The Basics: Chantilly Cream

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Technique Chantilly Cream Sweetened whipped cream makes any dessert simply shine. Strawberry shortcake, beautifully handcrafted pie slices & banana pudding wouldn’t fetch any compliments without billowy clouds floating over the surface of each. Chantilly Cream is simply sweetened whipped cream with a little vanilla extract added to it. It can […]

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How To Zest Fresh Citrus By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Birmingham Alabama Sports & Tailgating Party Ideas Easter & Spring Desserts baby & Bridal Showers Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating Raycom Sports WBRC

The Basics: Fresh Citrus Zest

Cooking & Baking Essentials  How To Zest Fresh Citrus The thin outer portion of a piece of citrus holds such gold & when added to recipes, just a tiny bit can truly take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Removing the zest should be a quick process if the right tools are used & a microplane […]

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Baking Classics. Toasted Coconut Cake By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Parties Southern Recipes How To Toast Coconut. Toasted Coconut Cake With Toasted Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting

The Basics: Sweetened Flaked Coconut

Cooking & Baking Essentials How To Toast Sweetened Flaked Coconut Spring is the perfect time of year to feature coconut in a variety of recipes for special occasions. Right out of the package, stir it into cake batters, pastry cream or frosting for a distinctive flavor. But to really give your signature creations a lift, […]

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Peanut Butter Alley Oop Cereal Bars By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Basketball Tailgating Football & Sports Entertaining Expert TV Cooking Personality DIY Crafts Original Recipes & Party Ideas Cooking Lessons Birmingham Alabama Chef Author Tide & Tigers Today Game Day Hostess

Basketball Madness: Peanut Butter Alley-Oop Bars

Basketball Game Entertaining College Playoff Tournament  Holding Court Community recreational activities. I signed up for them all. Jazz. Tap. Ballet. Step. Jazz-Tap. Tap-Ballet. Jazz-Tap-Ballet. Jazz-Step. Interpretive Dance. Ice Skating. Cheerleading… A host of additional dance related classes were just a few of the things my mother carted me to & fro until it was time […]

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The Basics: Cereal Bars

Cooking Essentials The Pantry Cereal Bars The great thing about educators is that they love to plan & execute creative activity whether it be simple or complex. Betsy’s mom was an elementary school teacher & although I was never in her class, her presence was always close. She was like the house mom of the faculty. […]

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Mardi Gras Entertaining: Muffuletta Fritters

Mardi Gras Entertaining Classic Revelry {Watch The How To Video Courtesy WBRC} Mardi Gras is the pre-lenten celebration on Fat Tuesday & although many cities & countries recognize it with festivities centered around overindulgence, New Orleans is best known for their lively season of Carnival which begins around January 6th each year, the Christian holiday […]

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The Basics: Fresh Breadcrumbs

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Fresh Breadcrumbs A humble trail of crumbs offers a cook endless recipe options in the kitchen & making your own is a smart way to use up any stray heels that may be looming in the bread box. French bread, Italian sandwich loaves & even a plain burger bun […]

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How To Make Red Velvet Brownies By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Chef Author Valentine's Day Dessert Chocolate Tailgating Football Party Ideas & Recipes Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating Host Birmingham Alabama Crimson Tide Sports Entertaining

Baking Classics: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Baking Classics The Brownies Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Blending two batters to make one pan of sweetness is more of a modern approach to baking. When we cannot decided between two favorite desserts, we usually get a little creative & merge them together to enjoy them both at the same time. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies […]

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The Basics: Cast Iron Skillet Care

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Cast Iron Skillet Care Classic cornbread has always been a comforting staple. In the South, we christen each new year with it– black eyed peas & collard greens just wouldn’t be the same. We serve it along side chili & chicken soup in the winter months for a more […]

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Game Day Championship Chili By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Chef Author Football & Tailgating Party Ideas The Big Game Entertaining Sports Birmingham Alabama

Game Day Entertaining: Championship Chili

Game Day Entertaining February 5, 2017 Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots The Big Game When time is short but a football celebration is in order, a chili bar is an easy way to entertain friends without a whole heap of effort. Classic game day fan fare scores big from diced tomatoes with green chilies. […]

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