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The Dessert Architect Cookbook giveaway!

The Dessert Architect Cookbook

There is an art to putting together a restaurant-style plated dessert. With a little practice and a good sense of style, you can definitely put an upscale twist on your at-home dessert presentations, but starting out with a guide that will teach you the ins-and-outs of creating these impressive desserts is an easier way to begin. To get you started, I’m giving away a copy ... Read More »

M-Cups and M-Spoons Giveaway!

M-Cups and M-Spoons Giveaway!

M-Cups are a very unusual set of measuring cups designed by Fred Studios. These cups have a design inspired by matroyshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls. The traditional dolls – typically made of wood, but here made of food-grade plastic – split in two at the “waist” and open to reveal another, smaller, doll inside. Fred’s M-Cups are shaped like the traditional dolls ... Read More »

Pot Pie Pan giveaway!

Chicago Metallic Pot Pie Pan

You can eat pie any time of year, but fall is really pie season for me. It’s the time of year when apple pie seems to taste its very best and when hearty chicken pot pies are the perfect comfort food. Pies are tasty whatever filling you pile inside, and they can be fun to make and serve, as well. A new pan from Chicago ... Read More »

Threadcakes Cake Contest 2011

For the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to be one of the judges for the Threadcakes Cake Contest and I’m happy to say that I’m back to judge for the third year in a row! The cake contest challenges people to create edible works of art in the form of cakes inspired by Threadless t-shirt designs (such as this popsicle t-shirt I recently ... Read More »

Summertime Treat T-shirt Giveaway!

Summertime Treat T-shirt!

Eating a popsicle on a hot summer day is a great way to cool down, and wearing a t-shirt printed with a big popsicle design will also help keep you cool – although you still might want the real popsicle to go along with it. This Summertime Treat t-shirt features a huge chocolate-dipped, multi-flavored popsicle on a bright blue background. There is even a little ... Read More »

Judging the 2011 Ice Cream Cupcake Contest

Ice Cream Cupcake Contest: Honey Hazelnut

Ice cream cakes are a delicious dessert and can be even better when they come in a smaller, cuter cupcake size. This is party because you can actually be more creative with cupcakes than you can with full sized cakes, as my own Root Beer Float Cupcakes demonstrate because they work perfectly in a cupcake package. So, I was honored to be asked to judge ... Read More »

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers giveaway!

Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers

Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? A copy of Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers might be just the thing. This cookbook features 150 chocolate recipes that have all been scaled down to meet the needs (and treat the tastebuds) of bakers who don’t need 4 dozen cookies or a whole 9-inch layer cake every time they want to bake something. Most ... Read More »

45th Pillsbury Bake-off open to entries

Pillsbury Bake-Off Logo

The odds of winning the lottery are slim, so if you like to bake and want to increase your odds of taking home a big cash prize, you just might want to think about entering the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off. The contest is the biggest, longest-running cooking contest in the US and it is so popular that what was once an annual event now takes two ... Read More »

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