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  • Bake N Make Cookies
    Children love Bake N Make Cookies: Perfect for upcoming holidays and parties
    Family Finest got in touch with me earlier this month about trying out their Bake N Make cookie kit. With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter coming up, I think children will love creating these! Check out all about the Bake N Make Cookies, and my...
  • Lemon Bars
    Delicious and Light Lemon Bars
    Ingredients:Crust6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces3 tablespoons granulated sugar½ teaspoon kosher salt1 large egg yolk½ teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)Filling And...
  • Chocolate Truffles with Beer Sugar
    Chocolate Truffles with Beer Sugar
    Ingredients1 cup demerara sugar2 tablespoons India Pale Ale9 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao), chopped1¼ cups heavy creamPreparationPreheat oven to lowest setting (150° or 200° on most ovens). Mix demerara sugar and beer in...
  • Cheesecake from a Vermont inn
    Cheesecake from a Vermont inn
    Whenever you travel and eat at a great restaurant, do you find yourself trying a dish that's so very good, you wish the restaurant could give the recipe to you? I find that it depends upon the restaurant: some are willing to share their...
  • Guilt free and diabetic friendly
    Guilt free and diabetic friendly: Sugar free chocolate chip cookies
    Are you a chocolate lover? Can’t resist the smell of chocolate chip cookies?? Here is the answer to your prayers. These treats are virtually guilt free and diabetic friendly. So indulge in a great little dessert! Finally, you can say you ran...
  • Refreshing and Revitalizing: Lime Glazed Pine Nut Cookies
    Refreshing and Revitalizing: Lime Glazed Pine Nut Cookies
    Though we have had a rather mild winter out here in the great American Southwest, the same cannot be said for other parts of the United States. Regardless of your snow-pack or chill-index, it is always nice to note that spring is just around the...
  • A hot apple dessert for a cold day
    A hot apple dessert for a cold day
    As I write this column, my home state of North Carolina has gotten a nice dose of snow and ice, with more coming later in the week! It's days like this that we make foods that warm us up and makes us feel cozy. We all enjoy soup, pizza,...
  • Easy lemon squares
    Easy baking: 5-ingredient lemon squares
    Brighten up any day with these easy lemon squares. They’re made with just 5 ingredients (6 with the powered sugar on top), so they’re a cinch to throw together when you need a quick dessert. The cheerful yellow color makes them perfect...
  • Pineapple Angel Food Cake
    Pineapple Angel Food Cake
    Everyone loves a delicious two ingredient recipe. Recently, I discovered a two ingredient dessert recipe that will knock your socks of: pineapple angel foods cake. The recipe comes from www.debbie-debbiedoos.comThe ingredients for this dish is as...
  • Martha Stewart Recipes for Sweet Valentine's Desserts
    Valentine's Day dessert recipes from Martha Stewart
    “I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.” Julia ChildMartha Stewart cooked up some flirty, decadent Valentine...
  • Sweet labor of love: Valentine’s Day Chocolateering at Voilà Chocolat
    Sweet labor of love: Valentine’s Day Chocolateering at Voilà Chocolat
    Valentine’s Day may be the single best holiday. Contemporary observance is focused solely on celebrating love and the seductions leading up to all things romantic, including such luxury gifts - all the better for wooing - of champagne, wine,...
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences: Mint Chocolate Gelato is Better than Ice Cream
    Breyers Gelato Indulgences: Mint Chocolate Gelato is Better than Ice Cream
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, Breyers, best known for their incredibly delicious ice cream, introduced a brand new gelato flavor as part of their Gelato Indulgences line. So forget about heating up the oven and baking dessert this holiday...
  • Eight great Valentine's Day dessert recipes
    Eight great Valentine's Day dessert recipes
    Valentine's Day is just a few days away, and making homemade treats is a sweet way to show your loved ones how much you care. Sure, you could pick up storemade cakes or boxed chocolate, but wouldn't you rather impress them with something...
  • Red Velvet Cake
    The perfect Valentine Day treat : Yummy upside down red velvet cake
    A sweet and yummy Red Velvet Cake is just what cupid ordered for February 14. Or enjoy the yummiest of cakesanytime you crave a delectable and savory delight. The rich red velvet cake, blends with the sweet cream cheese-pecan icing, for a tastebud...
  • Sweet Tooth Festival
    It's time for all things sweet at the 4th Annual Sweet Tooth Festival
    Satisfy your sweet tooth by attending the 4th Annual Sweet Tooth Festival on Sunday, March 22nd. The festival is a true chocolate experience where you will not only be mesmerized by Charlotte’s finest chocolate purveyors, but you will see,...