RECIPE: Coffee-Date Scones

[1] Coffee date scones (photos #1 and #4 © Nescafé). [2] Scones can be round or triangular. The triangular shape is an old one that comes from cooking scones in a frying pan over the fire, then cutting the cooked circle into pie-shape triangles (photo © King Arthur Baking Company). [3] Dates are among the…
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FOOD FUN: Cookie Drink Topper

Hot chocolate with a cookie topper (photo © Nadezhda Moryak | Pexels).   The next time you take a batch of cookies out of the oven, poke a hole in them. Why? So you can use them with a straw, to top a glass of milk, iced coffee or other cold beverage. Sure, you could…
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FOOD FUN: Christmas Ginger Cake With Gingerbread

[1] A dazzling Christmas ginger cake with gingerbread house cookie decor (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] A homemade gingerbread cake, decorated with gingerbread men and cranberries (photo courtesy Violife | Facebook). [3] This simple but elegant layer cake from Molly Yeh is a white-iced layer cake covered with coconut, and garnished with marzipan…
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BOOK GIFT: Fruit Cake ~ Recipes For The Curious Baker

Wait! Don’t run! We’re not talking about Aunt Patty’s brick-in-a-box. Here’s a stunner of a book by Jason Schreiber. He’s a favorite food stylist of Martha Stewart (she wrote the foreword). It’s not the cookbook you might imagine. The book could just have easily been called Fruit with Cake, or Cake and Fruit, or even…
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