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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher

March 29, 2010

Flourless Guinness Stout Cake

In dreaming up desserts for my recent St. Patty’s Day KMOV TV appearance, I devised this to-die-for Guinness stout-laced cake. Though beer...

Recipes | CakesContinue

March 28, 2010

Bring in Spring

Around about mid-March last year, I caught a serious case of spring fever. No surprise really, considering the season’s painfully long St....

Parties | SpringContinue

March 24, 2010

Hard-boiled Quail Eggs

A sexy hard-boiled egg? Well, that’s how my good friend described this springtime amuse bouche when I planted it atop his dinner plate last...

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March 6, 2010

Guinness Braised Beef

Now here’s something to stout (oops, shout) about - and just in time for St. Patty’s Day! This recipe harks from my James Beard-nominated...

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March 1, 2010

Stenciling Technique Tips

A cookie decorating technique after my own heart, stenciling doesn’t require that you be a born-again Van Gogh. With a pretty stencil, the...

Projects | Decorating TechniquesContinue

February 15, 2010

Marbling Technique Tips

Marbling is responsible for the wonderfully intricate, Italian watermark-like patterns on the various cookies, pictured right. While...

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February 15, 2010

Royal Icing

Royal Icing is hands-down my favorite icing for cookie decorating. The egg whites in Royal Icing make it faster drying than confectioner’s...

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February 14, 2010

Cotton Candy Cupid Clouds

Put everyone in high spirits with these whimsical Valentine’s Day cotton candy displays. In addition to the candy, two other parts are...

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February 14, 2010

Love Letters Redux

Another interpretation of cookie “love letters” - and a much more literal interpretation at that! The envelopes here are iced...

Projects | Cookie Craft | Paper CraftContinue

February 14, 2010

French Bistro Menu

Oh, there’s nothing better than a project that lets me share my treasures and keep them too! Last year, I rescued a stack of blank vintage...

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