Anastasia Mordasheva

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>Instead of vanilla extract for this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, try almond extract if you’ve got it handy, which adds even more depth of flavor.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups whole milk<p>3 tablespoons crushed cinnamon sticks (preferably Ceylon)<p>6 ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably …

Mango Melting Moments Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Inspired by an old Australian Women's Weekly magazine recipe (the sort of recipe that my mother might have cut out), the classic melting moments are soft and delicate cookies sandwiching a simple buttercream flavored with some lemon juice and zest. But it's common to find other …

No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars Recipe

"I baked about 100 dozen cookies for the holidays and these were everyone's favorite!! These bars can be frozen, just thaw 10 minutes before serving."<p>…

25 Comfort Food Recipes Made Lighter and Healthier

December 5th is National Comfort Food Day. It’s a day to indulge in whatever foods make you feel warm and fuzzy. Comfort foods are very personal and …

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Party-Pan Pizza

195<p>401<p>2<p>Shares 598<p>Because I worked as a baker for a good portion of my life, for some reason, people mistakenly get it into their heads that I worked …

Blathnaid's Chocolate Cake

• Chocolate curls<br>• Unsweetened cocoa powder and confectioner's sugar, to dust and may turn into chocolate butter. (Use as soon as possible, or it will …

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A White Chocolate Espresso Cake—one of my personal favorites. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/white-chocolate-espresso-cake.html

How to Make Chinese Steamed Buns from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you like your Chinese buns plain or filled, steamed or pan-fried, sweet or savory,</i> <i>Cynthia of Two Red Bowls</i> <i>is here to show you how to make</i> …

Italian Sausage, Garlic, and Red Pepper Stromboli Recipe

Everyone likes pizza. Isn't that a statement of fact? Sometimes, though, it's good to switch things up. That's where stromboli comes into play. Containing all the same ingredients in a different package, it's a customizable crowd-pleaser that can be prepared many ways. Ours is stuffed with sausage, …

Blueberry Muffins

Certain recipes never make their way to these pages. Blueberry muffins are a good example. I love blueberry muffins, so I try new recipes whenever I …

Classic Madeleines Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Annie Bell | Annie Bell’s Baking Bible | Kyle Books, 2013<p>These meltingly tender little madeleines are essentially made …

Lemon Cake Recipes

Lemon adds a welcome brightness to lemon chiffon cake, glazed lemon pound cake, layer cake with lemon curd filling, and many more varieties of lemon cake recipes. Whether you like your lemon in the frosting, in the filling, or right in the cake itself, we have a lemon cake recipe for you.

Dutch Baby Recipe - How to Make Dutch Babies - German Pancakes

Blueberry Cake

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: A blueberry lemon cake for the last of summer's bounty.</i><p>As I may have mentioned before, I'm not much …

Rich and Creamy Tiramisu Recipe

Creamy, rich, and bursting with bold coffee flavors, tiramisu is one of my all-time favorite desserts (especially with homemade ladyfingers, though I'm not one to judge if you choose store-bought instead). My version is less eggy than typical recipes, putting the mellow flavor of mascarpone front …

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Healthy

With all the office potlucks, holiday parties and DIY edible presents, you’ll inevitably end up in the kitchen baking cookies at <i>some</i> point this holiday season. We’re not exactly mad about the endless supply of chocolate chip and sugar cookies, but the dessert table could definitely use a little …

25 Best Overnight Oats That Boost Your Metabolism

When it comes to the game of weight loss and management, metabolism is the star player.<p>Think of your metabolism like a fire. In order for it to …

12 baking hacks that will seriously improve your next batch of cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

How to Make a Bûche de Noël, You Crazy Person

Why burn a log when you can bake a cake that looks like one? Outdo yourself with our outrageous bûche de Noël.<p>Of all the quirky, inexplicable, reindeer-embellished holiday traditions out there, making your own Yule log might take the cake. Why would anyone in their right mind create a dessert that …

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Creamy, chocolaty, and best of all...no bake!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients10 ounces chocolate cookie wafers (such as Nabisco Famous wafers)2 tablespoons granulated sugar8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened1 cup (4 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons …

The Low-Effort, Long-Lasting, Practically Ideal Holiday Cookie

I love baking in December, when the holidays give me the excuse to use lots of chocolate and nuts and other “fancy” baking ingredients I might not put in my grocery cart other times of year. I also refill my stash of cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and sprinkles: You can never have too many sprinkles in …

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15 Hanukkah Desserts That Will Make You Verklempt

Consider these eight days Fryday.

18 Magnificent Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert Recipes

Our holiday social calendars are filled with family parties, friendly gatherings, office holiday parties and countless other festive activities. No one wants to show up to a party empty-handed. Bringing an easy dessert is a great way to contribute something everyone can enjoy, but after spending …

10 Boozy Cookie Recipes to Liven Up Your Holiday Party

Whether it’s with rum, bourbon, wine or even grappa, these cookies are sure to fill you with the holiday “spirit.”

Our Favorite Gifts for Your Very Own Pastry Wizard

Buying gifts for the pastry fanatic you know isn't particularly hard: As with any purchase for a cook of any kind, you'll want to consider utility and necessity first, after which you can turn to the demands of whimsy and fun. If you know someone who's just starting out on their baking adventures, …

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28 Genius Edible Holiday Gifts (with Semi-Handy Wrapping Tips)

<b>Things an edible gift will always do:</b> warm hearts, fill bellies, fuel holiday travel, get shared, spark conversation, inspire your loved ones to start making their own granola (or hot sauce or challah or macaroons), and disappear, leaving only happy memories.<p>Here are 28 Genius Recipes—along with</i> …

Christmas Desserts

From salted caramel pie to rich chestnut-chocolate mousse, here are fantastic Christmas desserts.

Herbed Goat Cheese and Root Vegetable Galette Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Go for a full array of vegetable colors, and don't stress for even a second about making the edges even—this galette's charm lies in its being super rustic. Serve with a big salad with a bracing vinaigrette and prepare to be picking crust crumbs off your plate. —Kendra Vaculin<p><b>Serves:</b> …