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5 Tips To Decorate Halloween Desserts with Candy

On the spookiest night of the year, everyone loves a good piece of candy. But candy also makes a fun decoration for Halloween desserts like cookies, cupcakes and cakes. Kids love to see a classic dessert morph into a scary ghost or monster with a couple of candy eyeballs or a piece of chocolate candy. … Continue reading 5 Tips To Decorate Halloween Desserts with Candy

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How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch to Make Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée, also known as Burnt Cream, Creme Catalana, or Trinity Cream, is a decadent dessert with a rich custard base and hard caramel top. The custard base is traditionally flavored with vanilla, but can have a variety of other flavorings like our delectable Butterscotch Crème Brûlée version made with the help of a kitchen … Continue reading How to Use a Kitchen Blowtorch to Make Crème Brûlée

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Delicious Make-Ahead Desserts

Why should dinners have all the plan-ahead fun? Make-ahead desserts are like money in the bank: it’s great to know you’ve got something extra waiting for you at the end of the day (or any time of day). Desserts are often prepared as a special occasion treat – sometimes when you expect guests to come … Continue reading Delicious Make-Ahead Desserts

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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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Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods

Canned food fills the aisles of our grocery stores with the familiar and the not-so-much. You can find purees, pickles, pastes and whole foods of all kinds. You can find pre-mixed potions to enliven into a mundane menu. But how can you incorporate canned food ingredients into your home cooking? Canning actually became popular from the … Continue reading Using Canned Food Ingredients In Homemade Baked Goods