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Gluten Free Cake with Honey and Almonds

Gluten Free Cake with Honey and Almonds

This gluten free cake is a great dessert for anyone following a gluten-free diet, but it's so delicous that it will please anyone who loves cake.

The Perfect Dozen: Cupcakes for Everyone

The Perfect Dozen: Cupcakes for Everyone

The cupcake trend isn't slowing down, and why should it? No matter what flavor you crave, there are cupcakes for any and every occasion.

The Best Cheesecake for Easter and Any Other Night of the Week

The Best Cheesecake for Easter and Any Other Night of the Week

Ten great cheesecake recipes for Easter, a special party, or any day that deserves to end on a sweet note.

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

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