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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Homemade truffles are the perfect treat when you need a little indulgence in your life and these┬áDark Chocolate Champagne Truffles are even more decadent than most. I’m sharing the recipe for these wonderful truffles over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!!) right now, so you can make them for yourself, for loved ones or as an alternative to more commercial Easter candies this year. The ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Palmiers are one of the easiest pastries to make because they require just two ingredients: store-bought puff pastry and sugar. You can make puff pastry from scratch and end up with fantastic palmiers, but store bought pastries are consistent and convenient, so I usually reach for that. The trickiest part of making palmiers is shaping them, as you need to pack plenty of sugar between ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Green Velvet Bundt Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Green Velvet Bundt Cake

The color green is closely associated with St Patrick’s Day and that makes it a great opportunity to play with food coloring and infuse some color into your desserts! Red velvet cake is one of the most colorful desserts out there and, this year, I started with that classic recipe as a base to create this Green Velvet Bundt Cake – and I’m sharing the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Anyone who has been reading Baking Bites for a while will know that I’m a big cookies n’ cream fan. Not only do I keep an eye out for all those limited edition Oreos, but I’ve been known to use both regular and limited edition cookies in everything from scones to cheesecakes. Cookies n’ cream cupcakes are another way to enjoy these classic black and ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cherry Almond Biscotti

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cherry Almond Biscotti

Almost any cookie can be paired with coffee, but there is something about biscotti that is just a little bit better than most. It could be because the crisp, twice-baked cookies hold up to dipping, or that their long, thin shapes are ideal for nibbling on while you savor your drink. I’ve made them in a wide variety of different flavors and enjoy each and ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Making Muffins Mini

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Muffins Mini

Mini cupcakes are cute, bite sized desserts, but they’re not the only baked goods that can be made mini. One of my favorite miniature treats are mini muffins. They’re ideal for serving at brunches and other breakfast occasions because they satisfy your desire for a baked good while still leaving plenty of room for eggs and other brunch items. Full size muffins can be quite ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Truffle Brownies

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Truffle Brownies

I love making chocolate treats for friends and family around Valentine’s Day. Sure, there are a lot of great chocolates out there that you can buy to celebrate (and indulge) the holiday, but there is always something a little more special about homemade goodies. Chocolate truffles, which are easy to make and always delicious, are a natural choice if you’re looking for a homemade treat. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus

Baking Bites for Craftsy: All About Citrus!

I use citrus all year round, but citrus season is in the winter and early spring and that is when everything from limes to tangerines are at their peak. Citrus fruits are very versatile because they are several ways that you can pull flavor from them. You can use the zest for a pungent oil, the juice for its bright sweetness or the whole fruit ... Read More »

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