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How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks displays are a sign of celebrations of important events all over the world and knowing how to photograph fireworks well means you will …

These 3 Airlines Get the Most Hate on Social Media

Three U.S. airlines top a new list of the most hated airlines in the world, underscoring how far passengers believe America’s airlines have slipped …

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

Cooking

Simple Two-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

12 Servings<p>Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>6 ounces …

The Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie Hybrid Is All That's Right

Life is good.<p>This world is made up of two kinds of people: those who choose chocolate chip cookies and those who opt for brownies (everyone else can go home). When you pledge allegiance to one of the two great and simple desserts, it's hard to go astray. No matter how good a chocolate chip cookie …

Dessert

The Best Quickbread Recipes To Make For Someone You Love

Give one a try today.<p>Quick breads get a lot of play around the holidays, but they really should be getting attention all year round. While you can always find a recipe for banana bread -- and we're definitely happy about that -- there are so many other options for this quick-rising bread. Why …

Breakfast

BA's Best Cheesecake

Makes one 9" cake Servings<p>Meet the absolute best cheesecake recipe. Room temperature ingredients ensure a smooth and creamy texture; take the cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs out of the refrigerator about 2 hours ahead of time. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>…

Chocolate-Cinnamon “Babkallah”

12 Servings<p>Introducing our test kitchen's hybrid baby: It's braided like a challah for maximum babka-y chocolate swirl in every bite.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>½ cup whole milk<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast<p>4 large egg yolks<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, …

10 Perfectly Sweet Cupcake Recipes (Because Cupcakes Are Still Awesome)

Having reached its fever pitch around 2011, the craze for shops selling softball-sized, gourmet-flavored, elaborately decorated cupcakes on seemingly every block in every major American city is definitely...well, definitely not a craze anymore. And as someone who tends toward savory foods, I was …

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 1

Blanche Vaughan’s soft-boiled egg with anchovy toast<p>This is my favourite way to eat a simple boiled egg: crisp toast soldiers dipped into rich, runny egg yolk. There is something magical about the combination of salty anchovy, buttery toast and warm yolk.<p>I like to use salted anchovies, rather than …

Recipes

Make a meal with any number of eggs | The egg bible

What would you do with a single egg, or a pair, or 3, even 8? We posed these questions to regular Cook contributors, with some gloriously varied results

How To Make Hot Chocolate In The Slow Cooker

If you haven't been putting your slow cooker to use this winter, you've been missing out on the glory of this basically magical machine. If you haven't been drinking enough hot chocolate, you've also been missing out. Here's an easy solution for you: Change course and kill two birds with one stone …

Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

20 best chocolate recipes: part 3

Delicious dishes including Elizabeth David’s Saint Emilion au chocolat and Florence Knight’s pear and chocolate upside down cake, selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• The final part of this series will be launched on Thursday<p>You can use a pastry bag or a tiny ice-cream scoop for filling the paper …

Dessert

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Packed With Protein

Oatmeal breakfast bars packed with protein, peanut butter and chocolate. What more could you want in breakfast, really?<p>Soft-baked oatmeal breakfast bar with none of those weird ingredients that you need to Google to figure out what they are.<p>And then feel all the guilty ickies when you find out what …

Breakfast