RECIPE: Easy Gingerbread Cake & More Ways To Enjoy Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a long-standing holiday tradition, the seeds of which are with the 11th-century crusaders returning from the Holy Land with ginger and other spices. The history is below. Beyond those first gingerbread cakes and cookies, ginger has found its way into present day mousse, waffles,     RECIPE: EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE Ingredients 2 cups…
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RECIPE: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake with a twist: made in a tart pan with a hazelnut crust, topped with apples and salted caramel sauce. Photo courtesy U.S. Apple Association.   Dying for a piece of cheesecake, we ran out to the corner deli for a slice. It was satisfactory, but a mistake: 12 hours later, we wanted another piece.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Blood Oranges

Blood oranges—also called blush oranges and Maltese oranges, among other names—are in high season now. We look forward to them all year, contenting ourselves with the excellent bottled blood orange juice from Italian Volcano (organic and kosher) when we can’t squeeze our own. Blood oranges are believed to be a mutation of the sweet orange…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cheesecake Water Bath

If you like to bake cheesecake (and we love to!), you know that a water bath, or bain-marie, keeps the cheesecake top from cracking. If you’ve never used a bain-marie: All you have to do is set the springform pan into a roasting pan filled with warm water. As the cheesecake cooks, the moisture from…
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CONTEST: Cheesecake Recipe

Is your recipe better than Junior’s Lemon Coconut Cheesecake? Photo courtesy Junior’s. Junior’s Restaurant—a favorite of cheesecake-loving New Yorkers for 6 decades—is celebrating its 60th birthday with a national contest for the next great flavor of its cheesecake. The company already has dozens of delicious cheesecake flavors, from Original Plain, Chocolate Swirl and best-selling Strawberry…
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