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Tomorrow is National Donut Day! Dunkin’ Donuts and several other sellers of glazed goodness are offering free donuts, but if you can’t get to a store, why not make some of your own? Since we rarely see homemade donuts at a bake sale or pot luck, I always assumed that making your own was some impossible feat. READ MORE »


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Skillet cookies: The only cookies guaranteed – designed – to be warm when you eat them.
Skillet cookies: As good with ice cream as without. Take that, every other dessert. Skillet cookies render ice cream irrelevant.
Skillet cookies: Almost impossible to burn. … READ MORE »


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What’s the best way to teach second graders a valuable lesson about female anatomy? Um, baked goods. Duh.

Well, at least that’s what “Autumn”, a mother who volunteered to bring in treats to her child’s class, thought when she — surprise! — showed up with a big ol’ batch of vagina-frosted cookies and… READ MORE »


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I recently bought a big ol’ 24 oz. jar of local honey at the farmer’s market and can’t wait to dig into the amber goodness. So far, I’ve managed to drizzle a little over Greek yogurt. I know, delicious but dull. Time to sweeten the pot with some ingenious honey-based recipes. … READ MORE »


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I love bananas, but my sister loathes them. If you try to bring a banana into her car, she will make you eat it before and dispose of the peel on the sidewalk. To her horror, I put bananas in everything. Pancakes, smoothies, ice cream sundaes, you name it, it’s probably better with a banana. READ MORE »


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I’ve said before that I drink alcohol for the variety of tastes, but what I haven’t disclosed yet is that I am obsessed with putting booze into my cakes (also: I am obsessed with cake). Flavor matching is at the heart of mixing cocktails, and translating cocktail flavors into cake is basically the best party… READ MORE »


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Zuzia Kozerska, a Polish designer, makes kitschy rolling pins engraved with just about every design under the sun. Guess what’s on my wish list now? You can use them to bake cookies covered in dinosaurs, mustaches, robots, or even a custom design of your choice. Naturally, I’m an especially big fan of the cat design,… READ MORE »


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There is one dessert I will never pass up. It’s name is crème brulee. Its glossy sugar casing only hints at the delectable creamy goodness underneath. There were two must haves on my wedding registry: a massage chair and a crème brulee torch. I have yet to break out my torch, but these recipes are… READ MORE »


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This morning my father-in-laws baked me gluten-free blueberry muffins made with their garden grown blueberries! I forgot how much I enjoy a homemade muffin warm from the oven. Classic blue berry muffins are just the beginning. There are so many creative combinations to try. Check out these 10 muffing recipes. … READ MORE »


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FACT: Brunch is the best meal of the day. When else can one enjoy oodles of carbs with real maple syrup, thick cut bacon, fluffy eggs, and booze? Not into eggs? Enjoy a deep fried macaroni and cheese burger, because at brunch, anything goes! My favorite brunch includes unlimited mimosas, yoga pants, and a recliner (AKA at home… READ MORE »


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I’m not much of a cook. I’ve never gone so far as to use my oven for shoe storage like Carrie Bradshaw, but I am definitely a lady of take-out and Lean Cuisine. Someday, when I’m no longer a frenzied college student, I’ll commit to learning the ins and outs of the kitchen like an… READ MORE »


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The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick the perfect present for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got great gifts for the baker in your life!READ MORE »


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Different things are hard for different people. For me, eating dessert is easy — too easy. Baking it is hard. I know a bunch of you will roll your eyes at me and tell me how easy it is to whip up a soufflé. I am jealous of you. The only exposure I had to… READ MORE »


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I can vaguely remember a time in my life when a cake stuffed with candy might seem a little strange and excessive, but that was Before Pinterest (B.P.) completely desensitized me to the phenomenon of desserts stuffed with more dessert. Now, the idea of a piñata cake actually seems kind of tame, at least compared… READ MORE »


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As you can probably tell, it has been quite a stressful week here at Frisky HQ. Thanks to a hard drive fire (seriously, a fire!), our admin capabilities has been wavering between being totally broken and pretending to be fixed long enough to let us work for a few hours and then delete everything we… READ MORE »


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Whether you’re vegan yourself, are trying to eat fewer animal products, dealing with a food allergy, or attempting to please a picky eater in the family, there are a lot of reasons to experiment with vegan cooking (and baking!). So many delicious vegan cookie recipes have been catching my eye lately that I thought it… READ MORE »


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My Italian great aunt used to always say, ” All you need is bread.” Of course, she also used to always say that I needed to be vigilant in order to avoid being kidnapped by gypsies, but let’s just focus on the bread thing, shall we? Because my zany aunt was right: there’s really nothing… READ MORE »


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Oh, candy corn: every September, I get so excited about it, and then I eat a few handfuls and spend the afternoon with a disgusting waxy sugar headache, cursing the day it was created. I’ve been trying to steer clear of candy corn this year, but cookies are a whole different story, and I love… READ MORE »


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