TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Pie, It’s Pi Day Of The Century!

Mathematically, today is Pi Day: 3.14. As you learned in high school geometry, the Greek symbol is used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, a constant which begins with 3.14159. Sorry we can’t show the Greek symbol in these paragraphs: WordPress keeps converting it to a…
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BOOK: Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook

It’s the best-selling flavor at New York’s Magnolia Bakery, L.A.’s Sprinkles Cupcakes, London’s Hummingbird Bakery and other cake emporia. Since 2005, its inclusion on restaurant menus has grown by more than 500%. It has been used to flavor coffee, tea, waffles, doughnuts, even fried chicken. It’s easy to find red velvet truffles, butter cookies, and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pudding Toppers, Pudding Party

Butterscotch pudding with brittle. Photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog.   Here’s a fun dessert idea, whether for a weekday family dinner or a pudding bar at your next party. You can make pudding or buy it. Making it is better and lots more fun. We’ve been spending more and more time with Puddin’:…
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BOOK: 5-Minute Mug Cakes

Trending in cakes these days: mug cake cookbooks. With a few ingredients, a microwave and a microwave-safe mug, you can have cake in five minutes. First out of the gate is 5-Minute Mug Cakes, by Jennifer Lee. Mug Cakes: Ready In 5 Minutes in the Microwave by Lene Knudsen will be published on October 7th,…
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BOOK: Dumplings All Day Wong

A dumpling lover’s treasure. Photo courtesy Page Street Publishing.   We loved chef Lee Anne Wong on the first season of Top Chef. She’s out with her first cookbook, Dumplings All Day Wong, focusing on Asian dumplings. Says Chef Lee Anne: “Biting into a hot, fresh, juicy dumpling can be a transcendent moment, the kind…
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