Dunkin’ Donuts Brand Bakery Series Giveaway

February 28, 2014
Dunkin Donuts Coffee

One of my favorite forms of aromatherapy is going to Dunkin’ Donuts and taking in the sweet smell of glazed, chocolate, jelly donuts and coffee all at once. It’s kind of a luxury since our Dunkin’ Donut shop is on the other side of town, but I have what may be the next best thing: […]

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Scratch Strawberry Layer Cake With Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

February 26, 2014
Strawberry Layer Cake

If you’re in the mood to bake a strawberry cake, here’s a scratch recipe flavored with 2 cups of pureed strawberries and a dash of strawberry extract. It’s a nice change from the popular doctored cake mix versions made with white cake mix and strawberry gelatin. It doesn’t have that same hot pink color, but […]

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Individual Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Casseroles

February 24, 2014
The Hatch Chile Store

It feels strange telling you about a Hatch chile dish in February, but that’s exactly what I’m doing thanks to the people at The Hatch Chile Store, who ship these fantastic fruity and hot chiles all over the country.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Scones Made With Lemon Pudding Mix

February 23, 2014
lemon scone

I’ve used pudding mix in several recipes including lemon muffins, but I never thought to try it in scones until recently when I saw a copycat version of the Starbucks scones. That recipe calls for vanilla pudding, and since I’d purchased several boxes of lemon pudding mix for some reason (I think I was going […]

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Thick Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Made With Wondra Flour

February 20, 2014

I hadn’t planned on having a sugar cookie baking marathon this week, but I was tired of chocolate and felt like experimenting. Specifically, I wanted to see if using Wondra in cut-out cookies would make a difference.  The answer?  Well, I think it was yes!

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Quick Coconut Cream and Pineapple Pie

February 19, 2014
Coconut Cream and Pineapple Pie

A few months ago I found some Eagle Brand in the pantry and decided to try their quick butterscotch cream pie recipe. Because it was an easy “convenience” pie, I figured it would be good, but not great. Well, it totally exceeded my expectations and I made a mental note to try a coconut variation. […]

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Cookies For Presidents Day

February 17, 2014
Cindy McCain Cookies

Happy President’s Day, Everyone! To celebrate, here are a few cookie recommendations. First, a cookie attributed to Cindy McCain. It’s adapted from one of the old First Lady cookie showdowns and it is terrific. Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies If you’re in the mood for something without oats, I recommend Michelle Obama’s White and Dark Chocolate Cookies. […]

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Sour Cream Banana Bread

February 14, 2014

This isn’t a very Valentine’s Dayish recipe, but if you happen to have some bread flour and some over-rip bananas, I think you’ll appreciate it.  It’s a banana bread recipe with sour cream for tenderness and bread flour for structure.

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