos are limited edition Oreos that Nabisco first released for Halloween in 2012. They were such a huge success that they sold out of stores within a few weeks of their release and well before Halloween actually came around. I love to bake cookies n’ cream flavored desserts and am always curious to give limited edition Oreos a try to see how they ... Read More »

Cinnamon Hill Fresh Cinnamon Grater, reviewed

Cinnamon Hill Grater with Cinnamon

Fresh spices are always going to deliver the best flavors in your foods, whether you are cooking or baking. Changing out the jars of ground spices in your spice cabinet is a good idea to keep things fresh, as you don’t want to cook with a jar that has been sitting around dulling in flavor for more than a few months. Freshly ground spices deliver ... Read More »

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