FOOD HOLIDAY: Cupcake Flavors For National Cupcake Day

Whether you like your cupcakes buttery, gluten free or vegan, you can celebrate National Cupcake Day with any number of flavors. Beyond vanilla, chocolate and red velvet, bakeries all over the world are turning out cupcakes in flavors from lemon meringue to Margarita. But this list, adapted from the Carolina Cupcakery in Norfolk, Virginia, tops…
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FOOD FUN: Christmas Tree Brownies & Peanut Butter Cups

There are plenty of chocolate Christmas trees and tree-shaped holiday cookies. But these two treats from Orange Glad Box, which is a box delivery service for gourmet sweets.     1. CHRISTMAS TREE BROWNIES Ingredients Brownie recipe or mix Christmas tree cookie cutter Mini candy canes Green icing (soft frosting or hard royal icing Candy…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Cake Truffles & Other Sweets

[1] The most glamorous cake truffles, from Kim Crawford and Mini Melanie Bakery. Both the wine bottles and truffles are limited edition for the holidays. (photo Kim Crawford). [2] Santa’s Coal marshmallows are a spin on cookies and cream (photos #2 and #3 XO Marshmallow). [3] Peppermint marshmallows are seasonal special. Imagine melting them in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pie Crust Cutters

Give your holiday pies some panache with these snowflake pie crust cutters from Williams-Sonoma. For a special holiday-themed pie, try this one from the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen. Prep time is 60 minutes, cook time is 60 minutes.     RECIPE: CRANBERRY SNOWFLAKE PIE This recipe makes a deep-dish pie. If you don’t have a deep-dish…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Avoid Burnt Cookies, & How To Fix Them

Novices and experts alike have faced down a sheet of cookies with burnt bottoms, wondering whether to: Toss them and start over. Try to hide them among a plate of other cookies. Race out to buy the cookies needed.   Recently, we heard of a much better solution: Use your microplane to shave or grate…
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