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Create a pie that feeds your stomach ... and your eyes. Once you make your dough, there are simple ways to give your edges some TLC and shape a fancy crust that you (and your guests) will post on Instagram ASAP.
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The best thing about making your own pretzels isn't the simplicity (though, they're easier than you'd think), but how you can customize 'em to squash your cravings. Sprinkle them with salt for a traditional recipe, or opt for cinnamon or another sweet topping. You can also dip them in spicy mustard, serve them with pickles or even make them into sandwiches. However you snack, make this a go-to.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Cookie crumb pie crust is a simple alternative to traditional pie crust, and it's a no-hassle way to make a pie even sweeter. Made with finely crushed cookies (similar to a graham cracker pie crust), you can use any cookies you like as long as they're crisp and crunchy (though wafers and shortbread cookies tend to work best). Plus, the crust can be stored in the freezer for up to a month, so it's easy prep for a Thanksgiving feast. Trust us, even crust-haters will find this recipe pretty sweet.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Peasant bread is a no-knead yeast creation that should be every novice bread baker's first project. This recipe is made in one bowl, uses just five ingredients and requires no special equipment. The best part: you can make it from start to finish in two hours. So the only question is, why haven't you baked it already?
Nicole Weston
Garlic bread is delicious no matter how you shape it, but there's something about these cute little knots that makes it even better. These dinner rolls are made with a dough similar to pizza crust and brushed with a butter and garlic mixture (not once, but twice) for a burst of flavor. And don't let their complex shape intimidate you — they're super easy to bake, so you can serve 'em with all your weeknight meals.
Nicole Weston
WE'RE BAAAACK! AND we're going back to the basics! In this brand new Man About Cake episode, host Joshua John Russell shares a cake decorating for beginners tutorial, with detailed instructions on how to fill, ice and crumb coat a cake. Then, he finishes it with simple decorations YOU can make at home!
Sink your teeth into current cake decorating trends! In the Man About Cake series, originally on YouTube, Joshua John Russell partners with Bluprint to deliver incredible tips for creating modern edible masterpieces. Each week, he decorates an original cake, shares his favorite recipes and gives pointers for designing like a pro.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
This year, skip the full-blown apple pie and whip up a bite-sized treat for easy serving instead. These mini tarts have the same classic flavor, with some modern flair that makes 'em prime for entertaining your Thanksgiving or Christmas guests.
Kris Galicia Brown
When you think about fall desserts, one flavor always comes to mind: pumpkin. And with so many ways to indulge, there's no better time to try out a new recipe. Add these to your holiday menu or make 'em on a random weekend — either way, you'll be set to enjoy the season's best offerings.
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There are so many different types of bread, but only one subgroup boasts a nutty, full-bodied flavor packed with nutrients: whole grain. It's exactly how it sounds — the whole kernel of a grain is included (bran, germ and endosperm), and it can be ground or cracked. But no part of the grain is actually extracted or removed, which is why it retains all its nutritional value.
Jessie Oleson Moore
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