Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Girl Scout Cookies Celebrate The World Cup

Girl Scouts World Cup

The World Cup is one of the most watched sporting events in the world, one that soccer fans go crazy for and even non-soccer fans can get excited about. Girl Scouts also got excited about the World Cup matches and put together a short and sweet video pitting Thin Mints against Samoas – the two most popular Girl Scout cookie flavors – in a very ... Read More »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mints Box

Girl Scout Cookie season is going strong. Girl Scout Cookies have been around for a long time and cookie fans probably already know that Thin Mints have long been the most popular flavor. But you might be surprised by what you don’t know about Girl Scout Cookies, and these 10 pieces of cookie trivia will make a great accompaniment to the next box of cookies ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks, reviewed

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chunks

Chocolate chunks aren’t usually my favorite addition to cookies, not unless you’re talking about the kind of chocolate chunks that you make yourself by chopping up a favorite chocolate bar with a kitchen knife. Storebought, prepackaged chocolate chunks tend to be too regular in shape and too large for my tastes. The large squares are indeed chunky, but they don’t melt as well into a ... Read More »

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 »

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