Kitchen Tips & Techniques

Beach Party Gravity Cake
Celebrate summer by creating a beach ball and towel out of fondant with this fun and easy design!Simply click on the links below to view full-color, detailed, step-by-step photographs and instructions on how to make your very own Beach Party Gravity Cake... Find more fabulous cake ideas in... More »
Easy Picnic Ideas
"A pocket filled with flatware is the perfect presentation for picnics and casual parties. After placing utensils in each pocket, you can even tie it with twine or ribbon and stack the filled napkins in a basket for picking up at the end of a buffet line.To play up the casual country feel of this... More »
Easy Ways to Add More Fruits & Vegetables Into Your Diet
 Camilla Saulsbury,  fitness expert and author of 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking, offers easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet and busy schedule: Step 2: Eat Mostly Vegetable- and Fruit-Based Foods  • Keep ready-to-eat raw vegetables handy in a clear container... More »
Gluten-Free Strawberry Basil Hand Pies
The combination of strawberries and fresh basil in a pie might strike you as odd, but basil is a member of the mint family, which often pairs beautifully with fresh fruit in desserts. In these pies basil plays two roles: the chopped herb is tossed with juicy strawberries for the filling, while... More »
Easy Decorating Tips for Your Table
Want to dress up your table for a special day/night? Want to impress your guests by going that extra mile? Why not show them how much you care by adding this special touch to the table... Other topics you may find of interest: Julia Aitken's Top Twenty Tips for Entertaining Tips for serving... More »
How to Decorate a Cake for Father's Day
A monogram is a great way to boldy personalize a cake. Use a monogram template to create the letter, then use your imagination to peronalize it ever further.For dad, why not create a smooth scalloped border, add in some leaves or swiss dots and maybe even an embroidered heart or two to let him know... More »
Shrimp Moilee
'My first trip to India was with Mum and Dad when they were leading one of their Spice Discovery tours. I was enthralled by the amount of fresh seafood available in Cochin, in the southwestern state of Kerala. This recipe from that region is easy to make and tastes amazing. The flavors are fresh,... More »
Rose Garden Gravity Cake
 The sweetest gift for your mom! What better way to show your loved one just how much you love them than to bake them this scrumptious Rose Garden Gravity Cake?Simply click on the below links to view step-by-step, full color, detailed instructions on how to make your very own Rose Garden... More »
How to Decorate a Mother's Day, Baby or Bridal Shower Cake
 Few foods are more exquisite than a magnificently decorated cake, and few cakes taste more divine than those swathed in buttercream. Sensational Buttercream Decorating will help you create stunning cakes you can be proud of, with expert advice on everything you need to know along the way.... More »
How to Decorate a Mother's Day Cake
These fat pink rosettes make for a perfect Mother's Day cake, and the subtle shift in hue adds to its beauty.Want to see how to make the rosettes plus the decorated cake? Click the link below for full color, step-by-step photos and instructions...  More »
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