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Orange Chiffon Cake

An Easy, Citrus Spiked Orange Chiffon Cake Chiffon cakes are often baked in angel food cake pans so they look quite similar. Chiffon ...

Flourless_Apple Tea Cake

Apple Tea Cake with Maple Glaze

A Simple Apple Cake to Make Now We love the rustic nature of this apple tea cake: the look, the ease of preparation, ...

Cookies n Cream Cheesecake-4_2

Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

Cookies ‘n Cream is Now One of America’s Most Popular Flavors   Over the top? Yes, in all of the ways that I love. ...

Fudge Ripple Monster Bars-2_2

Fudge Ripple Monster Bars

Huge Bar Cookies with a Fudge Ripple in the Center   I typically think of fudge ripple making an appearance in ice cream, but ...

chocolate gravy

Chocolate Gravy

That’s Right: CHOCOLATE GRAVY! I got an advanced copy of Francine Bryson’s new book Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen and ...

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Turtle Cake Roll

All The Turtle Candy Flavors in a Cake Roll Rolled cakes are fun to make and always impress; the swirl of filling always ...

Orange Chiffon Cake

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Apple Tea Cake with Maple Glaze

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Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

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Fudge Ripple Monster Bars

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Chocolate Gravy

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Turtle Cake Roll

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Perfecting Pie Crust with Evan Kleiman at Craftsy

crimping crust

Craftsy Has a Fabulous Class on Pie Crust This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. What is it about pie crust? The prospect of making it strikes fear in bakers. I learned by watching my Nana and she never measured. She would scoop flour…..

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Baking & Dessert Contests: How to Win!

winning coconut pudding

How to Win a Baking Contest I judged a pudding contest yesterday. I am still full – but such is the plight of the judge. What I wanted to do here was write about how you, as a contestant, can have a better chance at winning. Of course many contests are for fun and/or charity,…..

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rice pudding with pomegranate

An Exotic Cardamom and Pomegranate Rice Pudding Recipe This recipe uses our basic rice pudding and adds cardamom, which lends an exotic and sophisticated flavor. The rice pudding can be made a day ahead, but the brilliant red pomegranate sauce is best used right away. Print Cardamom Rice Pudding with Pomegranate Sauce Author: Dédé Wilson Makes: Makes…..

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A Western Massachusetts Locavore Tart Pears grow locally and neighbor Mary Nelen tries to bake and cook as locally as possible. She blogs about her adventures at Valley Locavore. This tart features her Homemade Butter and is a little sweet and a little savory with a hint of rosemary.

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Eating Like a Locavore in The Pioneer Valley Mary Nelen writes a blog called the Valley Locavore here near the Test Kitchen in Western, MA. If you have never made butter, read through her recipe and you might be surprised at how easy it is. We highly recommend trying to source raw milk. Of course…..

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crepe batter

Crêpe Batter is Easy to Make in a Blender Crêpes are easy and versatile. Leave out the sugar and these work well with savory fillings as well. They also freeze well making them a great component for party needs. The crêpe batter must rest so that the gluten in the flour relaxes a bit, so…..

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lace crepes

Crêpes Take on a New Look This was inspired by a photograph. People often ask me how recipes come about, and sometimes it is as simple as seeing a dish so visually compelling, that I cannot wait to bring it to life in my kitchen. And for such an impressive looking dessert, this is quite…..

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Upside Down Cake Takes on a New Shape Brooks Tropicals is a Florida based company that offers quality tropical fruits and vegetable and their website has tons of tips and usage information on the produce they carry as well as recipes, such as this upside down cake. The recipe calls for a 9×13 pan, but…..

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Baguette_2

Make a True French Style Baguette at Home Many home bread bakers aspire to make crispy, crackly baguettes at home. Orwashers has been making bread for 100 years and now some of their tried and true techniques are included in Orwashers Artisan Bread. The book focuses on local ingredients and old word techniques. This recipe…..

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A Fig Conserve from Paulding & Company Paulding & Company is a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding. My daughter Ravenna Wilson is also a baker so I know first hand how rewarding and fun it can be to bake with a loved one!  Their goal is…..

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