Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Try These Chocolate Chip Recipes for National Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate chips are a staple on every bakers’ pantry. The semisweet chocolate chips – which contain no dairy, making them actually “dark chocolate” – have just the right balance of bittersweet cocoa and sweetness to them, which is what makes baked goods like chocolate chip cookies so popular. May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and it offers the perfect excuse to pull a ... Read More »

Cool Pool Toys for Foodies

Ice Cream Sandwich and Pretzel Pool Float

When summer rolls around, we tend to spend more time outdoors. Some of that time is spent around a pool, where you can take a quick dip to cool off on even the hottest days. Every pool needs at least a couple inflatable floating devices for those who like being in the water without having to work too hard and these pool toys are sure ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Frozen Strawberry Souffles

Perfect Summer Dessert: Frozen Strawberry Souffles

You strawberry-lovers out there may have already tried my Fresh Strawberry Souffles, a summertime recipe that transforms perfectly ripe berries into an airy souffle. It’s a traditional souffle recipe, meaning that it is baked in the oven and should be served piping hot, as soon as it is done baking. The dessert is light enough for even the hottest day, however I recommend giving my ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd

How to Make Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is one of those little indulgences that I always love. The smooth, custardy curd is delicious whether you eat it with a spoon or incorporate it into a recipe. Lemon curd is most often made with ordinary lemons, but meyer lemons make an amazing lemon curd and it is well worth going out of your way to pick some up and give that ... Read More »

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 »

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