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5 Delicious Ways to Champion National Chocolate Day

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Its special day comes right in the middle of pumpkin spice season, and it’s a key element in the fall season’s most-beloved-by-children-of-all-ages holiday, Halloween, but it belongs squarely in the realm of Fabulous Fall Flavors that Aren’t Pumpkin Spice. I’m talking, of course, about chocolate, which is honored by National Chocolate Day on October 28. Discovered by the ancient Mayans, ... Read More »

All Hail Halloween, the Greatest Day of the Year for Sweets!

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Valentine’s Day may make a claim on chocolate. The Easter Bunny may have cornered the market on Peeps. And Christmas may bring with it “visions of sugarplums” and other sweets aplenty, but no other holiday can compare to one when it comes to the candy connection. Yes, we’re talking about Halloween — every candy craver’s favorite day of the year. ... Read More »

What Makes the Perfect Peach Pie?

Peach Pie

Perhaps no other fruit embodies the sweetness of the season quite like a juicy, succulent peach. And while eating a perfectly ripe peach plucked straight from the tree is a rare treat, most would argue that peach pie is a truly sublime experience. Given this particular pie’s popularity, it’s fitting that the powers that be have designated an entire day ... Read More »

A Sweet Ode to the Legendary Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream

Homer Simpson was known for his love affair with sandwiches, but as far as we’re concerned one sandwich, in particular, rises above the rest. We’re talking about the ice cream sandwich — a delightful dessert novelty beloved by both the young and young at heart. Ice cream sandwiches are so popular, in fact, that they’ve got an entire day dedicated ... Read More »

Ice Cream vs. Gelato: The Ultimate Taste Off

Ice cream

Table of Contents Introduction Gelato’s Journey We All Scream for Ice Cream Gelato Vs. Ice Cream: Divining the Difference Top Tasty Tips for Indulging The Creamy Conclusion: Ice Cream in the 21st Century Introduction Think gelato is just the Italian word for “ice cream?” Think again. While the two creamy, chilly treats have a lot in common (starting with extraordinary ... Read More »

Five Pies That Totally Taste Like Summer

Summer pies

Summer. It’s one of the most evocative words in the English language. And while you might not be able to put it into words, you know it when you see it. Or taste it, as the case may be. One of the most amazing things about the season? The bounty of fresh fruit ripe and ready for eating. And while ... Read More »

4 Cool Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” While this popular novelty song dates back nearly 100 years, the sentiment remains the same: People are crazy about ice cream. So crazy, in fact, that this chilly treat has an entire day dedicated to its honor. Here’s a closer look at National Ice Cream Day — scheduled for July ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box With Cake Design and Decoration Ideas To Knock Their Sugar-Loving Socks Off

Cake decorating

Anne Heap, founder of Pink Cake Box, is known internationally for her award-winning creations and has been recognized as one the most influential cake designers in America, as well as one of the top 10 cake designers in North America. We recently caught up with Anne to hear about some of the hundreds of cakes she has designed in her ... Read More »

Six Tips for Hosting Houseguests this Holiday Seasons

Holiday food gifts

Christmas and New Year’s both fall on weekends this year, which means the festivities will be extra-festive — and house guests may be inclined to stick around a bit longer than usual. But the thought of lingering house guests doesn’t have to strike fear in the hearts of hosts and hostesses. Rather, these six tips can help you provide a ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Paul Bradford of designer-cakes.com About the Art of Cake Decoration – And How Anyone Can Become a Sugarcraft Sensation

Cake decorating

Paul Bradford has made cakes for the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince Albert of Monaco. He now teaches cake decorating through his online tutorials and is the proud winner of Cake Masters – Best Learning Experience 2016. We recently caught up with Paul to hear about his journey to becoming a cake decorator, his favorite cakes and sugarcraft creations, and ... Read More »