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Not all Baked Alaskas look the same! There's many different variations using different ice cream.
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I have to make a double batch of crepe batter when I let my daughter make them. She ends-up eating half of them. She always claims that half of them are messed-up and would not make my desserts look nice. Right.
Basic Crepe Recipe
All About Crepes
Crepe Making Tips
Crepe Maker Tips
Traditional Crepe Folds
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There are carrot cakes and then there are carrot cakes. My favorite carrot cake is the Tropical Carrot Cake. Not only does it have lots of carrots in it, it's loaded with nuts and coconut with a cream cheese frosting. With all those lovely ingredients, it's just got to be good for you. It is if you don't count all of the sugar.
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Why can't we be like France and have stalls selling crepes on every corner? Do you know what they put in those crepes? Yes, you guessed it... Nutella. Nutella is sort-of like peanut butter made with hazelnuts instead of peanuts combined with milk and chocolate.
Basic Crepe Recipe
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The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been selling cookies since 1934. Even though some of the cookies are different these days, you will always be able to get the Super Six - Samoas®, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos™, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes™ and Tagalongs®. Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie day with your favorite cookie.
Vote for Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie
Is There a Cookie You Miss?
Complete List of Girl Scout Cookies
The Super Six with Photos
Understanding the Girl Scout Cookie... Mystique
Recipes You Can Make with Girl Scout Cookies
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February 16 - National Almond Day
You can purchase almonds in several different forms. The pictured almond cookies are made with almond extract and topped with blanched almonds. You can almost buy slivered almonds and whole almonds still in their skins. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas my local grocery stores sells them raw in the shells. Upscale markets sell raw almonds as well.
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Thank goodness George Washington is remembered for more than chopping down a cherry tree. In this case, I'm glad he did. He's the reason that today is National Cherry Pie Day.
Rustic Cherry Pie
Cherry PieContinue to 13 of 17 below.
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Sticky buns are just as they are named. They are sticky, sweet rolls that taste very best warm from the oven.
(Shhhh.... this recipe for these extremely tasty treats is so unbelievably simple, you won't want to share it with anyone.)
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I've always enjoyed pistachios even when my fingers would be all red from eating them. You don't see them often now, but salted pistachios were only sold in dyed red shells. Today, you can buy them salted in the un-dyed shells, raw in the shells and shelled.
Pistachio Cake, pictured
Pistachio Christmas Ribbon Bars
Pistachio Ice Gelato