Archive for the ‘General Dessert’ Category

4 Easy Tips for Baking with Alcohol

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I love spiking sweet treats. Liquors, beers, wine and other kinds of alcohol bring a breadth of new flavors to baking, and it makes for a great conversation piece at parties. Here are some tips and tricks to baking with vodka.
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Summer Treats Without Your Oven

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Summer is absolutely my favorite season. No matter how high the temperature climbs, I can’t get enough of the heat…except in my house. I love to be outside, to garden, to swim, to cycle, especially in very warm weather. But sweating in my kitchen is another story! (more…)

Sweet and Easy Dipped Strawberries

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Strawberries are in season! With our easy instructions, you can make amazing candy-coated strawberries for your next gathering. Candy Melts® candy make it easy to turn strawberries or many of your favorite snacks into beautifully decorated treats. (more…)

A Twisted Summer Birthday Celebration

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Usually July in the Chicagoland area is a month filled with sunshine and warmth that I like to think is a reflection of the excitement surrounding my birthday. This year’s excitement was tempered by the dread of officially leaving the big 3-0 behind. (more…)

Celebrate Summer with Ice Cream Treats

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 17th is National Ice Cream Day? Celebrate by having a one-of-a-kind ice cream social! (more…)

Bloggers and Blueberry Frangipane Tartlets

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Recently, Wilton hosted a group of food bloggers for a one-day crash course on cake decorating. It was great fun getting to chat with the 27 women who made the trip to Chicago. (more…)

A Heartfelt Dinner for your Valentine

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

For centuries the heart has been the symbol for love, romance and of course Valentine’s Day. To show my love for the people in my life, I decided to make a special dinner with a heart theme. Coming up with a heart shaped dessert was the easy part. Making a main dish in the shape of a heart took some thought. (more…)

Heart Shaped Whoopie Pies

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Whoopie Pies have been popular for a while now, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a cute, individual serving of moist cake and gooey filling? There is a flavor combination to celebrate every time of year, too. (more…)

Decorating Tools Demystified – Lily Nail Set

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

After more than two years at Wilton, there are still products that puzzle me. Here is an example. I found this set of plastic lily nails that are used to create icing flowers. But how do these really work? (more…)

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Sweet Things

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

My motto is that no event or occasion is complete without a special homemade dessert. And, while the creative test kitchen person in me is always on the lookout for something new to bake, the realist often surfaces … I don’t have time! (more…)