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Friday Favs 2/5/16

<i>Some of my favorite new submissions this week:</i> Anna writes, "I spelled it out <i>three times</i> for them over the phone."See, there's your problem right …

Cake Decorating

Try These Hong Kong-Style Egg Tarts And Try Not To Melt

Just absolutely stunningly beautiful.<p>Yields: Making 16 egg tarts of a tart pan.<p>For the custard filling:<p>* 4 medium eggs, beaten (reserve 2 tablespoons for your pastry dough)<p>* 3/4 cup hot water<p>* 6 Tbsp. sugar<p>* 1/8 teaspoon salt (pinch of salt)<p>* 1/4 cup evaporated milk<p>* Dash of vanilla (optional)<p>For …

Baking

The Best Vegan and Dairy-Free Wedding Cake Bakeries In Los Angeles

These days it's not uncommon for a bride or her guests to have special dietary needs — and when it comes to cakes and other sweet treats, you shouldn't have to sacrifice style or taste (much less carbs!) on your big day. There are many places that offer a variety of dairy-free and vegan options, so …

7-Layer Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Buffalo chicken dip gets the seven-layer treatment with refried beans, pepper jack cheese, blue cheese crumbles, crispy bacon, and more.<p>Why It Works<p>Mixing ranch dressing into the cream cheese and Buffalo sauce into the refried beans thins them to minimize chip breakage while maximizing flavor.<br>• Three …

Cooking

Recipe swap: Christmas cocktails

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>For your chance to be crowned Guardian home cook of the year, share your Christmas cocktail recipes and tell us a bit about them by <b>noon on</b> <b>Wednesday 2 December</b>. Eve O’Sullivan will choose her favourites to print in the Cook section of the Guardian. Winning recipes …

Recipes

Melbourne's fringe festival of flour: a sweet mix of home bakers and hipster culture

Melbourne has a deserved reputation for artisanal subculture, cafe society and somewhat self-conscious hipsterism, but when I heard about Flour Market – “the seasonal, specialty, artisan and underground bake sale” – my mind quickly conjured a flour-dusted Ned Ludd hurling choux into the machines, …

Dessert

How to make the perfect samosas

This moreish Indian snack is packed with spice, but should the pastry be chewy and robust or crisp and flaky? And which folding technique is best?<p>Samosas have been the victims of a grave injustice. Those deflated triangles of cardboard pastry sold in supermarket Indian snack selections bear as much …

Deep Frying

Christmas dinner cheapest since 2011 thanks to Putin and Hong Kong

This year’s Christmas dinner will be the cheapest since 2011 – thanks partly to President Putin and democracy protesters in Hong Kong.<p>Families will pay an average 1% less for a turkey dinner this festive season after a slump in the prices of pork and potatoes on the commodity markets, according to …

Hong Kong

Apple Margarita Cups - Tipsy Bartender

How to Make 3-Ingredient Banana and Nutella Spring Rolls

Banana and Nutella -- a match made in heaven. From a delicious granola mix to a satisfying and creamy smoothie, this delectable combination is everywhere. Just when you thought these flavors couldn't be incorporated into any other food, the banana and Nutella spring roll is born.<p>The crispiness of …

How to Make Choco Tacos at Home

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Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream

Wow, it’s been aaaaaages since I last posted a recipe! I feel like I’m going through blogging withdrawal… Which means: time for a new recipe!<p>And a …

29 of the Most Beautiful Christmas Cakes

All we want for Christmas is one (or two) of these cakes.<p>These Willy Wonka-esque desserts are guaranteed to elicit wide-eyed wonderment from the most …

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What do I say? How do I help? What do they need? Here are six rules to follow.<p>What should you eat for your pre-dawn Ramadan meal, or Suhoor, in order …

World Health Organization

Almond Honey Cake with Strawberry Ripple Cream | HBH

Did you know it’s strawberry season?<p>I always used to think strawberries were a summer thing, and they totally are, but apparently they come into …

Dessert

1 Great Donut Recipe, 5 Amazing Fillings

Homemade donuts are hard to beat. Fill them with luscious cream, fresh fruit jam, or tart citrus curd—and, well, they become fluffy, tender pillows …

Samoa Cheesecake

To Make The Cheesecake:<p>Preheat oven to 325°F, and grease a 9-inch springform pan. Carefully wrap the outside of the pan in 2 layers of heavy-duty …

How to Make Peanut Butter Crunch

These DIY squares are as flaky as the inside of a Butterfinger bar.<p>The remarkable confection above is the invention of a teeny food company in …

How to Make Cider Sangria

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A Cocktail Lesson with Leo Robitschek

Inspired by her book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, 
F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin gets a lesson on making holiday drinks. Her tutor: Leo …

Wake Up to Squash Egg-in-a-Hole

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What to Do with Leftover Red Wine

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Thanksgiving leftover recipes that go beyond hitting 'reheat'

Leftovers can be a godsend – a gift that keeps on giving when work runs late or you didn’t have time to stop by the grocery store. And the remains of America’s most opulent feasting day, are always plentiful. But by the fourth (hell, by the second) day, the thrill is gone. The good news is there’s …

Sweet Potatoes

Get Creative with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

There is perhaps no other meal where the leftovers are as desirable as the main serving than Thanksgiving dinner. And while many of us look forward to day-after turkey sandwiches, if you have a lot of leftovers, the classics can quickly get a little stale. Here are some ideas for more adventurous …

26 ideas for the foodie on your holiday gift list

The holidays are here, and we've got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness, home décor and amazing experiences. And you'll find even more holiday gift ideas here.<p><b>Fermentation jar</b><p>This …

Kitchens

Hummingbird Cake

May 13, 2013<p>I made my mom this cake Sunday afternoon. A Hummingbird Cake and it was so good.<p>This cake is basically healthy. At least in my mind it is.<p>…

Dessert

Winter Comfort Food

Winter comfort food is all about hearty casseroles and warming stews. We love anything that gets slow-cooked, roasted or baked for maximum coziness. …

Roasted Pear Crumble

Consider this sweet and crunchy dessert a free-form fruit crisp. Be warned: The nutty oat topping is addictive.