Ann Rentschler

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The Story of American Cake in 12 Recipes

If I asked you to close your eyes and think of a cake, you might picture multiple layers covered in billowy frosting or a grocery store sheet cake with tongue-coating icing tinted an unnatural blue. Perhaps, if you grew up like me, the image that comes to mind could be a birthday cake made from …

Dessert

The Two-Minute Summer Dessert for One

Place the butter in a 12-ounce or larger microwave-safe mug and microwave until just melted. Add the milk, sugar, and vanilla and whisk to combine. …

Francis Mallmann's Perfect Steak recipe

• Salt the steaks to taste. Using tongs, grease the grill grate with a piece of fat or a clean cloth or paper towel moistened with olive oil or other …

Coconut Cream Pie Trifle

This is a delicious dessert with layers of coconut pie filling, coconut sweetened whipped cream and coconut pound cake. Each layer is unbelievably …

Christmas Dinner: 14 Easy, Elegant Recipes

The holidays are all about spending time with your friends and family -- not slaving away in the kitchen all day. That's why you'll love these recipes. From appetizers to dessert, they're all special enough to impress your guests, yet easy to check off your holiday to-do list.<p><b>1. Smoked Salmon Dip</b><p>If …

11 Starters and Sweets for Your New Year's Bash

Now that Hanukkah and Christmas are over, it's time to focus on the next party! The great thing about entertaining on New Year's Eve is that your "meal" can be made up of fun finger foods.<p><b>1. Crispy Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Red Chili Sauce</b><p>Coconut Shrimp makes fabulous finger food for a party, …

BA's Best Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>If you’re feeling really decadent and fancy (as you should), add a splash of half-and-half or heavy cream just before serving. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-processed), plus more …

15 Foods From Europe We Should All Borrow

Because fried cheese > grilled cheese.<p>Europe has allured travelers for as long as Austria has been making croissants, and its attraction continues even today (probably in part because of the still-amazing pastries). But finding your way to Europe can be an expense more than some of us can bear. If …

Artist Creates Miniature Hand-Thrown Pottery Small Enough to Sit on Your Fingertip

Ceramic artist Jon Almeda likes to work in extremes, and for many years he's crafted massive pottery–the bigger the better. That all changed, however, when he came across a book called <i>Creating Ceramic Miniatures</i>. This publication precipitated a major shift in his process, and he went from throwing …

How To Make Bacon-Wrapped Dates

<b>Heat the oven to 400°F.</b> Line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking liner and set aside.<p><b>Cut open the dates:</b> Use a paring knife to cut a slit in …

The Best 63 Christmas Cookies to Try These Holidays

As soon as December hits, we start thinking about Cookies. Christmas cookies are the best when it comes to holiday baking!Baking Christmas cookies is …

The 2015 holiday cookie round-up from Washington Post Food

If we had a cookie for every time one of you asked us about our annual issue devoted to the holiday sweets, well, we’d have a lot of cookies. Which is kind of the point, right? This year, we have 26 for your baking consideration. There are vegan, gluten-free and no-bake options, as well as flavors …