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Cook’s Illustrated Taste Tests Ground Cinnamon

Cook's Illustrated Taste Tests Ground Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an integral spice in the kitchen, especially during the fall and holiday baking seasons, and I know that I’m not the only one who goes through a lot of it! Cinnamon should be both sweet and spicy, and you can both smell and taste the flavorful oils from the bark when you open a new container of cinnamon. Like other spices, cinnamon should ... Read More »

How to Make Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Simple syrups are essential tools in my kitchen. They might not be quite as essential as sugar, butter and flour (though sugar is necessary for making the syrup!), but I use them on a regular basis to make a wide variety of both hot and cold drinks. Simple syrups are made by dissolving equal parts of sugar and water together. This liquid is easily incorporated ... Read More »

Cinnamon Cupcakes with Chocolate Cinnamon Frosting

Cinnamon Cupcakes with Chocolate Cinnamon Frosting

Cinnamon is one of the most frequently used spices in my kitchen, but it isn’t often the star of a dessert. Cinnamon is frequently used to accent other flavors, drawing attention to the floral sweetness of vanilla, highlighting the nuttiness of oatmeal or blending with nutmeg and other warm spices. But cinnamon can certainly stand on its own and it does so very well in ... Read More »

Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread

Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread

Oatmeal baked goods are inevitably some of my favorites, whether you’re talking about oatmeal cookies or a hearty oatmeal-laden sandwich bread. Oatmeal has a nuttiness to it that you can’t quite get with other grains and always introduces an excellent texture to baked goods. This Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread is an easy to make loaf that showcases how delicious oatmeal can be in baked goods ... Read More »

Cinnamon-Sugar Knots

Cinnamon Sugar Knots

I just might be addicted to these easy-to-make Cinnamon Sugar Knots. The bread knots start out with homemade pizza dough, which is generously doused with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar before serving. You can find similar rolls served at some pizzerias, as it is a great way to use up leftover dough, but you can’t beat a homemade batch that is fresh from the oven. ... Read More »

Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” Dipping Sauce

Cinnamon Cookie Bones, served with "Blood" Dipping Sauce

Halloween is the perfect holiday to play with your food and I try to take full advantage of that by coming up with creative, delicious desserts that are both a trick and a treat! My Vampire Cupcakes are a great example of a spooky snack that is a lot of fun to make and even more fun to eat. These Cinnamon Cookie Bones and “Blood” ... Read More »

Cinnamon Swirl Scones

Cinnamon Swirl Scones

Who says tea parties are just for kids? A relaxing get-together over a cup of tea and a few baked goods is the perfect way to spend an afternoon and give yourself a break from the rest of your busy day. Tea time snacks could include cookies or cake, but nothing goes with a cup of tea quite as well as a freshly baked scone. ... Read More »

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is paired with ginger, cloves and spices to make flavorful spice blends, and combined with oatmeal and nuts to enhance their nutty qualities. In this Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, cinnamon really takes center stage on its ... Read More »

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