Easy Royal Icing Recipe

What is royal icing? Quite simply, it’s icing that's made from only three ingredients: confectioners’ sugar, egg whites and flavorings. This easy royal icing recipe is great for decorating or flooding sugar cookies, piping festive holiday decorations on a gingerbread house, or attaching decorations (like flowers or buttercream roses) to the tops of cakes or cupcakes.

Apple Coffee Cake Twist With Giant Crumbs

The sweet-and-spicy cinnamon crumb topping is unquestionably the best part of any coffee cake. So naturally, we made it the star of this dessert. Here, the big, buttery crumbs sit atop an elegant crescent roll twist, which is more striking to serve (and simple to bake) than a traditional coffee cake. For the filling, you'll want to opt for Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples, which maintain some texture when cooked and don't get mushy. It's okay if your twist doesn't look perfect—an apple piece or two may poke through the dough—because you can cover up any imperfections with your oversized crumbs.

The 9 Commandments for Cooking Perfectly Crispy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Finally, all the *golden* rules to roasting the most delicious sheet pan spuds.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

White chocolate and macadamia nut is a proven winning combo in cookies, so it’s no surprise that the duo is right at home between the flaky layers of a scone. Each scone is blanketed in a buttery caramel glaze, a few more macadamia nuts for crunch, and some flakes of sea salt for an elegant finish.

Mango Pound Cake

Here’s a fun twist on your average quick bread—a not-too-sweet loaf that folds in fresh chopped mango, while a blend of coconut oil and melted butter makes for a perfectly moist texture. Not only does coconut oil add delicious tropical flavor, it draws out the floral notes of mango. Pro tip: Do not under-bake this loaf—the mango adds extra moisture to the batter, and no one wants soggy pound cake. If you by some miracle have leftover cake, griddle up thick slices in melted butter. Bonus points for topping with a scoop of coconut ice cream or mango sorbet.