Food & Cooking Blog

Trend Alert: How to Ice a Semi-Naked Cake

Semi-Naked Layer Cake

Semi-naked cakes aren't as scandalous as they sound. Learn more about this oh-so trendy cake decorating technique, plus give it a try for yourself with our FREE step-by-step photo tutorial.

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15 Essential Spices Every Cook Should Have on Hand

List of Essential Spices Every Cook Should Have on Hand

There are hundreds of spices to choose from at the grocery store, but only a handful you'll use over and over again. Stock your pantry with these 15 essential spices, and enjoy endless possibilities for flavorful homemade meals.

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Bake n’ Brew: 7 Creative Ideas for Baking With Beer

Beer Cupcakes

Beer can be used in all sorts of baking, from breads to luscious layer cakes to decadent brownies and even a beer-scented ganache. No, this is not some "flavor of the week" fad; the effervescence and unique, malty flavor of beer translate well into the world of sweets. How can it be done? Read on!

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Make More Time for Your Craft + Win a Free Class

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You get a kick out of being creative, so we're challenging you to do more of what you love! Let us know how you can find a little more time for your craft, and you could win a free Craftsy class. Learn more here...

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New Hacks for a New Year! A Roundup of This Month’s Best & Brightest

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This month's best and brightest hacks are here to help you start the new year with beautiful projects and a little time saved. From 20 hacks every baker should know to tips for calculating stitches in your knitting, you're sure to find a trick that changes your crafting game for the better.

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