Patricia Mesina

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Memorize This One-Bowl Cake Recipe (Then Make It Your Own)

Who doesn’t need an easy little cake to nibble with a cup of tea?<p>You can frost this one with chocolate or use it to make an easy layer cake, shortcake, or trifle... or splash with juice, syrup, or liqueurs and top with whipped cream and fruit. Or simply add flavorful seeds—poppy, toasted sesame, …

Recipes

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

50 KitchenAid Recipes That Stand, Mix, and Deliver

Monkey bread, pretzels, easy cakes, and more ways to let the stand mixer do the work. Your arms deserve a break.<p>Did you order a KitchenAid stand mixer that’s perfectly color-coordinated with the rest of your appliances? That’s nice. (Same.) But now it’s time to get even more use out of it, with …

Dessert

Carol's Caramel Corn Recipe

02/05/2018<p>elliesmom from Rhode Island<p>I made this for a Super Bowl party this weekend. I have a small microwave and a glass surface stove. Neither one …

3 of the Most Flattering Haircuts for Round Faces

News flash: Contouring with reckless abandon isn’t the only way to enhance your best features (which is excellent news considering we’re all about …

23 Trendy Soft Pink Summer Looks To Recreate

Pastels are taking over the fashion world and feel just right for summer, especially if you kinda need a break from bright colors all over. Shades …

9 Beauty Bloggers Who Can Help You Nail the Strobing Trend

Just when we had finally figured out contouring, the beauty tides changed and strobing is now all the rage. We’re not complaining, though — this soft, glowy look is perfect for summer and <i>so</i> much easier than contouring. Not sure what strobing is, or how to do it? These nine beauty bloggers are here …

Beauty

You Say Potato, We Say Make These 23 Potato Salads Right Now

Because you can’t have a picnic without potato salad.<p>Potato salad is one of summer's essentials. Easy to whip up for a crowd, potato salads are reliable and so darn delicious. So whether you're hosting or attending a summer party—or getting weeknight dinner on the table—here are 23 of our …

Cooking

The Power of Prayer and Meditation

A peace that surpasses all understanding . . .<p>‒Philippians 4:6-8<p>Considering what I'd been through, I would rather die than go back to the way I'd lived before; it had been sheer hell for me. But perhaps I'd had to experience hell to know peace. There had been no place where I could run to, nor any …

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

The addition of high-quality beer and a tempura-like batter make these onion rings lighter and more flavorful than the greasy ones you might know.

9 Fun and Delicious Recipes Kids Will Love

Easy and fun recipes kids (and adults) will love.<p><b>Biscuit Doughnuts</b><p>The easiest (and prettiest) doughnut recipe ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Tortillas</b><p>Homemade tortillas kick the store bought kind to the curb. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>Guaranteed crowd pleaser. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mocha Milk …

Quick and easy pasta recipes ready in under 30 minutes

Our 35 quick and easy pasta recipes are great for delicious midweek dinners. Vegetarian lasagne, quick spaghetti carbonara, spicy linguine and more...<p>…

8 Soup Recipes You Should Definitely Batch

It's soup season.<p>From creamy cauliflower to classic split pea, here are eight fantastic soups to make and enjoy all week long.<p>This healthy vegan soup …

Deviled Potatoes

Deviled Potatoes from Southern Living• 14 petite red or yellow oval-shaped potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb.)<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1/4 …

The Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Blondie Pie With Major Sex Appeal

Imagine a giant jar of <b>Nutella</b>.<p>Now, imagine a <b>pie</b>.<p>Not just any pie, a <b>brown butter</b> <b>blondie</b> pie.<p>Look at your lonely jar of Nutella. Now back to the pie. Now back to the <b>jar</b>.<p>Now back to the pie.<p>Sadly, your pie is not nearly as delicious as it could be.<p>However, if your brown butter blondie pie was <b>stuffed</b> …

Martha's 50 Top Kitchen Tips

Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions -- Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works.<p>Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. "I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible," …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Food Preservation

Dishwashing Secrets

There are times when you have to rely on hand-washing your dishes. Here's how to make sure doing so is efficient and effective.

New Orleans-Style Beignets

New Orleans, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: 1) Beignets 2) Jazz Fest 3) Beignets 4) Jackson Square 5) Did we mention beignets? We've clearly got a thing for those delightful squares of fried dough coated in powdered sugar. And since Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, February 17, we couldn't …

Spicy Fried Mixed Nuts Recipe

Ring in the new year with some savory snacks to go with your champagne by whipping up these spicy fried mixed nuts from Sweet Paul!<p>I love to make big batches of these nuts for family gatherings, and I also package them in tins to bring to holiday parties as hostess gifts.<p>Nuts to you 2014!

Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Let them have their own cheese balls! Instead of making a cheese ball for all to share, here is a bite size version. This is a great idea, so your …

How to Make Ad Hoc's Incredible Fried Chicken Tenders for Your Super Bowl Party

If you can't make it to Thomas Keller’s casual restaurant, you should at least make this game day-friendly, chicken finger version of one of Ad Hoc’s …

13 Donut Recipes That’ll Make You Rethink Your Dunkin’ Habit

If America had a national breakfast pastry, the donut would take the title, hands down. Who, after all, can refuse the deceptively light consistency …

Waffle Iron Churros Recipe

Want to eat churros every morning but don't want to deal with daily deep frying? Then these waffled churros are for you. Plus, the nooks and crannies of the waffled churros provide space for the chocolate sauce to pool.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Using a waffle iron instead of deep-frying produces …

8 Sauces for Baked Eggs

Baking eggs is a super-easy way to cook them, but since very little fat is involved, it’s best to add some flavor with a delicious sauce. Here are …

A Pile of Good, Better, and Best, Topped with a Fried Egg

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: You are going to want to eat all of the components of this dish as you</i> …

Recipes

9 Killer Sandwiches for Brunch

We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for breakfast, but the weekend demands an upgrade.<p>We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for …

8 Poached Egg Recipes for a Crowd

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple revealed the incredibly easy way to poach a dozen eggs in one go using a muffin tin. …

The Insanely Easy Way to Poach a Dozen Eggs at Once (VIDEO)

There's nothing more impressive than serving friends a brunch featuring runny-yolked, perfectly poached eggs. But if you're cooking for a crowd, there's a problem: The classic technique only allows for poaching one or two eggs at a time. Thankfully, F&W Test Kitchen maestro Justin Chapple has a …