Published December 20, 2011
Tis' the season for baking --lots and lots of baking. Here's a list of the top holiday baking blunders and the best ways to keep the Grinch out of your kitchen.
Published December 19, 2011
Aimez-vous le champagne? Aimez-vous le chocolat? If so, this is your cupcake, baby. And it is just in time for New Year's Eve festivities. Rich dark chocolate cake and light fluffy frosting, both spiked with champagne, transform an ordinary cupcake into a dessert that is simultaneously indulgent and playful. The cupcakes don't taste overwhelmingly like champagne, but the addition of the bubbly makes them incredibly light and moist. The real champagne flavor comes out in the icing.
Published December 14, 2011
'Tis the season for parties, gifts under the tree and visiting with friends and family. The time-honored tradition of Christmas baking is a highlight of the season for many families. This includes the growing popularity of cookie swaps, where loved ones meet to share some holiday cheer and exchange their cookie creations. But making fabulous holiday cookies doesn't always need to involve a rolling pin and cookie cutters. We decided to lend a hand this busy season with this delicious, easy-to-make White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies recipe. It's guaranteed to make you the star of any cookie swap. On the left check out some other great holiday baking ideas from our friends in our first annual virtual cookie swap.
Published December 13, 2011
Holiday entertaining has a funny way of bringing out the need to dazzle one's guests. It's when centerpiece dishes like Crown Roast find their way to the dinner table and we bring out the good wine we've been hiding away all year. For me, dessert should impress just as much as the main the course. The good news? It doesn't have to be a complicated confection that takes hours to prepare. These individual Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes look like Martha Stewart catered your desserts, but are easy enough for any novice baker to execute. Even better, they can be made a few hours ahead of time and baked just before it's time for the dessert course. Serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzled with a raspberry sauce.
Published November 30, 2011
There's no better time than Thanksgiving to join friends at table and share good food.
This year we've gathered around a virtual table and shared Thanksgiving recipes with our friends at the Food Network, Bon Appetit, Epicurious and more to complete a full, potluck dinner.
We jumped at the chance to give thanks to our sweet tooth, and share some delicious Ginger Molasses Sugar Cookies.
If you think Thanksgiving desserts have to be all about pie, these Ginger Molasses Sugar Cookies are just the thing to change your mind. With a delicious combination of ginger, cloves and cinnamon it's like biting into the holiday season. They make the perfect addition to any dessert table or can be packaged up decoratively as a hostess gift or party favor for your guests.
Don't forget to scroll down for more great ideas for cocktails, side dishes and mains.
Published November 24, 2011
Does that special someone in your life love to spend in the kitchen making sweets and treats? Our Baker’s Holiday Gift Guide is here to help. Whether you need to find a show-stopping gift, stuff a stocking or assemble a gift basket, our guide has something for you.
Published November 16, 2011
Ginger Molasses Sugar Cookies are a delicious combination of ginger, cloves and cinnamon, and make the perfect hostess gift or party favor for your guests.