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  • 4 Apple Inspired Desserts Just in Time for Apple Picking Season
    August 25, 2021 Frankie F.

    4 Apple Inspired Desserts Just in Time for Apple Picking Season

    There's no shortage of tasty ways to enjoy fresh autumn apples. From apple crisps and cobblers, apple pies and tarts, apple doughnuts, apple cakes, and cheesecake, let's turn this fall's apple harvest into a myriad of sweet delights.

    We've got 4 apple dessert recipes to die for: Apple Caramel Cheesecake, Applesauce Doughnuts, Caramel Apple Crisp, and Apple Cider Bourbon Bundt® Cake. And of course, all the tools to help you speed up prep time, along with the bakeware to ensure perfectly baked results every time.
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  • Spritz Cookies for Every Occasion!
    August 5, 2021 Frankie F.

    Spritz Cookies for Every Occasion!

    Here's a cookie making tool we're glad to have in our baking drawer. With a dozen decorative disks, OXO's Cookie Press is ready for any celebration, as well as, rainy-day cookie bake offs with the whole family. 

    Enjoy 4 fool-proof spritz cookies recipes, including a classic cream cheese spritz cookie and several helpful tips on how to get the most out of your cookie press. PLUS, two methods for multi-colored cookie press cookies!

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  • No Knead Dutch Oven Bread
    April 5, 2021 Frankie F.

    No Knead Dutch Oven Bread

    This is our take on the classic no knead bread baked in a Dutch oven. The longer fermentation time helps create the structure of the bread, and the addition of apple cider vinegar adds a yeasty tang similar to a sourdough. Note that this recipe is sized for a 5-1/2 quart round Le Creuset Dutch oven which makes a loaf that is suitably sized for 4-5 people.
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  • Irish Eyes Will Be Smiling When You Serve These Three St. Patrick's Day Favorites.
    March 4, 2021 Frankie F.

    Irish Eyes Will Be Smiling When You Serve These Three St. Patrick's Day Favorites.

    We are pretty sure this Slow Cooker Corned Beef with Sweet Mustard Glaze recipe will steal your heart away, too. Add this easy-to-make Dubliner-Dill Skillet Irish Soda Bread to soak it all up with. And when they ask, what's for afters (Irish slang for dessert) tell them a nice slice of Malted Guinness Chocolate Cake with Baileys Frosting.

    Okay let's crack-on we've got some cooking to do.

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  • World's Best Steak Marinade, No Kidding.
    February 12, 2021 Frankie F.

    World's Best Steak Marinade, No Kidding.

    You will never need to look for another steak marinade recipe again. A marinade can make or break your steaks. With so many flavor combinations, it can be hard to decipher the best marinades. So what is absolutely necessary in a steak marinade?  An acidic marinade will help break down the muscle fibers, making the steak tender and cut like butter.

    Pair this marinade with a durable cast iron pan and get ready to cut into the world's best steak! 

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  • Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
    February 4, 2021 Frankie F.

    Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

    Everyone loves jalapeño poppers. And everything is better wrapped in bacon, especially cream cheese jalapeño poppers!

    A fresh jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar - what's not to love? You can impress your family and loved ones even more with these bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers; after all, everything is better when it's wrapped in bacon. Serve these savory boys up at your Super Bowl party this year!

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  • Valentine's Day Cookies
    January 29, 2021 Frankie F.

    Valentine's Day Cookies

    Sugar Cookies Cut-Outs.

    This simple to make sugar cookie recipe is perfect for many occasions. Your only limitation is the cookie cutters you have on hand and how much time you want to spend decorating.

    This 5-Piece Nested Heart Cookie Cutter Set is perfect for many occasion including Valentine's Day. They come neatly nested in a round metal box that keeps them from getting bent or lost in your kitchen drawers. Pair this cutter set with our Snowflake, Christmas, Ugly Sweater, Dog Bone, Circles, Numbers, and Alphabet cookie cutter sets and you'll be ready to make cookies for any occasion!

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  • Bake Someone Happy this Valentine's Day.
    January 27, 2021 Frankie F.

    Bake Someone Happy this Valentine's Day.

    For those of you who don't want to bother with fancy decorations here are two fabulous scratch cakes that offer big flavor without all the fuss. You simply can't go wrong with either of these easy-to-make cakes.

    Classic flavors shine in these two cakes, because we put the focus on the ingredients that go into the cake, like rum and apple and orange and vanilla.

    We simplified the presentation too! Dust with powdered sugar after cooled, then give each slice a generous dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream before serving. It's ALMOST as good as a hug.

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