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9 Ways To Use Vanilla Beans

Clocking in at five dollars a pop or more, vanilla beans are undoubtedly expensive. But they add a complexity of flavor, a mix of sweet, floral, earthy, and spicy, that blows vanilla extract away. So if you are going to drop the cash for the good stuff, how should you use it? Here are 9 of our favorite ways. More

12 Of Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes

Last year we gave you 10 beautiful cakes to make for your spring celebrations (graduations, weddings, showers, and the like). But sometimes you need something that's easy to eat one-handed, or you're cooking for youngins' or prospective youngins'. Or maybe you're just interested in using your CSA box to make tender Yellow Squash Cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate butter cream or you like the idea of swapping biscuits for cake to make individually portioned Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. Whatever the reason, these 12 cupcake recipes won't steer you wrong. More

10 Sweets for Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

It's that time of year again, folks: Cinco de Mayo is here. Many of us associate this day with tequila and cheap Mexican beer—and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that—but there comes a point when you've got to put down the bottle and sober up with some spicy eats and then, as a finale, some Latin-inflected desserts. From sugar covered wedding cookies to a beautiful coconut tres leche cake, here are 10 options for your holiday table. More

9 Breakfast Sweets To Celebrate Autumn

There's something about these fall flavors that lend themselves especially well to cool-weather breakfasts. Autumn mornings can be gray and a bit nippy: naturally, with weather like that, we crave the warming, comforting flavors of sweet, soft fruit and the delicate spicing of cinnamon, ginger and cloves. So in the name of the coming season, we gathered together 9 of our most dependable, easy to whip up fall breakfast sweets. More

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