Eric Desbiens

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Butter Tarts, Canada’s Humble Favorite, Have Much to Love

You could be forgiven if you’ve never eaten a butter tart. There is no flashy frosting or elaborate lattice to entice you. It’s easy to pass by.<p>But Canadians will tell you that these diminutive treats hold an expanse of flavor and textures: flaky pastry, caramelized crust and a bracingly sweet …

Recipes

This Workout Supplement May Halt Your Herpes—but There’s a Catch

​It might prove key to avoiding outbreaks<p>Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections out there.<p>In fact, about 1 out of every 6 people in the U.S. ages 14 to 49 has genital herpes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HSV-2 …

DIY - Self Watering Tomato Buckets - Quiet Corner

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant …

Gardening

#Recipe : Paprika Chicken Spinach with White Wine Butter Thyme Sauce

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 large chicken breasts<br>1 tsp paprika<br>salt & pepper<br>5 Tbsp butter*<br>¼ cup fresh thyme leaves<br>3 large garlic cloves, minced<br>1 cup dry white …

Apple Juice Brined and Carolina BBQ Style Chicken Legs

Place all of the ingredients into a plastic food storage bag. Place in refrigerator and marinate the chicken from two to eight hours. (I marinate for …

Try This French Onion Soup That Was Inspired By Julia Child

Done right.<p>Servings: 4-6<p>4 Tbsp. olive oil<p>2 Tbsp. butter<p>6 cups yellow onions, thinly sliced<p>1 tsp salt<p>1/2 tsp sugar<p>3 Tbsp. flour<p>6 cups beef stock<p>1 cup white wine<p>1/2 tsp ground sage<p>1 whole bay leaf<p>1 loaf french bread, or baguette<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>1/2 an onion, grated<p>3 Tbsp. cognac (optional)<p>12 oz swiss …

Recipes

Lemonade Layer Cake

Thawed lemonade concentrate adds bold, fun flavor to this tart layer cake. This cake is the perfect solution to summer birthday parties or winter …

Dessert

The Food Lab: Foolproof Onion Rings

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. I hope you enjoy it.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.89from Amazon<p>At their physical core, onion rings couldn't be more different from fried fish. But at their philosophical core, …

17 Steel-Cut Oat Recipes That Will Make Anyone A Morning Person

We've never been so excited to wake up in the morning.<p>Breakfast is the most challenging of meals. Between checking e-mail, getting ready for the day and shooing kids out the door for school, this early-morning meal is usually the first thing to fall by the wayside.<p>But it's true what they say: It's …

The Super-Easy Trick to Make Steak More Tender

All you have to do is stick your meat in here<p>Here’s a juicy secret: Freezing and thawing strip steak before you cook it can make it more tender, finds a new study from Kansas City University.<p>Freezing may cause muscle fibers to swell and rupture, resulting in improved tenderness, says study author …

Best mac 'n' cheese ever? We have 9 recipes

Could it possibly get any better than mac 'n' cheese for dinner? Probably not. Which is why we've included not one, but 9 mac 'n' cheese recipe options for your dining pleasure. You're welcome.<p><b>Best ever mac 'n' cheese:</b> We ran this recipe for "really the best-ever mac 'n' cheese" a few years ago -- …

Deep Fried Chicken & Waffle Nuggets Are The Tastiest Poppers Ever Made

<b>In the food world, there exists a dish that's nearly perfect. Combining one the greatest breakfast foods with one of the tastiest dinners</b>. I'm …

Beef and Scallion Stir Fry

<b>Spicy scallions and perfectly stir fried and sauced beef make all the difference in this traditional dish. Make it at home and it will be better than</b> …

Blueberry Cream Cheese Kolaches

<i>Blueberry Cream Cheese Kolaches make a sweet start to your day. Once you’ve had one, you’ll be baking up kolaches whenever you can!</i><i>This is a</i> …

Lemon Meringue Pie Is the Only Certainty in This Harsh World

It will help you through even the darkest of days and most alarming of existential crises. It will illuminate your life with beautiful, tangy, sweet, white fluff that restores your hope and faith in goodness and egg whites.<p>Look, the Earth can sometimes feel like a cold and confusing place. Why are …

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

Dessert

Apple Pie Recipe - with a Twist

Monday was Pi Day – 3.14 – heh heh. I’m a little late sharing my celebration of the day. To be honest I really didn’t know it was a thing until I got …

Israeli-Style Extra-Smooth Hummus Recipe

I love hummus, especially the Israeli version made with tons of tahini and a touch of cumin, but it's hard to find a perfect batch. Store-bought hummus typically has a great, ultra-smooth and -creamy texture, but it lacks flavor and is not easily customizable to our own personal tastes. Homemade …

Recipes

Bone Broth: You're Doing It Wrong (Well, if You Make These Common Mistakes)

Bone broth is everywhere these days. Learn how to make it at home by avoiding the most common mistakes.<p>We know. We know: Bone broth. It's almost too hip for its own good. But whether you consider it a miracle cure for all ailments, or just a hearty broth to sip on during cold winter months, it's a …

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Cooking

The Spicy Italian Sausage Soup Your Dinner Routine Needs

Family recipes are the best kind of heirlooms—this spicy Italian sausage and bean soup from one of our readers proves why.<p><i>For this year's Readers' Choice Week, we asked our readers to prove their cooking prowess by sharing their best recipes with us—and boy, did they deliver. Our Test Kitchen</i> …

Cooking

Avocado Toast with Asparagus and Strawberries

March 14, 2016<p>I know that the internet doesn’t really need another recipe for avocado toast. But I couldn’t resist sharing this one with the world. …

Breakfast

Blackened Shrimp Pasta

I have such a weird relationship with shrimp. Most of the time I don’t like it, then suddenly, out of the blue, I get this really intense craving for …

How to Make Sticky, Messy, Syrupy Baklava Without a Recipe

<b>The most fascinating thing about baklava—to me at least—is just how different a bite of baklava can taste across different Middle Eastern borders.</b> I've had an Ethiopian slice scented with coffee and walnuts, an Armenian iteration chock-full of cinnamon and cloves, and a syrupy sweet square from the …

Recipes

Quebec-Style Yellow Pea Soup

This soup is as familiar to me as fish chowder is to a Mainer. Like a true Québecoise, my mom would make Soupe aux pois on a regular basis, long …

Crispy Honey-Glazed Ham - How to Make a Honey Baked Holiday Ham

Sausages braised with Cider & Smoky Bacon

<b>Sausages braised with Cider & Smoky Bacon</b><p>A very simple but very delicious dish to make – pork and cider were made for each other! This dish is best …

Pork chops in marmalade sauce recipe

Ingredients<p>4 pork chops<br>• 4 shallots cut into wedges<br>• 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed<br>• 6 tbsp thin cut low sugar orange marmalade<br>• 1 tsp English mustard<br>• 1 …