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The Best Gluten-Free Goodies

Gluten-Free Bagels

Whether you’ve cut out gluten due to a food allergy, Celiac disease, or just for your health, it can feel restricting to have to stick to a gluten-free diet. It doesn’t have to be though! You can still enjoy all the delicious things you love while adhering to your diet. There’s nothing quite like starting your day off with a ... Read More »

Planning a Magical Bridal Shower


Spring and summer weddings are incredibly popular and you’re bound to have a few invitations to some bridal showers coming up. If you’re in charge of planning one, however, you’ve got your work cut out for you! Don’t let the stress of planning get in the way of what should be a very joyous and fun celebration. We’ll take it ... Read More »

Festive Fourth of July Desserts for Every Type of Party


From all American apple pie to red white and blue treats, here’s how to bring a little sweetness to your 4th of July celebrations!   We Take the Cake’s award-winning chocolate layer cake gets elegant red, white, and blue rose details in this super-sophisticated, yet totally fun, festive treat. Order this rendition to wow discerning chocolate lovers.       ... Read More »

May 13 is National Apple Pie Day: Best Pies to Order Online

Apple pie

The expression, “As American as apple pie,” is a familiar one, but what exactly does it mean? The arrival of National Apple Pie Day — celebrated on May 13th — offers the perfect opportunity to look back at how apple pie and America became inextricably linked, along with the opportunity to celebrate the occasion with some delicious apple pie-inspired treats. ... 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 »

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 »

Pies that Inspire Living in the Moment


The demands of everyday life are hectic, particularly heading into the holiday season. While it’s easy to get carried away by the hustle and bustle of cooking, cleaning, shopping and celebrating, it’s also important to remind yourself to slow down every once in a while. Indulging in a sweet treat is one delicious way to stop and smell the roses ... Read More »

Pies That Please the Masses

Sour Cream Walnut Pecan Pie

Not many pies can lay claim to having been declared a “religious experience” by celebrity chef Mario Batali, but not many pies are Grand Traverse Pie Company originals. This Michigan-based company bakes up some of the country’s most delicious, decadent pies, but you don’t have to travel to the Wolverine State to indulge in these contemporary classics. Instead, click over ... Read More »