Patriotic Party Cake (Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod)
Every year on the last Monday of May people all over the United States celebrate Memorial Day. This is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in our Armed Forces. The holiday originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the [...]
If love were edible, what would it taste like? Try creating this beautiful but simple chocolate raspberry tart from Martha Stewart, and you’ll come pretty close.
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32 chocolate wafer cookies (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons sugar Coarse salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted 12 ounces [...]
Fruit bars are such an easy rustic dessert to throw together for an alfresco dinner, or for a picnic, now that spring is on the way for most of us. It’s as simple as mixing up a quick shortbread dough, spreading your favorite jam on top, and sprinkling with a streusel topping. Then it’s [...]
Butternut squash is rich in Vitamins A and C but also serves as a great source of fiber and potassium. Unlike most nutrient-rich vegetables, it is not just for roasting or for making soups. It is actually one of the best ingredients to bake with because it adds moist, creamy texture and renders your [...]
Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream (Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod)
Anyone who knows me knows that I adore ice cream. I love the rich, cold creaminess as it melts in my mouth. There are so many flavors that I enjoy but anything with chocolate is always at the top of my favorites list. This creamy [...]
Spring and the South remind me of cobblers – sun-ripened fruits picked from a tree and a yummy biscuit topping. Looking forward to combining unique flavors for this cobbler, I headed to my local grocery store. When the produce clerk told me peaches had not come in yet, I immediately headed to my [...]
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What is the best vegetable for spring baking? A bright orange carrot baked into a warm slice of carrot cake on a sunny day? Good guess. A fresh green zucchini to add moist texture to your pastel color-iced cupcakes? That’s another delicious idea for a spring sugar rush.
Pound cake is very much an Easter meal staple. The golden vanilla color and smooth, fluffy texture render this the perfect spring dessert. Although pound cake is known for its dense texture, you don’t need to drench your batter with butter and cream in order to create that unique characteristic of the Easter dessert.