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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars
Snickerdoodles are always a popular cookie in my kitchen. The cinnamon-topped sugar cookies appeal to just about everyone, from kids to adults. The cookies are typically made by rolling balls of cookie dough in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking, a process that gives the cookies their signature look and flavor. I whipped up …

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home
Ice cream cakes are a treat that I always looked forward to growing up. I typically only encountered this dessert on special occasions, such as a birthday party, and the triple-thread combination of cake, ice cream and frosting pushed the cake to the top of my “favorite dessert” list. For years, the only …

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Bananas Foster

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is one of my favorite retro desserts because it is easy to make, fun to make and tastes delicious. The recipe dates back to 1950s New Orleans, which was a shipping hub for bananas at the time. A clever chef combined fresh bananas with brown sugar, butter and booze, then …

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Matsumoto Shave Ice, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI

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Baking Bites at Matsumoto Shave Ice, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI

Shave ice is one of my favorite Hawaiian treats. Unlike “shaved ice,” shave ice is made up of impossibly fluffy ice shavings that melt almost instantly on your tongue. The tiny shavings really hang on to the syrups, so you get a lot of flavor in each bite, not a cone of …

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