more about: desserts

Make a Cake in ANY Shape You Want with Ribbon

Before we get your hopes up too far, take note that this product is still being developed on Quirky. But it’s too good not to share. And of course, the more interest surrounding the product the more likely it is to go into production. Hidden in the flexible silicone strip of the Ribbon are magnets which when stuck to a […]

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Three Pie-Making Tricks for Pi Day!

In case you were considering making a pie this evening, here’s a little more motivation. It’s Pi Day! (A little explanation on Pi Day.) To help you celebrate, here are our favorite pie-making tips, along with several recipes. Make transferring your pie crust easier by rolling it out on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Then you can lift […]

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Slow-Cooker Spiced Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding from With Style and Grace

Entrees and soups aren’t the only things you can make in your slow-cooker. Take a look at this recipe from Lisa, who shares gluten-free recipes and entertaining ideas on her blog With Style and Grace.     Slow-Cooker Spiced Coconut & Almond Rice Pudding Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1/2 cup basmati rice 1 can light coconut milk 1 cup almond milk […]

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The Struggle with Sweets

I’m still struggling a bit with sweets. Somehow they crept into my diet in a big way—bigger than I thought, now that I’m keeping a food journal. It seems like every day, every night, even though I’m planning and doing well with the meals and snacks, I still sneak something sweet into my food. At work the other day it […]

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Late-Night Snacking

Late-night snacking is one of my biggest diet devils. For some reason, about an hour after dinner, I get a little thought in my head: Hmm, something sweet would be good right now. Sometimes, I stave it off by eating a little of this, a little of that… Other times, I go for the sweets full force and end up […]

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5 Uses for Halloween Candy

Sugar highs. Sugar crashes. Cavities. Weight gain. There are so many good reasons not to eat all that Halloween candy today. So what to do with the pounds of candy your kids hauled in last night? 1. Halloween Candy Buy Back. Drop the candy at a local dentist’s office where it will get shipped off to U.S troops. Visit the […]

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Mom’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Halloween is right around the corner, which means Thanksgiving isn’t far behind. And it’s definitely pumpkin season. So I figured it would be a good time to bake some of my mom’s crowd-pleasing pumpkin bread. Although we don’t serve a lot of traditional dishes at our Thanksgiving meal, there are two things my mom makes every single year—her sticky rice […]

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Handmade vs. Store Bought

  It’s almost become ubiquitous on TV, in popular movies and books: Harried working mom doctoring some store-bought item, trying to pass it off as handmade. Whether it’s cupcakes for a school function, dessert for a dinner party or your daughter’s Halloween costume, who among us has not fretted over whether it’s better, easier, smarter, faster or cheaper to make […]

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Smart or Silly: The Split Decision Pie Plate

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we’ll all be consuming a lot more pie in the next few months. But if your family can’t decide on one flavor (cherry vs. apple or pumpkin vs. pecan) try this clever (if gimmicky) pie pan that allows you to make two different flavors at once. Just be sure they have the same cooking time […]

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Peach Hand Pies

Can you believe I haven’t baked a pie all summer? I’ve thought about baking a lot of pies but just haven’t gotten around to it. Last weekend my parents came to visit with some peaches from my sister’s tree, and I knew I could resist no longer. By Monday, we only had 4 peaches left (we’d eaten the rest out […]

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