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  • How-To

    A Clever Crust

    Learn how to give your Thanksgiving pies—or any special occasion pies—a festive look. 

  • How-To

    Easy caramel decorations

    In our recent caramel article, we show you how to make a basic caramel and turn it into several amazing desserts. As we tested those recipes, we were reminded of something else you…

  • Article

    Present soup with style

    We spotted this striking copper server at a trade show recently and think it’s the perfect elegant vessel for serving soup at a party. Be prepared for the price tag—like…

  • Recipe

    Black Forest Trifle

    A  2-1/2- to 3-quart glass bowl or trifle bowl is the best choice for showing off all the layers of this festive dessert. Be sure to spread each layer to the…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

    The simplest way to decorate this cake is to press chopped, toasted walnuts onto the sides. For a more dramatic look, try wrapping the cake in a chocolate band (see our…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Pavlova with Tangerine Whipped Cream

    When you need a dessert with knockout crowd appeal, a pavlova—basically a big meringue—delivers. Though meringues can be finicky, such tricks as the addition of vinegar and a slow bake…

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