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Why make just a desert? Here are tips for a dessert buffet

Fruit pies, ice cream, and fresh berry salads are summer staples, and you’ll never catch us turning any of those down. But even in the summer, the occasion may arise where you want to crank it up a notch. Whether it’s a bridal shower, anniversary party, or late-night after-party, a dessert buffet can be a …

For an elevated banana split, try this nutty pan

“Dessert” is not French for “butter, sugar, and cream,” but as far as most people are concerned, it could be. For centuries, the word itself conjured images of sweet macarons, decadent custards, buttery cakes, and picture-perfect pies. But there must be a healthier way to make dessert, right? With its sweet, salty, and creamy components, …

This light Red Wine Granita is a perfect cold dessert

It may be cold where you are, but down in Miami, things are getting hot, hot, hot in preparation for the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. Showcasing local and celebrity chefs from around the world, the festival highlights the flavours and ingredients of the southern United States, with extra flair from Miami’s vibrant Latin …

For the Oscars, try a champagne cocktail that’s dressed up

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy Champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair to remember. Maybe you’re partial to a menu of bad film-food …

Try meatballs bursting with the flavours of Southeast Asia

Though students at The Culinary Institute of America face a seemingly endless to-do list, central to their course work is recipe and menu development. At the CIA, food is life, and even the best-managed restaurant is nothing without flavourful, exciting, and innovative recipes. A recent standout is this recipe for Hanoi Pork Meatballs with Hoisin-Peanut …

Vietnam inspires a healthy post holiday chicken salad

Call it a resolution or just a last-minute attempt to button your pants, but come January, many of us strive to put the cookies behind us and make thoughtful food choices. But one sure-fire way to find yourself off track on a healthier eating plan is to fill your refrigerator with bland and boring foods …

For a hassle less bite during the holidays, consider canape

When it comes to planning party menus, we often think the most special dishes are the most complicated ones, with exotic and expensive ingredients. But often, it’s the classic recipes that rely on familiar flavours that your guests will remember. Food trends are cyclical, and right now, to the benefit of party hosts and chefs, …

This hot cocktail is soothing and comforting on a cold day

After a snowy walk or long day on the slopes, there’s nothing like curling up under a warm blanket. Maybe you have a fire going and the dog asleep at your feet, with a good book just within reach. But before you can relax, you need to warm up those cold hands and chilled bones. …