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Sifted: Sweet and Salty Desserts + More Delicious Bits

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Guinness and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Add pretzels to the mix, and now we’re really talking. Sprinkle Bake’s Guinness pretzel truffles are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
  2. You can never have enough chocolate chip cookie recipes. Speckled with caramel and sprinkled with salt, Baking with Blondie’s recipe is a winner.
  3. Saltine crackers are the secret weapon in a Pinch of Yum’s 10-minute peanut butter fudge. Share them or keep them for yourself; they’re too easy not to make.
  4. For Anti-Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to A Cozy Kitchen’s dinner for one: cacio e pepe. With just four tasty ingredients (butter, lots of black pepper, cheese and pasta), it’s hard to go wrong.
  5. Mardi Gras may be over, but any day would be a good day for Tracey’s Culinary Adventure’s beignets.

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Sifted: Decadent French Toast + Our New Takes on Picnic Recipes

White Chocolate Raspberry French Toast by Raspberri Cupcakes

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. Raspberri Cupcakes’ white chocolate + raspberry French toast is a blissful morning treat to kick start a fabulous day.
  2. The Slow Roasted Italian’s recipe for pretzel buns is a tasty twist for your next burger night. They’re also great to enjoy by themselves.
  3. Have you tried Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? These rich, chocolatey truffles by From Which Things Grow are enough reason to go buy a jar.
  4. 80 breakfasts is an expert when it comes to her morning meals. So when she says to bake an egg in avocado (and top with cheddar cheese), we add it to our list of things to try out.
  5. This summer pasta salad by The Talking Kitchen fits right in at a summer picnic. It’s as simple as letting the brie, garlic, tomatoes and basil marinate to form a delicious dressing.

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Tax Day Recipes, for Richer or for Poorer

The tax man cometh, and he cometh today (or really, April 18th for those of you who really like to procrastinate. Thanks to some fancy governmental footwork, Tax Day 2011 was extended a bit.) But whether you owe Uncle Sam, or he owes you, you still gotta’ eat. If you’re expecting a big check, hopefully you’re planning a fancy feast, but if you’re the one writing the big check, don’t worry, you won’t be stuck eating Fancy Feast; we’ve got plenty of delectable options for those looking to save and for those who want to splurge.

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Untrapped: The French Pyrenees With Jamie Oliver

In the French Pyrenees, Jamie becomes a member of the Brotherhood of Crostilot, which honors this artisanal bread.

Jamie Oliver is taking a detour from major cities this week on Jamie’s Food Escapes — check out his trips to Venice and Athens — to explore the charming, rustic towns of the French Pyrenees. On the French side of this mountain range that forms a natural border with Spain, the locals eat a healthy diet of rustic bread, truffles, cheese, sausages and duck confit. Miraculously, they also remain trim and have the lowest rate of heart disease among their French countrymen. “They live very, very long,” says Jamie. “There’s definitely something to be learned from these guys.”

Of course, Jamie dives into their cuisine head first, hoping some of that “French Paradox” will rub off on him. The locals welcome him with open arms — he’s even inducted into the “Brotherhood of the Crostilot Bread,” an artisanal sourdough made at one of the oldest bakeries in Cahors. “The brotherhood is about protecting brilliant food,” Jamie explains. “I told them I was a baker, and they said we’d love to initiate you!”

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