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Baking Bites for Craftsy: One-Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

Baking Bites for Crafty: One Bowl Carrot Cake Muffins

A good carrot cake should be moist and tender, as well as loaded with lots of shredded carrot, generously seasoned with spices and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Carrot cakes are great for dessert, but carrots can be used in other baked goods, too. These Carrot Cake Muffins are a a breakfast version of carrot cake that is perfect for springtime brunch – ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make-Ahead Overnight Coffee Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make-Ahead Overnight Coffee Cake

Brunch is one of my favorite meals, but it often involves a lot of last minute preparation if you are the one hosting it. Eggs, salads and baked goods all need to be prepared either just before people arrive, or just before you sit down to eat. You can help the eggs along by making a breakfast casserole, but you can save even more time ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

When I find that I have some leftover wine in my refrigerator, there are quite a few ways to use it up. You can add fruit juices and sweeteners to make a batch of sangria, you can use it in savory cooking or turn it into a delicious cake. Both white and red wines can be used in baking with surprisingly good results. My Sauvignon ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Host A Wine Tasting

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Host A Wine Tasting

People who love to cook and bake also usually love to entertain. Throwing a party, whether it is a small get-together or a huge gathering, not only lets us bring people together, but gives us an excuse to try out all kinds of wonderful new recipes. You can’t have a party without beverages to go with your snacks and I enjoy everything from coffee to ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Irish Coffee, Three Ways

How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is one of the most popular coffee cocktails that there is. The drink was invented nearly 80 years ago, by an Irish chef who combined whiskey and coffee for a drink that would really take the chill off in cold, damp Irish winters. The drink was such a hit that news of it traveled back to the US, where several bartenders tried to ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Funfetti Without A Cake Mix

Colorful funfetti cakes are one of my favorite types of cake to make. I started making them from a box mix when I was a kid and they quickly became my go-to cake for birthdays and other occasions. Fast forward a few years and I found I didn’t reach for cake mixes any more because I no longer had to. Instead, I could make my ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Pop Tarts

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Pop Tarts

Pop tarts were a favorite on-the go breakfast item when I was a kid. I didn’t have them all that often, so the jam-filled pastries were always a treat. They’re also one of those foods that don’t taste quite as good as I remember them tasting when I eat them now. Fortunately, it is possible to make a very similar ┬ábreakfast pastry, from scratch, using ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Semi-Naked Cake Frosting Techinque

DIY Semi-Naked Cake

As someone who enjoys low-maintenance cake decorating, naked cakes are one of my favorite styles of cake to make. Naked cakes are layer cakes that have frosting between the layers, but not on the sides of the cake. They give you a nice cake-to-frosting ratio and are very on-trend right now. But they have a very casual look to them that you might not want ... Read More »

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