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    • 14 Aug
      Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart

      Perrin No Rules Ganache Tart

      What does dark chocolate ganache, sweet pate sucre crust and Himalayan pink salt need to complete this sweet and savory tart? A robust cinnamon and coconut beer from Perrin Brewing Company! No Rules is a porter produced by Perrin utilizing Beanilla extracts and flavorings. Beanilla coconut and cinnamon extracts mingle with a robust porter to create a truly amazing product. Not only is it a pleasure to drink, it is a delight to bake with. If you find yourself venturing into the Grand Rapids area and feel the need to have a truly amazing beer and great brewery cuisine, check out their restaurant and brewery.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Chocolate, Pastries & Tarts

    • 12 Aug
      Raspberry White Chocolate Angel Food Cake

      white chocolate ganache angel cake

      Angel food cake; a very light and airy cake often used as a base for macerated fruits and fresh whipped cream. The cake itself is often void of texture, has little crumb and more often than not tastes like you are chewing on a packing peanut. Happily, this angel food cake recipe is the complete opposite. Yes, it has all the basic components of a classic angel food cake but this cake has a definite crumb, a moist texture and the most delicious filling you will ever taste!

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cakes

    • 06 Aug
      Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

      chocolate malt cupcake

      The cupcake craze began in the late 1990’s with Magnolia Bakery in New York City, but what really launched these bite size desserts into the spotlight was the creation of Sprinkles. What began as a relatively small business in Beverly Hills grew rapidly to a full fledge cupcake empire. Barbara Streisand and Oprah Winfrey endorsed the cupcakes, after requesting 300 cupcakes be sent to the Harpo Studios for Breakfast. With Oprah, the daily production of cupcakes doubled at the Beverly Hills store. The fascination with cupcakes continues and more and more bakeries are being opened by sweet entrepreneurs excited to share their recipes with the waiting public.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cupcakes

    • 31 Jul
      Perrin No Rules Glazed Puff Pastry Donut

      Perrin No Rules Vietnamese Porter

      The donut—everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure! Cake, yeast, puff pastry, glazed, ganached or even sprinkled, we can’t seem to get enough of this confection. Cake and yeast donuts can be complicated and messy to create at home, but two sheets of puff pastry are the solution to this conundrum. Puff pastry is simple to use, easy and accessible to just about every home cook. Simply place your package of pastry into the fridge overnight to thaw. Once thawed, remove from the fridge and cut into your favorite donut shape. I chose a rectangular cutter, but your shape is only limited by your imagination.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Donut Recipes, Pastries & Tarts

    • 18 Jun
      Celebration Cookie Cake

      Celebration cookie

      Cake, the traditional offering at nearly every birthday, graduation and anniversary celebration. While I have never been known to turn down a piece of cake, I think that you may agree that after a while cake just becomes, well..... boring! Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat that just about everyone has had at one time or another. Why not bring two classics together into one delicious dessert?! A celebration dessert, worthy of anyone's big day. These cookie cakes can be customized to just about any size you need, one of two large cookie cakes for an intimate family gathering or many tiny individual cookie cakes for a large celebration.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cakes, Cookies

    • 22 Apr
      Strawberry Mint Sorbet Recipe

      Strawberry Mint Sorbet

      Beautiful ripe red strawberries are in season and they are spectacular right now! The droughts in California may have brought the cost up on these delicious beauties but it has not compromised the sweet flavor of in-season strawberries. Early April to May is typically the perfect time to enjoy strawberries. While strawberries are delicious straight from the field warmed by the beautiful spring sunshine, we love to use them in fresh fruit sorbets. We have the perfect strawberry mint sorbet recipe for you to enjoy.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts and was tagged with Strawberries

    • 19 Mar
      Chocolate Caramel Tarts

      chocolate caramel tarts

      I’m not going to lie, this is a recipe that takes a bit of time to complete. It is the perfect special occasion or dinner party dessert, sure to wow even the pickiest of dessert connoisseurs. The crumbly outer crust is the perfect vehicle for a soft and creamy caramel. The dessert is perfectly rounded out with a layer of rich and creamy chocolate ganache. The addition of our Tonga bean caviar adds a bold flavor and can easily stand up the intense flavors of chocolate and caramel. This type of vanilla will stand up to the fullest flavored desserts.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Pastries & Tarts

    • 05 Mar
      Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

      chocolate chip toffee cookies

      What is the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Is it soft and "cakey", hard and crispy, or crispy edges with a soft chewy center? Chocolate chip toffee cookies fall into the last category. Crisp and sweet around the edges but soft and chewy in the middle, this might just be the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cookies and was tagged with toffee

    • 25 Feb
      Almond Snowball Cookies

      almond snowball cookies

      Let it snow! Or maybe we shouldn’t say that too loudly here in the very snowy state of Michigan! Our headquarters are close to the Lake and the lake effect snow is always in full swing here. Baking a batch of our almond snowball cookies is the perfect way to bring the snow indoors.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cookies

    • 22 Feb
      Mint Chocolate Cookie Parfaits

      Mint Chocolate Cookie Parfait

      If you love to entertain and you are looking for a simple, delicious and beautiful dessert then look no further. Mint chocolate cookie parfaits combines the flavors of a hot cup of cocoa, the smooth and creamy filling of a cheesecake and the soft chewy texture of a cookie all in one dessert.

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cheesecake, Mini Desserts, Parfaits & Trifles and was tagged with Mint

    • 03 Feb
      Black and White Shortbread Hearts

      shortbread cookie recipe

      Valentine's day is less than 2 weeks away! Do you have something in mind for that special someone? Or are you the type that waits until the last minute, hoping for that one elusive dinner reservation? Instead of spending a fortune on roses or jewelry, why not make them a special treat? Black and white shortbread hearts are so simple to make and can be arranged in a special box, stuffed with pink tissue paper and tied up with a bright red bow. What valentine could resist such a sweet gesture!?

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cookies

    • 28 Oct
      How to Cut Open, Scrape, and Use a Vanilla Bean

      How to Use a Vanilla Bean

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      This post was posted in Vanilla Recipes, Vanilla: How-tos & Recipes

    • 10 Oct
      Dried Vanilla Beans? Plump Them Up!

      Dried Vanilla Beans

      Plumping vanilla beans in vodka or rum is a great way to use, store and even reconstitute dried vanilla beans. Plumping vanilla beans not only keeps them moist and fresh for up to six months, it also makes harvesting the vanilla bean caviar simple and easy! Plumping the beans softens the inner seeds into a kind of paste that is easer to work with unlike an unsoaked vanilla bean. With a simple squeeze, you can empty the vanilla bean of its seeds in very little time. If you have never seen or heard of this technique, below is the simple step by step process. Plus, we included a delicious and simple vanilla whipped cream recipe once your plumped beans are ready!

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      This post was posted in Vanilla Recipes, Vanilla: How-tos & Recipes

    • 18 Sep
      Oatmeal Creme Pies

      Oatmeal creme pie recipe

      Who doesn't love oatmeal creme pies? With their two soft oatmeal like cookies sandwiched between a layer of vanilla creme, Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies were a staple in my lunchbox growing up. One of my favorite ways to eat them was to pull off the top cookie layer and fold over the second cookie onto the layer of creme. This created the perfect double stuffed creme pie! Now that I’m older (and supposedly wiser), I have found myself reading more and more labels on food products. All of the processed foods that we grew up with as children are packed with so many preservatives and food additives. Including those delicious Little Debbie's that I enjoyed so much as a child. What a downer!

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      This post was posted in Baking Recipes, Cookies, Pies

    • 30 Aug
      Vanilla Cookie Cheesecake

      Vanilla Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

      Creamy, tangy, sweet, rich and decadent - all adjectives associated with delicious cheesecake. Vanilla cookie cheesecake is the epitome of all these. The tangy cream cheese blends perfectly with a buttery and crunchy graham cracker crust, while a swirl of sweet and spicy Biscoff cookie spread adds a delicious sweetness to the cake.

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