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Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

vanillapalmiers

Palmiers are one of those pastries that you can make to impress people, though they are extremely easy to put together. They have just two ingredients: sugar and puff pastry (though, of course, puff pastry requires butter and flour). The finished cookies are so crispy that they almost melt in your mouth, leaving the delicious flavors of butter and caramelized sugar lingering on your tongue ... Read More »

Sweetheart Sour

Sweetheart Sour

My homemade Conversation Heart Rum is certainly a fun treat to make for your valentine, but once you have a batch on hand, you’re going to need some cocktail ideas to use it up. The flavored can be treated like any other flavored spirits, whether you typically use vodka or rum. It has a very pronounced flavor on its own and can add intensity to ... Read More »

Conversation Heart Rum

Conversation Heart Rum

I’ve made quite a few infused spirits for various holidays, including a clove-spiced vodka for Christmas and a Peep-infused Vodka for Easter. These spirits are fun to make and always make a gift or addition to a holiday celebration. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to use conversation hearts to make up a batch of Conversation Heart Rum! The rum is easy to make because the ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

The best cure for a cold winter day is baking something that uses a lot of fresh citrus. Citrus is in season during the winter and will always infuse a bit of bright spring sunshine into your kitchen. This Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread is a currently favorite of mine that is both delicious and easy to make – two attributes that I love to have in ... Read More »

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake

Red velvet cake is delicious, but as a fan of red velvet cake, you don’t need to limit yourself to a traditional layer cake with cream cheese frosting. As good as those cakes are, layer cakes can be time consuming to make and there are plenty of days when you might be in the mood for something a bit simpler. Fortunately, there are plenty of ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut Rice Krispy Treats

Toasted Coconut Rice Krispy Treats

I’ve been on a bit of a rice krispy treat kick lately, making batch after batch of the marshmallow cereal treats. They were always a favorite of mine when I was a kid. The original recipe is a great one, however I didn’t realize how much I was missing out by sticking only to that one basic recipe because it is very easy to add ... Read More »

Red Velvet Scones

Red Velvet Scones

Red velvet cake is a striking dessert that always stands out in a pastry case. While the origin of this type of cake involves the reaction between natural cocoa powder and baking soda, most modern recipes simply use red food coloring to bring in a vibrant red color. Food coloring allows us to take the idea of red velvet and bring it into new forms, ... Read More »

Ultimate Game Day Dessert: Football Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Football Whoopie Pies: A Great Super Bowl Dessert

The Super Bowl is perhaps the most widely watched sporting event of the year, with millions of viewers across the country. Even if you don’t watch football the rest of the season, you make an exception for the Super Bowl. This is because the Super Bowl is just as much about food as it is about the game – and who doesn’t like an excuse ... Read More »

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