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November 21, 2013

Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Ice Cream

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
We cannot believe how Thanksgiving {our favorite holiday!} just crept up on us this year! If you are looking for a little  inspiration, feel free to look here. In the meantime, our dear friend Aran of Cannelle-Vanille is here today to share her roasted pumpkin ice cream recipe. Who says ice cream is just for the warmer months? This lovely recipe is from Aran’s book, Small Plates & Sweet Treats.We’ve talked about Aran here, but…
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October 22, 2013

Vlog #16: Decorating Halloween Cookies with Eleni’s

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Recipes, Videos
Scroll down for the video, behind-the-scenes pictures, Eleni’s recipe, and a special discount code for Halloween cookies! You are in for a treat today! We spent an afternoon at Eleni’s Cookies production studio in Long Island City where we learned some Halloween decorating tricks from the cookie master herself. Eleni needs no introduction {if you haven’t heard of her, stop what you’re doing now and look}. Her cookies have been the talk of the town…
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August 26, 2013

Blackberry Iced Tea Pops {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Photograph by Leigh Beisch. We were just in Montreal and had the most delicious blackberries every morning. They were plump, juicy and sweet, just as they should be in August. Since we’re trying to hold on to the last days of summer now that we’re back in NYC, we’re sharing this delicious Blackberry–Iced Tea Pop recipe from Charity Ferriera’s Perfect Pops. This refreshing ice pop combines fresh fruit and iced tea. You can even add…
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August 23, 2013

End of Summer Fresh Sweet Corn Custard Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Reprinted with permission by publisher Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, LLC. The Craft of Baking copyright 2009 by Karen DeMasco. Photographs copyright 2009 by Ellen Silverman. Every August, my family heads over to the farmer’s market to find the most delicious sweet corn the farmers have to offer. As delicious as the corn is {you won’t even need butter}, it is a bittersweet reminder that our carefree summer is coming to an…
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July 31, 2013

A Fizzy Drink that You’ll Devour: Sour Cherriade Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Just yesterday, the First Department of the Appellate Division of NY unanimously ruled against Mayor Bloomberg’s Soda Ban by upholding a former NY Supreme Court ruling. All this soda talk got us thinking about soda in our office, especially since I’m a recovering Diet Coke drinker. I pulled out Andrew Schloss’ Homemade Soda book from my cookbook collection. This book has homemade soda recipes, often incorporating fresh fruits and herbs. I found a Sour Cherry…
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July 10, 2013

Plum Perfection {18 Plum Desserts to Get Your Juices Flowing}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
1) Plum Clafoutis  2) Plum Almond Tart  3) Plum Cake  4) Plum Galette  5) Plum Financiers  6) Plum Cherry Crumble           7) Roasted Plums. We’re talking plums today. I think that plums don’t quite get the attention they should receive. Somehow cherries, peaches, and strawberries steal the show during the summer months, right?  It’s a shame since plums work so well when baked into cobblers, galettes, financiers, cakes, crisps and crumbles. In my area, plum season…
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July 04, 2013

Raspberry Sparkler for July 4th {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Product credits: Bowl, Straws, High Balls, Stainless Steel Cocktail Strainer July 4th is here and it is going to be a HOT one in the states. In case you’re looking for a festive drink idea, we’re sharing a refreshing summer drink from Bacardi. Garnish up your drink with raspberries and blueberries to bring in red and blue for the 4th. Your guests will love these Sparklers! We hope you all have a wonderful and safe…
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June 20, 2013

A Visit with Maison Kayser {& Eclair Vlog/Recipe for National Eclair Day!}

We were thrilled this week to get an exclusive peek into the kitchen of Maison Kayser in Manhattan. Parisian baker Eric Kayser already had 80 locations around the globe, but it wasn’t until last year that he decided to open up his first bakery in America. Lucky for us, he picked a location on the Upper East Side, just a block away from our studio. Since then, we’ve been spoiled with Parisian breads, financiers, and…
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March 20, 2013

Sweet Talk with Dorie Greenspan {& Passover Macaroon Recipe from Beurre & Sel}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
All photographs courtesy of Claudia Ficca. I’m so honored today to have a Sweet Talk with Dorie Greenspan. For the select few who may not be familiar with Dorie, she is the self-taught cook/baker turned New York Times Bestselling Author who has written 10 award-winning (including six James Beard and IACP Awards) cookbooks. The first Dorie book I owned was the one she collaborated on with Julia Child. Dorie’s approachable recipe writing was a welcome…
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March 13, 2013

Mrs. Lilien’s Mrs. Shamrock Smash {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
In our St. Paddy’s Day the Stylish Way post, we mentioned Mrs. Liliens Cocktail Swatchbook. Kelley Lilien is the author of this fun cocktail book, which is designed to look like a Pantone swatchbook and filled with 50 classic cocktail recipes. Each recipe has a name that begins with MRS. {sorry to the men out there} and is accompanied with chic accoutrements. Kelley mixed up an exclusive Mrs. Shamrock Smash just for you all…
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March 12, 2013

Great Finds: Rachel’s Irish Family Food {Recipe for St. Paddy’s}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we’re sharing a peek of Rachel Allen’s brand new book Rachel’s Irish Family Food. If you don’t know Rachel, she is a well known chef in Ireland who has penned several bestselling cookbooks, is a TV food chef, and teaches at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. She was raised in Dublin and her new book is so charming that it transports you right into the heart of…
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March 11, 2013

Drink of the Month: Root & {Guinness} Beer Float from Butter & Scotch

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
A trend in the dessert world is mixing spirits and sweets. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Brooklyn based Butter & Scotch is sharing their recipe with us for a Root & Beer Float. How great does that sound? Owned by Keavy Blueher of Kumquat Cupcakery and Allison Kave of First Prize Pies, Butter & Scotch specializes in a wide range of boozy, and not-so-boozy desserts. You can find them every weekend at the Brooklyn…
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March 05, 2013

Great Finds: Girl Scout Cookies {Re-visited)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
We ordered boxes of Girl Scout cookies and we’re patiently awaiting their arrival. Some of our friends on Facebook have mentioned that they received their packages this week and it has been fun to see which cookies each person prefers. Mine are the Tag-A-Longs with Samoas a close second. All this talk of girl scout cookies made us think of desserts that are inspired by the green badge cookies. We scoured the web and found…
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February 15, 2013

Academy Award Cocktail Bar – Oscar Movie Mixology

We’re back with Part II of our Oscar 2013 Party glam posts. If you missed part I, be sure to click here for our Red Carpet Guessing Game. On to the drinks. Whenever I’m throwing a party, I always greet my guests with a drink. You can have a lot of fun “dressing” up your drinks for the Oscars. A simple gold gift wrap paper “cuff” glammed up the plain glasses above, while movie tickets…
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February 15, 2013

Oscar 2013 Party Ideas: Part I {Red Carpet Prediction Guessing Game FREE Printable}

I don’t know about you, but the Oscars have always been one of my favorite awards show.  There is something about the glitz and glamour that has me counting down the hours until all of the artists hit the red carpet. I love how it is also an opportunity to finally see some of the other artists that contribute to the production of a movie. Since I’m so jazzed up about  the Oscars, I’m sharing…
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February 07, 2013

A Package of Valentine’s Day Goodies {Meringue Kisses Recipe, Win a Copy Sweet Designs, Valentine’s Day Check-List and Free Printable}

Valentine’s Day is next Thursday and we thought we’d share a little love. We have lots of fun Valentine’s Day sweet ideas for the blog today.  First up….Hyperion has offered a copy of my book, Sweet Designs, to 10 lucky winners. The book is filled with 175 sweet recipes and crafty ideas to make throughout the year and there are plenty ideas for Valentine’s Day!  You can get a peek at the book…
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February 01, 2013

Recipe: {Sprinkled Hazelnut Truffles}

Confession…I’m a Nutella addict. Well, you all know I love chocolate and nuts so it isn’t that big of a surprise, right?  In honor of  World Nutella Day this Tuesday, we are sharing our Nutella truffle recipe with you from Sweet Designs. If the thought of Nutella hazelnut spread sounds good this morning, just imagine what it would taste like mixed with good chocolate, butter and of course hazelnuts into small, round truffles. These truffles…
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January 24, 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes with Heart Shape Cutouts {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Earlier this morning, we featured this pretty Valentine’s Day party that was styled by Sofia from BistrotChic. We are back with the DIY on how to make the great chocolate heart shaped cutout cupcakes above from bake4u. Enjoy! Items Needed - Cupcake cup - Red Food Coloring - Silk Ribbons - Heart cookie cutter  Ingredients for the chocolate cupcake          1/2 cup (50 grams) Dutch-processed cocoa powder          1 cup (240 ml) boiling hot water          1 1/3…
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January 16, 2013

Recipe {Golden Caramel Corn}

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids, Recipes
With the Golden Globes now behind us and the Oscars around the corner, it seems everyone is running to the theater to see the latest blockbusters. What’s a movie without popcorn?  This Saturday is National Popcorn Day so we thought we’d share our Golden Caramel Corn recipe from Sweet Designs, just in case you are feeling like you want to elevate the salty little kernel. This recipe works great for a Superbowl party, every day…
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January 03, 2013

Throw a Downton Abbey Gala…Grantham Style: The “Lady Mary”

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
The Season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey is this Saturday and we can’t wait. We did a segment for E! News last week and we had to do some “research” for the segment. We created this fun cocktail called the Lady Mary, which would be perfect for a Downton Abbey viewing party.  We substituted Vodka for Gin in the Traditional Bloody Mary.  The Gin has a little kick to it, just like the character Lady…