ABC Pulls “The Great American Baking Show” After Judge’s Sexual Harassment Allegations

Have you been tuning into this season of The Great American Baking Show? Viewers will be disappointed that they won’t get any more of the hit reality show after accusations of sexual misconduct have arisen with one of the judges of the show.

Season 3 of the competition series debuted last week with the second episode set to air. Formerly known as The Great Holiday Baking Show, the reality show had celebrity judges to evaluate the baking creations.

The show was a spin-off to the famed UK series The Great British Bake Off and Paul Hollywood served as a judge with Johnny Iuzzini on the American version.

Celebrity pastry chef, Johnny Iuzzini, is reportedly facing allegations from multiple women accusing him of harassment and abuse.

“In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of The Great American Baking Show episodes,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. This season’s winner will be announced at a later date. Episodes of The Great Christmas Light Fight and CMA Country Christmas will take its place this week and next.”

So what are the allegations?

Michelle Obama Shares Her Famous Apple Cobbler Recipe And It’ll Make Your Mouth Water

Michelle Obama may no longer be the First Lady of the United States, but she’s still making headlines for her work as a philanthropist and advocate for social issues like children’s health and gender equality.

However, when she’s not busy delivering speeches and attending fundraisers, she’s in her kitchen cooking up a storm. Her best dish? Apple Cobbler.

Over the years, the former FLOTUS has perfected her recipe for the classic dessert, which was first shared in Yankee Magazine.

“I’ve been making this cobbler for a long time, so I usually just eyeball how much needs to go in,” said Obama. “People might want more or less sugar, but this is how our family and friends like it. This recipe makes one cobbler, which is like a double pie.”

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Although the final result differs slightly from the traditional cobbler, which usually has a biscuit topping, this recipe is delicious enough to disguise itself as one.

The recipe calls for sliced Granny Smith apples tossed in a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. If you’re already thinking of whipping this dessert up, keep in mind that Obama recommends letting the seasoned apples sit in the fridge overnight so the spices can get into the fruit.

The rest of the recipe requires a little bit of patience because it involves a few layers, but once you make it past that step, you’re golden.

Grab your apron, mixing bowls and rolling pin and get started on the recipe.

Carrie Underwood Overcame Injuries And Started A Great New Tradition With Her Son

After Carrie Underwood was hospitalized last month after falling on the steps outside her home, it has become clear that it hasn’t dampened her holiday spirit.

The fall landed her in the hospital with a broken wrist and required surgery to fix.

The country superstar was forced to cancel her upcoming appearance at the Country Rising benefit show in Nashville as a result of her injury and surgery.

“Had surgery on my wrist yesterday & all went well…even though I’ll be setting off airport metal detectors from now on,” she tweeted. “I’m so thankful for the doctors, nurses, family & friends who’ve been taking such great care of me.”

“I’ll be alright…might just take some time…glad I’ve got the best hubby in the world to take care of me,” wrote Underwood on Twitter.

She was expected to make a full recovery just in time for the holidays, and it seems that’s exactly what has happened.

She even shared a new Christmas tradition that she started with her son this year.

10 Christmas Cookie Fails That Santa Probably Will Leave Untouched This Year

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially thanks to all the obligations that come with them. You have to decorate the house, put up the tree, buy the presents, deal with relatives that you hate, and of course, cook up enough food to feed a small country.

Christmas baking is a fun time… when you’re good at it. Unfortunately, getting there takes practice, and until we’ve gotten enough of it, most of our culinary creations look like these…

I mean, I GUESS they look like sweaters?

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Those poor snowmen…

Heavy

Oh god, what’d they do to you Olaf?

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I uh… don’t wanna know what this gingerbread guy’s been up to…

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Trust me, it gets worse from here…

This Ingredient Will Change The Way You Make Cookies

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My mind has been blown! Did you know that you can make deliciously soft cookies using boxed cake mix? It’s basically the most amazing hack ever! The best part is that no one will ever know you had a little help in the kitchen, because these cookies are totally tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup pumpkin pie filling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the dry cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and pumpkin pie filling.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop scoops of dough on the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until set in the middle.
  4. Cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or until just slightly warm. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup M&Ms

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the dry cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and M&Ms.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop scoops of dough on the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until set in the middle.
  4. Cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or until just slightly warm. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped coarsely

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the dry cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and chopped peanut butter cups.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop scoops of dough on the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until set in the middle.
  4. Cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or until just slightly warm. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the dry cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and white chocolate chips.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop scoops of dough on the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until set in the middle.
  4. Cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or until just slightly warm. Enjoy!

The Whole Family Will Love This Pumpkin Breakfast Treat

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This is one of the best breakfasts you will ever make! This Pumpkin Pecan Braid is so delicious – it tastes just like cinnamon buns and pumpkin pie…yum! Serve it warm with some glaze drizzled on top for a mouthwatering breakfast you’ll want to eat every day!

  • 1 can crescent dough
  • 1 egg, whisked with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash

For the pumpkin pie filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 egg

For the pecan pie filling:

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tablespoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ heaping cup pecans, coarsely chopped

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese using a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the pumpkin puree until well-combined. Add in the egg, continue to beat until well-combined. Set in fridge.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, egg, sugar, butter, flour, vanilla extract, and pecans. Set in the fridge while you prepare the crescent dough.
  4. Unroll crescent dough onto prepared baking sheet, then press dough into a rectangle.
  5. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut 1 ½-inch long slices 1-inch apart on both sides of the rectangle. Leave the center uncut – there should be the same amount of slices on each side.
  6. Spread the chilled pumpkin pie filling down the middle third portion of the crescent dough,  then scoop the chilled pecan pie filling on top, trying to mix both evenly.
  7. Fold the slices on each side over, alternating from side to side over the filling to form a braid, then brush the braid with egg wash.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 20-22 minutes (until golden brown).
  9. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for your glaze.
  10. Once braid is removed let sit for 5 minutes to cool, then drizzle the glaze on top. Enjoy!

Pecan Pie Rolls Are The Easy-To-Make Dessert You Need For The Holidays

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Pecan Pie Rolls are totally delicious and super easy to make. They’re actually the perfect alternative to making regular pecan pies (because they’re so much less work!). Feed them to your family and friends this holiday season and watch as they get devoured in an instant!

  • 1 pound caramel squares
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups pecans, toasted
  1. In a large bowl, combine the marshmallow cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes too difficult, then knead with your hands inside the bowl until all of the sugar is incorporated and you have a smooth ball.
  2. Divide the candy into 6-8 equal parts, and roll them into thick logs about 1 inch in diameter. Place the logs on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, and freeze the logs for 1 hour.
  3. Place the unwrapped caramels in a large microwave-safe bowl with the cream. Microwave for one minute, then stir the caramels. Stir until the caramel is smooth.
  4. Place the chopped pecans on a pie tin or plate.
  5. Remove the logs from the refrigerator. Using a fork dip one in the melted caramel until it is completely covered. Remove it from the caramel, then roll it in the chopped pecans until completely covered with nuts. Repeat until all logs are done.
  6. Once all of the logs have been coated in caramel and nuts, return them to the freezer for 30 minutes. Slice into coins and serve!

Have You Ever Had Cakes Like These Before?

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These cakes are almost too cute to eat! Mini Bundt Pan Pumpkin Cakes are so adorable for the fall season. They’re perfect for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or any kind of get-together with family or friends. What’s great about this recipe is that you don’t need any special cake carving skills to make them look like pumpkins…the bundt pans do all of the hard work for you!

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix + ingredients required on the box
  • 1/2 cup orange candy melts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate candy melts
  • 1/2 cup white frosting
  • 3 pretzel sticks
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Mini bundt pan to make 6 cakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare mini bundt pan with a generous coating of nonstick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk or beat together the cake mix, plus the ingredients required on the box. Divide evenly between the mini bundt pan.
  3. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs.
  4. Remove from oven, then let sit in pan about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Once cooled completely, slice off any excess from the bottom of each cake to ensure they are flat.
  6. To assemble, flip a cake over cut side-up on a flat surface, then finish the “pumpkin” by placing a cake cut side-down on top. Try your best to line up the design of the bundt ridges.
  7. For the candy melt coating, melt the orange and chocolate candy melts in two separate bowls according to package directions, stirring until smooth. In a separate bowl, melt the white frosting 15-30 seconds in the microwave, or until smooth and more liquidy.
  8. Drizzle each assembled “pumpkin” with a separate color, allowing to drip down the sides. Sprinkle quickly with desired sprinkles, then place a pretzel stick in the center as the “stem.”
  9. Allow to set, about 15-30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Turkey Cupcakes Are The Cutest Thanksgiving Desserts

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These cupcakes are delicious and adorable! Not only are they easy to make but your kids will have so much fun helping to put them together. Who knows! Your family might love these little guys so much that they become part of your yearly Thanksgiving traditions!

  • Chocolate cupcakes (either from scratch or from a cake mix)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • Oreos
  • Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • Brown M&Ms
  • Candy Corn
  • Icing (brown, red and orange)
  1. In a bowl mix together the butter, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and heavy cream.
  2. Put a layer of the chocolate frosting on top of each cupcake.
  3. Separate your Oreo cookies so that the white icing is showing.
  4. Place two halves of your Oreos on the cupcake. These will be your turkey’s eyes.
  5. Next take your Fudge Stripe Cookies and separate each cookie into two halves.
  6. Put some chocolate frosting on one half of your Fudge Stripe Cookie and stick four candy corn pieces into the frosting. This will be your turkey’s tail. Stick into the back of the top of the cupcake.
  7. Use frosting to attach the M&M pupils to your Oreos.
  8. Draw a beak with orange frosting and a waddle with the red.
  9. Now your turkeys are ready to be eaten!

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Pumpkin Cake Will Feed Your Entire Halloween Party

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This cake is sooooo good! It may look like a giant pumpkin, but it tastes like moist, delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing…yum! Everyone is guaranteed to love this and it will be gobbled up before you know it!

  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 can pure pumpkin
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 4 package cream cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Orange and green gel or paste food color
  • 1 flat-bottom wafer ice cream cone
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a bundt pan and dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl mix together the eggs, oil, sugars, pumpkin, milk and vanilla.
  4. Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix. Once totally mixed add the carrots and walnuts.
  5. Pour the cake batter into your bundt pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  6. Repeat this process again so that you have a second cake.
  7. Once both cakes have cooled it’s time to make the icing. Beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
  8. Cut each cake in half horizontally. Spread 3/4 cup frosting on the bottom half of each and sandwich the tops.
  9. Put 1/2 cup of frosting in a bowl and add green food coloring.
  10. Add orange food coloring to the remaining frosting.
  11. Place one cake, rounded side down, onto a serving platter or large plate. Spread 1/2 cup of orange frosting on the top and sandwich with the remaining cake, rounded side up.
  12. Next, frost the entire cake with orange frosting and set in fridge for 15 minutes.
  13. Cover your ice cream cone in green frosting. When you’re ready to serve the cake add the green frosted cone to the center of the cake.

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Make Individual Servings of Pie With This Easy-To-Make Recipe

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I love pie, and if I’m being totally honest, I could eat an entire pie to myself! These Mason Jar Pies are super cute, but they’re also great for portion control. Each pie comes in it’s own little mason jar, so you don’t have to worry about eating too much. Make enough for your guests to eat for dessert or to take home as a gift!

  • 3, 9 inch pie crusts (store bought works great for this)
  • Pie filling (we used pumpkin pie, but you could try apple, blueberry, cherry…whatever flavors you like!)
  • 12 half pint wide-mouth mason jars
  1. Cut a strip of pie crust that will fill the sides of your mason jar. Use the ring from one of your lids to cut a circle of crust for the bottom of your jar. Place both pieces inside your mason jar and press into sides and bottom of jar to keep secure.
  2. Fill the jar with your pie filling and top with a cute acorn cutout from your excess crust.
  3. Bake your pies according to the package directions on your crust or according to the pie recipe you used.
  4. Once baked and cooled, they’re ready to serve!

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Celebrate Thanksgiving With These Adorable Turkey Cupcakes

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Have your turkey for dessert with these cute Turkey Cupcakes! Whip these up for your Thanksgiving dinner and watch as your guests gobble them up in no time! What’s best is that they’re super easy to make, so you can get your kids to help. Give them a try and let us know how they are!

  • Batch of cupcakes made with boxed spice cake mix (make according to package directions)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Red licorice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Candy eyes
  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Orange Nerds Candy
  • Candy Corn
  1. Ice your cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. You can use homemade or store-bought, both will work great!
  2. Using the frosting as ‘glue’, attach two candy eyes to the top of your Nutter Butter cookie.
  3. Next, attach an orange Nerds candy between the eyes (this will be the beak), and a piece of red licorice to the right of the beak. Your turkey’s face is now complete!
  4. Push the Nutter Butter turkey about halfway into a cupcake.
  5. Push your Candy Corn into the cupcake behind your turkey’s head (this will be his tail feathers).
  6. Enjoy!

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