May 2010

Piña Colada Oatmeal Cookies

Piña Colada Oatmeal Cookies

Do we fall into the danger zone of lameness and predictability by asking you if you like Piña Coladas, or do we keep it professional by sticking to the fact that these cookies sound so appealing, we would totally shake our coconuts at them? Oops. So much for professionalism.

Recipe: Piña Colada Oatmeal Cookies

Pistachio Crème Brûlée

Pistachio Crème Brûlée

from Bonbini

What does a macaron maestro do with all of the egg yolks left over from baking batches of macarons? She bakes this rich, flavorful pistachio crème brûlée.

Recipe: Pistachio Crème Brûlée...

Cupcake Croquembouche

Cupcake Croquembouche

Here's a fun spin on the traditional croquembouche - pink and brown choux pastries stacked into the shape of a cupcake, to make a Cupcakebouche! And super tasty, filled with raspberry and chocolate pastry cream.

recipe: Raspberry & Chocolate Cupcake Croquembouche

Black Pepper Biscuits

Black Pepper Biscuits

from Macheesmo

Light and fluffy breakfast biscuits sprinkled with black pepper for that savory touch, Nick of Macheesmo shows us how to bake these fantastic biscuits in no time.

Recipe: Black Pepper Biscuits

Sexy Pie Server

Sexy Pie Server

Browne-Halco Eclipse 18/8 Stainless Steel 10" Pie Server

Love this lightweight stainless steel pie server with its high-gloss chrome finish and its stay-cool hollow curved handle.

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Fresh Apricot Peach and Cherry Tart

Fresh Apricot Peach and Cherry Tart

The French really know how to bake with fresh fruit and this beautiful tart is an elegant and delicious example. Deeba from India also knows how to use fresh seasonal fruit in delectable desserts - hence this gorgeous tart she adapted from a famous French recipe.

Recipe: Verlet's Apricot Tart... with peaches and cherries too

Essential Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

Essential Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

Kidde FX10K Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

Every kitchen should have a fire extinguisher. This is the one recommended by Cook's Illustrated. Note, this model uses sodium bicarbonate, which is good for flammable liquid and electrical fires (the kind of fire you might have in the kitchen), unlike all-purpose extinguishers that contain dammaging monoammonium phosphate.

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Coconut Cream Bread

Coconut Cream Bread

Check out this sweet and rich yeast bread, that tastes like brioche (even though it's vegan), and is studded with rum-soaked raisins - awesome! This recipe is versatile too - you can even make it into a batch of killer cinnamon rolls.

Recipe: Coconut Cream Bread

And if you can't get enough coconut, here's one of my favorite Harry Belafonte tunes Coconut Woman.

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot cake is already awesome, but carrot cake cookies with cream cheese icing? Yum! Summer shares this amazing treat that will keep you coming back for more.

Recipe: Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Glaze