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Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

Thanksgiving Dessert: Yeehaw and Buttermilk Pie with Fresh Cranberry Compote

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Buttermilk Pie? What? It sounds weird, but apparently it has a cult-like following in the longhorn state. It’s essentially a simple buttermilk and brown sugar custard pie, often flavored with a bit of vanilla and sometimes citrus zest. Kim Laidlaw decided to take it upon herself to come up with the ultimate version for the holidays.

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Prince Charles: Organic Innovator, Biscuit Maker

Prince Charles: Organic Innovator, Biscuit Maker

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two decades ago, the heir to the throne of England foresaw the potential and value in organic agriculture. The first product Duchy Originals launched was the Oaten Biscuit, and it’s still a top seller today.

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Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

BAB goes around the Bay to find out which scoop shop licks the competition for this favorite seasonal flavor.

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Food Mash-Ups: The Most Popular Combos of the (Dying?) Craze

Food Mash-Ups: The Most Popular Combos of the (Dying?) Craze

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The food mash-up craze — combining two (or more) items into one — has very nearly run its course. Here are some of the most popular food mash-ups.

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5 Bites: Dollars to Delicious Doughnuts in the East Bay

5 Bites: Dollars to Delicious Doughnuts in the East Bay

| October 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

Whether you want fancy or no-frills, the East Bay’s got a doughnut for you. Here’s five of my favorite places where I get my fried dough fix.

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DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

| October 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Candy corn doesn’t have to come from the store. Homemade candy corn, flavored with honey and vanilla, is easy to make and is far better than the waxy grocery store candies. Learn how to DIY your Halloween with a recipe by Kate Williams.

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Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.

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Google+ Hangout Alert! Make Chocolate Truffles with Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates

Google+ Hangout Alert! Make Chocolate Truffles with Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Thursday September 26 at noon, Bay Area Bites will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with Chuck Siegel to demonstrate how to make Paves – Classic Chocolate Truffle. Find out how to participate!

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Forget Cronuts: London’s ‘Townies’ Take on Hybrid-Dessert Craze

Forget Cronuts: London’s ‘Townies’ Take on Hybrid-Dessert Craze

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

While New Yorkers line up for the cronut, a croissant-doughnut cross, in London, a tartlet-brownie mashup called the townie is now the rage. Social media is helping to drive these hybrid-food fads, industry watchers say, but how they ultimately impact the bottom line depends on whether purveyors can be more than one-trick ponies.

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5 Bites: Get The Scoop On East Bay Ice Cream

5 Bites: Get The Scoop On East Bay Ice Cream

| August 13, 2013 | 3 Comments

Check out this list of newer ice cream spots in the East Bay that draw upon organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.

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Can Chocolate Boost Brain Health? Don’t Binge Just Yet

Can Chocolate Boost Brain Health? Don’t Binge Just Yet

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A study that seems to suggest a daily cocoa habit helps aid the brain doesn’t actually tell us much. But don’t fret, chocoholics. Other research offers more promising evidence of the health benefits of chocolate.

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The San Francisco Cronut (or CroNot): Finding, Sampling and Taste Testing Donut-Croissants

The San Francisco Cronut (or CroNot): Finding, Sampling and Taste Testing Donut-Croissants

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Cronuts (or CroNots) have finally made their way to the Bay Area — and it turns out they were, secretly, already here. We do a taste test and tell you where to get the sweet treats before the craze passes.

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Cobbled Together: American Fruit Desserts

Cobbled Together: American Fruit Desserts

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

The versatility of the cobbler family of desserts allows you to experiment with various combinations of summer fruit and swap in biscuit or pie dough, depending on what you have on hand. After all, you’re cobbling it together. If the shoe fits, wear it.

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Move Over, Dippin’ Dots: 5 Futuristic Ice Creams

Move Over, Dippin’ Dots: 5 Futuristic Ice Creams

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ice cream has come a long way since Dippin’ Dots emerged in 1987. From edible wrappings to foie gras flavors, innovators are shaking up the traditional dessert.

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