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Gingerbread Recipes: Houses, Cookies, Cakes & Fudge

Ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, molasses, sugar….what’s not to love about the ingredients in gingerbread recipes? Just thinking about gingerbread makes people feel all warm and cozy inside. It’s no wonder why gingerbread’s spicy, fragrant aroma makes people gather around the oven. There are so many different kinds of gingerbread goodies you can make this holiday … Continue reading Gingerbread Recipes: Houses, Cookies, Cakes & Fudge

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5 Sweet Potato Recipes – How to Bake and Puree Sweet Potatoes

Grandma’s famous sweet potato casserole, Aunt Mable’s sweet potato pie…how can you recreate these amazing sweet potato recipes for the holiday season? To do this, you need to know a little bit about how to pick and bake a sweet potato. This starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable has become a fall favorite as a side dish and … Continue reading 5 Sweet Potato Recipes – How to Bake and Puree Sweet Potatoes

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Differences Between Vanilla Extract & Imitation Vanilla

You often see vanilla extract as an ingredient in dessert recipes. What is vanilla extract – and is it really necessary? We asked world-renowned Chef Eddy Van Damme, the “Prince of Pastry” to give us the scoop between this ingredient and imitation vanilla. Vanilla beans grown in tropical countries can be pricey, so vanilla extract … Continue reading Differences Between Vanilla Extract & Imitation Vanilla

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How to Decorate Desserts with Flowers

Flowers abound in the South in spring and summertime, and they always seem to make everything more beautiful. So why not add them to your desserts? Don’t let this fabulous flora and fauna intimidate you – you can decorate desserts with flowers right at home. Cakes of all kinds can be decorated with edible flowers … Continue reading How to Decorate Desserts with Flowers

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Star-Spangled Fourth of July Cake and Craft

Are you having a Fourth of July celebration this year? Make it a star-spangled event with a kid-friendly craft and a Fourth of July cake that go along with the theme.  We’ve got the recipe for both creative fun and a delicious dessert that are sure to spark fireworks with your guests way before the … Continue reading Star-Spangled Fourth of July Cake and Craft