A sweet way to share in the celebration.Share in the fun and celebrate the new prince with these regal cupcakes. Patterned after British wedding cakes, these are baked with dried fruits and almonds and then decorated with marzipan, an almond paste candy that can be molded just like dough. Create your own fruitcake flavors with this simple, tasty recipe. Just dress up a boxed cake mix with dried cherries and almond extract, then top your cupcakes with British-inspired designs crafted from marzipan.
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 cup warm water
1 tsp almond extract
White fondant, store-bought (we used Wilton brand)
Food coloring -- red, yellow, blue
White whipped frosting, store bought
2.5" round cookie cutter
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1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and prepare a cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 2:17 PM EDT
A sweet way to share in the celebration.Share in the fun and celebrate the new prince with these regal cupcakes. Patterned after British wedding cakes, these are baked with dried fruits and almonds and then decorated with marzipan, an almond paste candy that can be molded just like dough. Create your own fruitcake flavors with this simple, tasty recipe. Just dress up a boxed cake mix with dried cherries and almond extract, then top your cupcakes with British-inspired designs crafted from marzipan.Read More »from Straight from Bake-ingham Palace! Cupcakes to Celebrate the New Prince
Thinkstock/iStockphotoWhen you think about it, your refrigerator is one of the hardest-working, most important appliances you have in the kitchen. It runs night and day, nonstop, to protect your precious and perishable foods, and keeps your produce chilled, fresh, and crisp.Read More »from How to (Properly) Clean Your Refrigerator
Your refrigerator works hard for you, so you should work hard for it, too.
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Using a mild dishwasher detergent and hot water, wipe down the outside and seals of your refrigerator, which can become victim to spills, dust, and crumbs. If your refrigerator is a stainless steel model, use a stainless steel cleaning solution instead for best results.
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To some, dairy-free baking may seem like an enigma - especially when it comes to cake. How can you possibly bake a soft, moist, perfectly textured cake with no eggs? How can you make a rich, creamy buttercream frosting with no butter...and no cream? Well, it's actually simpler than you might think!
If you're interested in learning all about vegan or dairy-free baking, including the role of eggs, oils, milk, and other common ingredients - and some great substitutions - check out A Beginner's Guide to Vegan Baking. But if you're just interested in trying your hand at making a delicious vegan cake...we've got you covered right here!
1. Chocolate Stout Cake
Even if you're not a fan of beer or stout, you will love this cake. The richness of the stout brings out the deep chocolate flavor. Don't tell anyone this cake is vegan and we promise you they'll never guess it is!
Serves 10 | Prep time: 20 minutes | Baking
Wikimedia Commons and La ColombeSure, some celebrities are still lining up to sell their own branded wines or liquor (how's it going out there, Dennis Rodman and Nicki Minaj?). But now, it's clear that celebrities are endorsing their other beverage of choice: coffee.Read More »from Stars Who Sip: Celebrities with Coffee Lines
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- Martha Stewart | Shine Food – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:55 AM EDT
Martha has prepared thousands of delicious desserts for readers, audiences, and guests. We wondered: Which are her absolute favorites? We asked, she answered. Learn just which cookies, cobblers, and cakes baking expert Martha Stewart adores.Read More »from Win at Dessert with Martha Stewart's All-Time Favorite Recipes
Bia Sampaio Photographs/Style Me PrettyFrom birthday parties to holiday parties, brunches to dinners for two, and bridal showers to the big day itself, planning a party can be a stressful affair. No matter how large or small, formal or informal the gathering will be, there's a lot to do - guests to invite! menus to plan! shopping to do! - on top of your busy everyday schedule.Read More »from Our Favorite Wedding and Party Planning Apps
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Luckily, the digital age has provided us with hundreds of apps dedicated to organization and party planning, and we've narrowed the selection down to our favorites. These apps will help you stay organized from the moment you conceive your next party until you send out the thank-you notes afterward.
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Pro Party Planner
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ABC/ Michael AnsellFrom a homemade pie company to dog-friendly cake mix, from gluten-free play-dough to s'more-shaped mini-muffins, ABC's Shark Tank has seen a whole host of food products pitched to investors over the years, ranging from the mundane to the ridiculous. We've assembled a list of every food product that's even been pitched on this hit show, and it's fascinating to see which products receive funding and which ones don't.Read More »from 'Shark Tank' Food Pitches: Failed & Funded
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Reality television was taken to a new, entrepreneurial level with the launch of the series in 2009. The show is a platform for budding entrepreneurs, many of whom happen to be in the food business, that have the opportunity to pitch their products and businesses to a panel of "sharks," who are often well-known, self-made multimillionaire investors.
The popular TV series is produced by Mark Burnett and modeled off a Japanese reality show, Dragon's Den. The concept is one where entrepreneurs
facebook/floridaicecreamfestivalWatching competitive eating is a bizarrely popular pastime enjoyed by many Americans, and for the brave few who actually participate in the sport, it can be a career. Around the country, people gather to watch others consume absurd amounts of food in record times, sometimes for a cash prize, and sometimes just because. Competitors' seemingly super-human abilities can cause often us to stare, if not feel a little queasy - and even, in some extreme cases, potentially convince us to join in the action.Read More »from America’s Strangest Food Competitions
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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World Bratwurst-Eating Championship: Ohio
Taking place at America's largest Oktoberfest, this competition has a cash prize of around $2,000. The festival occurs in September and contestants try to eat as many bratwursts as they can in 10 minutes. The winner in 2012 (and the seven-time winner of the Nathan's Hot-Dog-Eating Contest) was Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, with 37 bratwursts (short of his world record
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Jul 21, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
The Sneaky ChefSummer is known as berry season, and along with the vibrant red, pink, and black ones we see on the berry stands, we also see those perky bright blueberries sitting there just waiting to be eaten. Blueberries are delicious, packed with nutrition, and have a longer shelf life than some other berries.Read More »from Supercharge Summer with These Delicious Blueberry Recipes
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As blueberries are great for snacking and cooking, they are not only the superfood of the season but one of the most nutritious berries in their field. Before getting to some of the many ways to play around with them, here are our top 10 reasons blueberries are your new best friends this summer.
TOP 10 REASONS TO EAT BLUEBERRIES:
• They're packed with more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable.
• They are bursting with vitamins A and C, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium, and they're also high in fiber.
• They boost our immunity against everyday illnesses.
• Blueberries contain 38 percent more heart-healthy anthocyanins than red
Flickr/susansimonHave you ever found yourself struggling to come up with something unique that will set apart the baby shower you're throwing? Take cue from celebrity hostess Eva Longoria, who threw a baby bash for Victoria Beckham, and plan a pink tea party (with pink food, of course) for the mom expecting a girl. Or if you're on decorations duty, ditch those tired table arrangements and create colorful mobiles to hang from the ceiling like Angie Harmon did for Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon.Read More »from Amazing Celebrity Baby Showers
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While some of these amazing events might be as over the top as a wedding, it's not necessary to have the budget of a Hollywood star to shower an expecting mother the way they do in L.A.
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