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Spring is definitely in the air, and it's right about now that the idea of entertaining starts to have appeal again.
OK, this makes three - three!
The hallmark of this traditional Australian dessert is that amazing, plate-sized layer of meringue.
Nothing says the holidays more than no bake chocolate truffles.
I think powdered sugar is possibly the prettiest Christmas cookie decoration; it’s just too bad that it’s usually used to dress up bland, dry cookies.
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This weekend, in between the SXSW madness and hopping from panel to party and home again… I had a sudden urge to bake. Not sure what brought it on ( other than my usual cravings for something sweet, ) but I stole a couple hours away from the crowds, strapped Phoebe in her baby carrier and fired up the oven.
I ( Jess ) am always on the hunt for a no-fail cookie, and this simple 5-ingredient recipe turns out perfectly flaky shortbread every time. Add in Nutella — which I daresay is as popular as Oprah — and you’ve got yourself a winner. To prep the dough, I gave my arms a workout with a pastry cutter to keep the butter from becoming melty ( which would result in a too-tough cookie. ) That’s right: cookies and toned arms in one!
Tart but rich and creamy, lemon curd is a wonderful thing to have stashed in your refrigerator.
So, the other day I was watching 2 Broke Girls - and for anybody who doesn't know, basically it's a show about two girls with a cupcake business. I've finished the first season and I think I'm at 1/3 of the second, maybe. They kept saying 'cupcake' that it made me want to make cupcakes, so right now I'm on a cupcake kick.
If ever there was a holiday to splurge on a delicious dessert, it is Valentine’s Day. Cream Puffs, although they may seem daunting, are extremely easy to make.
The light-as-a-feather classic French treat gives dessert a dose of sophistication.
I saw a picture of these the other day on Allrecipes.com and thought it was such a cute idea, I had to try it.