Posts Tagged ‘Desserts’

Nutella No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Heather says: I was recently thinking about ways to incorporate Nutella into every day? (Kidding, but what day isn’t improved with a spoonful or pretzel-ful of this stuff?) Why not use Nutella in my favorite cookie of all time? If the Santa Claus in your household is a fan of Nutella and a fan of…

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Michele says: I’m sure most of you would agree with me if I said that nothing is tastier than an ice cream sandwich on a hot summer’s day.  It’s cold, it’s creamy, and it conjures up memories of childhood summers spent chasing down the ice cream man.  Despite its deliciousness, however, I’m often wishing for…

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What to Do With a Too Sour Lemon Cake

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have made good lemon cake. Problem is it’s too sour. Any sauce I can use that complements lemon cake? I am from South Africa. Thank you. Signed, Tart in Tembisa   Heather says: Thank you for writing in, I love hearing from Home-Eccers all over the world. I have a good…

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Crunchy Nut Toffee Recipe and Candy Thermometer Calibration

Bobbie says: Buttery, crunchy, goodness topped with chocolate and nuts. What’s not to love? Not much, in my mind, even without the chocolate. Toffee is an excellent example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Greater, delicious-er, abundantly gift-worthy and not too difficult to master. The hardest part about candy making…

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Over 30 Christmas Treat Recipes

Heather says: In the past I did a Sweets for the Season series with many Christmas treat recipes, but this year I just didn’t have time. So, here is a quick round up of all the cookie, biscotti, and other possible Christmas treat recipes here on Home-Ec 101. Some of these old posts are in…

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Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Heather says: What’s your favorite cookie? Mine is the very simple chocolate biscotti. I prefer this recipe without the chocolate chips and with the walnuts, but since I was making it for the family, they got it their way. Biscotti is actually an ancient technique for making food fit for travel. Consequently biscotti is suitable…

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Meringue 101: The Great Meringue Caper

Heather says: I’m out of town, getting my geek on at a the Type-A Mom Blog Conference. Patrick Stuckart, an excellent photographer and all around cool guy (don’t let him say otherwise), volunteered to write this post on his meringue making adventure. As I occasionally try to engage the brain cells I still have, I…

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Red Velvet Cake Recipe Without Red #40 for Fearless Friday

Heather says: Fearless Fridays are all about pushing boundaries in the kitchen. It’s trying new techniques, recipes, or ingredients. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. All of you are welcome to share your recent kitchen adventures either in the link list or by sharing in the comments. A lot of people forget that cooking is…

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Pie for Pi Day

Heather says: Happy Pi Day! In honor of the date, I thought I would round up all the pie posts I’ve done over the last few years. To kick things off, here’s a Pie Crust Tutorial. By the fourth or fifth time I made pie, I felt like a pro. Hang in there for those…

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Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Heather says: Don’t let their humble appearance fool you, these chocolate no bake cookies are amazing. There’s something about their texture that makes me come back for thirds and sometimes fourths. Be very careful if preparing this recipe with children, the melted sugar mixture is extremely hot. Chocolate – Peanut Butter No Bake Oatmeal Cookies…

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Peppermint Crunch Bark Recipe

Heather says: So here’s the recipe that almost wasn’t. Today I pulled the peppermint bark out from the refrigerator where I’d tucked it in utter dismay last night and realized that I may have been a little cranky and my judgement was more than a little harsh. Just because the peppermint bark didn’t turn out…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Thick or Puffy Style

Heather says: I hope some of you are happy. Today I broke my one of my cardinal rules of cooking and not only purchased, but used and consumed shortening. It was all in the name of science mind you and the leftovers are being distributed. The first attempt? Not so great, but it was tasty…

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Lemon Lime Meringue Pie: Fearless Friday

Heather says: What’s fearless about a lemon meringue pie? Well, I’m not a baker, I don’t have enough experience baking to feel comfortable experimenting with predictable results. Last night I grabbed a recipe from Alton Brown. Tell me, do you know a geek that doesn’t love a little Alton? I changed it up a little, just…

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