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9 Essential Desserts to Make This Summer

You have one assignment before summer is over: Make at least one of these 9 desserts. Between pie, homemade ice cream, shortcake, and cobblers, there’s plenty of treats that will make the warmer months that much sweeter. With all those berries and stone fruits that you can find in the …

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8 Foolproof Tips to Master Cast-Iron Cooking

There’s cooking stovetop, and then there’s cooking stovetop with a cast-iron skillet. And for those of us who live and die by the iron throne (er, skillet), there’s no substitute. A well-seasoned skillet can crisp up pork chops and cornbread alike. You can make a homey pear-bourbon crisp or elegant …

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5 Genius Ways to Decorate Madeleines

Scalloped French Madeleines are gorgeous and tasty on their own, but they also make a remarkably pretty palette for decoration. (All you need in order to make them is the right pan!) The video below illustrates five genius ways to decorate the sweet treats so beloved by Marcel Proust and …

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How to Make the Best Madeleines Ever

Chuck Williams had a soft spot for these tender French sweets. Madeleine pans, also called plaques, were among the first baking pans that Chuck brought to America in the late 1950s, and they were the most popular items for a year or two in his store. In his recipe, sifting the flour …

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This Might Just Be the Best Party Dessert Ever

“Where did you buy these delicious tartlets?” That’s the question to anticipate when you serve this beautiful dessert at a party. They look like you’ve plucked them from the display case of a fancy patisserie or Italian pastry shop. But they’re homemade, and they couldn’t be easier. First, there’s that …

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This Showstopper Dessert Is So Much Easier Than It Looks

Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova was the inspiration for this showstopper of a dessert. And it made such an impression that it sparked a debate between Australia and New Zealand, both of which tried to claim it as the brainchild of their citizens. This particular pavlova recipe is unique in that …

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These Easy Chicken Pies Are About to Become Your New Best Friend

Is this the weekend you decide to do something for your (hungry) future self? Everyone—busy working moms and dads, high school kids, and tiny tots—gets hungry with no notice sometimes, right when the refrigerator is bare. Making meatballs, pot pies, and lasagnasfor the freezer is fine and good, but making …

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Strawberry Ice Cream Cake – Passion 4 baking :::GET INSPIRED:::

Hi everyone, and hello June!I love the summer months it has long light days and lots of great fruits, and not to mention a perfect time to enjoy ice creams.I hope you all are doing well and look forward to summer. Sharing a new recipe on my blog today, a …

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The Vegan Cookies One Chef Invented to Help His Daughter Become an Activist

Photo Credit: Erin Scott Chef Bryant Terry, the chef, educator and author of Afro-Vegan, may be renowned for his food activism as Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora – and the (organic) apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: When his daughter wanted to raise her voice about a cause …

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Freshly Mint Ice Cream – Passion 4 baking :::GET INSPIRED:::

Hi everyone; I hope all is well with you.Sharing the recipe for a delicious mint ice cream, that is made with fresh mint.I added some mini chocolate chips into the ice cream as well as mint and chocolate goes well together. I love the combination of mint and chocolate, and …

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