Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Irish Cream Truffles

Homemade Irish Cream Truffles

Irish cream is one of my favorite liqueurs. In fact, I have even been known to make my own Homemade Irish Cream around St Patrick’s Day. The sweet, creamy liqueur has a hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla in it – along with a generous amount of Irish whiskey – and it is an excellent flavoring for coffee drinks and baked goods, pairing particularly well ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Grasshoppers for St Patrick’s Day

How to Make Grasshopper Cocktails for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday when it comes to food and drinks. I often celebrate by baking up some Irish soda bread or an Irish-stout beer infused Guinness chocolate cake, but I can’t let the day go by without enjoying a few green treats, as well – and I’m not talking about salad! Over at the Craftsy blog, I’m sharing my recipe (it’s ... Read More »

Girl Scout Troop Opens Drive-Thu Cookie Shop in New Hampshire

Girl Scouts Drive Thru

Traditionally, Girl Scout cookies were sold door to door by Scouts that lived in the neighborhood each year during cookie season. Over the years, this tradition changed to include “boothing,” or setting up booths in high-traffic areas where troops could reach more customers more easily.¬†Girl Scouts have always been enterprising in how they sell their cookies. Some send the entry forms to their parents’ offices, ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: 4 Ingredient Crepes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: 4 Ingredient Crepes

I love all types of pancakes, but there will always be a soft spot in my heart for crepes. These thin pancakes are versatile enough to be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert because it is easy to put both sweet and savory spins on the basic recipe. My favorite crepe recipe has just four ingredients and it will only take you one or ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

Chocolate lava cake is one of the most decadent and most impressive desserts that you can make. The chocolate cake just barely holds together around a molten chocolate filling, giving the dessert two different textures, as well as a tremendous amount of chocolate flavor. Like chocolate souffles, chocolate lava cakes enjoy a reputation of being difficult to make and requiring a lot of last minute ... Read More »

5 Sweet-Tart Meyer Lemon Recipes To Try

Meyer Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

Meyer lemons are in season right now. I happen to have a tree in my yard, so I always have a generous supply of them, however it is worth going out of your way to pick some up at your local grocery store or farmers’ market because they are a wonderful ingredient to play around with in the kitchen. If you are already well-stocked, try ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Go Online with Digital Cookie App

Girl Scouts Digital Cookie Sales

Girl Scout Cookies have always had to be purchased directly from a Girl Scout, whether those girls were going door-to-door (something almost unheard of, these days) or whether you tracked them down at a local grocery store or mall. The cookies were paid for primarily by cash or check. Girls who tried to sell their cookies online were This year, Girl Scout Cookie sales are ... Read More »

5 Peanut Butter & Banana Recipes Elvis Would Love

Peanut Butter & Banana Recipes Elvis Would Love

January 8th is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birthday. Elvis is a music icon, but he always gets a nod from foodies in addition to music-lovers, because he is well known for loving one very specific treat: a deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. Creamy, salty peanut butter is a fantastic combination with a naturally sweet banana in any situation, whether it is a ... Read More »

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