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Carrot Cake Friands

Carrot Cake Friands

Friands are little cakes that are related to French financiers. They’re dense little cakes made with egg whites and ground almonds that have a dense, buttery texture that reminds me a bit of a bite-sized pound cake. Like muffins, friands are incredibly versatile and a basic recipe can be transformed into almost any flavor. I often bake carrot cakes in the springtime and this weekend, ... Read More »

6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes to Celebrate Easter

6 Great Carrot Cake Recipes for Celebrating Easter

Carrot cake is one of my traditional bakes around Easter. As much as I love chocolate, I always like to serve a dessert (both at brunch and dinner) that doesn’t have chocolate in it to offer an alternative to, or a break from, the richness of Easter basket candy. These cakes and bakes all contain carrot and are wonderful desserts any time of the year, ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Flower Petits Fours Pan

Nordic Ware Flower Petits Fours Pan

I find that I bring home fresh flowers (or pick them, when I can) on a regular basis during the spring. While the stores are still full of flowers during the winter, the change in season really makes me want to bring a little more of nature indoors. Another way to decorate with flowers is to use a specialty pan to turn ordinary teacakes into ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No Knead Hot Cross Buns

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No Knead Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The yeasted, spiced buns are decorated with a little cross as a symbol of Easter, though I know more than a few friends who simply consider them to be a yummy part of spring. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for my Easy, No-Knead Hot Cross Buns that will make a ... Read More »

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The fluffy, spiced buns are made with a yeasted dough and typically include mix-ins like currants, raisins and candied citrus. They are one of those recipes that I only make once every year – and there are times that I skip them because I just don’t have the time. These Hot Cross Bun Muffins are a ... Read More »

Oreo Eggs, reviewed

Oreo Eggs, reviewed

A few months ago, I learned that Cadbury was selling Oreo creme-filled chocolate eggs in Canada. Some early pictures made it look as though the cookies n’ cream creme filling would be soft, much like that of a Cadbury creme egg, though pictures of the product in stores showed a firmer center. Oreo fans in the US began to clamor for a taste of this ... Read More »

Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms, reviewed

Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms, reviewed

M&Ms have been sharing seasonal colors and flavors for much longer than some brands, but they’re starting to get a lot more creative with the seasonal flavors that they’re packing up for us. One of their most recent launches is vanilla cupcake-flavored candy, an addition to their spring lineup this year. The Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms have a white chocolate center and come in pastel pink, ... Read More »

Peeps Filled Delights Triple Chocolate & Vanilla Caramel Brownie, reviewed

Peeps Filled Delights Triple Chocolate & Vanilla Caramel, reviewed

Peeps are one of the most recognizable Easter candies out there – and that should be no surprise, since the marshmallowy treats have been around for decades. In recent years, we’ve seen a variety of colors and flavors be added to the Peeps lineup, including different shapes for holidays throughout the year. One new item I spotted this year are Peeps Filled Delights, which have ... Read More »

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