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  • Decadent, divine cupcakes
    Decadent, divine cupcakes
    If there's any one flavor that is loved more than any other, it's chocolate. Chocolate, in recent years, has been proven to actually be healthy for you, particularly the dark chocolate. This gives chocolate fans even more of a reason to...
  • Tasty authentic Italian snack: Bauli
    Tasty authentic Italian snack: Bauli
    I'm instantly aware of when a snack is being marketed to me. Usually, things that belong in a basement vending machine are packaged to be something "I deserve". Young women in tight jeans hold out wrapped sweets. The problem is, I...
  • A classic dish updated with smart ingredients
    A classic dish updated with smart ingredients
    There are several reasons to learn how to make this "real" coconut cream pie. First, it is definitely a classic. Second, this recipe is so good that it can become one of your personal signature dishes. You will find that people begin to...
  • Here is a dessert dish that can fool you
    Here is a dessert dish that can fool you
    When you are serving dessert, you can fool the guests with a light dessert that tastes "heavy," as cheesecakes do. Cheesecake is considered a decadent dessert, much as I hate the term, and so when you pull some kind of cheesecake out,...
  • Apples to use for cake baking
    Delicious Homemade Apple Cake with Sauce
    Apple Cake is a family favorite. There are many versions to this cake. Some of them are using processed foods, but we like to stay away from those as much as possible. Instead of grabbing a box of cake mix off the shelf, use your own flour, sugar,...
  • National Dessert Day 2014 in San Diego
    Calling all foodies! National Dessert Day, Oct. 14 in San Diego
    San Diego Surrenders to Sweet Temptation.Locals render themselves powerless against these after-dinner delights on National Dessert Day, Oct. 14. Forget every reason to skip dessert and indulge at the following San Diego restaurants to celebrate...
  • Pumpkin coffee cake
    Pumpkin coffee cake
    Cake Ingredients1/2 cup butter, room temp1 1/2 cups sugar15 oz can pumpkin puree3 eggs2 1/2 cups flour2 tsp. baking powder1 tbsp. cinnamon1 1/2 tsp. ginger1/2 tsp. nutmeg1/4 tsp. cloves1/2 tsp. saltStreusel Ingredients1/4 cup flour1/4 cup sugar1/4...
  • Salted caramel hazelnut tartlet
    Easy fall baking: Salted caramel hazelnut tartlets
    These salted caramel hazelnut tartlets are tasty bite-size treats that are so easy to make. Mini frozen fillo shells are used to make the flakey cups. And the inside is made with Jif’s new salted caramel hazelnut spread, cream cheese, a bit...
  • Pomegranate-raspberry ice cream
    Pomegranate-raspberry ice cream
    Pomegranate season is almost upon us, and here’s a novel way to use your pomegranates: make ice cream in your Vitamix. My inspiration for this recipe was Haagen Dazs Pomegranate Dark Chocolate ice cream bars, which are really fabulous.To get...
  • Flan, a traditional Mexican dessert
    Flan, a traditional Mexican dessert
    If you were to consult any Mexican cookbook and look in the dessert section, you would most likely find a recipe for "flan". This is a custard that Mexicans and many Spanish-speaking countries love and prepare for dessert. This is also...
  • Pecan pie with a surprise
    Pecan pie with a surprise
    Pecan pie is a true favorite among dessert fans. This rich and luscious dessert has many different variations and there are literally hundreds of recipes for this long-loved pie around. It's perfectly delicious as it is, though some people...
  • Halloween bats have no curfew
    Halloween bats have no curfew: Decorate cupcakes with orange cream frosting
    Putting a Halloween dessert on the table that has an elegant touch to it instead of a gory attraction would be a sweet addition to any adult party. Everyone loves cupcakes and they are so easy to prepare. How much trouble can a box mix give you...
  • Snickerdoodle pumpkin ice cream sandwiches
    Snickerdoodle pumpkin ice cream sandwiches
    Ice Cream Ingredients5 egg yolks1 1/2 cups whole milk1 cup heavy cream1/3 cup 2 tbsp. sugar1/4 tsp. ginger½ tsp. cinnamon1 cinnamon stick1/8 tsp. nutmeg1/4 tsp. salt1/4 cup brown sugar1/2 tsp. vanilla3/4 cup pumpkin pureeCookie Ingredients2...
  • Jif® Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread: A demon in a jar
    Jif® Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread: A demon in a jar
    As you can see the jar of Jif®Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread in the photograph is not a full jar. In fact, half of it is gone which only took about 36 hours since opening it. Yes, it is Beelzebub in a jar, a demon food that I am...
  • Little mocha pots
    Little mocha pots: Its cake not pudding
    Infusing the flavors of coffee, cocoa and brown sugar creates a wonderful mocha taste. Small ramekins are ideal for making this dessert in individual servings. A cake, which has a pudding quality, is a great treat especially on a brisk or cold...