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How to Cook Farro (and Literally Every Other Grain) Perfectly, Every Time

By Christina Chaey<p>Follow these steps to perfectly cook any grain, from farro and millet to wild rice and quinoa.<p>Grains and grain-like seeds (lookin' at you, quinoa) are the healthy, versatile, and filling backbone of many of our home-cooked meals. In fact, we make it a point to cook hearty grains …

Food

The Absolute Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Everyone loves a good poached egg. Now not everyone knows how to poach an egg properly.<p>I am no expert, but a friend recently showed me this trick and I just had to share it with you. This cheater trick will help you poach a perfect and delicious egg, and what is even better, you can add seasonings …

Breakfast

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Made with Coconut Oil}<p><i>Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies-you will never guess these cookies are</i> …

Dessert

Easy Coconut Macaroons

Easy Coconut Macaroons …so easy to make! You only need 6 ingredients and one bowl! Simple to make coconut macaroons, soft, chewy and full of coconut …

Coconut

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Dessert

How to Make Hot Crab Dip | Appetizer Recipes | AllRecipes

Mom Approved!

May 12, 2014<p>These may not look like all that much at first glance, but let me tell you they are fantastic! They’re little lemon brownies or lemonies. …

Millionaire's Shortbread Recipe

For the Crust:<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<br>• ¼ cup dark brown sugar<br>• 2 teaspoons cornstarch<br>• ¼ teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes<br>• 1 …

How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls

<b>Combine the ingredients for the dough:</b> In the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl, if mixing by hand), stir the yeast into the warm water and …

Baking

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Crab Spring Rolls

4 oz. backfin crabmeat (small chunks from the rear fin area), picked through to remove any bits of shell<p>4 oz. medium shrimp, finely chopped<p>3 oz. …

Louisiana Gumbo Recipes

Whether thickened by a tomato-and-okra base or a rich and nutty dark roux, gumbo is one of Louisiana's most beloved dishes—and one of the world's …

Travel Guide: South Louisiana

<i>701 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans (504-524-4114; herbsaint.com)</i><br>Chef de cuisine Rebecca Wilcomb serves a “gumbo of the day” that might include shrimp …

New Orleans

Donald Link's Gumbo Tips

CHOOSE YOUR ROUX<p>A dark, dense roux adds body and burnt-popcorn depth to smoked turkey and andouille gumbo, while a lighter one lends nuttiness and a …

Seafood

Colicchio & Sons' Parker House Rolls

Stir together milk, yeast, and malt syrup in a large bowl; let sit until foamy, 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt; add to …

Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

Fancy Cupcakes

From classic and elegant to whimsical and fun, these 30 stunning beauties convey the message that this is indeed a special occasion.

The Best Macaroon Recipes

These crisp yet chewy cookies, made from flaked coconut and egg whites, are beloved Passover treats that are worth seeking out all year long. Between chocolate dips and fruity infusions, you're sure to to find a flavor you crave.<p>Chopped apricots, melting deliciously into the toasty golden-brown …

Our Best Sugar Cookie Recipes

12 of Our Most Beautiful Bundt Cakes—They’re Easy to Make Too!

Three flavor bombs come together to create this crowd-pleaser: nutty brown butter and tangy buttermilk in the batter, and spicy Kentucky bourbon in the glaze.

Lemon Cake Recipes

Lemon adds a welcome brightness to lemon chiffon cake, glazed lemon pound cake, layer cake with lemon curd filling, and many more varieties of lemon cake recipes. Whether you like your lemon in the frosting, in the filling, or right in the cake itself, we have a lemon cake recipe for you.

Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Lobster–Corn Chowder

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add lobsters and cook for 8–10 minutes. Remove lobsters, reserving cooking liquid, …