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Hump Day Snack: Cherry Clafoutis

Every year, ten days after America’s birthday, we again celebrate the red, white and blue, this time for Bastille Day, the French national holiday that marks the storming of the Bastille prison and the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Celebrate a few days early with the ultra-seasonal Cherry Clafoutis, a baked French dessert typically made […]

Hump Day Snack: Firecracker Cakelettes

Happy Birthday, America! Have we got a surprise for you. This recipe for Firecracker Cakelettes has three layers of red, white and blue cake and a festive little pop inside. Adding sour cream to the batter will give this cake the density to hold its cylindrical shape, with white icing as glue in between layers. […]

Hump Day Snack: Vanilla Rainbow Cake

There’s something fantastically cheerful about a rainbow. Perhaps it’s the colors, the symbolism of the end of a rainstorm or the idea of a lucky pot of gold somewhere. During June, it’s also the color of the parades, parties and flags for pride month. As June comes to a close, pay tribute with this ambitious, […]

Hump Day Snack: Brazilian Papaya Rolls Compote

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has a little something for everyone, whether your eye is on the soccer ball or the players kicking it around. Since Brazil is the host nation, there’s also plenty for those more interested in the food and cocktails (looking at you, caipirinhas).

Hump Day Snack: Dude Food Magic Bars

Instead of the standards found in typical seven-layer bars, swap in some unexpected salty ingredients for the perfect balance of flavor all in one scrumptious little square. This recipe for Dude Food Magic Bars uses crushed pretzels for the crust, then layers crisp bacon crumbles, dark chocolate, peanut butter chips and crushed potato chips. Pour […]

Hump Day Snack: Boozy Butterscotch Cinnamon Roll Cake

Mom deserves more than standard brunch fare on Mother’s Day. This gorgeous towering Boozy Butterscotch Cinnamon Roll Cake combines cocktails, sweets and breakfast into one impressive dish, with the swirl-topped look of a bouquet of flowers. To assemble it, slather each fragrant layer of sponge cake with whipped cream and then sprinkle them with crushed brown sugar […]

Hump Day Snack: Devil’s Fire Cupcakes

It’s Hot + Spicy Week on Cooking Channel. So let the bright candy flames be your fair warning: these innocent-looking chocolate cupcakes have a devilish side. Disguised with a shiny chocolate ganache, this recipe for Devil’s Fire Chocolate Cupcakes sizzles with a handful of minced habaneros – the petite orange chile peppers that pack an unbeatably […]

Will the Real General Tso’s Please Stand Up?

On the outside, it’s colorfully glazed and crisp on the edges. It glistens as the tangy, sweet and sticky sauce — laced with a touch of spicy heat — hugs every valley and peak of its crunchy coating. It’s warm, all-pleasing and on the menu of nearly every Chinese food restaurant around the United States. […]

Hump Day Snack: Fictitious Dishes

  Culinary moments in literature can be as unforgettable as the stories themselves. From the mad tea party in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, to the lavish buffet-dinner spread in The Great Gatsby, rich food descriptions draw the reader in, conveying the personalities of characters and helping bring the scene to life.  Channel your inner bookworm […]

Hump Day Snack: Lemon-Lavender Champage Cake

Had enough of marshmallow cream eggs, chocolate bunnies and jelly beans? Impress your guests and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this Easter Sunday with this stunning Lemon Lavender Champagne Cake.  To save time, use boxed lemon cake mix for the base, then whip up a pretty, pastel buttercream frosting using lemon juice, lavender extract and purple […]

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