Alexzandria smith

37 Added | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Follower | @Alexzandria43fa | Keep up with Alexzandria smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alexzandria smith”

20 iPad Apps That Will Make Your Android Friends Jealous

We've collected the best iPad-only apps that aren't available on Android tablets, and there's a little bit of everything.<p>From apps like "Workflow that increase your productivity to some exciting games with cutting-edge graphics, you're bound to find something you'll like.

Apps

Classic Cocktail Recipes ? New Takes on Classic Drinks - House Beautiful

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

14 Incredible Meals We Ate in 2014

14 Incredible Meals You Need to Try Before the End of the Year<p>From fish to French toast, these were our favorite foods of 2014. Eat up if you missed out<p>We’re always hungry for something more. That’s why we cook recipes from chefs in our own home kitchens for sharing on Guy Gourmet. Sometimes we …

How to Make the 8 Most-Searched Cocktails of 2014

Today, Google released lists of the top search terms used in 2014, including the eight most-searched cocktails. Here are the eight recipes that the …

11 Sparkling Wine Cocktails for the Holidays

Sparkling wine is synonymous with celebration, so it’s no surprise that sparkling cocktails can pull your holiday event together with a simple pour, …

Michelin Launches New Mapped Guides; Chicago's Restaurant Week 2015

<i>FOOD MEDIA—</i> The world's premiertire-manufacturer-turned-restaurant-ranking-system <b>Michelin</b> has announced the launch of a new "quick reference" print guide. According to a press release, a series of "<b>Map[s] of Great Places to Eat 2015</b>" features all Michelin-starred restaurants and Michelin Bib …

Blogs | Food & Wine

It beat Trader Joe's and Aldi yet again, according to a Temkin Customer Experience survey.<p>In case you missed it, the grocery store has its own …

A Cookie a Day: Hello Dolly Bars

For a cookie so simple, Hello Dolly bars go by many names—it's just as likely that you know them as Magic Cookies or Seven Layer Bars. But no matter their moniker, these are a special breed of cookie-bar hybrids. The kind that leave you sticky fingered, crumb-dusted, totally stuffed, and yet, …

Decoding Your Meat: A Guide to USDA Beef Labels

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>There's no question that beef is loaded with meaning, whether it's a celebratory steakhouse ribeye or a conscious move toward grass-fed meat. But, like virtually anything we eat, there's also a good …

How to Make a White Chocolate and Champagne Bûche de Noël

This cake roll, filled with Champagne buttercream and decorated with gold chocolate shards and sugar pearls, is the pinnacle of festivity. It's delicious, even if you don't like Champagne. Wait, what? Is there anyone out there who doesn't like Champagne? Although most people drink Champagne for …

23 Chicken and Turkey Dishes for the Holiday Season

Gallery23 Chicken and Turkey Dishes for the Holiday Season<p>Poultry is a true kitchen chameleon. Turkey and chicken soak up spices and seasonings, pair well with almost everything, and the meat can be prepared in any number of different ways. From sous-vide and deep-fried to grilled and classically …

4 Chef-Approved Foods to Warm Your Cold, Dark Winter

The ultimate winter provisions, recommended by the experts.<p><b>It's winter.</b> Gone are the days of light jackets and crisp leaves. Now, it's the time of gloved hands, heavy coats, and naked trees. But barren as the landscape may seem, a few hearty foods somehow manage to survive the chill each year and …

Sweet Potatoes

Decadent Trifle

Make the dark chocolate custard: Whisk together 1⁄2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, and 1⁄4 tsp. salt in a 2-qt. saucepan; add 2 egg yolks and 1 egg …

How To Make Burrata At Home

If you've never had burrata, stop reading immediately and run to your nearest Italian restaurant. Then hurry back, because you're going to want to understand exactly what you just ate. You'll know for certain that it was the most sublime thing you've ever consumed: a creamy, salty cloud that melted …

5 Cocktails to Make Come Five O'Clock

We love kicking off cocktail hour with a good dirty martini as much as the next gal. But sometimes you gotta switch things up a little, say, with one of these drinks.<p><b>STAY GOLD CIDER</b><p>Cold and blustery nights call for a crackling fire--and sipping boozy Stay Gold Cider. <b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>MOSCOW …

Cocktails

Lynne Curry's Prime Rib with Mustard and Herb Butter

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A foolproof prime rib recipe with a multitasking herb rub -- plus a technique that you can use on just about any hunk of meat for beautifully even …

Bring Scotch to the Party With This Tasty Punch

When I'm creating and testing cocktails, there's a lot of soul-searching involved. I try to gauge the success of a new drink (after my own evaluation) by offering it to an imaginary taster, a grumpy old man. He's my idea of the worst critic, the most vocal critic. The person who's going to hate on …

The Easiest Way to Make the Fanciest Cake

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Making a dressy dessert doesn't need to be difficult -- here's how to make a fancy shmancy cake that tastes as good as it looks.</i><p>My favorite thing about …

Classic French Toast

4 Servings<p>A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture, but you could use 1½ cups whole milk if that’s what you’ve got on hand. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>¾ cup heavy cream<p>¾ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Pinch of …

Breakfast

Latkes Like You've Never Seen Before At The 6th Annual Latke Festival

On Monday night, the night before Hanukkah started, hundreds New Yorkers gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street in New York to sample 23 different latkes. They came for the Sixth Annual Latke Festival, put on by Great Performances, and they left full and happy. Twenty-three …

Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers for Cooks

"Stocking stuffer" is one of those odd holiday terms whose meanings have gradually bent and broadened over time. Not all of us hang oversize socks on December 24 in the hope of seeing them filled the next morning, but we all get the gist of what that filling consists of—items that are modest in …

Pistachio Aillade

146<p>4<p>Shares 150<p>When I lived in San Francisco, we used to joke (lovingly) that whenever we went to Zuni Café, that there would be at least three things …

How to Make a Caramel Nut Tart with Chocolate

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: Exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: The nut tart -- made from the holdings of your pantry -- that Jackson Pollock would have made.</i><p>I …

Quince is the Key to Delicious Winter Cocktails

Akasha Richmond's favorite winter cocktail is made with tart quince.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap beer to a</i> …

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Simple Way to Make Winter Squash Even More Versatile

Just this morning, I bought a nice firm butternut squash at the farmers' market and on my way home was thinking of how it could be incorporated into a first course for tonight's dinner party - a dish that could conceivably include already-cooked cannellini beans and perhaps a mixture of mushrooms. …

Cooking

8 Sandwich Cookie Recipes to Make for the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, it's inevitable that your ovens will be working overtime. Since they're already hot, double your cookie fun by whipping up a batch of sandwich cookies. These 8 cookie sandwiches will give you the sugary boost you need to power through the holidays. And if …

The Best Reason to Drown Your Kale in Cream

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook -- or what to drink. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A gratin so full of cream it will make you cackle -- and so easy it requires only one dish.</i><p>Each of us has our preferred explanation of why we love …

You've Probably Never Heard of OpenTable's Best Restaurant of 2014

Online restaurant reservation platform <b>OpenTable</b> has released its <b>2014 Top 10 Best Restaurants in America</b> list. Overall, the list on the company's recently redesigned website is filled with surprises: While there are a handful of well-known establishments on the list like Los Angeles' n/naka (number …

3 creative holiday cookie recipes from TODAY viewers

<i>The TODAY's Take anchors made a national plea for the best holiday cookie recipes and they narrowed the entries down to the top three.</i><p><b>What's under Santa's hat</b> <b>cookies</b><i><br>Caren</i> <i>Hare from San Jose, California</i><p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>Boil the honey for 1 to 2 minutes. Blend in the brown sugar until dissolved in honey. …

Dessert

5 Genius Ways to Serve Cake

<i>In honor of the holidays and the Genius Recipes cookbook pre-sale, we're asking some of the geniuses in question about their favorite things.</i><p><i>Today: Nigella Lawson -- cookbook author, television personality, and domestic goddess -- tells us her five favorite ways to liven up a good slice of cake.</i><p>1. …