Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, reviewed

It was more than six years ago when Trader Joe’s released its first gluten free brownie mix. At the time, gluten free baking wasn’t as commonplace as it is now and the mix was one very easy way to quickly mix up a gluten free chocolate treat. Fast forwarding to today, Trader Joe’s has recently added a new Baker Josef’s...more

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

It is easy to imagine making some foods. For instance, you can probably picture yourself making Homemade Girl Scout Cookies, Homemade Oreos or a version of your favorite muffin from the local coffee shop. It is not as easy to imagine yourself making some other products at home – but with a little bit of time and the proper ingredients, you can really make almost anything ....more

Pineapple Sponge Cake

I love foam cakes because their light, airy texture makes them both fun to make and fun to eat. Foam cakes are types of cakes that are leavened primarily with beaten eggs or egg whites. When eggs are beaten at high speeds, they build a foam made up of tiny bubbles that is held together by the proteins in the eggs ....more

Flavor Flours

While all purpose flour continues to be the most widely used flour when it comes to baking, it certainly isn’t the only option that you have when you want to bake up some delicious dishes. Over the past several years, the popularity of non-wheat flours has skyrocketed. It is now easier than ever to find these “alternative” flours in the baking sections of regular markets, where you once had to track them down at specialty stores if you wanted to give them a try ....more

Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The next time that you need a little chocolate fix, I recommend giving these Low Fat Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies a try. They are a great everyday sort of cookie, and I mean that in the best way possible. They don’t require any special ingredients or any special prep work ....more

Now Available for Pre-Order – Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar

While I spend most of my time in the kitchen, baked goods aren’t the only thing that I make. I make salads, pasta dishes, steaks and tiki drinks. Yes, you heard that right: tiki drinks ....more

Customizable Cookie Stamp

I have seen all kinds of cookie stamps on the market over the past few years. As their name stages, cookie stamps allow you to easily stamp a message or a design onto unbaked cookes, just as you might mark a peanut butter cookie with a cross-hatch pattern with a fork. The stamps can be a lot of fun to use because they allow you get a lot of detail onto your cookie – something that you just don’t get with traditional cookie cutters alone ....more

White Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate lava cakes are one of the world’s great indulgences, and I love to make them at home any time I feel like treating myself to a special chocolate treat. They’re not difficult to make, but they have to be eaten as soon as they come out of the oven, so they’re more time-sensitive than most desserts. The typical chocolate lava cake is made with dark chocolate for a rich chocolate truffle flavor ....more

Bites from other Blogs

Caramel corn is a treat that I find is dangerous to keep in my kitchen, since I tend to eat it much, much faster than I would like. As if ordinary caramel corn weren’t addictive enough, Cookie Madness cooked up some Bourbon Caramel Corn that sounds even more delicious. The caramel used to coat the popcorn has a generous splash of bourbon that adds a lot of complexity to this snack ....more

Cook’s Country Reviews Nonstick Cooking Sprays

Nonstick cooking spray is one of the least glamorous – and most functional – items in the kitchen. Spraying on a thin layer of vegetable oil is much more efficient than greasing a pan by hand and uses much less oil over all. Most cooking sprays are aerosols, which means that small particles of oil are suspended in gas, which propels them out of the can ....more