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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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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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Celebrate National Dog Day with Homemade Dog Treats

Happy National Dog Day! Recognized on August 26, National Dog Day is a time to celebrate our canine companions and acknowledge the need for dog rescue and adoption. National Dog Day, founded in 2004 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, is a great day to spoil your favorite four-legged friend with homemade dog treats. … Continue reading Celebrate National Dog Day with Homemade Dog Treats

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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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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