TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Fudge Cupcake Icing

This week we visited the website of Saint Cupcake, a cupcake bakery in Portland, Oregon. In addition to buttercream and cream cheese frostings, the busy bakers came up with a third concept: icing cupcakes by dipping them in chocolate sauce (a.k.a. hot fudge). We like that idea—especially since our Top Pick Of The Week is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crushed Peppermint Magic

It’s easy to add a touch of everything sweet in your holiday kitchen. Crush a package of red spiral peppermints between sheets of waxed paper with a rolling pin. (You can also crush candy canes.) Keep them in an airtight jar. Then, use them to apply a bit of holiday flavor to ice cream, the…
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