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Christmas Dish Presentation: How to Bling Your Plates to Neighbors

Christmas Dish Presentation: How to Bling Your Plates to Neighbors

During the Christmas season, houses are adorned with lights, trees are covered in ornaments, and every building is full of candy canes and pretend snow. Decorations dominate Christmas, so desserts have to fit in with the lavish displays! Typical dessert-making isn’t going to cut it in December — you have to have some fun, step Read more…

Homemade Pop-Tarts & Other At-Home Variants of Popular Sweets

Homemade Pop-Tarts & Other At-Home Variants of Popular Sweets

Some of our favorite, most delicious food cravings are either processed grocery store foods or thousand-calorie restaurant desserts. Hey, I eat my fair share of sweets of all kinds, but making some of these classic desserts at home can save you a few guilt points and a few dollars.

Groom a Cheesecake so It Looks Store-Bought

Groom a Cheesecake so It Looks Store-Bought

Making a delicious cheesecake is quite an accomplishment, but presentation makes the first impression. You can’t judge a cake’s taste by its appearance, but people do it anyway. To impress everyone with your delicious dessert, take a few minutes to craft the perfect presentation and make homemade look gourmet. Preventing Cracks Cheesecakes are notorious for Read more…

25 Inspirational Halloween Cupcake Ideas

Assorted Halloween cupcakes

We’ve brought you 7 Halloween Cupcakes That Will Get Your Spook On, but we found ourselves with a little time on our hands today, and before we knew it, we were looking at more spooky-licious Halloween cupcakes! If you are not going to have time to come up with an entire Halloween-themed meal, a batch Read more…

Ingredient Substitution Ideas for Foreign Fares

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If you decide to cook a meal that originates from another country, things can get tricky. Recipes sometimes call for ingredients you can’t find or never even heard of. Even if you know what it is, certain ingredients can be really difficult to come by in local grocery stores and markets. If this is the Read more…

The History of Halloween Candy

The History of Halloween Candy

“Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.” ~ Judith Olney (Author of The Joy of Chocolate) A wise woman, Judith Olney is. As Halloween draws ever nearer, every child gets more excited about the prospect of having more candy than he Read more…

How to Create a French Atmosphere Sur la Table

Dining in style

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty tired of eating cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, pizza, and jalapeño poppers all the time. Okay, so I don’t eat the poppers regularly, but once a year is basically enough. Because of this, I sometimes feel like breaking out of my food rut and exploring other cultures’ cuisine. Read more…

Easy Greek Appetizers for a Hipster Soiree

Easy Greek Appetizers for a Hipster Soiree

You’ve decided to host a classy, cozy, or casual dinner party, and no matter what feel you’re going for, you want to try to impress your friends. Unfortunately, heating up a bunch of Totino’s Pizza Rolls and throwing them on a paper plate as an appetizer isn’t going to cut it. The key is to Read more…