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  • This recipe for fresh strawberries dipped in, and then drizzled with, melted chocolate makes a light, refreshing, and decadent dessert that's also low in calories. These berries are easy and quick to prepare and also make a beautiful garnish to any plate or tray of sweets.

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries With an Elegant Drizzle Decoration

    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries With an Elegant Drizzle Decoration

    by Margaret Schindel5

  • This is a brilliant tried and tested recipe for using a glut of courgettes and carrots. It makes for a delicious teatime treat that incorporates spices, mixed fruit and chopped walnuts. Eat now or freeze for later. Rest assured the courgettes are undetectable in this lovely loaf of goodness.

    Spiced Courgette, Carrot, Walnut and Dried Fruit Loaf With Zero Animal Fat

    Spiced Courgette, Carrot, Walnut and Dried Fruit Loaf With Zero Animal Fat

    by Glen Rix7

  • Impress your guests with the best olive oil cake they've ever tasted! Fresh citrus brings a beautiful lightness to this decadent dessert.

    Fresh Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe

    Fresh Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe

    by Lena Durante11

  • Petit fours are tiny, iced layer cakes. Often served as part of an assorted pastry tray, these elegant treats are usually made with layers of génoise cake, jam, and French buttercream frosting. This simplified recipe features shortcuts that let you focus on the fun part—decorating.

    The Easiest Petit Fours Recipe

    The Easiest Petit Fours Recipe

    by Margaret Schindel16

  • Malaysian fried banana fritters, or pisang goreng, are a favorite teatime snack. Not only are they crispy and delicious, but they are easy to make, too. Read on for my recipe secrets, including which banana variety is best for fritters.

    Secrets to Making Perfect Banana Fritters (Pisang Goreng)

    Secrets to Making Perfect Banana Fritters (Pisang Goreng)

    by Mazlan54

  • I've been baking peach cobblers for years, and I've learned a few things to do, and what NOT to do. These instructions walk you through every step of the process.

    World's Best Peach Cobbler Crust Recipe

    World's Best Peach Cobbler Crust Recipe

    by Buster Bucks136

  • Make your petit fours extra special with these ideas for decorating these miniature filled and iced cakes. From a simple drizzle of melted chocolate to sugar glass and edible lace, these decorations will delight your guests at dessert time.

    How to Decorate Petit Fours

    How to Decorate Petit Fours

    by Margaret Schindel8

  • This pie features a rare yet deliciously rich complex of flavors. The bursting tones of fruits and the heavenly richness of the pineapple filling combine into a splendidly satisfying dessert

    Vibrant Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry Pie Recipe

    Vibrant Pineapple, Mango, and Strawberry Pie Recipe

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Braveheart might have relied on them for energy. The Quaker Oats Co. called them "health food." Oatmeal cookies should be chewy and crisp, not dull and cakey. Here's how to make the best.

    Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

    Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

    by Linda Lum22

  • When it comes to chocolate, Switzerland’s chocolate is the best in the world (sorry, Cadbury fans). Learn about the history of chocolate and some of the top Swiss brands.

    Fun Facts About the Top Swiss Chocolate Brands

    Fun Facts About the Top Swiss Chocolate Brands

    by Monique K-G9

  • I love making meringues. Here are 13 ways to make these tasty little puffs, including step-by-step pictures. Gluten- and sugar-free recipes included.

    13 Easy Meringue Cookie Recipes

    13 Easy Meringue Cookie Recipes

    by Virginia Kearney29

  • How do you make banana rum cake at an elevation of 9,000 feet? Learn about the science behind high altitude baking. Also included: high-altitude baking adjustments for fabulous cakes at any altitude.

    High-Altitude Banana  Rum Cake Recipe

    High-Altitude Banana Rum Cake Recipe

    by Vespa Woolf48

  • Precooking the oatmeal in these cookies makes them dense and moist with a chewy texture. They are filling and nutritious, perfect for breakfast. Make cookies or bars—many variations are possible!

    Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe With Coconut Oil

    Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe With Coconut Oil

    by Robyn D Bera28

  • A foolproof recipe that will transform ordinary carrots into a delicious and sweet side dish. This carrot souffle is fancy enough for the holidays and easy enough to compliment dinner any night.

    Heavenly Carrot Souffle (Soufflé) Recipe

    Heavenly Carrot Souffle (Soufflé) Recipe

    by Heather28

  • Includes an easy, tender pie crust recipe, as well as two recipes for filling, including chiffon pumpkin. Yum!

    Easy Hot Water Pie Crust

    Easy Hot Water Pie Crust

    by Jill Spencer53

  • Candied citrus peels, like orange, citron, and lemon, are wonderful treats. They can be eaten on their own, dipped in chocolate, or used in baking. I'll show you a quick method and a traditional one!

    2 Ways to Make Candied Citrus Peels

    2 Ways to Make Candied Citrus Peels

    by Foodstuff3

  • Find the secret to a perfect toffee crunch here! 4 simple Ingredients (butter, sugar, nuts, and chocolate) make this really easy butter nut and chocolate toffee in just minutes, for the perfect bite!

    A Really Easy Crispy Butter Toffee Recipe

    A Really Easy Crispy Butter Toffee Recipe

    by India Arnold15

  • Enjoy the rich flavor of pecans and coconut in this moist cake topped with real homemade cream cheese icing. This step by step recipe with photos shows you how to make this yourself.

    Italian Cream Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

    Italian Cream Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

    by Peg Cole128

  • Cake storage is not the clear-cut process you thought it was. Believe me. As a lifelong cake aficionado and fangirl, I thought I knew everything there was to know about cake preparation and storage. But I was wrong.

    How to Store Cakes—Advice from a Pro

    How to Store Cakes—Advice from a Pro

    by Simone Haruko Smith102

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  • Tomato soup cake was poet Sylvia Plath's favorite to bake. For her, baking was therapeutic. I made it for a literary-themed English Department meeting. Included here are the recipe itself, my review, and a history of Plath's life.

    Review of Poet Sylvia Plath's Tomato Soup Cake Recipe

    Review of Poet Sylvia Plath's Tomato Soup Cake Recipe

    by Victoria Lynn99

  • Make your own chocolate candy quick and easy with candy melts. Heat the melt in the microwave and add your favorite mix, like coconut, chopped nuts, even candied fruit. Pour it in a mold and in 15 minutes you have a delectable chocolate treat to enjoy for yourself or to give as a gift.

    Make Chocolate Candy Quick and Easy Using Candy Melts

    Make Chocolate Candy Quick and Easy Using Candy Melts

    by Marlene Bertrand44

  • With a box of yellow cake mix prepared with a basic recipe and various mix-ins that you probably have on hand, you can create delicious cake mix cookies that taste like they were made from scratch.

    12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

    12 Awesome Yellow Cake Mix Cookies

    by Claudia Mitchell33

  • Wondering how to make homemade ice cream in a bag? This recipe is easy and delicious and ready in 10 minutes. Have fun watching cream turn into ice cream as you shake it in a bag of ice and salt.

    How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag in 10 Minutes

    How to Make Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag in 10 Minutes

    by Kristin Trapp178

  • You can't make a perfect bread pudding without the perfect bread—and a days-old ciabatta baguette lends itself nicely to this long-loved dessert. This recipe is easy to make, easier to eat and especially easy on your wallet. A how-to with pics.

    Recipe for Ciabatta Bread and Butter Pudding

    Recipe for Ciabatta Bread and Butter Pudding

    by Heather7

  • These white chocolate orange tassies, or cookie cups, are delicious and make a beautiful addition to any dessert table or cookie tray. The recipe and step by step photos are provided.

    White Chocolate Orange Tassies Recipe

    White Chocolate Orange Tassies Recipe

    by Claudia Mitchell111

  • These little cookies are showing up in every high-end bakery and gift shop. Indulgent, exquisite, expensive? Yes. But that doesn't mean that they are difficult. Let me show you how to make your own.

    How to Make Perfect Macarons

    How to Make Perfect Macarons

    by Linda Lum13

  • Port and Stilton is a classic combination often associated with formal, upper-class dinner parties. These serving suggestions are designed to help widen the popularity of this delicious pairing.

    Port and Stilton Serving Suggestions

    Port and Stilton Serving Suggestions

    by Gordon Hamilton10

  • If your cake sinks in the middle while it's in the oven or as it cools, that doesn't mean that you can't bake! It just means you need to make a few adjustments. Follow these easy tips to prevent a cake collapse, and learn how to rescue one that's already fallen.

    Why Did My Cake Sink in the Middle? (And How Can I Fix It?)

    Why Did My Cake Sink in the Middle? (And How Can I Fix It?)

    by Ursula Dwyer31

  • Three recipes for gummy worms: the first two are all-natural and great for families following the Feingold diet. The last recipe contains artificial dyes and colors but is made with fruit juice rather than high fructose corn syrup. Make your own gummy worms at home for a healthier candy treat!

    How to Make Gummy Worms: An All-Natural Recipe

    How to Make Gummy Worms: An All-Natural Recipe

    by Leah Lefler27

  • My favorite selection of cupcake themed quotations, sentiments and sayings. These cute quotes to get your day off to a delicious start.

    30 Cute Cupcake Quotes and Sayings

    30 Cute Cupcake Quotes and Sayings

    by Marie55

  • This is an easy-to-make ice cream with just three ingredients and no churning necessary. This tasty treat combines the fresh taste and rich colour of loganberries with fresh cream in a delicious and refreshing dessert.

    Easy No-Churn Loganberry Ice Cream

    Easy No-Churn Loganberry Ice Cream

    by Imogen French6

  • Making homemade ice cream is a great family activity and treat. Whether it's vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter, peach, or any other flavor, it tastes better when it's homemade.

    Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

    Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

    by Margie's Southern Kitchen4

  • Learn how to make fave layer cookies with this step-by-step guide, complete with photos and tips. In my family, a special occasion is incomplete without these gooey treats!

    Fave Layer Cookies

    Fave Layer Cookies

    by HH Harwood1

  • Impossible to make macarons, you say? No! This method has always worked beautifully for me, and I'm no kitchen whiz. I detail step-by-step, with pictures and an accompanying video, how to do it right.

    Easy French Macaron Recipe With Step-by-Step Pictures

    Easy French Macaron Recipe With Step-by-Step Pictures

    by Jason Menayan88

  • The crisp, cool days of fall are always sweeter served with a generous slice of homemade muscadine grape hull pie topped with creamy vanilla ice cream!

    Muscadine Grape Hull Pie

    Muscadine Grape Hull Pie

    by Corrinna Johnson114

  • Flavored sugar cubes add a special touch to any occasion. They are also super simple to make using only a few ingredients. Find out how with these step by step photos and instructions.

    How to Make Flavored Sugar Cubes

    How to Make Flavored Sugar Cubes

    by Claudia Mitchell102

  • This candy apple pie recipe is delicious and tastes just like the candy apples you get at the fair! It's easy to make with the step-by-step photos and instructions provided.

    Candy Apple Pie Recipe

    Candy Apple Pie Recipe

    by Claudia Mitchell152

  • Between my husband's dietary restrictions, and my own interest in culinary experimentation, here are some substitutes I've found to work well in baking.

    Sugar Substitutes in Baking

    Sugar Substitutes in Baking

    by Jess Schatzel3

  • These 20 upside-down cake recipes aren't like your grandmother's pineapple one. These use all sorts of fruits, adding a new twist to an old favorite. Photos and step-by-step instructions provided.

    20 Easy Upside-Down Cake Recipes

    20 Easy Upside-Down Cake Recipes

    by Claudia Mitchell70

  • These easy recipes require just one box of cake mix and one mix-in. That's it: just two ingredients that you probably have on hand. In this article, you'll find 20 enticing combinations with instructions and photos.

    20 Two-Ingredient Cake Mix Recipes

    20 Two-Ingredient Cake Mix Recipes

    by Claudia Mitchell242

  • When I first started making pecan pie, it would turn into a burnt, soupy mess. These are the tips I've learned along the way to help make the perfect pecan pie, with good texture and an unforgettable taste.

    The Secret to Perfect Pecan Pie

    The Secret to Perfect Pecan Pie

    by Christy Marie Kent26

  • Ideas and inspiration for how to decorate lovely and yummy strawberries in chocolate for all kinds of sweet occasions. They make divine little treats and gifts for festive occasions and Valentine's Day, too.

    How to Decorate Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    How to Decorate Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    by Marie25

  • What is the sourest candy ever made, and where can I find it? Check out this list of the most mouth-puckering sourest candy ever made.

    The Most Sour Candy in the World

    The Most Sour Candy in the World

    by GreenMind Guides197

  • This is a recipe for a traditional German apple cake. It is simple to make and delicious! Easy to follow instructions and photos are provided.

    German Apple Cake Recipe

    German Apple Cake Recipe

    by Claudia Mitchell83

  • Everyone loves hedgehogs, and everyone loves chocolate cake. Put them together and you get a recipe for cutest chocolate cake ever. Will you be able to eat it? You won’t regret if you do.

    How to Make a Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

    How to Make a Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

    by Yvonne Spence231

  • Don’t throw your crusts away! This recipe allows you to use leftover crusts to make a tasty and wholesome variation to this very traditional British bread and butter pudding dessert dish.

    Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe Made With Crusts

    Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe Made With Crusts

    by Arthur Russ5

  • Delicious for any occasion, Jell-O jigglers are just about the easiest treat you'll ever make. In this article, you'll find step-by-step photos and written instructions, along with some helpful hints.

    How to Make Jell-O Jigglers

    How to Make Jell-O Jigglers

    by Claudia Mitchell10

  • Getting kids to eat vegetables is easy when it's made into dessert. My young son always asked for seconds of this delicious pie.

    Crustless Butternut Squash Pie

    Crustless Butternut Squash Pie

    by Peg Cole54

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