Dessert Recipes

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    July 21, 2014

    Three Recipes to Indulge in for National Crème Brûlée Day, July 27

    Consider the noble crème brûlée; in its individual ramekin, fortressed against the world with its flambéed shell of sugary glass jealously guarding the wholesome custard from thine whetted mouth. Ah... with the stamina such a dulcet surprise would promise one could be rather steadfast in the com ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Hollywood Hard Rock Cafe's Revamped Menu is a Bounty of Informed Americana

    Founded in London in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, the Hard Rock Cafe brand will be celebrating its 43rd year of operation this weekend with a three-day birthday bash showcasing their love for music and food. Owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2007, Hard Rock continues ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Drink Your Easter Treat: Easter Themed Cocktails From Chima (Recipes)

    One might be under the impression that the Easter Bunny and all his candy are for the kiddies. One would be wrong. From Peeps to jelly beans to whatever other cavity-inducing sweets you find in those eggs, entire generations of Americans have been conditioned since childhood to love that stuff. A ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    DIY Easter: Make Your Own Macarons

    While it is supposed to be about the resurrection of Jesus, these days Easter is about spending time with friends and family, for most of us anyway. It's about long drawn out boozy brunches while watching the little ones run around searching for Easter eggs -- hey, it keeps 'em busy and happy. Sur ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    DIY Easter: How to Make Your Own Hoffman's Fudge Eggs

    For whatever reason, Easter and candy are synonymous. Whether the son of God was known for his intense sweet-tooth, it has some sort of pagan significance, or it's just the commercialization of yet another holiday, we have no idea -- nor do we care. We're just glad to have yet another excuse to pi ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Five Valentine's Day Cocktails to Romance Your Sweetie at Home (Recipes)

    Just two more days until the international day of love is here. Hopefully, you've made big plans for romance. If not, you'll need to figure something out, like, now. While most of the world is getting ready to dress to the nines for some big extravagant dinner, some of us would prefer to keep it ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Thanksgiving Recipes: Tonka Bean Panna Cotta from Cafe Boulud's Pastry Chef Eric Snow

    Pastry chef prepared desserts are simply the best; there's just no getting around it. The best cooks -- and even chefs -- have a hard time dealing with the exact science that is baking. As involved as it may be, a good sweet treat is like nothing else on the planet. With Thanksgiving coming up nex ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Thanksgiving Recipe: William D'Auvray's Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    Thanksgiving is kind of a big deal in terms of showing off your stuff in the kitchen. If you've done it already, you've probably figured out how to get by without mucking it up by using the same old tried and true recipes year after year -- but let's be honest here, unless you make the best pumpkin ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 13, 2013

    Chef's Palette Cafe & Grill: Dine Where Chefs Become Chefs

    The dining room of the Chef's Palette Cafe & Grill looks much like any high-end restaurant. A hostess stand sits at the entrance. Formal place settings, replete with bread plates, salad, and dinner forks on the left, crisp white triangular folded napkins in the middle, two knives to the right, desse ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Rice Paradise: New Gluten-Free Rice Pudding and Cake Shop Opens in Hallandale Beach

    Gluten and desserts have always seemed to go hand in hand, leaving the gluten-intolerant and those battling Celiac disease with little to combat sugar cravings. Twenty-four year old Szandra Szeghalmi has found a gluten-free loophole: rice pudding and cakes. Using her Hungarian grandmother's recipes, ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    How to Make Your Own Alcoholic Ice Pops

    With summer comes the longing for everything sweet, cold, slushy, icy and -- well, let's admit it -- infused with alcohol too. We at Clean Plate Charlie love all those things -- there's just one thing. We're so over rum runners, pina coladas, and daiquiris. Leave those to the amateur spring breakers ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Ten Recipes for Pumpkin Leftovers: Make Pumpkin Flan and Pumpkin Milkshakes -- Anything But Pumpkin Pie

    It's 2012, and that means you don't need to make pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving because Pinterest exists. And because of Pinterest, you can MacGyver your pumpkin pie into basically anything that isn't pie.While this Thanksgiving I'll be sticking to my pumpkin bread because I'm borrringgggg, that shou ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Three Fall-Inspired Cocktail Recipes From Van Gogh Vodka

    Ever wonder how Van Gogh vodka got its name? According to the company's Master Distiller Tim Vos, the Dutch-made vodkas -- which feature more than 20 specialty flavors -- have as much color and character as famous Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. OK, so that was an obvious answer, but here's so ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Baking With Beer: Recipe for Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Stout Cake

    Oktoberfest means it's time for beer-chugging contests and libation-filled celebrations of the world's most popular alcoholic beverage. But there are other ways to honor the drink. In fact, Oktoberfest is a great opportunity to bake up sweet odes to beer.Stout beer -- made with roasted barley or mal ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Recipe: Gluten-Free Hazelnut Butter Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies -- from Aran Goyoaga

    Yesterday, we caught up with Aran Goyoaga, the acclaimed blogger, photographer, and food stylist, about her upcoming cookbook. Today, we have a sneak peak into the book, which won't be released until October 23. This is her children's favorite cookie -- soft, chewy and packed with chocolate chips an ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    In Honor of 4/20, Our Favorite Munchies

    We're nearly upon 4/20, the unofficial cannabis holiday that results in a mean case of the munchies. A friend mentioned a munchies salve for which Entenmann's chocolate covered donuts meet a bag of crushed Doritos, a concoction that's scooped out by the handful. Now, we're not advocating that partic ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Häagen-Dazs Announces Four New Global-Inspired Flavors

    ​Ice cream giant Häagen-Dazs is announcing four new worldly flavors to its roster. The collection, called Global Creations, features ice creams made with globally sourced ingredients like coconut, vanilla bean, espresso, and imported cookies.  Pints of the new flavors are being rolled out sl ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Five Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Boost Your Spirit

    Bad Santa respects your drink choices.​​Drinking on Christmas is encouraged, because when you're inebriated, Mom is a little more tolerable, Grandma's sexist rants are adorable, and your brother's constant cursing is almost endearing.No one wants to endure those awkward family dinners while sobe ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Nigella Lawson On Stylist Cover Doused In Caramel (Video)

    Matthew Shave, Stylest UKNigella Lawson really, really (we mean really) loves salted caramel.​Nigella Lawson loves salted caramel. In fact, the gorgeous cooking diva devotes practically an entire issue of Stylist to the warm, gooey treat.  Which is fine by us, because any time Nigella wants ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    It's National Coffee Milkshake Day: Celebrate With These Recipes

    Krups It's National Coffee Milkshake Day - we're already wired!​Today is National Coffee Milkshake day. We know that there's a food holiday practically every day (mostof them hyped by some PR hack from some food council), but everyone loves coffee and everyone loves milkshakes so this is ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Five Cooking Tips From Hell's Kitchen Season Seven Winner Chef Holli Ugalde

    Nicole DannaKumquat Mojito by Chef Holli Ugalde​Whether it's as a celebrity chef, host of the upcoming travel and foodie show, "Fire and Spice," or winner of Fox's Hell's Kitchen season seven, Holli Ugalde is plenty of sugar and spice, and everything nice. After all, that's what little girls ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 26, 2011

    Blueberry Season Muffins = Win

    John Linn​Last week, my fiancee's father returned from a trip to Northern Florida with a veritable bushel of wild blueberries purchased from a roadside vendor. These things were amazing -- monstrously big, ripe, and practically bursting with juice. For the next few days, we had blueberries on ever ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Vegan Cupcake Recipe: Leaving the Nest Almond / Caramel / Chocolate Cupcakes

    ​Earlier this month, while some high school seniors were ditching classes to catch up on lost episodes of 16 and Pregnant (it's too addictive to avoid), one impressive Nova High School senior took pen to paper and later spatula to bowl to craft the perfect sticky sweet sendoff as she leaves her fa ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Easy Shortbread Cookies Recipe: They Make the Royal Wedding Hysterics Easier to Swallow

    flckr/yuan2003This easy recipe will take you back to the Ol' Country.​ Of course, we're not British, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the royal wedding! Engrossed in all the royal wedding prep? Too busy watching the horses' tails being brushed (Kate has a horse allergy -- what are they t ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Yogurt Ur Way Opens On Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale​Directly across from Las Olas' long-standing staple for sweets -- Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream -- is a shiny new place to alleviate your "Clean-Plate-Charlie-Sheen" sugar (not crack) withdrawals.Yogurt Ur Way opened less than two weeks ago on the SE corner of 8th Avenue and n E ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    Ultimate Oscars Food - Caramel Popcorn with Variations

    Caramel corn​Settling in tonight to watch the Oscars with buds? Gotta have something harmless to throw at the screen when a lame movie - the one you didn't place a bet on - takes the statues.Here's the recipe for caramel popcorn - but feel free to toss in just about anything that shines your statu ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    It's Florida Strawberry Month! Strawberry Dessert Recipes

    flckr: coolmikeol​ February marks the month of many celebrations, from the significant (Black History Month, Library Lovers Month, National Condom Month) to the less-so but equally mentionable (Return Your Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month, Marijuana Awareness Month, and National Wedding Mon ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Make Your Own Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies (Recipe)

    Do-si-dos -- safe for Celiacs!​The little hustlers, also know as Girl Scouts, have left their perches in front of Walmart and retreated into their human caves.You know what that means, right? No more girl scout cookies until next year.If you're a celiac -- and you can't consume gluten -- then this ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Valentine's Day: Time To Make Whoopie (Whoopie Pie Recipe)

    Sarah SchiearCupcakes are so 2010.​Forget the cupcakes - what your lover really wants this year is some good, old-fashioned whoopie.You think you can handle that? Maybe this Valentine's Day won't be so bad, after all.

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    February 3, 2011

    Valentine's Day Delights @ Texas de Brazil

    Milky Way Martini​It is that time of the year again when happy couples find an excuse to tell each other how much they care while the rest of us pretend that Valentine's Day is a conspiracy for the greeting card companies to make a killing. The good thing is that Texas de Brazil is offering somet ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Teens Hospitalized After Pot Cookies Come to School (Recipe)

    ​A South Plantation High is supposed to be a mellow, half-indica, half-sativa buzz. Nothing too intense. Usually if you wake and bake, you're almost straight by the time lunch rolls around. Unless you eat the weed. Then you're way too crippled up for shop class. But Brian Hamacher and To ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Cookie Diet Doctor Sanford Siegal on New Cookbook, Working With Snooki, and Why $50 Cookies Are a Bargain

    Dr. Sanford Siegal and Matthew Siegal ​Over the years, we've kept in touch with South Florida doctor Sanford Siegal, inventor of the Cookie Diet phenomenon. When we heard he had released a new cookbook (with surprisingly yummy low-calorie recipes... including chocolate and cheesecake!), we had to ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Halloween Recipes Add Some Scary to Your Spice

    Witches' fingers make for a spooky Halloween treat.​Getting creative with Halloween can be fun, especially when it comes to food. I remember eating all sorts of Halloween-themed treats as a kid. There's nothing like being dressed up as the grim reaper and eating eyeballs (skinned grapes) or intest ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Recipe: Coca-Cola Cake From Carlos Fernandez of Hi-Life Cafe

    For the past two days, we've given you a little insight into the world of Chef Carlos Fernandez of Hi-Life Cafe in Wilton Manors and Top Chef fame. Today, he's sharing with us the recipe for his popular Coca-Cola Cake. Enjoy!​

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    July 14, 2010

    Sweet Summer Birthday Cakes (and a Texas Sheet Cake Recipe)

    Jeff SandquistTexas sheet cake (with walnuts) ​Jennifer Reed is a pastry chef based in South Florida and owner of the Sugar Monkey. Every week, she'll share her insights about life, local food, and the people who cook it. Summer birthdays are kind of a drag. Yeah, you could take your cupcakes ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Summer Comes to Steak 954

    ​Happy Memorial Day!Today ushers in the unofficial start of summer, the time of year when it gets so hot that people start looking for any way to cool down. Well here's one way to make that happen: check out the new, summer exclusive ice cream sandwich at Steak 954.The frozen treat costs $15 and c ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Blondies

    Photo by flickr user Little Miss Amanda.​Some time in high school I realized that I was good at baking. And brownies became my go-to dish: they were simple and, surprisingly, people got excited about eating them. After awhile, though, even a great brownie baker needs a change of pace. &nb ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Weekend Blog Wrap

    via Brown Eyed Baker​Although Clean Plate Charlie is the only blog you need to read on a daily basis, some people just can't get enough. Here are some highlights of other food blogs.Culinerapy is currently following the joys and trials of a pregnant blogger's journey through nine months of feeding ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Weekend Blog Wrap

    Although Clean Plate Charlie is the only food blog you really need to read daily, some people just can't get enough. Here are some highlights other food blogs, this time with a focus on dessert blogs:It's hard to tell what's more delicious on Cannelle et Vanille: the recipes or the photography. Take ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Soul Kitchen

    A Deep South journey puts some meat on our bones.

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    October 20, 2005

    Columbus Day Unplugged

    We skip the parade and head for the fettuccini

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    September 2, 2004
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