Archive for: May 2014

Graduation Party Ideas on a Budget

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Baking, Entertaining Ideas

If you’re anything like us, you have a handful of graduation announcements and open house invitations posted all over the refrigerator door. Maybe you have a high school graduate this year yourself! If you’re in need of graduation party ideas, no need to search high and low for the best tips to keep costs down. Give your…
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Tips for Gluten-Free Baking

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 in Allergy Free, Baking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks

Whether you’re gluten-free for medical reasons or you just want to avoid the “wheat belly,” baking with alternative flours can be a challenge. There are plenty of gluten-free recipes online, but what if you want to create a gluten-free version of your grandma’s signature banana bread? These handy tips can help you do just that,…
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World Baking Day: Celebrating the Universal Appeal of Dessert

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Baking, Dessert
Tortona, Italy Muffins & Co.

When you think of baking in Italy, you might envision cannoli and rustic loaves of hearty bread. But Giovanna Coni’s Muffins & Co. is not your typical Italian bakery. In fact, except for its location in the Northern Italian city of Tortona, Muffins & Co. isn’t an Italian bakery at all. Brimming with cupcakes, brownies…
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Makeover An All-American Favorite

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Chocolate!, Dessert
Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! If there’s one all-American treat that everyone can, and should, master it’s the basic chocolate chip cookie.  Aside from the fact that they are way better than the packaged alternative, nothing will give you instant baker credibility like homemade cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic, and a good…
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Strawberry Piña Colada Pie

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Pie

This tropics-inspired Strawberry Piña Colada Pie made its debut at the inaugural Rev event in Indianapolis. Rev, a fundraiser for the Methodist Health Foundation and Indiana University Health, brought in more than forty restaurants and caterers, five bands and two celebrity chefs to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A food-centered event for a cause? Count us…
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Mexican Skillet Corn Cake

Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Bloggers, Cake
Mexican Skillet Corn Cake

Did Cinco De Mayo come and go too quickly? Keep the celebrating going this weekend with a Mexican Skillet Corn Cake! This might look like a traditional all-American cornbread, but it’s far from it. This is more of a moist cake with the addition of corn, brown sugar, and sweetened condensed milk. The flavors are…
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10 Cooking Tips for College Grads

Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks
10 Cooking Tips for College Graduates

  1. Get yourself a slow cooker. Sure, it’s not glamorous, but with this kitchen workhorse you’ll have the next best thing to Mom’s home-cooking ready and waiting when you get home. 2. Invest in a few good knives. Nothing makes chopping more frustrating and downright dangerous than cheap, dull cutlery. The basics–a paring knife,…
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