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Salted Caramel is the New Pumpkin Spice

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Salted Caramel is the New Pumpkin Spice   Sure, we still like spiced pumpkin things around here – pies, tarts, hot beverages, ice creams, brownies etc. – but according to MyFitnessPal, the flavor of Salted Caramel is taking Fall 20...Continue Reading •••
    

No-Bake Desserts and Icebox Cakes

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No-Bake Desserts and Icebox Cakes
    Before our thoughts completely turn to apples, pears and pumpkins up here in the Northeast, we want to squeeze every last drop of summer out while we can. Fact is that we have been having some of the hottest days of the summer…..

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Labor Day Potluck Desserts

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Labor Day Potluck Desserts
  Is summer over? NO! We have a few more weeks, folks. That said, school is starting, if it hasn’t already and the Labor Day weekend is coming fast. Around my neck of the woods we like to get together for casual parties where everyone brings…..

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Desserts from The Grill

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Desserts from The Grill
I won’t give up desserts during the summer but there are some days that turning the oven on is just the last thing I want to do. And even main dishes? Forget about it…I’m on the deck grilling and chilling, as they say. Here are some…..

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No-Bake, Red, White and Blue Desserts

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No-Bake, Red, White and Blue Desserts
What I love about roundups is that we get to see a varied point of view from various recipe developers. We all have different palettes and bringing together recipes from our favorite bloggers is a way to get the whole shebang in one place. Right…..

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Dump Cakes for Near Instant Gratification

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Dump Cakes in a Jiffy
I will admit that I have a tendency to get lazy about baking when weather starts to get warmer. It’s a shame, too, because that’s when produce is at its best and baking with fruit is the most fun. But something about the combination of…..

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It’s Maple Syrup Season!

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Make Sure To Use Real Maple Syrup
Is it my imagination, or does maple go with almost everything? From sweet to salty to savory, it seems like adding maple always enhances the flavors. The next time you get a maple craving, don’t just default to pancakes with maple syrup. Here are…..

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Easter Roundup: Candy Easter Nests, Dirt Cups & Bunny Butts

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Easter Baking Has Never Been More Fun
I will admit that Easter has never been one of my favorite holidays. Only in recent years have I begun to find things that I enjoy about the holiday. “Easter Parade,” for example, is one of my favorite classic films. And I’m never going…..

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High-Altitude Baking with Blogger Barbara Schieving

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Tips for Baking at High-Altitude
Our Test Kitchen is here in New England and I am a northeast girl, so I am not an expert on high-altitude baking. There are certain guidelines to be aware of for best baking results and it made perfect sense to turn to someone who…..

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Pink Dessert Roundup for Valentine’s Day

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Pretty Pink Desserts for Valentine’s Day from Our Favorite Bloggers
Like most people who run in the “perpetually single” circle when it comes to relationships, I spent many years having a hard time mustering enthusiasm for Valentine’s Day. Only in the last year or so have I begun to accept…..

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Have a Merry White Christmas

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Desserts for Your Holiday
Unlike a lot of people I know, I’m a big fan of snow. I would prefer it snow for most of the month of December. And if it doesn’t snow on Christmas? Forget it. There has to be enough snow on the ground to cover the…..

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Best Baking & Dessert Books of 2014

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Bakepedia’s Choice for Outstanding Books of the Year
The year started out a bit slow but ended with a bang. A flurry of books from some well-known and loved experts in the field debuted this fall – Rose Levy Beranbaum, Dorie Greenspan and Peter Reinhart to name just a few……

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Sugar-Free Baking & Desserts for the Holidays

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Go Sugar-Free & Still Indulge It’s the holiday season, and while you may be excited to gift and give and bake your heart out for holiday celebrations and family parties, it can be tough to please everyone. Your niece doesn’t like cranberries and your son won’t eat gingerbread. Your brother’s…..

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Party Pleasing Apple Recipe Roundup

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Apple Recipes for Your Next Party

Earlier this autumn, my roommates and I went apple picking. Since we’re not always the greatest of planners, we picked approximately 55 pounds of apples between the four of us. For the next few weeks, the apples took over our entire kitchen, and…..

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Kid Friendly Halloween Treats

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A Roundup of the Best Ever Halloween Treats for Kids (Big and Little)
When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite holiday. I know I’m not alone in this. It’s a holiday pretty much devoted to dressing up in costumes and eating candy until your stomach hurts. What’s not…..

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Pumpkin Spice Recipes Roundup: Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix at Home!

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Pumpkin Spice Recipes to Make in Your Kitchen
For me, the arrival of pumpkin spice season should be its own holiday. Nothing says “fall” like that first sweet sip of a pumpkin spice latte or the first cinnamon-infused bite of a pumpkin spice muffin. Now that we’re well into autumn, it’s…..

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Buttery, Delectable Macadamias – A Macadamia Roundup

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National Macadamia Day Just Passed – What Did You Make?
We made Pineapple Coconut Muffins with Macadamias seen above in honor of this vastly underrated nut. Apparently our fellow bloggers feel the same way. Love. Them. Macadamia nuts are a serious problem for me. Don’t believe me? A professor of mine once brought chocolate-covered…..

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Grilled Desserts: Get Baking Outside!

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The Grill is Hot – Make Dessert!
There have been a couple evenings this summer when my dad has made entire meals on the grill. Chicken kabobs and grilled peppers and grilled zucchini and grilled portobello mushrooms. But my favorite is always the grilled pineapple. There’s something about fruit prepared…..

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It’s Time for Lemonade! A Roundup of Lemonade Recipes

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Lemonade Recipes to Make Right Now
It is my personal feeling that lemonade is one of the finest things in this earthly life. There are few things I love more than a cold glass of lemonade. Lemonade is really the only way I can be bribed into county fairs and street…..

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Top 10 Healthy Tropical Desserts

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Healthy Desserts to Make Now
It’s the middle of summer and we want fresh, fruity and healthy! Our fellow bloggers have come up with a colorful, delicious array with beautiful, tasty, healthy options. Here are our Top 10 Healthy Tropical Desserts. I am particularly taken with the Papaya and Banana Frozen…..

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