PRODUCT: Naturally Nora Cake Mixes & Frosting

Prepackaged cake mixes don’t have to be full of artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils. That’s what Nora Schultz thought when she created Naturally Nora Baking Mixes—and frosting mixes, of course! The packaging is environmentally friendly as well. The mixes are free of artificial ingredients, colors and preservatives. Instead, the company seeks out natural ingredient suppliers…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Martine’s Chocolates & Naturally Nora Cake Mixes

These chocolate bunnies are just two of the delicious prizes in this week’s Gourmet Giveaway. Photo courtesy Martine’s Chocolates. If the Easter bunny fails to bring you a basket full of Easter joy, there are still chances to win super-premium chocolate goodies in this week’s Gourmet Giveaway. Three lucky winners will receive adorable (and luscious)…
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“Instant” Cherry Cake With Dried Cherries & More Ways To Use Dried Cherries

[1] Tart dried cherries store well in the pantry until you need them (photo © King Arthur Flour). [2] They’re not just for sweet recipes: Toss dried cherries into a pan sauce (photo © Emm Group). [3] Sprinkle dried cherries on breakfast cereal, hot or cold (photo © Choose Cherries).   It’s easy to eat…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Cabernet Bundt Cake

Wine and chocolate are a great pairing. But we never saw them together in a cake until this recipe, the grand prize winner in the first Bundts Across America contest in 2008. The Chocolate Cabernet Flavors Di ‘Vine’ Wine Cake is a creative combination of chocolate devil’s food cake, black cherry gelatin and a cup…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Shortcake

Copper cookie cutter from Amazon. Use your cookie cutters to make a special holiday “shortcake” or ice cream sandwich. 1. For an ice cream “shortcake,” slice regular or chocolate pound cake into 1/2″-3/4″ slices and use large cookie cutters to cut shapes into the cake—use a tree- or star-shaped cutter for Christmas. If the cake…
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