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Bites from other Blogs

The Wednesday Chefis more than a little enamored of the Kim Boyle’s Olive Oil Cake from her new whole grain cookbook, and after reading the post about the rosemary and dark chocolate-flecked cake, it’s hard not to feel the same way. The simple cake is made with olive oil, of course, and a combination of slept and all purpose flours for a tender texture that ... Read More »

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Food Blogga‘s Banana Apple Cardamom Cake with Cardamom Icing sounds like it might be a simple cake – and it is easy to make – but it is far from simple where flavor is involved. The cake includes lots of spices, vanilla, honey, shredded coconut, coconut milk, raisins, apples and nuts. It has something for just about everyone, and the nice thing about it is ... Read More »

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Croissants, brioche and other french pastries are a good way to start off the morning, but one of my other favorite breakfast pastries is the Pastelito. Pastelitos are Cuban pastries that have a guava and cheese filling. 5 Star Foodie made a batch of Pastelitos at home, starting with a layer of puff pastry and filling it with a mixture of cream cheese and guava ... Read More »

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From time to time, I’ve spotted miniature bananas in the supermarket. These minis are about 1/4 the size of a regular banana, making them almost too cute to eat. So what do you do with these? You could try making Cook Almost Anything‘s Senorita Banana Fritters. These teeny bananas are coated with breadcrumbs and coconut, then deep fried until crispy, tender and sweet. Since you ... Read More »

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I am not someone who usually grinds her own flour, but reading about the Crunch Hippy Fresh Ground Whole Wheat Chocolate Cranberry Cookies at Nikas Culinaria makes the idea seem very appealing. Grinding your own flour gives your recipe a nice nutty, whole wheat flavor and a coarser texture than it is going to get from regular whole wheat flour – and definitely a big ... Read More »

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New Year’s Eve may have come and gone for the next three hundred and sixty-some days, but there is no reason that the Champagne Cupcakes with Sweet Champagne Buttercream Frosting from Gimme Some Oven should wait until the next time it rolls around even though they’re the perfect dessert for a New Year’s celebration. The cupcakes, which have a full 3/4 cup of champagne in ... Read More »

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Bites from other Blogs doesn’t usually get a theme, but with Christmas only two days away this week, I can’t resist making sure that there is a good collection of holiday goodies here. Anne’s Food has some light and sweet Pepperint Meringues that probably go great with hot chocolate. Peabody‘s Mini Gingerbread Men Cupcakes with Grand Marnier Glaze are decadent, and great for those who ... Read More »

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If Christmas cookies aren’t your thing, why not try some holiday cupcakes? Alice and the Mock Turtle made up some very cute Snowman Cupcakes for the holidays and has some great tips on how you can make them easily at home. I think the most clever touch of the cakes is to dip the frosting in sugar to give it an “icy” look that is ... Read More »

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