Handmade Chocolate Lollipops

Handmade Chocolate Lollipops

  When I first moved to North Carolina, I worked in a bakery owned by a young lady who had studied at a top culinary school. She knew a lot of cool tricks, which made a job that started at 6am seem like a lot more fun for me. One day she made a chocolate design to go on top of a cake. I couldn’t take my eyes off the process! I’ve modified it somewhat…

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What happens when you use Crisco instead of butter in cookies?

What happens when you use Crisco instead of butter in cookies?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you use Crisco instead of butter in your favorite cookie recipe? I have, but am always freaked out to get an unexpected result when all I want is a cookie. (I’m picky – they must be unpuffy, dense, yummy cookies for me!) The other night, I started making my favorite chocolate chip cookies and realized I didn’t have enough butter to complete the job. But I DID have…

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