Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

What is King Cake?

King Cake

A King Cake is a large yeasted cake that is similar to a coffee cake or a kringle. It is typically made with a Danish dough that is filled with cream cheese, praline or a swirl of cinnamon sugar and twisted into a large oval shape. The cake is baked and drizzled with a white confectioners’ sugar glaze and topped with green, gold, and purple ... Read More »

10 Must-Make Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart Mendiants

A box of chocolates is a traditional gift for your Valentine on Valentine’s Day. There are some great chocolates out there, but even the best store-bought chocolates aren’t going to be made with as much love as a homemade chocolate treat. These are some of my favorite chocolate goodies and each and every one is a great choice for a Valentine’s Day gift when your ... Read More »

Lemon Oreos, reviewed

Lemon Oreos

As a fan of all things cookies n’ cream, I’m always interested in trying the limited edition flavors that Oreo comes out with. The limited time flavors usually come out around the holidays and past flavors have included Candy Corn, Peppermint and Birthday Cake. Not every limited edition flavor appeals to me, but the new Lemon Oreos definitely caught my eye the last time I ... Read More »

Vermont Redefines Their Maple Syrup Standards

Maple Syrup Labels

The majority of maple syrup is produced in Quebec, Canada. They turn out 75% of the world’s production annually, approximately 6,300,000 gallons of syrup. Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island also produce smaller amounts of maple syrup. In the US, Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup with about 5.5% of the global supply. New York and Maine are also responsible for ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2013

Top Recipe Collage

I always look forward to a new year after Christmas because I like the idea of starting fresh, not just because I like to stay up late to watch fireworks and drink champagne on New Year’s Eve. It’s good to look back over the past year and remember some of the things that made it so great. I posted well over 150 recipes on Baking ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl, reviewed

Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl

Trader Joe’s has a store brand of the popular Biscoff spread that is simply called cookie butter. It’s available in smooth and crunchy varieties, and both are popular with lovers of the sweet, addictive brown sugar-flavored spread. Recently, Trader Joe’s introduced a version that will appeal to fans of the classic spread and to chocolate lovers, Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl. This spread has a cookie ... Read More »

5 Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts Besides Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin pie is a staple at most Thanksgiving tables, but it isn’t the only pumpkin dessert option out there. There are times when you might want to serve something besides the traditional pie – or times when you don’t want to risk bringing the same pie to a party that three other people are delivering. Fortunately, there are many sweet and spicy pumpkin dessert options ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Pie Week 2013

Pie Week 2013

I bake pies all year round, but the fall really is pie season as far as I’m concerned. Cooler weather is ideal for making pie crusts, so you don’t have to fight the heat and worry about your butter melting as you work the dough. And it is wonderful to fill the kitchen with heat from the oven and the house with the scent of ... Read More »

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