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Rich, buttery pound cakes are great recipes to have in your repertoire, because there is never a bad time for a pound cake. They are also very versatile cakes and you can do a lot with a basic recipe. First Look, Then Cook baked a Pistachio Pound Cake, a lovely twist on a classic cake for pistachio lovers. The cake is lightly flavored with citrus, ... Read More »

What are ladyfingers?

Ladyfingers

Ladyfingers are long, thin sponge cakes that have a shape that looks somewhat like a large finger – hence their name. They can be served as an accompaniment to desserts like ice creams, custards and coffees, but they are often used as a component in other desserts. Ladyfingers can be either soft and cakey or dry and crispy, but they always have a sponge-like texture. ... Read More »

Norpro Pretzel Pan

Norpro Pretzel Pan

When you’re walking through a mall or large shopping center, the warm and buttery smell of soft-baked pretzels is likely to catch you, since chain pretzel places are just about everywhere. Soft pretzels are one of the most fun and tasty snack foods that you can make at home, and you don’t need to go out just to find fresh ones. The yeast dough for pretzels ... Read More »

Little Lemon Pudding Cakes

Individual Lemon Pudding Cake

When I have a couple of lemons lying around my kitchen and want to make a quick dessert, I often opt for lemon pudding cake. Pudding cakes are cakes that create their own sauce while they bake. The sauce (a.k.a. the pudding) forms underneath a layer of fluffy cake while the dish is in the oven. Although the recipe calls for beating egg whites to ... Read More »

Nick Malgieri’s Bread

Nick Malgieri's Bread

Basic bread has very few ingredients and seems like a simple thing to make, but bread is an intimidating thing to bake for many people. There are many reasons that people get intimidated and most of them come down to a lack of understanding of how to make a good bread. In short, they are missing out on the basics that make a bread recipe ... Read More »

Limoncello Tiramisu

Limoncello Tiramisu

A classic Tiramisu is made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee or espresso and layered with a mascarpone cream. The coffee is the key element and its caffeine boost is what gives tiramisu its name, which translates to “pick me up.” But a tiramisu is a dessert that can be very versatile and it is actually very easy to infuse other flavors into a basic recipe to create ... Read More »

Peep Vodka Lemon Drop

Peep Vodka Lemon Drop

A lemon drop is a cocktail that is made with vodka, lemon juice and sugar – rather like a grown up version of lemonade. It’s a mix of sweet and sour (with some vodka, of course) and it’s pretty refreshing as cocktails go. It also has a lovely yellow color to it that is part of what made me think that a lemon drop would ... Read More »

5 Egg-cellent Easter Treats

Egg-cellent Easter Ideas

Coloring Easter eggs is a holiday tradition for people of all ages, not just for kids, but dying a bunch of hard boiled eggs isn’t the only way to have an egg-cellent easter. The following are five egg-centric recipes that are all fun and tasty ways to celebrate Easter with a little flair: Instead of buying all your Easter candy, you can make your own ... Read More »

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