Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Apple Pie Turnovers

All pie fans should be making turnovers on a regular basis. They’re quicker to make than full sized pies and they’re a lot of fun to eat. I like to experiment with the fillings in my turnovers because the small size of the dessert makes them the perfect place to test out new pie fillings, but classic fillings are always a hit, too. IF you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

NYC Bakery-Style Black & White Cookies

Any time I pass through New York, I make a point to grab a black and white cookie. Sometimes, this means grabbing one at the airport instead of a bakery or deli, but I just can’t resist them. Black and white cookies are tender, cakey cookies topped with equal parts chocolate and vanilla frosting or fondant. They’re just right for someone who can’t always decide ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Angel Food Cake

Homemade Angel Food Cake

Angel food cakes are always welcome in my kitchen. The light, airy cakes are delicious on their own and also incredibly versatile, and I use them to make a wide variety of trifles, fruity “shortcakes” and other goodies. Angel food cakes can be purchased inexpensivey in the bakery sections of most grocery stores and while I have been known to pick one up when I’m ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Ladyfingers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers are thin “fingers” of sponge cake that are the building blocks of many other types of recipes. Though the cookies can be eaten on their own, they’re usually passed over until incorporated into a completed dessert, such as a tiramisu. While storebought ladyfingers may not be worthy of snacking, I’m sharing a recipe on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) for my Homemade Ladyfingers, which ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pancake Cups

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pancake Cups

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods and while I love classic buttermilk pancakes, I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. These Pancakes Cups – and you can get the recipe on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) – are currently at the top of my “most fun way to eat pancakes” list. The pancake cups are like individual dutch babies that are ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: One-Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

Baking Bites for Crafty: One Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

A good carrot cake should be moist and tender, as well as loaded with lots of shredded carrot, generously seasoned with spices and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Carrot cakes are great for dessert, but carrots can be used in other baked goods, too. These Carrot Cake Muffins are a a breakfast version of carrot cake that is perfect for springtime brunch – ... Read More »

You Won’t Believe What You Can Bake With This One Secret Ingredient!!

6 Delicious Recipes That All Have Secret Ingredients

I’ve seen so many articles with titles just like this one, promising baking success with one “secret ingredient” or one “weird trick.” These sorts of headlines are known as “click-bait” because a lot of the content doesn’t match up to the hype of the headline. I’ve long associated them with gossip blog articles, though these days they seem to be just about everywhere. While I ... Read More »

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