10 Rich Valentine's Desserts Worth the Splurge

Maple-Bacon . . . Cupcakes!

Yes, bacon is one of the newest and most popular ingredients used in dessert. Why the surprised look? Haven't you been buying sugar and maple cured bacon for years? Well, now you can sprinkle bacon bits on something other than potato skins and green salad. Use it as an ingredient in cakes, cupcakes, pie and frosting. Bacon doesn't taste like a breakfast refugee. It keeps cakes moist and adds a richer more complex flavor to fruity desserts, too. Our maple bacon cupcakes are delicious, and if this is your first foray into the world of bacon as a sweet treat ingredient, it's super easy, too.

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4 Steps to Safely Ship Holiday Cookies

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Everyone loves getting holiday cookies. But nobody loves getting cookie crumbles. HowStuffWorks has tips to ship your cookies so they don't break.