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Enjoy the Sweet Without the Heat!

Ahhhhhh, summer! Finally summer! Swimming, flip flops, picnics, beach trips, barbecues… And the sun. The beautiful – but occasionally overwhelming – sun. With everything there is to love about summer, there is one thing that can be a downside. Namely, who wants to run the oven when it’s already 90 degrees outside (and almost that …

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New Orleans King Cake… The Sweetest Part of Mardi Gras!

It may still be cold and gloomy in Jersey, but in N’Awlins it’s already spring and Mardi Gras is right around the corner! We can’t match their weather, but we can indulge in one of the most delicious traditional treats of the season… King Cake! For the unfamiliar, New Orleans King Cake is the ultimate …

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Holiday Baking Tips!

‘Tis the season… for warm kitchens full of wonderful smells, ingredients on the counters, and joyful baking shared between generations! It’s also the season when baking tips come in handy, and we’ve got some good ones from Consumer Reports! Start Smart It’s said that cooking is an art, and baking is a science. And any …

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Spread the Love with Valentine’s Treats!

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and sweets for your sweetie are a tradition that goes waaaayyyy back!! According to Smithsonian magazine, Valentine’s Day and romantic love were first connected by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382. Unfortunately for Chaucer, and whoever his lady at the time may have been, sugar was still prohibitively expensive, and considered a …

Holiday Hints & Hacks!

‘Tis the season… for baking! And while that’s an everyday thing for us, we realize that the holidays is the only time some folks get around to baking. So we’ve gathered some hints and hacks that might help you through your projects with your sanity intact! (Thanks to Pinterest and Lifehacker for the great visuals!) …

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Fall Flair!

When we say “fall”, what do you think about? Sure there’s football and hoodies, hot chocolate and bonfires. But for most of us, the first image that comes to mind when we hear “fall” is color! And it turns out, autumn-hued wedding cakes are trending. Via bestofnj: While the idea of falling leaves and darker …

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The Pies Have It!

When it comes to fall desserts, the pie certainly takes center stage. Whether it be apple, cherry, pecan, or pumpkin, fall is definitely pie season. Pies come in many varieties, shapes and sizes. They can have one crust or two, be topped with crumb or lattice dough, and filled with a variety of different fillings. …

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