more about: desserts

Kick-Start Your New Year: Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day


Every once in awhile a made up holiday comes along that is worth celebrating. Today is one of those days. So the tip today is to treat yourself and celebrate “National Chocolate Cake Day.” Luckily we have plenty of recipes to help you pay tribute to that classic dessert.


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Must-Have Thanksgiving Dessert: Pear Sorbet from Lottie & Doof

For the month of November, we have asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share recipes for their must-have Thanksgiving dishes. Join us to see what will be on their tables this year and for years to come.


Pear Sorbet by Tim from Lottie & Doof




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Must-Have Thanksgiving Dessert: Chocolate Pecan Pie from Honey & Jam

For the month of November, we have asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share recipes for their must-have Thanksgiving dishes. Join us to see what will be on their tables this year and for years to come.


Chocolate Pecan Pie by Hannah from Honey & Jam 




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What’s Your Favorite Food That Says ‘Fall’?

I’m a sucker for fall. It’s my favorite season by far—crisp air, sweaters and jackets, crunchy leaves and acorns underfoot, and dazzling colors (apples, pumpkins, foliage). And then there’s the food—warming soups and stews, comforting casseroles, apples pies, heartier vegetables like butternut squash and Brussels sprouts. Fall in NYC, however, can be a little bit lacking. You don’t see a lot of colorful trees, there aren’t random farm stands selling hot apple cider, and somehow picking out a pumpkin from the corner deli doesn’t have quite the same charm. Luckily for me, a recent trip to Vermont helped satisfy my fall cravings.


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3-Ingredient Dessert: Tangy Lime Mousse with Toasted Coconut

Have you tried any of our 3-ingredient recipes from the August issue yet? We only had room for 26 in the issue, but our fabulous food department has whipped up some additional recipes, plus we’ve asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share their best 3-ingredient combinations for the next few weeks.

So stay tuned for several more easy summer recipes. To kick things off, try this 15-minute dessert:


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Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Amy Atlas‘s latest creation is all the inspiration you’ll need to put together a totally sweet, exploding-with-pinks, impress-all-your-friends dessert table this Valentine’s Day. Talk about eye candy! 

Even if you’ve only got the time/energy/money to incorporate one of these adorable elements into your V-Day table, it’s sure to be a hit and add that special touch to even the most humble of celebrations. 

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Sweet Treats

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and all I can think about is food. Seems like the right time to share with you a lovely gourmet cookie shop I love – Platine Cookies. I received their platinum deluxe tin – chock full of 2 dozen cookies and brownies – as a gift, and devoured every morsel over the course of a week. I shared a few, and several friends agreed – these cookies are pretty darn good especially considering that you can get them in the mail. 

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Sweet Birthday Tradition

When it comes to Birthday gifts, it’s really the thought that counts…and if you’re like me, those thoughts count even more when they involve delicious, homemade baked goods!

My mother Ginny has a very sweet tradition (pun intended) I wanted to share here: every year, for her best friend’s birthday, she bakes a cake from scratch and delivers it by hand to her friend’s house, usually presented on a beautiful cake stand.

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Mint Julep Recipes: Cocktails & Cupcakes

With the Kentucky Derby happening tomorrow, it’s all about the Mint Juleps this weekend! This traditional – and wildly popular – Derby drink is surprisingly easy to make…


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From Pancakes to Martinis: Chocolate Chips 10 Ways

Disclaimer: this post comes straight from the certified choco-holic in me… and I offer no apologies! If you love these heavenly bits of chocolate too but are ready to think beyond the standard chocolate chip cookie – here are 10 yummy new things to try with that bag of mini morsels that’s been sitting in your pantry, just waiting to come out and play!


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