sweet treats

Calling All Junk Food Lovers: Twinkies Are Back!

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Love the occasional junk food bender as much as we do? Great news: Twinkies are coming back to stores this week! We learned how to make our own our snack cakes when Hostess fell into financial trouble last November, but we're definitely looking forward to digging into the original. What about you? Take our... read more

Christmas Cookie of the Day: Santa Bellies

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This spirited (and so simple) design is easy to re-create with cookie dough and icing. Tip:  Roll out your dough between two pieces of parchment paper; then place it on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 20 minutes. Cold dough is difficult to roll out. Source: Santa Bellies More Must-Clicks: 63... read more

Christmas Cookie of the Day: Chocolate Crinkle-Kisses

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Chocolate Hershey's Kisses add a unique and easy twist to these traditional crinkle cookies. Tip: Freeze your chocolate Kisses before baking; then press the candy into the cookies right after they come out of the oven. Put the cookies in the freezer until the chocolate has set. Source: Bakergirl More from The Nest:... read more

Make Your Own Hostess Snacks (Ding Dong’s, Anyone?)

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Stock your shelves and say your good-byes, because the Hostess Brand is no more. The bankrupt Twinkie manufacturer is going out of business after the company failed to come to an agreement with its striking bakers, which means we must part with our beloved Ding Dong's, Ho Ho's, and Twinkies. As an ode to all... read more

Daily Dinner (and Dessert!) Idea: Olive Onion Tart and Crème Brûlée

Photo: The Fire Island Cookbook / World Wine GuysPhoto: The Fire Island Cookbook / World Wine Guys
Today's daily dinner (and delicious dessert) idea is a meal that allows you to feel good and do good. Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen -- otherwise known as the World Wine Guys -- are donating a portion of the proceeds on sales of their Fire Island Cookbook to charities that serve... read more

Thanksgiving Desserts: 5 Alternatives to Pumpkin Pie

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You don't have to eat pumpkin pie just because it's Thanksgiving. Change things up this year by serving a different kind of dessert with the traditional roast turkey and stuffing. Get inspired with five of our favorite sweet endings. Pumpkin Trifle: Don't feel like baking? Buy a loaf of pumpkin bread and follow this... read more

Labor Day Eats: Caramel Cheesecake Bars

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With Labor Day festivities quickly approaching, we thought we'd deviate from standard grilling recipes to share this indulgent dessert. Equal parts salty and sweet, these caramel cheesecake bars were created by Andrea from Made with Pink: "These bars are the perfect fix; the fleur de sel really brings out... read more