Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Best light (non-homemade) frozen desserts

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Ice creams are some of the most populardesserts in the country, with annual sales in the billions. To be more specific ice creams and frozen novelties are popular. Something along the lines of 35% of the frozen dessert market is made up of low fat/low cal ice creams, as well as gelato, sorbet, frozen yogurt and water ice. Frozen yogurt and gelato are at the ... Read More »

How to make Vanilla Sugar

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One of the tastiest things you can keep in your kitchen is vanilla sugar. With the sweetness of sugar and the flavor of vanilla, it is good on oatmeal, on fruit and is delicious in tea. It is even better when substituted for plain sugar in baked goods, because almost every single one – with the possible exception of some savory items – can benefit ... Read More »

Hershey’s Fresh from the Factory

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You haven’t lived until you’ve had candy fresh off of the production line. Or at least, Hershey’s doesn’t think so. The chocolate company is offering select products Fresh from the Factory, delivered to your door within 96 hours (excluding some parts of the southwest) of production, to “allow you to experience extreme freshness which you will see, smell and taste!”. They are offering a few ... Read More »

Jumbo Sprinkles

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Perusing the baking aisles at a local craft-type store over the weekend, I noticed that Wilton’s new jumbo sprinkles were being prominently featured. They seem to be made out of the crunchy, shaped sugar that make up the majority of sprinkles, but are cut into much larger pieces. Each one appears to be 2-4 times larger than the average sprinkle! I was tempted to buy ... Read More »

An ode to the honey thing

The Sneeze has a ode to “that beehive-shaped wooden Honey-Stick Thing”, a.k.a. a honey drizzler. This kitchen implement is traditional for serving honey, as the long handle keeps your fingers from getting sticky when you use it and the spiraled end is designed to make drizzling honey easy, with the ridges guiding the stream around in a relatively even flow. The tool is fairly unique ... Read More »

Rubik’s Cake

Because my grandfather was one of those people who could solve any Rubik’s cube in about 30 seconds, I had something of a fascination with them when I was little. It didn’t translate into any great skill at solving the cube, but while browsing the incredible projects at Pimp That Snack, I found one that I would definitely be able to put together. The giant ... Read More »

How to decorate a cake with chocolate

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There are many ways to top a cake. You can drizzle it with a glaze or smoothly coat it with ganache or buttercream, for example. Getting the frosting right is not too hard, but decorating a cake for a particular occasion (e.g. a birthday or celebration) can present a bit more of a challenge. Most birthday cakes come with something fancy: icing perfectly lining the ... Read More »

Rising Dough cookies not as low-cal as they seem

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To go along with their smoothies, Jamba Juice sells a variety of baked goods and snacks of the healthier sort. I’ve seen Terra Chips, Pirate’s Booty and a number of different kinds of energy bars. Some of the more appealing snacks are the cookies from Rising Dough Bakery, since they are almost unbelievably low in fat and calories. The Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin, for instance, claims ... Read More »

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