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Dark Chocolate Espresso Madeleines Recipe

Dense, fudgy chocolates cake with a hit of espresso
Feb 22, 2015 10:30 am
Photo: Steve Legato

They're short, sweet and very chic — they're madeleines, a ubiquitous French pastry that's a cross between a cake, a cookie and a sea creature. Bake dozens of these shell pastries at home with author Barbara Feldman Morse's new book, Madeleines.

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.

Nature's Candy: Fresh Fruit Sticks With Lime And Chili Syrup Recipe

A go-to sweet 'n' spicy fruit recipe
Jan 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Photo: Sami Johnson

You want good food and you want it fast. You're in luck, because we just picked up a copy of chef and TV personality Jason Roberts's new book, Good Food — Fast! Whether the goodness you crave is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or protein-heavy, if it makes you feel good, there's a recipe for it in here. Ever seen fruit dressed up like this for the party? 

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.

Let's Hear It For This Paleo Walnut And Banana Bread Recipe!

Slash the carbs and sugar, pump up the flavor
Jan 9, 2015 3:00 pm
paleo banana bread recipe almond flour
Photo: Claire Winfield

Kick-start your new year with a few essential Paleo recipes. Daniel Green, a.k.a. The Model Cook, has refined his caveman-friendly repertoire with his latest book The Paleo Diet. That's right, a really good Paleo cookbook has a killer banana bread recipe. You might never use flour in yours again. 

Orange & Almond Tart Recipe

Winter citrus stars in a sweet, seasonal dessert
Dec 5, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Romulo Yanes

Baking isn't always as easy as pie, which James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Nick Malgieri addresses in his latest cookbook, Nick Malgieri's Pastry. With more than a hundred recipes for baking with sweet and savory dough, there's a culinary project in here for you whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.

Buttermilk Pannacotta With Honeycomb Recipe

Why use honey when you can go for the whole comb?
Nov 21, 2014 2:00 pm
panna cotta with honeycomb

London-based writer and cookbook author Hattie Ellis' new book, Honey, sweeps the globe to find the best recipes starring sweet, natural honey. From sweet to savory, appetizer to dessert, if you're a fan of this versatile sweetener, she has a recipe for you. Start from the ground up where honey lives — the honeycomb — with this simple buttermilk panna cotta. 

Roasted Maple Balsamic Pears Recipe

End your meal with caramelized seasonal pears
Nov 21, 2014 12:00 pm

When it comes to the Clean Food Movement, look no further than pioneer best-selling author Terry Walters, whose new book Eat Clean Live Well is a testament to delicious, healthy and most importantly, clean food.

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