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Drop Cookies, Three Ways

We made these delicious cookies three ways -- with thumbprints, filled with jam, and filled with chocolate. Use our All-in-One Cookie Dough as a base.

Cookies

Turn Your Photo into An Artwork

Have you ever wanted to do something a little different with your photographs? Not stop with the simple click of the shutter and turn it into an …

Tutorials

Salted Caramel Sauce

<i>A simple recipe for homemade salted caramel sauce that is the perfect topping for just about anything.</i><p>Yesterday I was watching The Biggest Loser on …

Dessert

Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

I can't tell you how many times I've drooled over the thought of making pull-apart bread in my own kitchen. I've seen all different varieties - sweet …

Baking

How to Make A Singapore Sling

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: A celebration of the golden age of cocktails, in liquid form, that's bound to make the rest of your summer</i> …

Recipes

Crème Brûlée Filled Strawberries

Happy July, friends! This will be a month of celebrations and birthdays (including my own!) so I've been trying to think up new ideas for party food. …

Magic Flan Cake

Life feels a little crazy right now because in two short months the manuscript for my second cookbook is due. As you can imagine, I've been spending …

A Thai Dinner Party

The bright, refreshing flavors of Thai cuisine make an ideal spread for an early summer dinner party. Start with a frothy coconut cocktail made with Thai basil and lemongrass, then set out a selection of plates to be served family-style: two types of grilled skewers, coconut-milk-marinated chicken …

Gentlemen's Chocolate Whiskey Cake

According to The Chocolate Bible, a <i>Gentlemen's Torte</i> is a many-layered Sachertorte that is soaked with booze. Other books on the subject say that …

Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Mousse Cake

Last summer I received a beautiful dessert magazine in the mail. It was titled <i>Sweet Dreams,</i> and the cover had a big glossy image of a cake on it. It …

Marshmallow-Candy Swirl Cake

I've been finding a lot of inspiration at the candy store lately. There's something so wonderful about all those bins of colorful candies - …

Dessert

Easy Piping Techniques for Cupcakes

Hi friends! Today I'm doing something a little different. I'm going to show you a few of my favorite piping techniques for cupcakes. I even made a …

Dessert

Bubble Gum Frosting Cupcakes with Gelatin Bubbles

Let's not take things too seriously today.<p>Instead, let's make cupcakes with bubble gum frosting and use way too many sprinkles. Let's be crafty and …

Dessert

Sunday Sweets: April Showers

If you're looking for Easter Sweets, where ya been? Don't you know I posted those LAST week?<p>Here, go see. I'll wait. [tapping toe]<p>All caught up? …

One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies — Oh She Glows

When a girlfriend spoils you with your favourite chocolate bars, you make double chocolate cookies. It’s just what you do. No questions asked.<p>The …

The Best Chocolate Cake I've Ever Had

Place the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 350 F for about 8 minutes, or until toasted.<p>Grease a 9 x 9" baking dish.<p>Melt the …

Irresistible Nutella 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 …

Dessert

Avocado Hummus With Toasted Coriander and Avocado Oil

Hummus has been a staple of the Middle Eastern diet for centuries, but it's not until the end of the 1900s that it made its mark in the United States. Today, just about every household in America consumes hummus, whether made at home or store-bought. Of course, it's no surprise that the famous dip …

6 Cakes, Pancakes and Donuts for Celebrating Mardi Gras

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, the period of fasting and prayer that preceeds Easter in many Christian traditions. It is also known as Fat …

Fancy Little Jam Cakes

I'll be honest. I made these cakes for myself. I wasn't even super concerned if they made it onto the blog. I just had a bad craving for little …

Dessert

Funfetti Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is an ethereally light sponge cake. It doesn’t get as much time in the spotlight as towering layer cakes, even though it is a fairly …

14 Chocolate Cakes

Forget the jewelry. Forget the flowers. Forget the fancy dinners, the oysters, the caviar, the steak. Let's be real here: chocolate cake is the best part of Valentine's Day.<p>Chocolate cakes aren't moody, aren't choosy. They're gorgeous. They can be consumed wherever you desire: at a candlelit table, …

Dessert

Valentine's Day Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Kansas. You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she's famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.<p>Your favorite summertime dessert just became portable! As much as I would love to carry shortcakes, strawberries and freshly …

Lemony Rainbow Checkerboard Cake

It's been a busy two and one-half weeks since I last posted, and I've missed you terribly! Those of you that keep up with me on Instagram or Facebook …

Sunday Sweets: Pretty as a Peacock

When I was younger, I read somewhere that having peacock feathers in the house was bad luck. Something about the "eyes" on the feathers being …

Cake Decorating

Pecan Brittle Recipe

<i>A delicious, sweet and buttery homemade brittle that is loaded with pecans and a hint of cinnamon.</i><p>Although I don’t make or indulge in peanut brittle …

Say Good Morning with these Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

December 23, 2013<p>Here’s a sweet recipe if you’re looking for something to make ahead of time that you can pop in the oven on Christmas Morning. Or …

Breakfast