Dessert Recipes

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    July 17, 2014

    Make Vegan Milkshakes for National Ice Cream Month

    National Ice Cream Month (July, if you were wondering) can leave vegans feeling a little left out. Sure, we can snag a box of Tofutti or a pint of Rice Dream at the supermarket, but getting anyone to serve us a scoop or mix us up a shake? Dream on. Luckily, Whole Foods Aventura has our backs. This ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Hedy Goldsmith Inspired by Rare Rum: A Cupcake is Born (Recipe)

    If you've ever wondered how a recipe is created, here's a chance to get inside the head of one of Miami's sweetest chefs. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's executive pastry chef, Hedy Goldsmith, has created a Stormy Seven Fathoms cupcake with coconut lime frosting. The cupcake is an Island holiday i ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    How to Make Mimosa Marshmallows (Photos)

    You survived Easter, and perhaps your bellyache from too much discount candy has subsided. Now you're going through a Peeps withdrawal and need something soft and sweet with a spike of alcohol to get you through until Mother's Day brunch. We've got you covered. We enlisted the help of Catherine "Ca ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Make Eating House's Cap'n Crunch Pancakes at Home (Recipe)

    This Sunday, while a good portion of the world celebrates Easter, a growing number of people will embrace a different holiday: 4/20. On this auspicious holiday, people who embrace pot (or at least think the legalization of it is the only sane thing to do), will commemorate the day by baking (browni ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Easter Is Coming! Make Vegan Cadbury Cream Eggs (PHOTOS)

    It's that time of year again. No, we're not referring to birds and bees and March Madness and all that other spring crap. We're talking Cadbury Cream Egg time at Easter, which is April 20. Seriously, is there anything more awesome than seeing those indulgent little morsels on store shelves everywher ... More >>

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    February 14, 2014

    Miami's Five Most Over-the-Top Desserts

    Dessert is always a luxury. However, there is a line, when that cherry on top of the dessert becomes just plain over-the-top. Miami, a town known for extravagance, is so indulgent in sweets that we are actually leaving out the Guinness World Record-holding $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendip ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Make Perfect Strawberry Ice Cream For Valentine's Day (Photos)

    Know this: When making ice cream, water is your greatest enemy. It forms tiny icicles in your sweet treat, tarnishing its smooth texture with a harsh frost. Worst of all, it sneaks up on you in many ways. Water is in milk, fruits, mix-ins, even on your rinsed ice cream scooper. The key to making p ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Lee & Marie's Cakery's Andy Travaglia Shares Christmas Cookie Recipe, Tips; Hosts Kids' Decorating Class

    Each year at Christmas-time, the television is filled with tons of commercials featuring happy families baking gorgeous holiday cookies. That's all well and good for fictional parents, but baking can be intimidating. Don't worry, because Andy (short for Andrea) Travaglia, owner of Lee & Marie's Cak ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    How to Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

    Like a too-heavy topper on a wobbly Christmas tree, a holiday party can be the final touch that sends you crashing to the floor. Most of us are just one too many ornaments away from the nuthouse this time of year. But done right, parties can be tons of fun and (relatively) stress-free. On that no ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Real Housewives of Miami's Ana Quincoces Shares Recipe for Pumpkin Tres Leches

    Not all Thanksgiving dinners are created equally. While the usual turkey and trimmings always make for a delicious meal, trading in pumpkin pie for pumpkin tres leche is an easy way to add Cuban flare to your holiday. And let's be honest, leche condensada (condensed milk) makes everything better. T ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts: Pumpkin "Cheezecake," Pecan Pie, Pecan Caramel Truffles (Recipes)

    Thanksgiving can be rough for vegans. Even side dishes tend to be packed with animal products, like chicken broth and heavy cream. But expend a little effort, and it's not as tough as you might imagine to concoct a cruelty-free menu. Short Order's own Camille Lamb is the Whole Foods Coral Gables' h ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Fourth of July Berry Flag Cake: Top Pastry Chef Edition (Recipe)

    No dessert says Fourth of July more than a berry flag cake. But we're getting a little tired of seeing the same old thing at the barbecue every year. That's where the Best Pastry Chef in Miami comes in. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort's executive pastry chef, Antonio Bachour, invited us into his k ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Homemade Ice Cream for Valentine's Day

    Making ice cream at home is no easy feat. First, the home cook must purchase an ice cream maker -- typically at about $60 or $70. Then, the churned cream aficionado must master techniques such as tempering and things like emulsified egg yolks. And it all takes a very, very long time. Many ice cream ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Twinkie Withdrawal? Hedy Goldsmith Shows Us How To Make Red Velvet Twinks

    The last batch of Twinkies has left the building. According to Fox News, the very last shipment of Twinkies was shipped to Chicago's Jewel-Osco grocery chain this week. 20,000 boxes of Twinkies, and 5,000 boxes of Ding Dongs, Zingers, and Orange Cupcakes were flying out of the store, in what was dub ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Miami Election Day Dining Deals and Freebies, From Villa Mayfair to Shake Shack UPDATED

    We've heard all your excuses to not vote. The long lines, the confusing amendments, and how could your vote possibly count?We could tell you that voting is your civic duty, or that if you don't vote you don't have the right to complain for the next four years. But the real reason to vote?Free swag!W ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    Make Raw Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in Two Minutes

    At one of my recent organic juice parties (if you're not sure what that is, click here), Jordan Wolfe, my friend and compatriot in all things healthy living, arrived toting the ingredients for his famous raw vegan chocolate "ice cream," which he proceeded to whip up in the Vitamix for the mind-blowi ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Answer: Mango-Coconut Ice Cream. Question: What to Do With All These Damn Mangoes?

    This is the time of year in Miami when friends hand me mangoes. "I have more than I know what to do with," they are apt to say in these circumstances. In fact, it isn't that unusual for strangers to hand me mangoes. "I can't eat them all," they say, as if needing an excuse for giving fruit to someon ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Desserts

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 in newsstands now.When dining out, it can be tough to make everyone in a group happy.; We ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    April 16, 2012

    Top Five Local, Tropical Fruits In Season Now

    All photos by Emily CodikRobert, the owner of Robert Is Here, the timeless fruit stand and farm in Homestead, knows all about the variety of local Florida produce. He's been a grower for more than 50 years. Since it can be tricky to get to know the selection Robert is here to list the top five local ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Eating House, The Broken Shaker Turn Easter Candy Into a Boozy Brunch

    On Sunday, the Easter Bunny will hippity hop over to Miami, leaving a trail of candy in his wake. You could just eat the Peeps and Cadbury creme eggs he leaves you-- or you can turn them into a delicious boozy Easter brunch.We asked Miami's favorite pop-ups -- Eating House and the Broken Shaker to s ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Make Your Own Peeps: A How-To Demo by Tudor House's Jamie DeRosa

    When we heard Tudor House was making its own Peeps for Easter brunch, we were intrigued. We didn't think Peeps could actually be created by hand. We thought those adorable little marshmallow chicks were just hatched from giant candy chickens housed somewhere in a large farm in the Nevada desert.So w ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Five Ways to Keep the Resolution Diet You Start Every Year

    Photo by Alex RodriguezIt's no stretch to guess that 85 to 90 percent of people tomorrow night will make a resolution to diet. But it's also no stretch to guess that around that same percentage of resolution diets will quickly be ditched.We've developed five ways to extend those two months ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Nadia G.'s New Book: Recipe for Bitchin' Lemon Meringue Pie

    Cookin' for Trouble makes us wanna play with our food.​She cooks, sings, and rocks out with her comedic brethren in her rock 'n' roll comedy cooking show Bitchin' Kitchen, now in it's second season. We had a chance to speak briefly with Nadia G. about her show, her new book and how she likes to st ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    October 14, 2011

    Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Insect Day with Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers

    by Manataka American Indian Council​Today is National Chocolate Covered Insect day. You've probably consumed your fair share of bugs during your lifetime -- either as a kid stuffing dirt in your mouth or last week when you yawned while riding around on your bike.No need to panic -- most insects ar ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Beyond Candy Corn: 5 Easy & Unique Halloween Treats

    ​Say no to another Halloween candy rut! Here are 5 easy treats that will keep kids and grown-up kids happy this year.5. Funny Bones These little guys can be made in no time and are so sweet to eat. Who doesn't love a chocolate covered pretzel. Especially when that pretzel is dipped in white chocol ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011
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    September 22, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    Miss Saigon Bistro's Desserts Include Thai Donuts to Die For

    John Zur Miss Saigon's Thai donuts. ​Miss Saigon Bistro has a dessert menu shrouded in secrecy. The little Vietnamese restaurant located in Coral Gables (there's also a location in Pinecrest) offers sweet treats that are sure to please.The place's look is a bit hokey and the service staff did ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    Apple Cider Beignet Recipe From The Rolling Stove's Troy Thomas

    ​This week we featured a two-part interview with The Rolling Stove's owner and chef, Troy Thomas. Check out the other parts here and here. Troy agreed to share his recipe for apple cider bignets with Short Order readers -- perfect since Mardi Gras is only a few weeks away.

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    February 7, 2011

    Chef Araiza's Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe

    Photo by Riki AltmanConsider picking up your croissants from the new Zona Verde at Alliance Française.​Hosting a lonely hearts party for Valentine's Day? Whip up a batch of Chef Andrea Sans Araiza's Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding and watch the phenylethylamine fly. Or, if you do have a specia ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    From Oreos to Zagnuts: Ten Foods Vegans Eat to Scrape By

    Oprah and 378 staffers recently took a one-week vegan challenge.​Or, "How to Succeed at Veganism Without Really Trying."Vegans are humans too. Like most Americans, we have only so much time to dedicate to food preparation. So it is an error when outsiders ponder the vegan lifestyle and automatical ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Rosca de Reyes for Three Kings Day

    ​Yesterday was the first working day of the year and many resolutions went into effect. But come 5 p.m. you may decide the "giving up sweets" resolution was no good. Fortunately, just when you thought the holidays were over and there would be no more cookies, cakes or sweets for a while, here come ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Ten Best Desserts of 2010

    Lee KleinHedy's dynamo doughnuts at Michael's Genuine​These are the desserts I enjoyed most during the past year. Looking over my list, I can't help but note that three contain bananas, and only one is chocolate-based. I love chocolate desserts, but so often the only restaurant menu choice is the ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Hedy Goldsmith's Chocolate Cremoso Recipe

    Ben Fink​As reported yesterday, pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith will be hosting a cooking demo at the Coral Gables Whole Foods this Thursday. Goldsmith will show participants how to make her popular chocolate cremoso. To help you prepare in advance, here's Goldsmith's recipe. If you plan to attend, rem ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce and Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding: Cracker Thanksgiving Recipes

    Courtesy of Janis OwensAuthor Janis Owens's great aunts Annie Lou and Ethel in Georgia in the 1940's​These recipes are courtesy of Janis Owens, author of The Cracker Kitchen: A Cookbook in Celebration of Cornbread-Fed, Down-Home Family Stories and Cuisine.  These are from her Cracker Kitchen ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Decadent Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes With Recipe Just in Time for Turkey Day

    Photo by Nayda MercadoPumpkin Pie Cupcake​As Thanksgiving gets closer, the smells of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and all spice become increasingly more irresistible, especially when referring to dessert. Two words - PUMPKIN PIE.Despite the fact that pumpkin pie can be made all year round thanks t ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Nigella Lawson Caramel Croissant Pudding

    This photo of caramel croissant pudding looks a lot better in the book.Yesterday we highlighted the just-released Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook by Lee Schrager and Julie Mautner. We'll remind you that Lee will be at the Miami Book Fair International this Saturday at 4:30 ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    First and First Peanut Butter Cupcakes

    Ray Hicks is a good Southern boy who grew up on comfort food and at his downtown eatery, ​First & First Southern Baking Company. He's bringing those flavors to Miami one deliciously gooey cake at a time.  From Coca-Cola cake to red velvet,  the only thing more American in this establ ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Cloned Coffee Cooler Recipes From Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks

    Lee KleinThe real Coolatta; we've got the mock.​In 1987, Todd Wilbur of Orange County, California, started his Top Secret Recipes website, on which he dissects well-known name-brand foods and creates original recipes that clone their appeal. The site has been "undergoing construction" for quite so ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook

    ​This is a funny one. Six hundred pages, thousands of recipes, each and every one based on a well known American brand name comestible. Meaning you never use lemon, but REALEMON Lemon Juice from Concentrate. Sherried mushrooms go over Original MINUTE Rice, and brandy lace cookies are made with MAZ ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Summer Fruit: A Country Garden Cookbook

    ​This is the second of our ongoing series that spotlights interesting cookbooks. Some will be new and familiar, chosen because we think they're really good. Others will be highlighted as a means of introducing you to cookbooks you might not know about -- and that we also think are really good. Thi ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Healthy Dad or Not, Granola is Where It's At

    photo by Christina Staalstrom​Miami is full of health enthusiasts and Matt Pawlik, one of three founders of Mix My Granola, ​is no exception. An avid triathlete, granola is the fuel that keeps him going through his training and those grueling races. He even has his own blend appropriately called ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Cushy Cakes Are Raising the Cupcake Bar

    Courtesy of Melissa Wilde JarquinIt's getting harder and harder these days to distinguish between the slews of gourmet cupcake operations that keep springing up. So here's some help. Cushy Cakes uses Guinness Beer and Kahlua coffee liqueur in certain recipes. Owner and self-taught baker Melissa Wild ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Exclusive Interview With Katie Lee

    One of the stars of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Katie Lee is heading to Miami in two weeks to start whipping up some of her signature Southern-flavored recipes. The gorgeous cookbook author (she has two tomes out) and former wife of crooner Billy Joel, Katie Lee is a culinary force to ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Top 5 George Washington Carver Peanut Recipes

    public domain image by Frances Benjamin JohnstonGeorge Washington Carver (front and center) with fellow staff members at the Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama in 1902. (Click image for full size.)​Black History Month is here, so let's talk about one of the greatest agricultural minds of the 19th and ... More >>

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