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  • Strawberry Napoleons
    Surprise your Valentine with Strawberry Napoleons
    If you are the type of person who enjoys surprising your sweetie with homemade dinners and desserts, this recipe for Strawberry Napoleons from Driscoll's will make an elegant and delicious declaration of love this Valentine's Day...
  • Ashby Confections
    Ashby Confections sweeps awards
    When I first introduced Ashby Confections back in September, I knew that I was onto something special, but no one could predict the results of this this past weekend's Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival, where Jennifer's creations swept the...
  • Gooey s'mores popcorn
    S’mores popcorn is a gooey fun treat
    Popcorn is always a fun treat to put out at any party, especially at your Superbowl gathering when everyone is in the mood to munch and snack. So why stop at just plain popcorn? Make it even more special by jazzing it up with everyone's...
  • Simply Sublime: Brown Sugar Shortbread Lemon Buttermilk Bars
    Simply Sublime: Brown Sugar Shortbread Lemon Buttermilk Bars
    Even though it might be the dead of winter, you can still experience the freshness of spring and summer by taking a few minutes for yourself and noshing on some of these luscious bar-like cookies featuring the scent and flavor of freshly squeezed...
  • Silky tofu chocolate pudding
    Silky tofu chocolate pudding: A healthy change to the way you look at dessert
    Tofu is one of those ingredients that can be prepared with almost any variety of ingredients. Tofu actually assumes the flavor of the foods or ingredients it is cooked with. In this case the cocoa powder provides tofu with a wonderful chocolate...
  • Dessert for Two: Blueberry Cobbler with Buttermilk Sesame Seed Topping
    Dessert for Two: Blueberry Cobbler with Buttermilk Sesame Seed Topping
    If you happen to glance at the produce section of your local market, you might see something rather surprising for the winter months. There are a plethora of blueberries available and they are not skimpy out-of-season blueberries. They are lush...
  • easy simple tiramisu recipe
    A tiramisu recipe that makes you realize how easy it is to make tiramisu
    The top two Italian desserts are without a doubt cannoli and tiramisu, and I just perfected a recipe to make the latter in a quick and easy way. It turns out that this elegant, luscious dessert is quite simple to throw together, although the...
  • Valentine's Day easy to make desserts
    Valentine’s Day treats for the culinary challenged
    Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to express how much loved ones adore each other. A sweet treat at the end of a meal or an indulgent dessert to end a romantic evening can be a decadent way to end the day of love. For the culinary...
  • Whole milk is an essential ingredients of vanilla pudding
    Simply delicious creamy vanilla pudding or cream pie base
    When I was growing up, we would have often have pudding for dessert. Pudding is one of those comforting desserts we served warm. It was smooth and creamy and so delicious.Boxed pudding mixes are good to use if you don’t have much time, but...
  • Jell-o is sometimes used to make fanciful desserts.
    History of Jell-O
    Jell-O has become a staple of American dessert. A low calorie, easy-to-make and tasty dish, Jell-O is enjoyed by people of all ages. In fact, it is often recommended for people who have tooth aches since it’s easy to swallow without much...
  • Chocolate powder is essential to making brownies
    Delicious Fudge Peanut Butter Brownie Bars
    It's dessert time or special treat time and you need or want to make something delicious. What combination could be better than peanut butter, fudge and brownies coming together in one pan? Peanut butter fudge brownie bars are sure to please...
  • JiRaffe's classic Valdiva tomato tart with Burrata cheese & caramelized balsamic onions
    JiRaffe: Rustic Californian and French flavors intertwine for a culinary journey
    Los Angeles is a city of distant lands and former allegiances. It seems easier to find gold on the streets than to find a native Angelino within the city limits; however, all the travelers and star-crossed food lovers have made Los Angeles an...
  • An easy-mix cake from the '70's
    An easy-mix cake from the '70's
    Back in the 1970's, there was a cake recipe that was making the rounds among bakers, called "Fast Fixin' Fruit and Cake". This recipe was developed by the Duncan Hines cake mix kitchens and showed how fast and easy it was to make...
  • Top 10 dessert trends for 2015
    Top 10 dessert trends for 2015
    Each year, industry experts take a stab at trying to predict the next new "it" dessert. For 2015, the predictions are truly exciting, enticing, and sometimes even somewhat surprising.With forecasts from such notable sources as the...
  • Cannoli
    Kids in the kitchen: Start the year with cannoli parfaits
    The holidays may be over, but that certainly doesn't mean that the good times in the kitchen have to come to an end. The new year would be a great time to introduce a new skill like cooking to young aspiring chefs.Kids of all ages will love...