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Chocolate covered strawberries, dipped in tempered chocolate, are a favorite romantic treat on Valentine's Day or other suitable moment.
Simply temper a bowl of chocolate and place into your favorite candy molds to let dry.
Tempering is just getting the chocolate to melt so you can make candy with it. Be sure to use real chocolate.
This easy assemble mousse dessert is made with lemon curd made with Meyer lemon.
For many people Easter Bunny Egg cookies like these, with a hard boiled egg, is an Easter tradition.
Everyone loves cinnamon buns and making your own homemade sweet dough makes them even better.
This rich sweet dough forms the basis for several sweetroll and coffeecake recipes. It is especially good with cinnamon rolls.
You can make your own pumpkin pie using sugar pumpkins and the usual ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and ginger.
The base for a good pumpkin pudding is a good pumpkin bread recipe and then adding maple syrup and cream before baking again.
The old world discovered chocolate in the new world and this Mexican stone ground chocolate from Taza is as close as you will get to that today.
These Italian Anise cookies have a mild anise flavoring, which is typical for many Italian desserts. Serve at Christmas, weddings or other special occ
Another delicious and simple desserts from Mary Ann Esposito's 5 ingredients cookbook. Garnish with peppercorns.
Making these cookies involves a two-step process but is worth it when you taste these raspberry cookies.
Tiramisu is considered by some to be the ultimate Italian dessert, or any dessert. You can make it yourself after watching this video.
Using fresh vanilla beans and lemon juice, this traditional Italian dessert makes an elegant dessert when served still warm with a fruit compote.
If you want to learn this technique for candy making or cake decorating then this is a very useful video.
These Italian Wedding Cookies are very similar to the Russian Tea Cake and the Snowball Cookies but use butter and almonds instead of the Crisco and p
As the name of the recipe suggests, these are as tasty as you will find lemon squares anywhere.
These small, round donuts ae fried and coated with powdered sugar and best eaten right after making. They may remind you of "donut holes."
Making this authentic version of the Italian pastry Pastiera Napoletana takes a while but is well worth the time.
These sweet crepes use fresh Granny Smith apples and pistachios as part of the batter. Then you fill with sliced banana.
This is a perfect cool, no bake dessert with raspberries and cream. The crust made with vanilla wafers, pecans and butter.
This is a vegetarian and raw food recipe that makes a chocolate pudding dessert every bit as tasty as a cooked version.
This red berry galette, French term for rustic tart, uses a combination of strawberries and raspberries for the filling.
The key to pairing wines with dessert, especially in the summer, is to keep it simple, and “let the wine shine.”
Infusing a syrup (which starts with a mixture of sugar and water) is a very simple process. You can be making your own infused syrups with a variety o
The basic process of grinding chocolate is actually very simple. Starting with raw, whole cacao beans, you roast and grind them.
When making your own whipped cream you should buy what is called whipping cream or else buy heavy cream.
Granola is good for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack not to mention its easy to make. And, unlike with prepackaged food, you are in control of what you and your family are eating.
It is possible to buy cannoli shells already made, which of course is a lot easier for the home cook. This traditional recipe uses both ricotta and ma
Tuiles are a French dessert cookie that are molded into round shapes and are served with ice cream, gelato and custard or filled with cream.
This caramel sauce recipe uses ripe bananas to infuse flavor into the caramel.
Sugar cranberries are especially popular during the holidays but are a great treat if you like the combination of sweet and tart.
European butter cream icing is less sweet than American and is made with a Swiss Meringue as a base.
These chocolate and pistachio biscotti are a creative variation incorporating new ingredients and flavors like pistachio and chocolate.
The combination of champagne or sparkling wine and chocolate is an effective mood changer for many people.
A trifle is a layered dessert made with a cream, fruit and cake - often known as a fool. It is a quick and easy recipe.
This version of a ginger flavored shortbread cookie has added flavor with mini chocolate chips.
White chocolate and dried cherries make these typical Scottish scones very, very tasty.
The meringueis often thought of as being difficult to make but this video teaches how easy it is.
Meringues are not only delicious, they are extremely versatile. Last week, Annie Schennum, who trained and taught at the prestigious Cordon Bleu cooking school in London, showed us that meringues are
Chocolate bark with rice krispies is one of the easiest sweet snacks to make. Just temper the chocolate, mix in the krispies and let harden.
Saint Lucia Day, a Sicilian holiday, is December 13 and a pudding is traditionally eaten. It is made with wheat berries, milk, sugar and cornstarch.
These Italian holiday treats are little bites of fried dough slathered in a honey/Kayo syrup mixture and topped with bits of chocolate, toasted nuts and fresh cinnamon.
This bread pudding recipe from Nova Scotia is actually made with day old donuts. The filling is a custard, meaning that it is made with eggs, sugar, m
This dessert is based on Reeses candy and has three layers; a graham cracker crust, a peanut butter filling and a chocolate topping.
Pumpkin bread is a holiday tradition and treat for many. Serve this with the honey butter recipe.
If you are like Executive Chef Tom Bivins of New England Culinary Institute you make different types of shortcake.
The shortcakes are so easy to mix and bake yourself that you may even forget about the store bought version.
This cake from Mastering The Art of French Cooking is called Reine de Saba, “Queen of Sheba,” and was recomended personaly by Julia Child
Hood milk held a contest using dairy desserts and this is the grand prize winner. Pumpkin cakes with caramel sauce and topped with a sour cream mixtur
Warm chocolate cake in minutes, using only common baking ingredients, a mug, a spoon, and a microwave?
You only need to use your favorite ice cream and cookies to make this cake. Store in freezer until ready to eat.
This recipe tops a pumpkin cupcake with maple cream cheese filling and a carmalized sauce with diced apples.
A sandwich named after "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, this recipe video for The Elvis Sandwich yields the perfect lunch of bananas, bacon and peanut butter.
Even though it is a little out of the ordinary, this recipe for a banana and almond butter quesadilla is simple to prepare. It's almost too simple. Just mix, spread, and toast!
This creamy pumpkin ice cream is a great combination of sweet bananas and spicy pumpkin for the perfect autumn dessert. Says Perry, “It is very seasonal right now, but delicious any time of the year
Another no-cook, homemade tasting dessert using store bought ingredients - but you could make it from scratch too!
This recipe uses Moose Tracks but you can substitute any of your favorite flavors.
This is based on the original recipe using the real juice from key limes.
One of the best desserts from England that uses summer fruits such as raspberries and strawberries.
You can use whatever ice cream you have or want to in this easy and fast recipe, but here it is made with strawberry.
Why do the Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital Chefs want to show you how to make Poached Pears in Red Wine with a Balsamic Glaze reduction? Partly because it is great tasting but another reason is
Chocolate fondues can be made as a fairly healthy dessert if you use pure 86% cacao and use fruit for dipping.
These ricotta pies are a variation on ricotta lemon pancakes and go well with fruit sauces.
Make your own candy with this helpful video tutorial for Turtle Candy. From melting chocolate and caramel to making cute edible creations, this how-to video teaches you many useful techniques.
Learn how to make your own homemade Limoncello Biscotti in this how to recipe video. The lemon flavor in tandem with the sweetness of the frosting and pastry allows for a perfect mix of sweet and sour that appeals to all.
In this recipe, host Rosanne LeBlanc makes an easy summer dessert out of the most basic ingredients: chocolate, caramel, nuts and coconut. Learn how to make your own candy with Chocolate Turtles with Coconut.
These fruit tarts are made from all store-bought ingredients but taste like you made them from scratch.
Kelp adds a salty depth of flavor to the already sweet and rich chocolate turtle candies. Follow along with this how-to video and make your own Chocolate Turtles with Kelp.
Biscotti make for a classic Italian dessert or snack. Learn how to prepare the Almond and White Chocolate Biscotti, an easy treat calling for just four ingredients you may already have your pantry.
Easy to make with ingredients you are sure to find in your cupboard, these candy turtles are the perfect summer dessert. Learn how to make these Chocolate Turtles with Dried Cranberries in this how-to recipe video.
Who can resist a marshmallow? It doesn't get any better than melted chocolate, walnuts and marshmallows in this Rocky Road biscotti rendition!
Turtle lovers will be charmed with Rosanne LeBlanc's combination of caramel, chocolate, brazil nuts, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and cashews as she molds her biscotti into an irresistible sweet creation.