RECIPE: Easy Gingerbread Cake & More Ways To Enjoy Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a long-standing holiday tradition, the seeds of which are with the 11th-century crusaders returning from the Holy Land with ginger and other spices. The history is below. Beyond those first gingerbread cakes and cookies, ginger has found its way into present day mousse, waffles, RECIPE: EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE Ingredients 2 cups of all-purpose…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fast Decorating With Chips

Need a quick dessert, but want a touch of both fancy and homemade? Grab store-bought cupcakes or cake and a bag of baking chips, regular or mini. They’re available in a rainbow of flavors/colors: butterscotch, cappuccino, caramel, cherry, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peppermint (white chips with bits of candy cane) and vanilla…
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GIFT: Cupcakes Without The Calories

Kids are crazy for cupcakes, so how about cupcakes are made from chalk? Handmade to order, they let you “enjoy” cupcakes in a different way: on chalk boards, roll-up chalk mats, chalk board place mats or good old driveways and sidewalks. Or, they can be used as objets d’art in kids’ rooms. The set of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthier Cupcakes

Reduce calories and add nutrition: cupcakes with nonfat cream cheese frosting and sliced almonds. Photo courtesy La Tourangelle.   Cupcakes are everywhere: cute, tempting, but no pillar of nutrition and healthful eating. Yet, by making a few substitutions, they can be just as much fun. To assuage the guilt, consider adding some healthier touches to…
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