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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 »

Kumquat Caipirinha

Kumquat Caipirinha

A caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and citrus fruit. It is so popular in Brazil, that it is widely regarded as the country’s national cocktail! There is good reason for this, as cachaça is a spirit similar to rum that is produced exclusively in Brazil. The cocktail is bright and refreshing, perfect for a hot Brazilian summer day. It is typically ... Read More »

Rum and Vanilla Cupcakes with Rum-Spiked Cream Cheese Frosting

Rum & Vanilla Cupcakes

I’ve been using a lot of rum lately. Like bourbon, rum is a flavorful spirit that can make a great addition to baked goods. The most well-known use of rum in a dessert is a rum cake, which is typically soaked in a rum and sugar syrup to make it exceptionally moist and give it a strong rum flavor. Rum can be used in recipes ... Read More »

Pineapple Sponge Cake

Pineapple Sponge Cake

I love foam cakes because their light, airy texture makes them both fun to make and fun to eat. Foam cakes are types of cakes that are leavened primarily with beaten eggs or egg whites. When eggs are beaten at high speeds, they build a foam made up of tiny bubbles that is held together by the proteins in the eggs. This foam is airy ... Read More »

Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The next time that you need a little chocolate fix, I recommend giving these Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies a try. They are a great everyday sort of cookie, and I mean that in the best way possible. They don’t require any special ingredients or any special prep work. In fact, you can have the batch ready to bake in just a couple of ... Read More »

White Chocolate Lava Cakes

White Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate lava cakes are one of the world’s great indulgences, and I love to make them at home any time I feel like treating myself to a special chocolate treat. They’re not difficult to make, but they have to be eaten as soon as they come out of the oven, so they’re more time-sensitive than most desserts. The typical chocolate lava cake is made with ... Read More »

Toasted Coconut French Toast

Toasted Coconut French Toast

It’s easy to flavor the egg and milk batter that is the base of french toast by adding spices or extracts to it, but you can take your french toast to another level by adding different flavors and textures to the exterior of the toast, as well. Good examples of that are my Crispy Cereal-Crusted French Toast and Snickerdoodle French Toast, both of which have ... Read More »

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