The Best Picnic Desserts

Ellie Brutsche

In the midst of our crazy world, there is one activity that will never go out of style: a good old-fashioned picnic. It’s fun, Covid-safe, and can be especially delicious with the right desserts. Whether it’s with your immediate family or with a friend six feet apart, picnics are a classic pastime that can allow us to socialize without putting anyone at risk. Bring along a frisbee, book, volleyball, deck of cards, but most importantly… dessert.  

Everyone has their favorite snacks and desserts, but here are a few of the very best desserts to bring on a picnic. They’re no-mess, convenient, and of course delicious. 

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What Desserts Can Dogs Eat?

Ellie Brutsche
Our furry friends at home become a part of our families. We know that dogs love treats just as much as we do, and sometimes deserve one that’s extra special! But we also know that they cannot enjoy many of the common foods that we as humans eat regularly. For example, dogs should not ingest any chocolate or any caffeine, grapes or raisins, alcohol, garlic, or onions. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of foods that owners and dogs alike can enjoy together.  Here is a list of dog-friendly desserts we’ve compiled to give your pet a special treat.
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Last Minute Desserts

Ellie Brutsche

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re running late to a party, need a quick treat, or just don’t have the time to wait for a cake to bake, we know that life can get crazy.  But don’t stress! Desserts are for treating yourself, and we’ve got you covered with 4 of the easiest “last minute” desserts. 

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How to Soften Hard Cookies

Jenna Huntsberger

Cookies: A Recipe for Joy

The whole world loves cookies. Whether you call them cookies, biscuits, galletas, or keks, these sweet, cake-like confections have been delighting people for centuries. Culinary historians believe that the first cookie was created in 7th century Persia, and bakers have been creating new recipes ever since.

Enjoying a warm and gooey cookie is one of those simple joys in life that evokes feelings of comfort and pleasure. But sometimes you reach into the jar expecting a soft cookie and instead get hard crunchy hockey puck. Whether it’s due to a mistake in the baking process or because the cookie is getting stale, a hard cookie is a real disappointment.

Don’t let it get you down. With one simple trick you can turn that tough cookie into the chewy delight you were hoping for. 

About the author, Jenna Huntsberger
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Jenna moved to DC in 2005 to work in nonprofit communications. After deciding her real passion was pastry, she founded Whisked! in 2011, selling baked goods at a local farmer's market. Today, Whisked! cookies and pies are carried in more than 100 retail locations, and have been featured in publications like the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and NPR.

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Vegan Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Jenna Huntsberger

With the Holidays fast approaching, you may be wondering, “What gifts should I get for my vegan friends?”

Vegans avoid using animal products. They don’t eat animal products, like meat and cheese. And they don’t wear or use animal products, like leather or mink (hello, makeup brushes!). 

You might be unsure what gifts are vegan and cruelty free.

We’ve put together a list of the best gifts for vegans so you can confidently cross your vegan friends and family off your shopping list! 

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What is America's Favorite Dessert to Stress Eat?

Jenna Huntsberger

You can classify yourself as a “stress eater” if your first instinct is to reach for something sweet to eat in order to soothe your nerves. There are millions of others out there who are just like you, longing for the comfort that sugar provides during stressful situations.

We love sweet treats here at Whisked! and have been guilty in indulging in a cookie (or two) after a hard day. It got us thinking: What desserts do other Americans reach for when they are stressed?

Well, we decided to find out! We polled 1,000 people to see what is their guilty pleasure when they are frazzled.

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