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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

Twinkies Set to Make “Sweetest Comeback in History Ever”

Twinkies Set to Make “Sweetest Comeback in History Ever”

It’s been a long wait for Twinkie fans, who’ve had to content themselves with a variety of knockoff sponge cakes ever since Twinkie-maker Hostess declared bankruptcy. In April, the new owners of the Twinkie brand (along with a ...more

Little Debbie (the Logo) Gets a Makeover—Well, Sorta

Little Debbie (the Logo) Gets a Makeover—Well, Sorta

Fifty-four years is a long time to be a kid.   Little Debbie, the forever-young poster child for cellophane-wrapped goodies who has managed to survive a couple decades’ worth of low-fat, low-carb diet fads (not to mention the demise ...more

What to Bake This Weekend: Coca-Cola Cake

What to Bake This Weekend: Coca-Cola Cake

This week marked National Have a Coke Day. Yes, there is actually such a thing. It was May 8, to be precise, but that fell on Wednesday this year, so we’ve decided to postpone our celebration to the weekend. (Because, really, in the U.S., ...more

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