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Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

Dessert

Coconut Oil Recipes For Those New To This Versatile Ingredient

Congratulations. You took the leap. You've heard about coconut oil. You've wondered about its taste and cooking prowess. And now, you finally bought a jar. (Or maybe you did months ago, but have yet to crack it open.) Now what? Introducing a new ingredient into your kitchen, no matter how simple or …

Breakfast

Dessert Recipes For Your Slow Cooker. Because Yes, We Can.

We're not going to sugarcoat it, baking can be hard. If you don't know what you're doing it's really easy to get things really wrong. Like, I-don't-even-want-to-eat-that wrong. Cakes cave in unexpectedly, brownies don't rise (because you maybe forgot the eggs) and pie crusts crumble all too …

Cooking

Your Ultimate Guide To No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

<i>(For quick, healthy recipes & insider nutrition tips, sign up for my newsletter & follow me on Twitter!)</i><p>Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Looking to liven up your child's school lunch box? Need energy for a workout? If you want to eat something healthy and homemade, but have little time to …

Dessert

The Outdoorsman Gift Guide

Sometimes you need power, but simply can't reach a power jack — like when you're camping, or working on a project far enough from your house that an …

Camping

The Holiday Desserts You Have to Make This Year: Cookies, Brittle, Lollipops, and More

Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore. They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations.<p><b>Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore.</b> They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations. …

Dessert

decadent hot chocolate mix

Here is how I’ve made hot chocolate for most of my life: heat some milk in a saucepan, add a bit of unsweetened cocoa and sugar and whisk. Form …