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What is an Affogato?

Vanilla Caramel Affogato
I’m a coffee lover and one of my favorite coffee-related indulgences is an affogato. An affogato is a treat that is made with just two ingredients: espresso and ice cream. The full name is “affogato al cafe,” which means “drowned in coffee” in Italian, so it should be no surprise to learn that …

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Making Muffins Mini

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Muffins Mini
Mini cupcakes are cute, bite sized desserts, but they’re not the only baked goods that can be made mini. One of my favorite miniature treats are mini muffins. They’re ideal for serving at brunches and other breakfast occasions because they satisfy your desire for a baked good while still leaving plenty of room …

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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Truffle Brownies

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Truffle Brownies
I love making chocolate treats for friends and family around Valentine’s Day. Sure, there are a lot of great chocolates out there that you can buy to celebrate (and indulge) the holiday, but there is always something a little more special about homemade goodies. Chocolate truffles, which are easy to make and always …

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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 …

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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 …

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