There isn't much avoiding candy hearts today, even if there isn't much nutritional value in them, we bet you'll still consume one or two before the day is over. If you want to dress them up a little, here's a quick way to make your own message and truly woo the one you love.
Need a super quick, last-minute sweet to give your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Why not whip up a batch of pralines or a few wedges of peanut brittle? Don't worry, food scientist Harold McGee promises that using the microwave for these treats is as easy as pressing a button.
Cake balls, cake pops, cakesicles — have you tried them? They swept the internet like a tidal wave over the last few years, thanks in part to the delightful and amazing creations of Bakerella and other creative cooks. We finally decided to try them, and while ours don't achieve the heights of more talented confectionery artists, they tasted pretty darn good!
Working with sugar can often feel like a losing battle. It involves precise temperatures and constant stirring, or no stirring and there could be crystals and suddenly you find yourself wondering why you didn't take on something more simple for your holiday edibles list. But this recipe skips the stove and keeps you in control by using your microwave!
Ready for one more pre-Thanksgiving-dinner appetizer? What about a handful of herbed, salty, sweet, and tangy nuts from Ina Garten's new book? We say yes. These things are genetically-engineered to be a wild hit at any party.
And you can say the same about the book itself! It's another crowd-pleasing, comfortable, yet elegant set of recipes and tips with Garten's trademark style: Unfussy, gracious, and delicious.
The holidays are here, and every good Southerner knows it's best to be prepared with an arsenal of hostess gifts. And what better way to get any party started than with bourbon? Chocolate ganache covered bourbon balls, that is.
Need something sweet to send along with the plethora of Thanksgiving leftovers? Look no further. These delightful free-form lollipops are infused with Thanksgiving-inspired flavors and studded with pecans and cranberries. Best of all they require no special molds — or even lollipop sticks for that matter!