Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Easter Treats are Sweeter with PEEPS™ and Wilton®

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

While some fans out there will create elaborate dioramas with their PEEPS™, we prefer to just make ours more delicious! Which will you try? Will you dip them in Candy Melts® candy and decorate them with sprinkles? Use the Wilton PEEP™ Silicone Mold to make two-toned gelatin chicks? Or, bake some roll-out cookies using the Wilton PEEPS Cookie Cutter Set and decorate them with sugars or icing? Scroll through the inspiration for ideas for cookies, cupcakes and candy treats this Easter featuring your favorite marshmallow treats!

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How to make No-Bake Grasshopper Pies

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

One of my all-time favorite treats is the Grasshopper Pie. In my opinion, there is nothing better than the cool/bitter contrast between peppermint and chocolate. (more…)

A Bit of Comfort Food for the New Year

Friday, January 4th, 2013

I like to remember my roots at the New Year, which usually means comfort food. Since by now I’m pretty comforted thanks to Christmas, I settle for middle ground – a smaller version of a lovely bit of heaven known back home as an empanada. (more…)

How to Bake and Decorate a Multi-Layered Cake

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I’m really getting into the holiday spirit this year, and that spirit is showing up in everything, including my baked goods! (more…)

How to Make a Pumpkin Caramel Torte

Monday, October 1st, 2012

When the weather starts to get cooler, I automatically start drinking more coffee, eating more soup, and craving caramel. For me, caramel is the flavor that defines fall. Pumpkin is also a seasonal favorite, and I was inspired to put the two together in this luscious torte that is perfect for autumn dinner parties. When sliced, the caramel topping runs a bit, so the cake practically sauces itself on the plate! (more…)

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…)

No Gluten, No Problem!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Whether it is for a family celebration, holiday, school bake sale or just for the fun of it, baking is a great activity. Plus, we all know there are few better smells than the scent of fresh baked cakes, breads or cookies filling the house. This enjoyment can seem out of reach for those who have to stick to a gluten-free diet. Have no fear! I am here to help you “sift” through some of the guidelines to gluten-free baking.

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Add a Taste of Honey to Your Dessert Table

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Wilton products for a long time, and I enjoy bringing fashion and flair to the dessert table. With the introduction of my new book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Wilton asked me to share a couple of my recipes. I hope you enjoy these sweet treats! (more…)

Treat Mom to a Delicious Quiche

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Mother’s Day is a very special day, as it is a day that recognizes the life-long efforts and sacrifices by our mothers. Sometimes this special date is just related to gift giving, but there are many other ways of showing our mothers our gratitude. One of the best ways is by preparing something for them, and what better than a delicious quiche made with her favorite ingredients! (more…)

Let’s Be Pin Pals – Join Us on Pinterest

Friday, March 30th, 2012

“Pin it.” “I just pinned that!” “I’ll show you my pin.” Ok, so you’re either in one of two groups. Group 1 is probably thinking about their last pin. And Group 2? Well, Group 2 is where I was a few months ago, thinking… “Pin what?” (more…)