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Best BBQ in Kansas City

Barbecue is a polarizing topic. So many regions lay claim to America’s best, but the pitmasters of Kansas City have as strong a claim as anyone. And, …

10 Italian Cookies You Can Make Without a Nonna to Teach You How

I’m not Italian, nor have I ever been to Italy. I can’t share my favorite Italian wine bar to tuck away in or make you feel like you’re standing in an Italian market. I wouldn’t know the first thing about navigating the country and I don’t know how to cook a steak half as good as the ones that are …

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

These 7 Baked Cheese Recipes Will Make Life Better

1 of 7<p>Baked Ricotta and Goat Cheese with Candied Tomatoes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Baked Brie with Honey, Rosemary and Candied Walnuts<p>3 of 7<p>Baked Fontina Dip<p>…

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

Top 5 Fall Beers

Reap the rewards of the harvest season with our favorite fall beers. Boasting full-bodied, malty flavor along with classic autumn ingredients like pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, these seasonal sippers are sure to warm you up on a brisk fall evening. Whether you prefer hearty stouts, bold red ales or …

Don't Wait Till the Holidays to Make Vermont Spice Cake

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, uncovers the recipe for the one cake you should make this fall.</i><p>My job requires spending part of my time in Vermont, which is lucky for me: At this time of year, it's the only place I want to be. The leaves are changing, …

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Fall is supposedly here in Santa Barbara, but with temperatures in the triple digits, one would never guess Autumn is technically in full swing. Never-the-less, it's my husband's birthday today and every year for his birthday, he requests one of three desserts: carrot cake, strawberry shortcake or …

Dessert

How To Turn Chicken Tenders Into Adult Food

You might like these even more than your kids do.<p>There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds--ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort--the sort that I hope they will recall and crave long …

Height-Adjustable Kitchens with Disappearing Fixtures

Hidden electric motors yield a kitchen seemingly designed by Q Branch<p>When people are differing heights, you've got an ergonomics problem. At a movie …

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

The New Rules of Grilling

Seven ways to improve your barbecue game, from one of America's best young butchers.<p>After a successful career as a bass guitarist in various indie rock bands, Bryan Mayer, age 41, decided to switch disciplines and eventually settled on butchering. He read a few books, hacked apart some animals and …

Almond & Coconut Cake: A Happy Accident

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Looking for salad and ending up with cake</i>—<i>my life in eight words.</i><p>I almost over-baked this cake. I was sitting on the couch with the …

12 Recipes that Celebrate the Chocolate Chip Cookie

As cookies go, the chocolate chip cookie is an icon. Everyone's got a recipe from their mom or grandma or Aunty-So-and-So. It's very likely that they're all good, different in their own way, but nonetheless dependably excellent. Here at Food52, we like to celebrate the chocolate chip cookie in all …

The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers In 2014

If there's one thing the world doesn't need more of, it's food bloggers. The Internet is packed -- stuffed and basically bursting at the seams -- with thousands upon thousands of food blogs. After a while, they all sort of look the same and if you spend too much time browsing, you run the risk of …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

7 Apples to Use for Pie

The best apple pies are usually made with a mixture of apples, because each type adds different textures and flavors.<p>The best apple pies are usually …

6 Chefs’ Riffs on Apple Pie

Chefs love to mess with the classics. Here are six takes on apple pie to try for Thanksgiving.<p>Chefs love to mess with the classics. Here are six …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Breakfast

The American Craft Beer Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> John Holl<p>Open a cold one and get cooking! Showcasing the diverse ways that beer can be used to enhance a meal, either as an ingredient or by pairing, John Holl’s collection of 155 tasty recipes are designed for the beer-loving foodie. From twists on traditional favorites like American Wheat …

12 Pumpkin Desserts Beyond Classic Pumpkin Pie

There's more than one way to pumpkin<p>All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

5 Pumpkin Spice Cocktails

We can all agree that pumpkin spice lattes have had more than their fair share of the fall spotlight. It’s time for coffee to move over and make room …

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Warm, fluffy, weekday-friendly pancakes to cure your fall cravings.</i><p>It’s October, which means that I can pat myself on the back for having waited an appropriate amount …