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White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

Chocolate mousse is an indulgence that is a real treat on special occasions – at least, special occasions are just about the only time I see chocolate mousse being served. Mousse is easy to make and it is light enough that it can be served any day of the week, for any occasion, and doesn’t need to be “saved” for a handful of times throughout ... Read More »

Peeps Krispy Treats

Peeps Krispy Treats

Even though Peeps are now going to be available year-round, I will always associate them with Easter and spring. They were always my favorite springtime treat when I was a kid and I keep finding new ways to use them this time of year, though I don’t inhale them quite as quickly as I did when I was 10. Last year, I turned a batch ... Read More »

Thick Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Thick Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Colorfully decorated, thickly-cut sugar cookies are some of the most eye catching cookies in any bakery case. They’re the most popular with kids, but I sometimes find myself caving in and getting one just because they look so appealing. This type of cookie tends to be more about the frosting than the cookie, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have one that actually tastes ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Macarons are one of my favorite cookies to make. They take a little more time to put together than your average chocolate chip cookie recipe, but they are always well worth the effort – especially when they have a filling that is as good as the one in these Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons. The filling is a surprisingly easy to make dark chocolate and coffee ... Read More »

Peanut Butter and Honey Bar Cookies

Peanut Butter and Honey Bars

Peanut butter and honey are a wonderful combination. I like honey drizzled over hot toast that is spread with peanut butter, honey that is mixed with peanut butter to create a salty-sweet dip for apples and the combination of honey and peanut butter in frozen pops. They also work well together in baked goods like these Peanut Butter and Honey Bars. The bars are easy ... Read More »

Chocolate Guinness Frozen Yogurt

Chocolate Guinness Frozen Yogurt

The release of my new cookbook, How To Make Frozen Yogurt, is just a few days after St Patrick’s Day this year, so I decided to celebrate the holiday by doing something a little different than making a batch of corned beef and cabbage. I made frozen yogurt instead, and with an Irish twist. I’ve had Guinness ice creams before, but I’ve never had anything quite ... Read More »

Mini St Patrick’s Day Ombre Cakes

Mini St Patrick's Day Ombre Cake

Ombre cakes have a great look to them, and all you need to make one is the time to make a multi-layered cake and plenty of food coloring. Holidays and special occasions like birthdays are the perfect time to play around with colorful cakes like these because you want everything to be as festive as possible, and you usually won’t mind having to put a ... Read More »

Irresistible Nutella Buttercream

Piping Buttercream

There are many different frosting recipes out there and many of them are called buttercream, but not all buttercreams are created equal, though many people don’t differentiate between the different types when they’re writing a recipe. American Buttercream is a frosting made with butter, confectioners’ sugar, a liquid (usually milk or cream) and some flavoring. It is sweet, sturdy and very easy to make. Italian ... Read More »

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