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10 Decadent Chocolate Desserts

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Our 10 favorites here.<p><b>CHOCOLATE DUMP CAKE</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES FOR FOUR</b><p>Why bake a couple dozen when all you really want is a …

How to Make Key Lime Pie

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Beat the winter blues with a blast of bright, sunny citrus.</i><p>In New York, we are experiencing weather the forecasters …

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5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good!<p><b>1. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread</b><p>Warm out of the oven, this banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of chocolate running through it. It's fun to make: you spoon the banana and …

The Microwave Trick To Fancy Foamed Latte Milk

Cappuccinos are expensive. Macchiatos are too. But you know what's not pricey? Making those fancy espresso drinks at home. If you're thinking to yourself, "But I can't make <i>those</i> drinks, I don't have the proper tools, wah," we're here to tell you that <b>yes, you can</b>.<p>You do not need a thousand-dollar …

New Orleans-Style Beignets

New Orleans, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: 1) Beignets 2) Jazz Fest 3) Beignets 4) Jackson Square 5) Did we mention beignets? We've clearly got a thing for those delightful squares of fried dough coated in powdered sugar. And since Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, February 17, we couldn't …