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5 Perfect Springtime Desserts

Key Lime Pie

These fresh, spring-friendly desserts are best served al fresco among new blooms. Fresh Fruit Fondue Aint no party like a fondue party! But it’s not just novelty that makes this fresh fruit basket special–it comes brimming with eight pieces of fresh seasonal fruit and luscious dark chocolate sauce made by one of San Francisco’s most beloved chefs, Michael Recchiuti. Strawberry ... Read More »

Expert Interview with Stefani Pollack on the Perfect Cupcakes


When she volunteered to bake the cupcakes for her friends’ wedding back in 2006, Stefani Pollack had never baked a cupcake. Ever. Despite that, her friends surprised her by accepting. “Their wedding was Dec 31, 2007, and I had exactly nine months to learn to bake wedding-worthy cupcakes,” Stefani says. So she started baking a new cupcake for them every ... Read More »

The Making of Breads Bakery’s Hamantaschen


The Breads Bakery staff has been busy turning out hundreds and hundreds of tasty Hamantaschen just in time for the festive Jewish holiday Purim. These triangular, jam-filled pastries represent the defeated enemy of the Jewish people, Haman, who threatened to destroy the Jews of Persia according to the Book of Esther. They’re also just plain delicious! Check out the making of these traditional Jewish ... Read More »

South Beach Wine and Food Festival


FoodyDirect got a break from winter cold and headed to South Beach for the 14th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. Host Spike Mendelsohn teamed up with an all-star roster of chefs and food personalities; including  Pat LaFrieda, for a round of competitive beach volleyball. We were there ready to refuel the athletes with some of ... Read More »

Expert Interview with Rachel Conners About Decadent Desserts


What started as a way to relax and stop thinking about negativity in life has turned into a way of life for blogger Rachel Conners. Conners started her own blog, Bakerita, to share her recipes with her family, friends, and the rest of the world. Now, even though she is still in college, Conners creates unique recipes and food combinations ... Read More »

Everyone Loves Chocolate


When February 14th draws near, it’s only a matter of time before red, heart-shaped chocolate boxes begin appearing in grocery stores and pharmacies. But how many people really know why this time of year means stocking up on sweets to share with your loved ones? Let’s take a closer look at the history of the holiday, along with some gourmet ... Read More »

Seasonal Sensation: Cheddar-Crust Apple Pie


Cheese and apples have had a longstanding love affair on better cheese boards, but aficionados know they’re equally amorous when baked together into a delicious, flaky-crusted pie. This fantastic, seasonal cheddar-crust apple pie from New York City’s Little Pie Company does the duo right. Made by hand from our sensational partner who is beloved by New York Magazine, Bon Appetit ... Read More »

Let Them Eat Like They Mean It!


It’s that time of year again: New Year’s resolutions are upon us. And while the majority of people are resolving to lose weight, only a shocking eight percent manage to attain their annual goals. The reason, according to researchers? Over-ambition. So why not take a kinder, gentler approach this year and resolve to treat yourself better? Read on to learn ... Read More »