Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus!

I use citrus all year round, but citrus season is in the winter and early spring and that is when everything from limes to tangerines are at their peak. Citrus fruits are very versatile because they are several ways that you can pull flavor from them. You can use the zest for a pungent oil, the juice for its bright sweetness or the whole fruit ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

When you think of upside down cakes, you probably think of pineapple upside down cake, but you can actually use almost any fruit to make an upside down cakes. I made a Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) that is a real showstopper and ideal for putting in-season citrus to good use. Caramelized oranges on top of the ... Read More »

How to Eat a Tim Tam

How to Eat a Tim Tam

Tim Tams are one of my favorite packaged cookies. They have two crisp wafer cookies sandwiching a mousse-like chocolate filling, and the whole cookie is enrobed in milk chocolate. They’re indulgent and satisfying to eat. That being said, some ways are better ways to eat a Tim Tam than others and the best way (perhaps the only way) is to do a Tim Tam Slam. ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Add S’Mores to 2017 Cookie Lineup

Girl Scouts Add S'Mores to 2017 Cookie Lineup

Almost every year, the Girl Scouts add a new cookie – or sometimes two – to their existing lineup of cookies. This gives them a chance to try to incorporate various food trends into their products and to pull in some new customers who might be a bit bored with the same familiar offerings. Last year, however, the Girl Scouts didn’t introduce any new cookies. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pecan Raisin Baked Apples

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pecan Raisin Baked Apples

In the mood for an apple dessert and don’t want to go to the trouble of baking a pie? Don’t have enough apples on hand to make a traditional apple crumble? If so, consider making baked apples instead! Baked apples are apples are stuffed with a filling that could include sweeteners, granola, dried fruit and nuts (to name just a few) and baked until they ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Baking Bites' Top 10 Recipes of 2016

Here at Baking Bites, I was very busy during 2016. I published over 180 new recipes, including recipes for desserts, savory goodies and even cocktails! If that wasn’t enough, I also shared a number of fantastic recipes and cooking tutorials over on the Craftsy blog! The start of a new year is a good time to look back on favorites from the past 12 months ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don’t Bother Me) Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don't Bother Me) Pie

When you think of molasses, you probably think of gingerbread and spice cakes. Molasses is a wonderful sweetener with a rich, bittersweet flavor that is often paired with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with doubling down on spices, that isn’t the only way to enjoy molases. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men and women are classic holiday cookies that are both fun to make and fun to eat. I make a few batches every year, using both traditional gingerbread cookie doughs and sugar cookie doughs. Both of those recipes are made with regular wheat flour, which means that they’re not suitable for cookie-lovers that have dietary restrictions around wheat. But I firmly believe that no one ... Read More »

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