Baking Bites

Salted Butterscotch Coconut Blondies

Salted Butterscotch Coconut Blondies

Brownies and blondies are always crowd-pleasers, and while you might think of them as lunchbox snacks, I often bake them for more “grown-up” gatherings, as well. These Salted Butterscotch Coconut
One-Bowl Strawberry Bread

One-Bowl Strawberry Bread

Banana bread, or banana loaf cake, is probably the first quick bread that comes to mind when you think of making a loaf using lots of fruit. This One-Bowl Strawberry Bread is a quick bread that is
How to Use Fresh Pineapple in an Upside Down Cake

How to Use Fresh Pineapple in an Upside Down Cake

A classic pineapple upside down cake is made with rings of canned pineapple and has maraschino cherries placed into the center of each ring. I typically leave out the cherries – unless cherries are an
Pineapple Upside Down Banana Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Banana Cake

A traditional pineapple upside down cake has a layer of caramelized pineapple sitting atop a sponge cake or a vanilla cake. These relatively “plain” cakes are a great base to show off other flavors,
Apple & Blackberry Crumble

Apple & Blackberry Crumble

You can’t go wrong with a fruit crumble when you want a simple and satisfying dessert. Fruit crumbles fall into the comfort food category to me, largely because they were a staple in my house when I
Raspberry Creme Brulee

Raspberry Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is a dessert that we all love to indulge in from time to time. The delicate custard combined with a crisp, caramelized sugar crust is a match made in heaven. Often, creme brulees are
How to Choose a Rolling Pin

How to Choose a Rolling Pin

Rolling pins are an essential piece of kitchen equipment for a variety of different cooking tasks. You need them to roll out pie dough, puff pastry and cookie dough for cut-out cookies. They can also
Honey Roasted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honey Roasted Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honey roasted peanuts have long been a favorite snack food of mine, though I admit that I don’t have them all that often. The peanuts have crisp coating that is both salty and sweet, making them
7 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Mother’s Day

7 Amazing Pancake Recipes for Mother’s Day

The most popular meal for Mother’s Day is brunch, and even restaurants that don’t usually offer a brunch menu tend to roll one out just for that day. Brunch is a fun meal, one where you can eat cake
Lemon Vanilla French Toast

Lemon Vanilla French Toast

French toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods. Not only is it delicious, but there are an almost endless number of variations that you can put on the basic combination of eggs, milk and bread.
Baking Bites for Craftsy: Breakfast Puff Pastry Egg Tarts

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Breakfast Puff Pastry Egg Tarts

When I think about breakfast foods, I think about something that is relatively easy to make. When I think about brunch foods, I think of dishes that are a little bit more time consuming to make or a
Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key lime pie is a wonderful summertime dessert that I always enjoy making. Not only is it easy to put together, but the zesty and creamy filling is completely satisfying with every bite, thanks to its
How to Make a Mint Julep

How to Make a Mint Julep

A mint julep is a classic cocktail that has become one of the symbols of the Kentucky Derby, largely because it has been the official drink of the race for nearly 100 years. The cocktail is made with
6 Sweet Treats to Make for Cinco de Mayo

6 Sweet Treats to Make for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de May has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture – including the food and drinks of our southern neighbor. Mexican restaurants are usually packed and lots of both restaurants and bars offer
Blackberries & Cream Coffee Cake

Blackberries & Cream Coffee Cake

Coffee cakes are a wonderful category of baked good because they give you a license to eat dessert for breakfast. Coffee cakes are not typically frosted, instead they are frequently topped off with
How to Keep Brown Sugar Soft

How to Keep Brown Sugar Soft

Brown sugar can become hard when exposed to air, making it difficult to measure and to incorporate into recipes. As delicious as it is, you don’t really want to find a chunk of unincorporated brown
Pineapple Julius Smoothie

Pineapple Julius Smoothie

When warmer weather rolls around, I find myself making smoothies and milkshakes on a regular basis. They’re not only a delicious way to cool down, but they’re filling enough to stand in for a meal
Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Tea Cakes

Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Tea Cakes

Macadamia nuts and white chocolate are a match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. Macadamia nuts can go well with a wide variety of ingredients, of course, but their buttery nuttiness pairs
Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Use Pastry Flour

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Use Pastry Flour

There are all kinds of flours to choose from when it comes to baking, and what you have in your pantry will largely be determined by the types of treats that you bake. All purpose flour is a staple
Cinnamon Raisin Granola Cookies

Cinnamon Raisin Granola Cookies

I enjoy any cookie that includes oatmeal in the dough. Oatmeal is wonderfully nutty that adds an extra layer of flavor to a dough, as well as adding texture to finished cookies. These Cinnamon Raisin