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Creative cake for a bbq

hot dog cake

When I first saw a picture of this undeniably creative hot dog cake, my first reaction was that it would be great to take to a barbecue or other cookout where real hot dogs are already on the menu. The cake is made by sculpting a pound cake into a hamburger bun shape and laying a generously frosted cake hot dog in the middle of it, ... Read More »

S-XL Cake Mold

sm-xl cake pan

“That looks great. I’ll take a big piece.” “I’m pretty full. Can I just have a sliver? No, even smaller than that, thanks.”It can be difficult enough to cut a cake into neat slices without having to cater to the sizing whims of your audience. Enter the S-KL Cake Mold, created to make the process very cut and dry. The pan was designed by Ding ... Read More »

Martha Stewart cupcake boxes

Martha Stewart cupcake boxes

One of the things I like best about buying cookies, cupcakes, donuts or other sweets from a bakery is the box that the food always comes in. It’s not that the (usually pink) cardboard is so fancy or elegant, just that you know immediately upon seeing it that it holds something tasty. It’s also something that an ordinary cake carrier can’t quite compete with. Restaurant ... Read More »

Yogurt Rice Pudding

yoghurt rice pudding

Rice pudding is a favorite dish of mine, though I don’t have all that often. The dish that has been around for centuries, and has traveled around the globe from culture to culture, with few changes to the basic recipe – rice cooked until creamy with milk – along the way, if you look past the added spices and flavorings that tend to get thrown ... Read More »

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant

It is difficult to cook for one. Or rather, it is difficult to cook for one in the same way that you might cook for a group of two or more. Not only are most recipes formulated to serve more than one person, but there is often a natural sense of motivation that comes from cooking with or for someone else that just isn’t quite ... Read More »

Popovers

  Popovers are a great all-purpose recipe to have in your collection. They’re easy to make, relatively low in fat and require very few ingredients. They have a slightly crisp exterior that opens to reveal a tender, custardy interior. With jam or honey, they make a great breakfast snack, and can also be served plain or with butter as an accompaniment to a savory meal. They ... Read More »

Starbucks recipes at home

starbucks recipe card

This fall, you might notice that Starbucks is doing something a little bit different. They have always offered food-pairing suggestions as a way to push pastry sales alongside drink sales, but the coffee chain is passing out recipes so that you can try your hand at making some coffee shop treats at home to pair with your coffee. Starbucks is doing this as part of a collaboration ... Read More »

Deep Fried Cookie Dough wins fair food contest

All fair foods get their start in one of two ways: as an idea floating in the back of someone’s mind or when someone accidentally drops something unusual in their deep fryer. The The entries this time around included seven deep fried treats: Deep Fried Latte Fried pastry topped with cappuccino ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream and instant coffee powder. Fried Cookie Dough Cookie ... Read More »

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