Why stop at one layer of mouthwatering goodness when you can have more? Start by learning how to make delicious maple cupcakes that smell and taste downright divine. Next, smother the cupcakes with dreamy homemade buttercream frosting, and, finally, top them off with candied bacon. We like to think of them as the ultimate end to a decadent brunch as they pay homage to a short stack of pancakes served with a few slices of bacon. Watch the video, and then get baking!
These delectable berries are so simple to throw together, yet make a very elegant and beautiful presentation for your bridal shower or Summer party. The rich and creamy mascarpone cheese is slightly sweetened and pairs beautifully with the berries for a healthier, sweet treat. The dark chocolate drizzle and the crunch of the hazelnuts add the special touch that makes them simply irresistible!
Re-create Georgetown Cupcake's signature red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting at home. Even though a bedazzled mixer isn't required, it certainly adds charm to the cupcake making process! Watch the video, then print out the recipe.
We often joke that we have a second stomach for dessert, which is fortuitous given the panoply of sweets on offer at Gail Simmons and Johnny Iuzzini's Last Bite Dessert Party at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. As is often the case, it was hard to pick favorites, but somehow we managed the arduous task. Keep reading to see remarkable treats ranging from spot-on perfect pineapple upside-down cake to limoncello-glazed matcha baumkuchen, and much more.
Perfectly ripe and juicy nectarines, peaches, and other stone fruit practically beg to be eaten by the bushel out of hand. But when a bowl of still-firm fruit sits in my kitchen, the wait for them to hit their sweet spot can be agonizing. Enter What Katie Ate, an inspiring Australian food blog and now a gorgeous cookbook by the same name — with an elegant (and easy) solution.
Nectarines transform from tough and overly toothsome to sweet and succulent when halved, drizzled with honey, and baked in a hot oven until tender. This brief turn in the oven is truly all that's needed to boost their flavor, but a sprinkling of almond praline and vanilla crème fraiche makes for an extraspecial touch. Serve them as dessert, for brunch, or at any time of day really; just make sure you try them while these glorious gifts of nature are in season. Once you're done devouring your fill, take a gander at what else lies between the pages of Katie Quinn Davies's What Katie Ate — it'll be worth your while.
Happy National Candy Month! Instead of celebrating with those basic, prepackaged candy bars, why not make your own? If you think the task seems daunting, complicated, and not worth the effort, think again. Hurry and put the rumors to rest with these 13 treats — like fluffy marshmallows, candied citrus peels, and addicting chocolate matzo toffee — for a rather simple but sweet addition to your candy dish. There's no better rush than a sugar rush!
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia
If you don't live in New York City and you have taste buds that are anything like ours, then chances are you're vying desperately for a Cronut. What is a Cronut, you may ask? It's a doughnut-croissant hybrid, developed by Dominique Ansel, that has swept New York City into a sugar rush. While you might not be able to wait in that extravagant line for a chance to purchase two cream-filled Cronuts, you can peruse this photo album to see extreme close-ups of the man, the bakery, and the Cronut-making process itself.
Pop off the lid of a pint of Graeter's Summer Peach Ice Cream ($5 in stores), and you're greeted by a peachy-pink surface generously studded with chunks of the stone fruit. Dip your spoon in, and its true-to-life peaches and cream flavor washes over your mouth, urging you to take just one more bite. Refreshing, sweet (but not cloyingly so), and creamy, it's peach ice cream done right.
Can't make it into a Graeter's storefront? Don't worry about missing out: this Cincinnati family-owned favorite has expanded beyond its hometown, with pints available at select grocery stores countrywide, as well as online. We don't often find mail-order ice cream worth the expense of overnight shipping, but in this case, we wholeheartedly endorse the practice for this satisfying Summer treat — a six-pack of pints (the smallest shipping order available) makes for a great gift for Father's Day, birthdays, and more. Just make certain to try a scoop before the flavor's limited Summer run is over.
Gooey s'mores assembled fireside are near unbeatable, but for those times when a campfire or fireplace is out of reach, these s'mores-inspired treats will fill the void, and then some. We've rounded up a baker's dozen of stellar alternatives, from rich chocolate cheesecake squares topped with toasted marshmallows to creamy s'mores milkshakes, and even pancakes modeled after the summertime treat. Click through, choose your treat of choice, and enjoy!
It's National Donut Day! And what better way to celebrate than with some healthy recipes of this favorite dunkable treat? Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or not into sugar, there's a donut recipe in here for you!