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Hate New Year’s Resolutions? Here Are Some Sweet Ones to Love

Hate New Year’s Resolutions? Here Are Some Sweet Ones to Love

We love the holiday season; it’s when it comes to New Year’s resolutions that we generally say, “Bah-humbug!”   It’s not like we disapprove of self-improvement, it’s just … why do most New ...more

Getting the Most out of Your Oven: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

Getting the Most out of Your Oven: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

We have holidays to celebrate many things, but there’s no day set aside to celebrate the workhorse of so many holidays: the humble oven. While your oven might not be the most exciting thing in your home, it’s hands down one of the ...more

Birthday Cake: Buy It vs. Make It

Birthday Cake: Buy It vs. Make It

I’ve only been a mom for five years, but I’ve already run the gamut of possible birthday cakes. One year, my stepson said that he wanted a wedding cake, but a butterscotch one, so I bought three concentric round pans and made the ...more

Sugar — Yes, Sugar! A Superfine Secret for Better Baking

Sugar — Yes, Sugar! A Superfine Secret for Better Baking

I won’t hear a word against sugar. Do you hear me? No! Don’t start! Not one word!   Of course I’m talking about plain white granulated sugar, which has gotten a lot of bad press since — well, since forever. Back when I ...more

Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes: No Trick Treats!

Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes: No Trick Treats!

We love getting into the holiday spirit; we just don’t always have the time. And frankly, while we like carving jack-o’-lanterns and dipping caramel apples, we’re not convinced that everything we make has to scream Halloween ...more

20 Best Bake Sale Treats: Sweets That Are Sure to Sell — Fast!

20 Best Bake Sale Treats: Sweets That Are Sure to Sell — Fast!

Mom always told me that true beauty is on the inside. After participating in my first bake sale, I can safely say that adage holds true everywhere but at a bake sale, where another saying rings true: looks are everything.   OK, not ...more

Perfect Cake Frosting: What’s The Secret?

Perfect Cake Frosting: What’s The Secret?

I truly wish I could bestow some magic wisdom on everyone right now. Cake frosting should be the easiest thing in the world, but like the ukulele, it’s easy to do okay, but difficult to do really well. And despite speaking with every ...more

Snack Attack! Microwave Mug Cakes—Weird or Wonderful?

Snack Attack! Microwave Mug Cakes—Weird or Wonderful?

Take a few essential ingredients, stir them in a mug, microwave for a couple minutes and — beeep! — you’ve got yourself a cake. Well, mug cake that is.   That’s one letter away from “mud cake,” and unless you ...more

Chocolate & Peanut Butter— A Marriage Made in Dessert Heaven

Chocolate & Peanut Butter— A Marriage Made in Dessert Heaven

Mid-summer meals mean peanut butter and chocolate at the end. If you didn’t know that, it’s because it just happened this year.   There’s so much talk about farm stand vegetables and perfectly ripe tomatoes, a lot of fuss ...more

Best Birthday Cake Recipes — Yours for a Song

Best Birthday Cake Recipes — Yours for a Song

You might not have to sing for your supper, but new research suggests that you really should sing for a better-tasting birthday cake.   To be specific, scientists now think that singing “Happy Birthday” and blowing out candles ...more

What to Bake This Weekend: (Healthy!) Black Forest Cake Roll

What to Bake This Weekend: (Healthy!) Black Forest Cake Roll

It’s hard to argue with democracy. Our Facebook fans have spoken, and judging by their enthusiasm, a lot of them will be making this Black Forest Cake Roll this weekend. The recipe (so far) has garnered almost 1,000 likes and more than ...more

Twinkies Are Back & We Know Their Secret

Twinkies Are Back & We Know Their Secret

Twinkies Comeback Day is TODAY! Right now! We told you all about it last week. But now it’s time to run down to your favorite store and grab a few boxes off the shelf. On this auspicious day, we are here not only to remind you that ...more

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