Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Almond Macaroons

Chewy Almond Macaroons

Light, colorful almond macarons are still some of the most desirable cookies out there, but similarly named Almond Macaroons (mac-a-roons) probably predate the petite French pastry. Macaroons can be dated to a monastery in the 9th century, where the monks baked small cakes made with ground almonds and egg whites. A version of the cookie made with shredded coconut tends to be a bit more ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

We have all had times when we want to bake a cake, but don’t have the time, energy or ingredients on hand to make one. You might be out of eggs or butter, you might have had a long day at work, or you simply don’t want to face the cleanup after putting the batter in the oven. This is when you need to have ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Stovetop Granola

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Stovetop Granola

Homemade granola is always a favorite in my kitchen. It’s a hearty breakfast, an energy-boosting snack when you’re on the go and a fantastic way to add some texture to your favorite yogurt. Granola is not difficult to make, but it can be fairly time consuming to make because most recipes call for a long, slow baking time. On a weekend, I don’t mind spending ... Read More »

6 Wonderful Recipes for Watermelon-Lovers

6 End-of-Summer Dishes for Watermelon Lovers

Watermelon is a summer fruit that makes many appearances in my home during the season. Every bite of the juicy melon practically screams “summer.” The end of melon season is bittersweet because it means that I’ll have to wait several months to get my hands on a fresh crop – but I make the most of it by enjoying watermelons as often as possible as ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodles are always a popular cookie in my kitchen. The cinnamon-topped sugar cookies appeal to just about everyone, from kids to adults. The cookies are typically made by rolling balls of cookie dough in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking, a process that gives the cookies their signature look and flavor. I whipped up a batch of Snickerdoodle Bar Cookies over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Food Processor Coconut Macaroons

Food Processor Coconut Macaroons

When it comes to easy-to-make cookies, coconut macaroons are one of my favorites. The cookies only require a few simple ingredients – namely, egg whites, coconut and sugar – and I typically only add in a pinch of salt and a bit of vanilla extract or citrus zest to make them stand out. If you happen to have a food processor in your kitchen, you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

Ice cream cakes are a treat that I always looked forward to growing up. I typically only encountered this dessert on special occasions, such as a birthday party, and the triple-thread combination of cake, ice cream and frosting pushed the cake to the top of my “favorite dessert” list. For years, the only ice cream cakes I had were ones that came from an ice ... Read More »

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