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Currant-Orange Bundt Cake

1 Comment | Written on April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Looking for a show-stopping dessert to serve this Easter weekend?  This Currant-Orange Bundt Cake is ready to wow.

It just happens to be another recipe I picked up at the Four Seasons Boston and comes straight from the pastry kitchen of the luxury hotel.

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Our Favorite Egg-cellent Recipes with Eggs

No Comments | Written on April 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes using eggs!

From egg whites, to hard boiled eggs there’s something for everyone in this recipe round-up.

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Best Christmas Recipes!

3 Comments | Written on December 24, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Merry Christmas Better Recipes!

We have held several different holiday recipe contests over the past few weeks, and now it is time to announce the winners!   Congratulations to these outstanding home cooks who will receive a $250 prize from Santa for their delicious creations.  If you are staying home today and baking up a storm (I know I am!) these recipes are sure to be a hit.

Winner in our “Best Holiday Cookie Ever” contest:

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Treasures from “BakingMeCrazy!”

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Holiday Appetizers

No Comments | Written on December 20, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This time of year so much seems to happen around the table.  Hearty holiday meals, laughter and drinks with friends, cookie baking and decorating with kids.

Along the way the table has become the anchor for togetherness.

Upon moving to New York, I knew I needed one, great multi-purpose table.  Something for a small studio space that could function throughout the day as a photo studio, a work desk and a place to sit down for meals.

Just before I arrived I discovered the talents of Mark Jupiter and his showroom in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  After seeing his craftsmanship, I knew I had to build my entire studio around one of his pieces.

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Simply Delicious Spritz Cookies

2 Comments | Written on December 17, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Our giveaway this week is a “Cookie Press Prize Package” filled with everything you need to bake batches of Spritz Cookies just in time for Christmas!  (Enter here.)

I love these adorable mini cookies because they are not only fun and easy to make, but they are the perfect small treat when you want something special without over indulging.  It can be hard to avoid sweets this time of year, that’s why I created these slimmed-down spritz cookies.  Take a look!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

4 Comments | Written on November 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

If you are looking for one final side dish to add to your Thanksgiving lineup, this is it!  In fact, it is our winner in the “Best Side Dish Ever” contest.   Congratulations to “lucy131313” for her “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet and Savory Bacon Vinaigrette!”

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Mashed Potatoes 6 Ways

No Comments | Written on November 20, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Thanksgiving is just over a week away and our celebration of “Mashed Potato Month” has concluded!  You now have six different varieties of this iconic side dish to choose from next Thursday.

Which one will you pick?  Or will you get creative and invent your own?   Tell us!

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Horseradish-Chive Mashed Potatoes

No Comments | Written on November 19, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Side dishes are where you can get creative.  Play a little.  On big holidays like Thanksgiving, no one wants you to mess with the turkey, but it’s fun to improvise a bit when it comes to the sides.

The heat from these Horseradish-Chive Mashed Potatoes certainly lends itself well to beef main dishes, but it can be just as exciting along side a Thanksgiving turkey!

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Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

5 Comments | Written on November 17, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Do you ever feel like you can’t choose between two different pies at Thanksgiving?  Part of you wants the traditional Pecan Pie, yet a rich chocolate dessert is also calling your name.  This dilemma is over!  The winner of our “Best Pie Recipe Ever” contest is sure to become a new family favorite.  Congratulations to “lattemadness” for her award-winning “Double Chocolate Pecan Pie!”

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Green Bean Casserole (from scratch!)

2 Comments | Written on November 15, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Green Bean Casserole – a Thanksgiving staple!

Let me show you how to make this holiday classic from scratch.  No need to reach for a can, this is a snap to make!

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