These 3 easy dessert recipes make the perfect gift for any Thanksgiving host

Chef Anthony Contrino’s family has a saying: “Never show up with your arms swinging,” which means you should never come to a party empty-handed. What’s one of the best things to bring to a holiday gathering? Food, of course! That’s why in this week’s episode of TODAY All Day’s “Saucy,” Anthony is showcasing three festive fall treats that are perfect to whip up before heading to Thanksgiving, or any get-together.


I’ve been making this sweet pumpkin loaf since my good friend Dawn first shared her recipe with me nearly 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve made a few minor

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Recipe: This Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake is beyond perfect for fall baking season

Autumn is here and nothing makes us more excited for this season than bundt cakes and the thought of all of those other warm, cozy, spiced fall desserts that are waiting in our recipe box to be baked. Inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf, bundt cakes are baked in a Bundt pan and shaped into a distinctive doughnut shape.

This autumn, a lip-smacking Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake is sure to make a show-stopping display on any dessert table. Check out its simple recipe below which is beyond perfect for fall baking season.


250g unsalted butter at

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Korean desserts perfect for the last of the summer heat – The Cavalier Daily

While the Korean sun gets unbearably hot in the summertime, it allows people to enjoy refreshing desserts that are different from the desserts you see in America. Traditional bingsu (빙수) is a lightly sweetened dessert often shared among friends and enjoyed by all. More recently, scrolling through Korean social media platforms will often bring you to videos featuring Greek Momo and watermelon punch. All three desserts are equally as refreshing for the last of this summer heat, and they can be enjoyed within the comfort of your home using the recipes below.

The first dessert is a popular summer treat

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Hershey’s Black Magic Cake Is Perfect For Chocolate Lovers

Saying Hershey’s knows a few things about chocolate is an understatement. Whether you adore the classic Hershey’s Kisses candy or one of their new ice cream-inspired candy bars, Hershey’s offers some of the best chocolate confections in the world.

But why just stick with candy when a cake is an option? Few things cure a chocolate craving better than a slice of dark, rich chocolate cake.

When we came across Hershey’s recipe for Black Magic Cake, which is topped with a cocoa glaze, it made us believe in all sorts of good magic in the world. And bakers who have

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These Strawberry Mini-Cakes Are Perfect Party Food

Almost a year ago, Gemma Tao Greenspan was born, and I became a grandmother. I also became the person you couldn’t trust to remember a thing about her own child’s life. When my daughter-in-law, Linling Tao, called to ask when Joshua, my son and her husband, first slept through the night, I didn’t know the answer and couldn’t guess at it. First step? I think it was 11 months. First real food? I don’t remember. I hope it wasn’t cookies, but it might have been. I remember that he did a terrific imitation of a flamingo at 15 months —

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REVIEW: Mini Candied Bacon S’mores Funnel Cake is a Perfect Treat for the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Funnel Cake Kiosk is a favorite of ours during the different festivals around EPCOT, as they always add a special dish to their menu. For the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, the booth decided to serve up both sweet and salty flavors by adding a s’mores funnel cake with bacon to their menu.

Menu for the Funnel Cake Kiosk at the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival



  • 🆕 Mini Candied Bacon S’mores Funnel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream – $9.50

Photos of Menu Items from the Funnel Cake Kiosk at the EPCOT International Food &

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Why a cold glass of red is the perfect summer drink | Wine

On a hot summer’s evening, after a long hard day at work, there’s nothing I like more than to unwind with a cold glass of red.

That’s not a typo. Nor am I being wilfully perverse. A glass of lightly tannin-ed, sappy, brisk and berry-fruited gamay, from a bottle taken straight from the fridge and photogenically beaded with condensation, is as thirst quenching and enlivening as any glass of cold fizz or G&T.

It’s the very essence of a summer drink. But it’s one I come across only rarely when I’m out and about. Only in natural wine bars –

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This Pie Parfait Is a Perfect Last-Minute July 4th Dessert

Red, white, AND blue???

Red, white, AND blue???
Photo: Claire Lower

It is not exactly a secret that I am not particularly proud to be an American, but I am a food writer living in the United States, which means certain editorial decisions are influenced by certain American holidays. (That’s capitalism, baby.) This Sunday is Independence Day, a day often celebrated with the consumption of “flag cakes,” among other red, white, and blue desserts.

I am not about to turn on my oven for July 4th, but even my commie-hardened heart is a little charmed by a themed dessert, and it just

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How to Make a Perfect Paloma Drink for this Summer

Step aside Margarita, the Paloma is the real drink of Mexico. The zesty cocktail is delicious any month of the year but it’s especially mouthwatering during the hotter days of summer. In a situation such as this, we like to pick the wise brains of cocktail gurus like Alicia Perry and Garret Dostal. Perry makes incredible drinks and oversees the cocktail program over at Polite Provisions. Garrett Dostal is a cocktail consultant and brand ambassador for Hiatus Tequila.

“In terms of the Paloma cocktail, I am really looking for a cocktail that is juicy, acidic, and thirst quenching,”

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Ina Garten’s Perfect Make-Ahead Dessert Recipe for a Picnic or Party

Ina Garten’s got you covered when you need a delicious dessert for a picnic or a party. The Barefoot Contessa star’s pecan squares recipe is easy to make, feeds a crowd, and travels well. For an extra decadent touch, Garten dips the squares in melted chocolate.

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Ina Garten’s pecan squares are the easiest crowd-pleasing dessert

While demonstrating her chocolate-dipped pecan squares recipe on the Barefoot Contessa cooking show, Garten revealed that the base crust “is just like making shortbread.” The combination of a handful of ingredients makes the ideal sturdy

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