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Extra Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This extra moist chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is so rich, creamy, and so delicious! If you are a chocolate lover, then this is one of your …

Dessert

The Do’s and Don’ts of Throwing the Best Dinner Party Ever

If you’re looking for dinner party advice, the last person you’d think to ask would be a teenager. Unless it’s Flynn McGarry: The celebrated …

How to Make Exceptionally Tender, Fluffy Scones

The next time you think about making flaky, buttery biscuits consider trying your hand at making scones—the biscuit’s slightly sweeter …

Afternoon Tea

Strawberry Cream Scones

These Strawberry Cream Scones use just cream and no butter, for a lovely flavour and a and moist texture. These ones are filled with...Recipe here - …

Afternoon Tea

35 Old-Fashioned Blueberry Desserts You Should Have in Your Recipe Box

Blue-stained hands down, blueberry desserts are one of the best things about summer. Stash these vintage recipes so you can make the most of all …

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Chef Gives Up a Star, Reflecting Hardship of ‘the Other France’

MONTCEAU-LES-MINES, France — It is like giving up your Nobel, rejecting your Oscar, pushing back on your Pulitzer: Jérôme Brochot, a renowned and refined chef, decided to turn in his Michelin star.<p>He is renouncing the uniquely French distinction that separates his restaurant from thousands of …

Orangette Is a Slice of Sunshine in Candy Form

The first time I tasted orangette—after making a batch out of curiosity and kind of expecting to hate it—my tongue perked up in recognition. It was …

Snowflake Pull-Apart Monkey Bread.

If there's one thing December needs, it's this Snowflake Pull-Apart Monkey Bread.The post Snowflake Pull-Apart Monkey Bread. appeared first on Half …

A Complete Guide to Breakfast on the British Isles

<i>The world is wide, and we want to see (and eat) all of it. We've partnered with VisitBritain to take a closer look at the foods, producers, restaurants, and regions that make Great Britain a top destination for food-loving travelers.</i><p>On behalf of the people of the Great Britian, I’d like to thank …

Great Britain

The 10 Most Essential Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

While the slow cooker is really an all-season tool in the kitchen, it shines most in the cold winter months, when it can work overtime churning out …

The Easiest Way to Make Candied Nuts Is With Your Slow Cooker

Candied nuts are one of those things that are equal parts treat and snack, and are just at home in a bowl of ice cream as the are in a salad. Their …

Slow Cookers

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Completely Addictive Method of Making Pasta Sauce

The idea of making homemade pasta sauce might sound intimidating, but it's a lot less complicated than you'd think. And I'm not talking about a more involved project like a beef bolognese. My go-to way to prepare pasta is with a lemony, garlicky, buttery sauce that comes together in minutes — and …

Recipes

A Few Indispensable Cooking Hacks I Picked Up in France

After my culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the International Culinary Center (formerly The French Culinary Center) in New York City, I spent some time working in the test kitchen at <i>Saveur</i> magazine and soon after became a recipe tester for Food52. I’m currently in Paris, helping an …

Hacking

How to Give Strawberries the Gift of Immortality

Combine the butter, honey, orange zest, and salt in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Process for about 20 seconds, scraping down …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

5 Ways to Use Frozen Puff Pastry

It’s very likely you have a package or two of frozen puff pastry in your freezer—at least, I know I always do. While it’s doubtful you’re going to …

The Happiest Ending for Leftovers Is Quiche

Quiche seemes so…fussy. <b>Like the meeting point of suburbia and elegance, a choice of certain shoulder-padded power-lunchers in 1980s New York and possibly the breakfast food doppelganger of Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club.</b> It seems part museum café, part country club, part frozen food aisle.<p>But …

Recipes

The Soft & Sweet Bread That Smells Like Greek Easter

My mother, Artemis Gyftopoulos—a phenomenal self-taught home cook and entertainer who passed away a few years ago—gave me this recipe for tsoureki when I got married and had my own family so I could continue this tradition.<p>It's a bread made twice a year, for New Year's and Easter, with distinct …

Orthodox Christianity

Make Your Own Pickles At Home With One Of These Recipes

Bread 'n buttah.<p>Fill a large stock-pot with water and bring to a boil. Carefully submerge mason jars with their tops in the boiling water and keep them submerged for at least 5 minutes until ready to use.<p>Combine brine ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer …

Spices

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Verdant Food of Iran Entices at Persian New Year

Pardis Stitt still remembers the grocery shopping trips of her childhood in Birmingham, Ala.: loading into the family car, a silver Oldsmobile station wagon with a maroon interior and an eight-track player, and wandering the store aisles as her mother tracked down the ingredients for dishes like …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

The Golden Secret to Better Challah

Over the last decade, bakers have been experimenting with olive oil in all kinds of nontraditional ways, and I’ve been right there with them. I’ve added it to cakes, swirled it into lemon bars, even baked it into zucchini bread — all to the good.<p>One of my favorite discoveries has been making olive …

29 Cooking Hacks You Should Know By Now

Because parents really do know best.<p>"My mom used this one when I was too young to keep up with how many of something I'd put in. If you need six cups of flour, put out six M&M's. When you put a cup in, eat an M&M. Continue until they're gone." —Megan Durham, Facebook<p>"If you need to measure out …

Recipes

Expats in Costa Rica happiest in the world, says new poll

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Scientists Create Wireless Neural Dust to Monitor Health and Treat Disorders

Would you want to have precise scientific knowledge about what’s going on with your body at any given moment, catching any diseases early on? Or …

University of California

A Genius Trick for More Buttery-Tasting Mashed Potatoes

A few years back, I assumed The One True Genius Mashed Potato Recipe was going to be the Jeffery Steingarten method of heating, then cooling, then heating the potatoes again, so that the starches have a chance to firm up and settle (or <i>retrograde</i>) in between, becoming impervious to gluey-ness. …

mashed potatoes