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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FOOD FUN: Fork, Knife & Spoon Cookies With Crème Caramel

At the Chocolate Lab restaurant in San Francisco, crème caramel is served with a surprise: streusel crumbs and cookie utensils. Make it yourself! If you don’t want to go into baking overdrive, you can surprise your guests with just a spoon or a fork. You can buy the cookie cutters online: Spoon cookie cutter Fork…
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FOOD FUN: A Hot Dog Sculpture

Eat your craft project: a dog made from hot dogs. Photo courtesy Dietz and Watson.   Family and friends will howl with delight at this edible dog sculpture made of hot dogs or brats. We love edible craft projects! The recipe is courtesy Dietz & Watson, purveyors of premium deli meats. HOT DOG SCULPTURE RECIPE…
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