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Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates is the place to go for gourmet dessert

State Hornet Staff

April 11, 2014

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates serves up the perfect marriage between the elegance of dessert couture and friendliness of small local business. Located at 1801 L Street Ginger Elizabeth’s small storefront carries a large selection of handmade chocolates, truffles, pastries and other confectioneries.  ...

Sweet and fluffy strawberry shortcake for a happy heart

These delightful strawberry shortcakes will be the perfect dessert during a hot summer day. Wait for the shortcakes to cool, then add the whipped cream and strawberries and serve. 

Jane Park

April 24, 2013

Light and fluffy strawberry shortcakes are fun to make if you are looking for a sweet dessert to fulfill those sweet tooth cravings. A perfect dessert during the spring or summer and with strawberries in season, strawberry shortcake will be a delightful dessert to indulge in. Strawberry shortcake is a d...

Have a slice of rich, coffee-flavored tiramisu to brighten your day

Beat together the eggs and sugar until you create a light fluffy texture.

Anna Puccinelli

February 27, 2013

I have heard the common saying, “coffee makes the world go around,” but in my opinion, coffee-flavored dessert makes my world go around. Those like myself, who also go crazy for fluffy cheesecake, may be interested in this luscious coffee dessert called tiramisu. Tiramisu means “pick-me-up,” in Ital...

These cranberry lemon scones will keep friends coming back for more

When the scones have cooled, drizzle them with your favorite melted white chocolate.

Alex Mecredy

November 28, 2012

A festive treat perfect for breakfast or dessert, cranberry lemon scones are full of flavor and simple to prepare. Filled with fresh lemon, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, these pas- tries would serve great for a holiday party or family dessert. The melted white chocolate drizzled on top and...

A traditional Mexican dessert everyone will enjoy this winter

When the flan is finished baking, allow it to cool for 20 minutes on a cooling rack before popping it out of the pan.

Miguel Lopez and Miguel Razo

November 28, 2012

Christmas season is in full swing, and many students will be consuming gratuitous amounts of cookies, cakes and pies. While these desserts are great holiday favorites, consuming gingerbread cookies and fruit cake at the end of every family gathering can get quite tiresome. For a great alternative to ...

Vegan peanut butter cookies like no others

Corn starch mixed with water is added to the peanut butter cookie batter as an egg replacement to make the vegan dessert.

Janice Daniels

November 28, 2012

I have experimented with veganizing nearly every cookie recipe in the book. From chocolate chip and snickerdoodle to gingerbread and sugar cookies – I have conquered them all. It wasn’t until last weekend, though, that I finally decided to take on the challenge of veganizing – and upgrading - one ...

Red velvet cupcakes your sweetie will love

After you take the cupcakes out of the oven, be sure to let them cool as the frosting will not set properly on hot cakes. Sprinkle with cocoa powder or cinnamon before serving.

Camille Anglo and Kaitlin Bruce

November 28, 2012

Due to the popularity of cupcakes, there are many cupcake stores that sell red velvet cupcakes. The popular Sprinkles Cupcakes charge $3.50 for one cupcake and $39 for a dozen. With cupcakes this good, buying them at $39 a dozen will definitely add up. The best way to save money is baking them yourself. ...

Enjoy a bite of sweets with these sushi treats

Miguel Lopez and Miguel Razo

November 7, 2012

Sushi originated in Southeast Asia where salt water was used to ferment fish, according to Tori Avey of PBS Food. This process preserved them for long periods of time sushi reached Japan in the seventh century, according to the sushi encyclopedia website ( The popularity o...

Zombie dessert: Puff pastry intestines

Ronnie Dela Cruz

October 17, 2012

With Halloween around the corner, we thought it would be festive to make a savory treat with a human body part resemblance. Warning: This pastry is not for those with a weak stomach. Halloween spirit is required for enjoyment. We wanted to keep the Halloween spirit alive by baking a sweet concoction wi...

Surprise friends with chocolate covered bacon

After you have dipped the bacon in chocolate - and have added sprinkles - place the strips on a baking sheet covered in wax paper and refrigerate them for 15 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

Miguel Lopez and Miguel Razo

October 10, 2012

The only thing better than enjoying a favorite food is combining it with another favorite food. Ice cream and cake, cheeseburgers and fries, and chocolate and bacon are all tasty treats that are better when eaten together. Yes, you read that right: chocolate and bacon. While people may consider the fusio...

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