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Tiramisu Cupcakes

Turn the traditional Italian dessert on its head by serving it as a cupcake.


The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for Mexican-style lamb shoulder and homemade baked beans

A slow-cooked lamb shoulder heady with spices and smoky, fruity chillies, plus homemade baked beans that knock spots of those you buy in a tin<p>Many people think that all Mexican food is spicy. While this is true of some ceviches and salsas, many dried chillies are not hot at all, and are instead …

7 Trends From 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life.<p>We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life. This article originally appeared on

Bella Cucina: 8 Italian Kitchen Systems

Here’s a look at the latest modular kitchen systems from Italy: practical, precisely engineered, and, yes, pricey. The advantages? Modular systems …


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Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Dipping Sauce

Simply place the chunks of fish, the coriander leaves, lime juice, spring onions, curry paste, chilli and a little salt in a food processor and blend …

The Ultimate Gooey Caramel Brownie Mug Cake Sundae

<i>Thanks to Werther’s Original® for sponsoring this recipe post!</i><p>I secretly love making resolutions at New Year’s. Really, I love resolutions all the …


Double chocolate muffins and chocolate chip cookies

Honestly, I don't even know what to say. These muffins are to die for. I just realized I have never baked real chocolate muffins before...

Recipe: Healing Chicken Noodle Soup - Wholeheartedly Laura

Ingredients<p>1 tbsp coconut oil<br>• 2 red chillies<br>• 1 thumb size piece of ginger<br>• 2 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 tin of coconut milk (full fat or light, up to you)<br>• 1 tbsp …


Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.


How to Impress Everybody: Jamie Oliver's Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Look at this. Just look at this beautiful Hummingbird Cake from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's newest cookbook, <i>Comfort Food</i>. Would you believe that the cake itself requires less than 10 ingredients? And it's not at all complicated to put together?<p><b>Hummingbird Cake</b><p>Quite simply, this beautiful cake is …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for a go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies? Try this one on for size.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1 large egg, …


Prosciutto, Watercress, and Fontina Toasties

The keys to achieving razor-edged triangles: Let the sandwiches cool slightly, then slice with a serrated knife.<p>Ingredients<p>8 slices thin prosciutto (about 3 oz.)<p>8 slices ½”-thick Pullman bread<p>8 ounces Fontina cheese, thinly sliced<p>¾ cup trimmed chopped watercress<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room …


How to make chilli con carne

There is no one recipe for chilli con carne. Feel free to experiment by adding your own extra special something – but make sure it’s not a cigar...<p>There are, as we shall see, many ways to make a great chilli con carne. But first, here is one way not to: add a cigar to the pot. I learned this useful …


Easy Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Image by Holly Bell<p>If you asked my Mum what she is good at she would most likely say sport. Good at doing it, good at watching it, good at reading …

How to make perfect ginger nut biscuits

How do you ensure that satisfying snap when you bite into them? What do you add for that fiery sweetness? And where should you hide the biscuit tin?<p>• Felicity Cloake: How to cook the perfect digestive biscuit<p>The ginger nut, despite belonging to a well-connected European family of spiced biscuits …