Archive for the ‘General Dessert’ Category

30 Delicious Cheesecake Recipes

Friday, July 29th, 2016

It’s pretty difficult for me to pick a favorite dessert, but if I must choose one, it’s cheesecake. The soft crumb crust combined with smooth, creamy cheese is always a welcome indulgence. There are endless flavor offerings, too: strawberry, raspberry, key lime, pumpkin, chocolate, toffee, mocha…OK, I’ll stop with the word list and start with the pretty pictures. In case you didn’t know, National Cheesecake Day falls on July 30th. To celebrate this amazingly versatile dessert on its special day, I’ve gathered up 30 delicious cheesecake recipes. Let the cheesecake cravings commence.

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How to Make Cake Pops

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Crumbled cake mixed with icing or chocolate gives us one sweet treat: the cake pop. This deliciousness on a stick has so many flavor and design possibilities – every time we think we’ve seen it all, a cool new design grabs our attention. If you’ve never tried making cake pops before, I have just the video to get you started along with plenty of fun, colorful, tasty ideas!

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3 Intoxicating Boozy Cupcake Recipes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Happy Wednesday! If you’re in need of a pick-me-up to get over hump day, we’ve got just the thing: booze infused cupcakes. Yep, you can give your cupcakes a kick with these Shot Tops Flavor Infusers. Want to make them non-alcoholic? No problem, these recipes are easy to customize and still packed with flavor! Check out these three boozy cupcake recipes.

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9 Winning Summer Games Treats

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The summer games will be here in just a couple of weeks! Check out these fun summer games-themed treats that will last you through all your favorite events and viewing parties!

 

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Easy French Macaron Decorating Ideas

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Macarons are all the rage right now. These dainty French cookies have swept our dessert table by storm and have invaded our Instagram and Pinterest feeds by many food and dessert habitués. If you’ve ever wanted to make them, we have a basic French macaron recipe that you can use as your starting point. You can also enroll in a macaron class at The Wilton School in Darien, Illinois. The lessons will cover everything you need to know from proper batter preparation and hand piping techniques to filling your macaron shells. I attended this class and learned great tips and techniques. Now I’m macaron-obsessed and want to try every color and filling that I could possibly make!

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Sweet Summer Treats: 5 Pineapple, Watermelon and Flamingo Desserts

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite summer treats: perfect pineapples, wonderful watermelons and fantastic flamingos! These three icons are super hot this summer. If you’re looking for them in edible form, check out these adorable and delish desserts.

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Wine and Dessert Pairings

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Dessert & Wine Recipes to TryI have always been fascinated by wine pairings. When I started culinary school, one of the first things I did was sign up for a Wine and Gastronomy class (and not just because the class went to France, although that didn’t hurt!). The fact that certain wines can enhance your food is, to me, just marvelous. So when given the chance to combine two of my favorite things- wine and dessert- I was thrilled.

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4 Fantastic Father’s Day Treats

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

So I’ve been told… the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! With Father’s Day coming up, there is no better way to tell dad you appreciate him than with some homemade sweet treats! Check out these 4 Fantastic Father’s Day Treats.

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7 Superb Strawberry Shortcake Recipes

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Strawberry shortcake is a simple, classic and timeless dessert. It’s typically found two ways: either as a sweet cake, or as a biscuit. In celebration of National Strawberry Shortcake day, try one of the recipes below.

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Is the Mirror Glaze Cake the New Galaxy Cake?

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Russian cake designer Olga Noskova is practically breaking the internet with these shiny mirror cakes. Her signature high-shine cakes are so flawless you can literally see your reflection in them. They’re blowing up on Instagram and we couldn’t help but ask, is this the new galaxy cake? She certainly puts her own spin on the space-themed cake. It’s out-of-this-world. Go ahead, see for yourself. (more…)