[1] Caramel pecan waffle sundae (photo © St. Pierre Bakery). [2] Deluxe dessert waffle plate (photo © Screme Gelato). [3] Fudge waffles; the recipe is below (photo © King Arthur Flour). [4] Chocolate sauce for the fudge waffles; the recipe is below (photo © King Arthur Flour). [5] You can use the chocolate sauce to […]

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[1] Blueberries and lemon curd are a delicious combination Here’s the recipe from Baking A Moment. Substitute ice cream, pudding or mousse for the yogurt (photo © Baking A Moment). [2] It looks like the Easter Bunny made this parfait. Here’s the recipe from Sugar Spice And Family Life. Substitute ice cream, pudding or mousse […]

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[1 & 2] (photos © Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis). [3] Serve ice cream in a quenelle shape for more sophistication. Here’s how to make it (photo © Lauren V. Haas | Breadhitz). [4] A few fresh mint leaves add a colorful note to monotone dishes (photo © Good Eggs).   Some people fall in […]

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Here’s a fun seasonal dessert: Pumpkin Dessert Waffles. The waffle batter is made with pumpkin pie spices, topped with ice cream and regular or spiced whipped cream. You can mix and match: choose plain or spiced whipped cream, vanilla, maple walnut, pumpkin (photo #4) or salted caramel ice cream, etc. Don’t want waffles? Cut a […]

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Want a super-easy dessert for July 4th weekend? This trifle combines sweetened, beaten cream cheese with fresh berries. There’s no cooking: Just add sugar and vanilla to the cream cheese, and layer it with the berries. It’s like an unbaked cheesecake, a nice change from the classic British custard-and-pound-cake trifle. Thanks to Taste of Home […]

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[1] Ready to dig in? A creative brownie presentation from Good Food On Montford in Charlotte, North Carolina (photo © Good Food On Montford).   With Father’s Day at hand and future days of desserts, here’s how to turn everyday ingredients into something fun yet fancy. The idea comes from Good Food On Montford, a […]

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[1] This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford). [2] Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).   It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish. This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford […]

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Our word “dessert” emerged in mid-16th-century French, a combination of the past participle of desservir “to clear the table,” and servir, “to serve.” The name reflects that dessert was served after the table had been cleared of other dishes. A variety of desserts set on the table of the same time became known as service […]

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July 19th is National Daiquirí Day, honoring a rum drink conceived by a mining engineer on a hot Cuban evening in 1898. Here’s the history of the Daiquirí—named after the town in which it was created—as well as the original Daiquirí recipe. The Frozen Daiquirí never took off the way the Frozen Margarita has. While […]

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