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Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I didn’t have much of a theme in mind for this week’s Bites from other Blogs, as I found that I was watching election coverage all last evening, as I’m sure many of you readers were. I was struck by the fact that I started my blog 12 years ago this month and that I have been blogging through a total of four presidential elections. ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan

Peter Rabbit is a classic children’s tale written by Beatrix Potter that I read often as a kid. The story features Peter Rabbit sneaking into a garden and eating as many vegetables as he can – until he gets caught by the gardener! It’s a sweet story with beautiful illustrations and this Peter Rabbit Loaf Pan from Nordic Ware¬†features a tribute to both of those ... Read More »

Brachs Mini Candy Corn, reviewed

Brachs Mini Candy Corn, reviewed

Candy corn¬†has been associated with fall for decades, long before miniature, individually wrapped chocolate bars became commonplace, and billions are sold around Halloween each year. While new flavors are released from time to time, the original orange, yellow and white triangular candies haven’t changed much. This year, I noticed that Brachs introduced Mini Candy Corn, a version of their classic recipe that is about half ... Read More »

How to make Wilton’s 3D Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake

I really like the look of Wilton’s 3D Bunny Cake Pan, so I was excited to try out my first bunny-shaped cake when I discovered one small problem with the pan: it doesn’t come with a recipe. Instead, it comes with decorating suggestions and simply states that you’ll need 4 1/2 cups of pound cake batter to make the cake. This was a bit of ... Read More »

Baking Bites 2nd Annual Holiday Cupcake Contest!

It’s that time of year again – time for holiday treats, Christmas cookies, big retail sales and jingle bell-centric music. It’s also time for Baking Bites 2nd Annual Holiday Cupcake Contest! I kicked off this contest last year and enjoyed seeing everyone’s creative holiday entries so much that I’ve decided to make it a tradition. All you have to do to enter the contest is ... Read More »

Chocolate Mint Pudding

Chocolate Mint Pudding

I was watching a TV series on DVD recently, and in one episode, the characters ate a heck of a lot of chocolate pudding. They are so much that it kind of put me off of it. Now, don’t get me wrong because I do like chocolate pudding – I was just glad that had already eaten the chocolate chocolate pudding that I had made ... Read More »

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale, reviewed

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: serious bakers and cooks need to have a scale in the kitchen. The ability to weigh ingredients gives you a lot more precision than volume measures do, especially for dry ingredients like flour, where “1 cup” could be anywhere from 3.5 – 4.5 ounces depending on how hard you try to pack it into the cup ... Read More »

Strawberry Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemon Drop Cupcakes

A lemon drop is a cocktail that is made with vodka, lemon juice and sugar. They are bright and refreshing, and since the acidity of the lemon takes the edge off of the vodka, they’re very easy to drink. These cupcakes are inspired in part by lemon drop cocktails and in part by summer strawberries – making them a sort of adult strawberry lemonade cupcake. ... Read More »

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