desserts

10 Smooth Recipes For The Winter Chocoholic

Mousses, bars, truffles and cake, right this way
Feb 25, 2015 12:00 pm

Here's the thing about winter: You're going to need some chocolate, or possibly a lot of it, in as many forms as it comes. We're well aware of this fact and have a long list of dark, smooth, rich chocolate recipes that utilize baking, dipping, rolling and more. Espresso, nuts, peanut butter and green tea are all invited. What's it going to be?   

Valentine's Day Practice Round: Sexy Desserts

Luscious sorbet, dark chocolate: Get in the mood!
Feb 13, 2015 1:30 pm

A subpar box of chocolates or a pair of store-bought cupcakes isn't going to do the trick on Valentine's Day. We've seen it all before. It's time to up the ante and make a romantic dessert with your own two hands. Whether it's infused with red wine, then frozen and scooped, or infused with red wine and served in a big chocolaty wedge, there's a dessert in here that's going to tickle your taste buds just right. 

Don't Tell Me Moravian Cookies Are Only For The Holiday Season

The freshly baked pride of Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 3, 2015 1:00 pm

There’s a treat whose prominence peaks during the winter holidays — one even the most seasoned sweet tooth may not be familiar with — that I’m convinced should be enjoyed year-round, and that’s Moravian cookies. I got tipped off to these rare treats during a recent visit to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, an epicenter of Moravian culinary culture. What does Moravian mean, you ask? Let's dive right in. It's snacktime.

Superseed Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Power up your peanut butter cups and enjoy!
Jan 16, 2015 12:00 pm

Blogger-turned-cookbook author Cassie Johnston knows a thing or two about making healthy food choices without compromising flavor. Her trick: cooking uncomplicated, delicious food with emphasis on pumped-up nutrition. 

7 Thai Desserts You Didn't Know Existed

Feast your eyes on intricate, rich Thai desserts
Jan 15, 2015 10:00 am

Thai people love their sweets, and if you rely on the options that your local take-out place offers, you’re missing out. One of the reasons why most Thai restaurants don't offer these desserts is because they take forever to make...which means they must be really good! Here are a few Bangkok local–selected favorites to know and love.

Go Greek: Grape Molasses Cake Recipe

An old-world dessert with a new favorite ingredient
Jan 12, 2015 1:00 pm
petimezopita
Photo: Vassillis Stenos

If it's Greek food you're craving, columnist, critic, author and restaurant consultant Diane Kochilas should be among the first names that come to mind. She recently enlightened us on the use of petimezi, an ancient sweetener made from fermented grape molasses and loaned us her recipe for petimezopita from one of the many cookbooks she's written.

10 Christmas Dessert Recipes Off The Beaten Path

Clementine cake, sandwich cookies, poached apples
Dec 18, 2014 12:12 pm

We assume by now you've gotten your humdrum, every day Christmas dessert recipe traditions out of the way and are ready to close the big meal with something new. You've never had Christmas cookies unless you've had them sandwiching eggnog buttercream. Get your fix of sweet and tart with white chocolate-topped raspberry-poached apples. Go nuts. 'Tis the season.  

Pichet Ong Thinks You Should Visit These 10 Paris Bakeries And Patisseries

A city with some serious pastry talent
Dec 17, 2014 9:00 am

New York pastry chef Pichet Ong grew up in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has toured the world extensively in search of the best things to eat (many of them on the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum). Often he finds himself in Paris, where he’ll spend days combing the city for the latest and greatest in the world of baking and pastry. When there, here are 10 of his favorite new wave places.

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