Sweet and sour, chewy and crumbly, these easy and almost elegant bars are altogether appropriate for a little afternoon procrastination.
These easy peasy cupcakes are easy enough to mix up for a random Tuesday night, elegant enough to woo even the most annoying mother-in-law.
What’s with the thankfulness, you ask? For starters, this sleek, sophisticated, tender-crumbed cake smothered in butterscotch and stacked to the heavens.
A dark pudding-like chocolate cake flavored with espresso and hazelnut liqueur and studded with chopped hazelnuts is topped with a bittersweet chocolate glaze.
This pistachio cake is a cinch to make, and the combination of pistachio and lemon makes it a winner for breakfast, tea, or dessert.
A sheet of carrot cake filled is slathered with cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with candied pecans, then rolled up, jelly-roll style. A new twist.
An ooey, gooey chocolate cake filled with chocolate and chopped pecans is topped with an equally oozing layer of buttery sweet goodness.
The bitter, coffee-like flavor of stout melds spectacularly with dark chocolate in this not-too-sweet, not-too-earthy Irish classic.
Mmmm. Mocha chocolate cake slathered with an Irish whiskey-laced chocolate icing. A decadent, grown-up cake if ever there was one.
A gorgeous dessert, this almond cake has a rich, buttery flavor and toasted almond topping. Serve with strawberry-rhubarb compote or seasonal fruit.
Imam bayildi may be less famous than the French version – ratatouille – but it still magically transmutes eggplant, tomatoes and garlic into gold.
Escargot with garlic butter and herbs is a classic French preparation. The snails can be served in their shells or in snail dishes, topped with puff pastry.
Hold the mouth-searing heat, but keep the flavor with these marinated chicken wings. Plum, hoisin, and soy sauce provide sweet and spicy Asian flavors.
Cooking pork shoulder, liver, and duck fat with spices, splashes of Cognac and wine makes a simple, hearty French country pate. Perfect for entertaining.
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