Cutting Up Fresh Pineapple

Cut off crown of the fruit. Stand pineapple upright and cut off the rind using a sharp knife. Cut off the base.

Follow the pattern of the eyes to cut diagonal wedge-shaped grooves in…

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Dainty Daffodil Centerpiece

White round serving dish (about 14-in. diameter x 3-in. high)

Tete-a-tete daffodil plant for the center of the centerpiece and three or four additional plants for extra blossoms choose plants…

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Danish Crispies

Roll out dough according to recipe directions on a lightly floured surface or parchment paper. Spread with butter

Place on greased baking sheets (four to six slices per sheet). Cover with…

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Danish Crispies Flatten with Palm

Roll out dough according to recipe directions on a lightly floured surface or parchment paper. Spread with butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar to within 1/4 inc. or edges. Roll u tightly,…

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Decorate Cookies with Royal Icing

Using a pastry bag and plain Royal Icing, outline each cookie; let dry. Tint remaining icing with colors of your choice. Working one cookie at a time, fill in the center with tinted icing; spread…

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Decorate with Pears

From lovely light green to beautiful blazing red, fresh pears are a natural element to incorporate in your fall decorating. Here are some easy ideas.

Fruit-filled vase. In a small,…

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Decorating Cookies with Royal Icing

Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Insert a round tip; fill bag with icing. Hold bag at a 45° angle to the cookie, and pipe a bead of icing around the edge. Stop…

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Decorating Pastry Crusts

Gather pastry scraps and roll out. Cut into your favorite shapes with a cookie cutter. Position on top of crust.

With a small sharp knife, cut slits in the crust to allow steam to escape.…

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Decorative Pie Crust

Ruffle Edge

Used for a single- or double-crust pie. Trim pastry 1/2-in. beyond edge of pie plate (1 in. for a double-crust pie). Turn the overhanging pastry under to form the rolled edge.…

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Diagonal Napkin Fold

Place a square cloth napkin wrong side up on a flat surface. Fold in two sides so they overlap and form a rectangle.

Fold the upper left corner down to the center of the rectangle’s lower…

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