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Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

Chocolate wafer cookie crusts are a delicious delivery vehicle for many different flavors of pie. They go particularly well with chocolate fillings, but can lend a wonderful contrast to fruity fillings, like a zesty key lime pie. It is easier to buy chocolate wafer crusts rather than to make them, largely because chocolate wafer cookies themselves are surprisingly expensive. I’ve used the ends of Oreo cookies ... Read More »

Raspberry & Cookie Butter Tarts

Raspberry & Cookie Butter Tarts

Bite sized tarts are a great dessert when you want to make something that can be served to a crowd without requiring utensils. The downside to making mini tarts is that the crusts take a bit of extra effort to put together, since you need to shape each one individually instead of rolling out one large crust, but the look of the finished tarts makes ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

Peach & Raspberry Buckle

A “buckle” is a fruit dessert that is in the same family as cobblers, crumbles and crisps. Buckles are unique because they start with a cake-like batter, then fruit is folded in. They typically use so much fruit that the cake “buckles” underneath all of it – hence the dessert’s name. This Peach and Raspberry Buckle is loaded with fresh fruit. The sweet-tart raspberries are ... Read More »

Patriotic Peanut M&M Cookies

Fourth of July Peanut M&M Cookies

M&Ms usually release colorful bags of their candies for the holidays. This means red, white and green candies around Christmas, then reds and pinks around Valentine’s Day. I often use these seasonal M&Ms to give a pop of color to an otherwise ordinary batch of chocolate chip cookies, so when I saw a bag of red, white and blue peanut M&Ms on the shelf, I ... Read More »

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes with Swirled Frosting

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes

The Fourth of July is a colorful holiday, where we bring red, white and blue into all kinds of decorations for cookouts, picnics and other parties. I love incorporating colors into my desserts, and the Fourth of July is no exception. I often reach for red and blue food coloring, however I will opt for all natural coloring options – such as fresh or freeze ... Read More »

Vanilla Pots de Creme

Vanilla Pots de Creme with Rodelle

Vanilla beans are often use in custard recipes because it is easy to infuse them into hot milk and cream. But you don’t need a vanilla bean to make a great vanilla custard – you just need good quality vanilla extract. High quality extract is always made with high quality vanilla beans, and that will translate to a strong vanilla flavor in your dessert. These ... Read More »

Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

Zucchini is both a blessing and a curse during the summer growing season. It grows quickly and easily, but it grows so quickly that it is easy to be overwhelemed by your crop if you don’t keep eating your way through them. This Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake is a quick and easy to use up a little bit of leftover zucchini or to make a ... Read More »

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