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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 »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: 15 Essential Spices for Your Pantry

Baking Bites for Craftsy: 15 Essential Spices for Your Pantry

Your spice collection is one of the most important tools that you can have in your kitchen because it allows you to make such a wide variety of delicious foods, both sweet and savory, on a daily basis. My spice cabinet is loaded with spices, but the truth is that I don’t need all of them. There is a core group of spices that most ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All-Purpose Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes are one of my favorite go-to recipes. They’re easy to make and they appeal to just about everyone. They can be topped off with any flavor of frosting – which means that it isn’t difficult to get chocolate-lovers to go for them – and they can even be eaten completely plain by those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth. There are ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Garlic Aioli

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Garlic Aioli

When you hear the word “aioli,” you might think of a flavored mayonnaise that was spread on your last gourmet sandwich. Aioli is very similar to mayonnaise because they both use egg yolks, oil and lemon juice. The difference between the two is that aioli starts with garlic and you can’t have a real aioli without it. Over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), I’m ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Lasagna Soup

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Lasagna Soup

A hot, steaming bowl of soup is the perfect supper on a cold winter night and it doesn’t get much better than One Pot Lasagna Soup. I saw variations of this recipe floating around for months (if not longer!) on sites like Pinterest before I gave in and started to make it myself, but I was hooked from first taste. The soup contains all the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Eggnog Pound Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Eggnog Pound Cake

A very traditional pound cake is made with a pound each of butter, flour, sugar and eggs – and not much else. This combination will make a dense, rich cake, but a very plain one. These four ingredients are a great starting point building a cake with a lot of flavor, though, as they are great building blocks for all kinds of different desserts. I’m ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Peppermint hot chocolate is one of my favorite holiday drinks and I love taking those flavors and transforming them into other holiday treats. While I love a mug of hot chocolate, it simply isn’t quite as convenient to take to a holiday party as a bundt cake or a plate of cookies. These Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies perfectly capture both the chocolate and peppermint elements ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Classic Spoon Bread

Homemade Spoonbread

Dinner rolls usually make an appearance at the Thanksgiving dinner table, along with a variety of other side dishes. I enjoy breads of all kinds with a big dinner, from whole wheat rolls to sourdough bread to spoon bread. Spoon bread is a souffle-like cornbread that, as the name suggests, should be scooped and served with a spoon, rather than sliced like regular bread. I’m ... Read More »

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