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Baby Showers

The arrival of a new baby is a momentous celebration of life. After all, the world is about to meet a newborn boy or girl who is inevitably meant for greatness. That calls for an equally great party.

Throwing a baby shower is a wonderful way to honor a mother-to-be. The best baby showers feature games to make gift-giving fun, plus delicious snacks, sweets, and festive cocktails (alcoholic or non, for mom). Giggle over silly games, take a bite out of cake, clink glasses in a toast, and shower the mother-to-be with gifts. It is called a baby "shower" isn't it?

The arrival of a new baby is a momentous celebration of life. After all, the world is about to meet a newborn boy or girl who is inevitably meant for greatness. That calls for an equally great party.

Throwing a baby shower is a wonderful way to honor a mother-to-be. The best baby showers feature games to make gift-giving fun, plus delicious snacks, sweets, and festive cocktails (alcoholic or non, for mom). Giggle over silly games, take a bite out of...

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If eating pie leaves you yearning for more crust, here's your dream dessert: Flaky, golden-brown pate brisee disks are layered with jam, then pasty cream that has whipped cream and sliced strawberries folded in, and stacked four-deep. Making the disks is easy -- just roll out the dough into rounds (no need to fit it into pie plates or crimp edges), sprinkle them with sugar, and bake. The whole thing is chilled overnight like an icebox wafer cake, for easier slicing.

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We tweaked a favorite ice cream flavor from way back to make a treat for all ages. The exceptionally moist cream-cheese pound cake gets split and filled -- three times -- with a luscious mousse flavored with pureed cooked peaches and studded with chopped fresh peaches and cherries. Because it's thickened with gelatin, the mousse gets nice and firm, then stays that way when layered in the cake -- and in every last slice.

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Crisp-chewy baked meringues meet cool, creamy coconut sorbet in these blushing beauties. The light-as-air disks, tinted the palest shade of pink, are made by swooping and swirling meringue on to parchment; the top layers are sprinkled with shredded coconut before baking. Freezing the desserts (for up to a day) leaves the cakes soft enough to eat with a fork -- or a spoon, as you like it -- on any day or midsummer's night.