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Easy Sangria

Easy Sangria

Sangria is a favorite drink of mine for parties. Sweet and easy to drink, it is versatile and works for just about every occasion. It also happens to be very easy to make. My Easy Sangria is a simple recipe that never lets me down – and I pretty much always have ingredients to make it on hand in my kitchen. Because it takes very ... Read More »

Secret Ingredient Biscuits

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The wonderful thing about biscuits is that they pair well with almost every dish you can think of. You can serve them at breakfast, at lunch and and dinner – and you can even use them to make berry shortcakes for dessert. The even more wonderful thing about them is that they are quick and easy to make. But I have to say that no ... Read More »

Homemade Chocolate Almond Spread

Chocolate Almond Spread

Nutella is a delicious – and addictive – chocolate hazelnut spread that is popular just about everywhere. As it has become more popular (here in the US, at least), I have noticed similar spreads popping up that feature different nuts. For instance, I’ve seen chocolate-peanut spreads and chocolate-almond spreads. I attribute the popularity of these other flavors to the popularity of these other nuts, as ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

A peanut butter cup is nothing more than chocolate enrobing a salty-sweet peanut butter center in a small paper cup. This version of a peanut butter cup is still in “cup” format, albeit a larger cupcake size! These Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes should appeal to anyone whose mouth waters at the thought of a peanut butter cup and doesn’t mind a supersized package. These ... Read More »

Marmalade Crumble Bars

Marmamlade Crumble Bars from Baking Bites

Marmalade is a popular fruit preserve┬átypically made from sugar and orange juice that has pieces of orange or orange rind suspended it it. Seville oranges, also known as bitter oranges, are the standard citrus used in marmalade, but you can actually make it with any kind of citrus and I’ve had some lovely marmalades made with blood oranges and grapefruits before. Marmalade has a very ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts and Apricots

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Apricots and Walnuts

One way to breathe some new life into a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is to start by adding some new mix-ins to the cookie dough. Nuts will add crunch and a little extra flavor, but adding dried fruit can really change the overall taste of the cookie. Dried cranberries, for instance, can add a sweet-tart flavor and a lot of color to cookies, while ... Read More »

Caramel-Roasted Pears

Caramel-Roasted Pear with Ice Cream

Pears are a wonderful fruit that can be difficult to bake with because they are so delicious on their own that you don’t always want to try them out in a recipe. But pears can also be wonderful when they are cooked, as their delicate flavor only gets more intense when the fruit spends some time in the oven. These┬áCaramel-Roasted Pears are one of the ... Read More »

Lemon Chia Seed Cake

Lemon Chia Seed Cake

When you see a yellow cake that is speckled with little black seeds, you are likely to assume that those are poppy seeds in there, since lemon and poppyseed are a very common combination. You’ll probably be surprised to find out that the seeds in this lemon cake aren’t poppyseeds at all – they’re chia seeds.┬áChia seeds are edible seeds that look quite similar to ... Read More »

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