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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History of Desserts

Jenna Huntsberger

Do you ever find yourself indulging in a luscious dessert and thinking what mastermind came up with this scrumptious delight? You are not alone because the question of why desserts were first eaten has crossed the minds of many, so today, we’ve compiled a short (and sweet!) history lesson for you.

The word dessert is derived from the French word desservir, which translates to “to clear the table.” This origin is apt, considering that the first use of desserts was to wash down the aftertaste of a large meal with something sweet.

Desserts in history, such as in the middle ages, revolved more around fruity sweet foods such as jellies and wafers mixed with exotic fruits, nuts, and butter. Indeed, the custard is known to be one of the first desserts ever eaten in the middle ages. The next few reported desserts include apple pies in 1381 and gingerbread in the 1400s.

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Pies From Around the World

Jenna Huntsberger

The winter season is starting to slowly creep up on us again. And the changing of the seasons brings changes of taste in the kitchen, as well! Whether you want to warm your belly on a chilly evening, or wow your family with a new spin on a classic meal, these pies from around the world are sure to give you fun new recipes to share with loved ones.

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Cookies From Around the World

Rob Bock

When summer draws to a close, we often find ourselves looking back at the summer memories we’ve made this year. Although holiday celebrations, convivial cookouts, and travels to new and exciting places are highlights of the year’s hottest months, we at Whisked! believe that can keep the spirit of summer alive throughout the year through the time-honored tradition of baking.

With that in mind, please allow us to take you on one last summer trip. No luggage or airline tickets are required — all you need is a kitchen, an oven, and an open mind for this virtual tour of... cookies from around the world!

About the author, Rob Bock
Rob Bock works for Whisked! as a fulfillment coordinator and part-time writer. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Master of Journalism degree in 2012, and has been published in blogs, newspapers, comic books, and magazines across the country. 

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The Best Self-Care Gifts: Fall into Self-Love This Fall

Jenna Huntsberger

Are you ready to fall into some self-love this fall? Autumn is a wonderful time to embrace change while enjoying the gorgeous leaves and cooler temperatures. Let’s treat ourselves and friends and family to some self-care gifts for some seasonal TLC.

While self care might seem like simply a buzz word or media trend, it’s actually extremely vital for maintaining our overall mental health. The Yoga Journal strongly insists that self-care practices can greatly “relieve mental stress, melt muscle tension, and help you feel confident that, yes, you can tackle your lengthy to-do list and handle whatever else may come." When our mental health is in check, we tend to experience improved physical, socioemotional, and spiritual wellness.

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DIY Cookie Cutters: 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Own

Jenna Huntsberger

DIY Cookie Cutters

Have you ever wanted to know how to make cookie cutters? The process of making delicious and fun-shaped DIY cookie cutters is far easier than you’d expect. Learn how to make all sorts of shapes so you can mold your cookies into whatever you want.

What You’ll Need for DIY Cookie Cutters

  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Super glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cutting gloves
  • Aluminum: either foil, oven liners, or soda cans
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