TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Cake Art

We were admiring this dessert from Caviar Russe in New York City. It’s art on a plate. Then we realized: This is relatively easy to put together. We love artistic food, so we set out to make our version of this cake-and-ice cream dessert. If you buy the loaf cake instead of baking it, the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Fancy Dessert

[1] This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford). [2] Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).   It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish. This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstructed Baked Alaska

Some dishes have been around for a hundred years or more, in pretty much their original version. Baked Alaska is one of these. Invented at the beginning of the 19th century (here’s the Baked Alaska history), it has pretty much been the same dessert, but for flavor variations in: The cake base layer. The flavor(s)…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Coffee Stout & Other Styles For World Stout Day

[1] Xocoveza, a coffee stout from Stone Brewing, has been described as “a liquid Christmas cookie” (photo courtesy Gear Patrol). [2] Amaro Obsidian Coffee Stout from Deschutes Brewery. [3] Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing is a milk stout with coffee, although adding it to a bowl of cereal is a personal choice. [4] The simplest…
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RECIPE: Harvest Pudding Parfait

A chocolate-pumpkin parfait with whipped cream made from scratch (photo courtesy Hope Foods).   When we saw this photo from Hope Foods, we were inspired to create our own version. It couldn’t be easier. RECIPE: HARVEST PUDDING PARFAIT Ingredients For 4-6 Servings 1 can pumpkin pie filling (with sugar and spices) 1 package instant chocolate…
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