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Bites from other Blogs

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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A batch of homemade biscotti makes a great holiday gift. Not only do the cookies have a gourmet look about them, but they keep for quite some time, so there is no pressure on the giftee to eat the whole batch within a day. They’re also versatile, and you can put all kinds of different flavors into these simple cookies. Gimme Some Oven made some ... Read More »

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Shortbread is a simple cookie that is a staple on many holiday cookie plates. Savour Fare uses a shortbread base for Skibo Castle Ginger Crunch. The gingery base is topped with a layer of ginger fudge and a sprinkle of crystallized ginger. The finished treat is cut into bite-sized pieces, perfect for snacking when you’re in the mood for a spicy, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth treat. ... Read More »

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Although I frequently make orange juice (and other citrus juices) at home, there are many juices that it simply doesn’t occur to me to make because they’re so easy to buy. Like orange juice, however, homemade can often be better than store bought and doesn’t need to be difficult. Kitchen Simplicity made a batch of Cranberry Juice at home starting with a bag of frozen ... Read More »

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