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Homemade Sugar Scrubs…The Perfect Teacher Gift

With the fall and winter holidays around the corner, you’ll soon be looking for a way to say thanks to those who care for your kids in the classroom. Luckily, showing your appreciation to your child’s teacher doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, many teachers agree that the most cherished gifts are homemade. Sure, … Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrubs…The Perfect Teacher Gift

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Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

Delicious pear desserts make the perfect autumn treat. Varying in taste, different kinds of pears can be juicy and buttery sweet, citrus or melon-like, or spicy in flavor; making them a versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. Pear season kicks into gear in the late summer and continues throughout the fall and winter. … Continue reading Pear Desserts for The Fall Season

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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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Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

Holiday party time is upon us. And that means it’s time to make the tough choices when it comes to your own shin-dig. You can either spend this season worrying up a storm, or spend it relaxing, enjoying and letting everything fall into place. Which would you rather choose? Listen: holiday party planning does not … Continue reading Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Other Desserts You’ll Flip Over

Pineapple Upside Down Cake – it’s fragrant, sweet, caramel-y, moist and rich – and now you have an excuse to make this delectable dessert. National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is on April 20th, and we’ve got a showstopping (and easy) classic recipe for this delight. This traditional version with pineapple and caramel sauce is … Continue reading Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Other Desserts You’ll Flip Over