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Little bee is a small bakery born from a love of baking. Everything is handmade and from 'scratch'. It's a great feeling to know people enjoy something you have made.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Proud Sponsor

This month we are sponsoring a local Breast Cancer walk in Mizner Park. If you live in the area, please think about registering for a good cause. For more information, please click on the American Cancer Society link to the right of the page.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Comfort Foods Made Easy!


Chicken and Dumplings -
This is so quick and so delicious. Here is what you need:
1 32oz can of low sodium chicken broth, 1 14.5oz. can low sodium chicken broth, 3 cups of cubed cooked chicken (about 1 1/5 lb.), 1 10 3/4oz. can of cream of chicken soup, 1/4 tsp poultry seasoning, and 1 10oz. can of refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits.
Stir together the first five ingredients in a dutch oven over med-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often for about 15 minutes.
Place the biscuits on a lightly floured surface and roll each biscuit to about 1/8" thickness. and cut in half.
Bring heat back up to med-high and let mixture come to a low boil. Then drop the biscuits in the broth and lower heat back down to low. Biscuits should take about 15 minutes to cook.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Homemade Biscuit Tips

A homemade biscuit is always better! When you are cutting out your biscuits, never twist the cutter as this seals the edges of the biscuits and prevents them from rising. Instead, just press straight down and pull up. Always flour your counter generously as well as your hands and the cutter's edge. This will assist in the straight up and down cuts. Good Luck!

Going Hybrid Tastes SOOO Good!


The All New Hybrid Brownie...OH SO GOOD! What makes this brownie a hybrid...the combination of different textures and flavors. The rich chocolate combined with the smoothness of a mousse and texture of meringue are divine. I made this for my family and friends and everyone loved it! This is a real winner dessert.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Picking the Perfect Watermelon


A watermelon that has been allowed to ripen on the ground in the sun will have a nice creamy yellow spot. The skin of the melon should be smooth and blemish free. The watermelon should feel heavy as it is mostly water. So pick your favorite and enjoy its refreshing sweetness!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Win a FREE 3-Tier Tower of Cookies


Do you know someone who could use a little sweetener? Just write your post here in 100 words or less about the person you believe deserves a 3-Tier Tower of delicious cookies.
To be considered for the contest, you must post by August 1st. The winner will be announced by August 8th. The winner receives a 3-tier cookie tower of their choosing at a value of up to $48.00.
Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Beat the Heat with Summer Fruits


I saw this recipe in a magazine. It looks and sounds so refreshing. WATERMELON - MINT MARGARITAS.
You will need the following: *4 c. seeded and chopped watermelon, *1/2 c. tequila, *1/4 c. sugar, *1 tbsp grated lime rind, *1/4 c. fresh lime juice (about 3 limes), *2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves. (extra lime juice and sugar aside for glass rims).
Place watermelon on a cookie sheet in a single layer and freeze. Process the frozen watermelon tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice and dip in sugar. Pour the slush into the glasses and serve!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

July's Recipe


Crumb Top Apple Pie

There's nothing more American than Apple Pie, so why not bake one for your 4th of July celebration! This is an awesome pie with a brown sugar crumble topping.
Crust
*1 c. flour, *1/2 tsp salt, *1/3 c. chilled solid vegetable shortening, *1/4 c. ice water
Mix together flour and salt and with a pasty blender or two knives, cut in the shortening. Mix until coarse crumbs form.
Add the water, small amounts at a time. Mix with a fork, until a dough forms. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, roll dough to about a 12" circle. Place over a 9" pie pan and trim the excess, leaving 1" overhang. Roll up the edge and pinch with fingers.

Filling
*7 medium Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced very thin, *1/2 c. granulated sugar, *1 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon, *1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, *1/4 tsp salt
Mix all the ingredients together and spoon into crust!

Topping
*3/4 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar, *3/4 cup all-purpose flour, *1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, *1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, *1/3 c. chilled butter, cut into small pieces
Mix together the brown sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Using a pasty blender or two knives, cut butter into mixture until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle over the apples evenly.

Bake at 400 on the lowest rack position for about 35 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. If pie starts to over-brown, cover loosely with foil. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Monday, June 23, 2008

July's Helpful Tip - Cutting Brownies

Ever cut a brownie and have the tops break as the batter sticks to the knife?  Well, the solution is found!  All you will need to cut perfect brownies with a clean edge and top...is a plastic knife.  It works so wonderfully.  I have tried the wet knife, but for me is bothersome.  The plastic knife works every time without any mess.  Just let the brownie cool on a wire rack for about two hours before you cut.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

NEW ITEMS

Well, recently my business partner and I have been experimenting with several recipes. We have added quite a few to the menu but haven't had time to update the website or to get pictures. We have added ultra moist Sunshine Lemon Bread and Bee-nana Bread. Jackie came up with some really good oatmeal squares with cranberry's and raisins that are amazing. I usually don't like raisins in my cookies...but I eat these by the half dozen!
If you have any good new recipes, tips, or ideas...we would love to hear them!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Trying Something New

I love to look through cookbooks and find recipes I haven't tried before.  I prefer good old fashioned recipes that make mealtime feel special.  It doesn't have to be elaborate, sometime the simplest recipes and meals are the best received.  I like the aroma to fill the house so that the family is actually excited to eat the meal.  But, because I like to try new recipes, it doesn't always work out that way.  But I do try.

Does anybody have easy and quick recipes to share?