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Pastry Essentials: Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Master the Rolls-Royce of decadent cheesecakes!
Aug 22, 2014 12:00 pm
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You can't survive on one great chocolate recipe, you need 90! Thankfully, pastry chef and cookbook author Elisabeth Johansson has you covered. While there's no shortage of brownie and fudge recipes, the real treats are the ones you haven't made before. Go ahead, tell us you've made a chocolate cheesecake so sinful that it barely lasted an hour. Or maybe tell us that after it happens.

5 Addictive Avocado Desserts To Kick Off Your Weekend

Avocado shakes, ice pops, mousse and créme brûlée!
Aug 1, 2014 10:30 am

This is one of those things where you’re going to have to trust us for a second and just go with it. Avocado, the lifeblood of guacamole and staple at sushi bars, can be incorporated into some wonderful desserts — think crème brûlée and ice pops.

We Found The Best Bulk Candy Website On The Internet

Don't pick out the orange Starbursts. Buy them.
Jul 17, 2014 10:00 am

LA-based Temptation Candy is pretty much the holy grail for anyone who's ever been stuck with a bunch of grape Jolly Ranchers at the bottom of the bag. You ate the watermelons first, then the cherries and blue raspberries (razzberries?), grudgingly polished off the green apples and scoffed at the lemons, which you then polished off. Thanks to Temptation Candy, you never even have to get as far as the green apples. You can buy whatever flavors you like most. 

8 Ways To Bake With Your Booze Of Choice

Bake with beer, limoncello, whiskey, you name it!
Jul 11, 2014 1:30 pm

We love adding booze into our baking routine. Yes, a nice glass or bottle of wine while baking is delightful. Kidding (not kidding). For us, baking with booze starts with a vodka-spiked pie crust. Try this and you will never go back. Where does it end? As long as you have a bottle of something good and a hankering for something sweet and baked, it never has to. 

Sweet Pig! 3-Ingredient Praline Bacon Recipe

Meet the crunchy, sticky star of weekend brunch
Jun 28, 2014 12:00 pm
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You want something super-simple done right the first time? Preferably with a tantalizing photo of the fruits of your labor? Once you master this easy recipe from Betty Crocker's Big Book of Breakfast and Brunch, this 3-ingredient praline bacon will be a frequent guest at your brunch table. It might stop by for dessert. It might even make it onto the coffee table for a little TV. Basically, get used to it. 

14 Summer Desserts Starring All That Awesome Seasonal Fruit

Popsicles, sorbets, cakes, pies, cobblers and more!
Jun 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Look at all that fruit! The farmers market is officially a bonanza of natural goodness, but while there's nothing quite like biting into a perfectly ripe strawberry...well, we invented pies, cakes and pudding for a reason. Check out our favorite dessert recipe for stone fruits, melons and berries — some especially for the freezer when the temperature spikes.

The Secret To Incredible Vanilla Bean Gelato? Just Add Olive Oil.

EVOO is the secret ingredient to better gelato
Jun 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Justin Saper

Just in time for the hot weather, a gelato trick from renowned chef Doug Psaltis. Make that creamy, sweet treat even better with the addition of silky, flavorful extra-virgin olive oil. It improves the texture and adds a luscious richness that can't be replicated. Add the best EVOO you can get your hands on, and experience the magic. If you're thinking of drizzling a little 18-year balsamic vinegar on top and garnishing with fresh herbs, you've got the right idea.

Espresso French Silk Pie With Blackberry Compote Recipe

A fluffy espresso-infused pie with seasonal fruit
Jun 5, 2014 3:00 pm

If you're going to buy a book about pie, make it Teeny Lamothe's Tour Of Pie. The noted baker and expert has been featured on some of our favorite blogs and websites and released her first cookbook this spring. Whether it's a crumble, buckle, brown Betty or just a classic, friendly pie you're looking to bake, Teeny's got about a ton of options for you. First up, a creamy espresso-infused, blackberry-topped creation we can't wait to make. 

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