TIP OF THE DAY: Dessert Stacks

Dessert stacks are easy to make. Photo courtesy Filicori Zecchini.   Call it a dessert stack, a mock mille-feuille (Napoleon) or whatever you like: It’s a really easy way to serve an impressive and fun stacked dessert. Graham crackers, pound cake and loaf cake, phyllo or wontonscan be used as the base, filled with bananas,…
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RECIPE: Dessert Ravioli

…AND FOR DESSERT, RAVIOLI! Yes, ravioli. Even better, ravioli you can make yourself with the help of a great pasta-maker to teach you how. It’s not just deliciously gratifying, but it’s a good workout too. Rolling fresh pasta dough until it’s as thin as a sheet of paper is not for the “where’s-the-remote?” in you.…
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FOOD FUN: Dough Dogs

A Pekinese “dough dog,” art as food. Photo courtesy Pillsbury.   National Hot Dog Day is July 23rd, so think about inviting your friends (or your kids’ friends) to participate in Pillsbury’s most creative edible craft project: dough dogs. Take a hot dog and some Pillsbury Crescent dough and create a sculpture of your dog.…
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FOOD FUN: Macarons On A Stick

The original macarons date to 15th-century Italy (see the history of macarons). The modern version evolved at the beginning of the 20th century, when Pierre Desfontaines Ladurée had the idea to join two meringues and fill them with ganache. The fillings evolved to include buttercream or jam, and there is now a seemingly limitless array…
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