RECIPE: Coffee Cake Mug Cake & The History Of Mug Cakes

[1] Get a book on mug cakes, and have an almost-instant cake fix whenever you need one (photo courtesy St. Martin’s Press). [2] and [3] Coffeecake Mug Cake from Ava’s Bakery. [4] While the cake bakes, make a cup of coffee (photo Sxpng | Canstock ).   Mug cakes have been around for a while.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fall Pies & Pie Crust Decorations

What’s your favorite fall pie? We put together this list of popular options.   1. PIE TYPE What type of pie do you hanker for? For the autumn season, we particularly like: Apple and apple combinations, such as apple-cranberry and apple-pear Caramel apple, pear, pecan, etc. Cherry pie Maple-nut Maple-pear Pecan and other nut pies…
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FOOD FUN: DIY Filled Donut Holes

[1] David Burke’s Warm Drunken Donuts. [2] A showman as well as a chef, David Burke often has special serveware made for his creations. Donut carousel, anyone? (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Chef David Burke). [3] Banana beignets add another popular flavor to donut holes. Here’s the recipe from Food Network.   Chef David Burke,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Snack Factory Dessert Thins

Our Top Pick Of The Week is Snack Factory Dessert Thins, a new line of thin cookies that are just 30 calories apiece. If you’re cutting back on sweets but are yearning for “just a bite,” consider these a solution. Our runners up span good-for-you foods like Pete & Jerry’s Organic Hard Boiled Eggs, Bonne…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ice Cream Donuts

A fun project for a long weekend: ice cream donuts. There are two ways to look at them. One requires a donut pan and some fabrication. The other requires nothing but donuts and ice cream.   RECIPE #1: DONUT ICE CREAM SANDWICHES (Photo #1) Ingredients Donuts of choice (without frosting or filling) Garnishes of choice:…
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