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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 »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake

When you think of upside down cakes, you probably think of pineapple upside down cake, but you can actually use almost any fruit to make an upside down cakes. I made a Cara Cara Orange Upside Down Cake over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) that is a real showstopper and ideal for putting in-season citrus to good use. Caramelized oranges on top of the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pecan Raisin Baked Apples

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pecan Raisin Baked Apples

In the mood for an apple dessert and don’t want to go to the trouble of baking a pie? Don’t have enough apples on hand to make a traditional apple crumble? If so, consider making baked apples instead! Baked apples are apples are stuffed with a filling that could include sweeteners, granola, dried fruit and nuts (to name just a few) and baked until they ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to make Vol au Vents

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Vol au Vents

No matter what kind of entertaining you are doing, you always need some finger foods to get the party started. Appetizers can serve as the primary fare for a casual cocktail party, or simply start off the night for a more formal gathering. They can be sweet or savory, but the ideal party foods are finger foods that don’t require a knife a fork to ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

The centerpiece of my holiday dinner on Christmas is usually a big ham, as opposed to the turkey that I make on Thanksgiving. I always pick out a ham large enough to ensure that I will have some leftovers, because leftover ham – especially my Brown Sugar & Whiskey Glazed Ham – makes a great addition to everything from soups to sandwiches. One particularly delicious ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don’t Bother Me) Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don't Bother Me) Pie

When you think of molasses, you probably think of gingerbread and spice cakes. Molasses is a wonderful sweetener with a rich, bittersweet flavor that is often paired with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with doubling down on spices, that isn’t the only way to enjoy molases. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for ... Read More »

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