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The Secrets of Aging Cheese: A Tour of Murray's Cheese Caves

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>If you look at most of our favorite cheeses, they have one thing in the common: They tend to have some age. While some cheeses are best eaten the day they're made, others take time. And mold. And the right …

This Is the World's Easiest Biscuit Recipe

People have been making two-ingredient biscuits ever since self-rising flour hit supermarket shelves, and it's easy to see why. Stir heavy cream into self-rising flour, scoop it onto a baking sheet, bake, and serve: It's that easy. But not everything worth making is brand new.<p>There are times when …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Leeks, In Season in October

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with leeks, in season in October.<p>Anything an onion can do, a leek can do, too. Caramelize the whites in butter; add them to soups, stew, and stocks; sauté them…need we go on? Plus, you can use the greens in homemade soups and stock, which helps cut back on kitchen …

Onions

A Genius Trick for Brighter Marinara Sauce

<i>With one ingredient, make your marinara taste like the best tomatoes on earth.</i><p>"Secret ingredient" is a term that's tossed around much too casually. (I've tried to use it judiciously when explaining Genius Recipes, but you can be the judge of that.) What we need more of are the <i>true</i> secret …

Italian Food

Apple Crisp

One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Test kitchen tip: Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are especially good in this recipe.

Dessert

Poppy Seed, Prune and Lemon Coffee Cake

Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Ovenly make delectable treats at their bakery in Brooklyn that keep anyone with or without a sweet tooth happy. …

This Is How We Roll

Croissant-doughnut hybrids may come and go, but doughy, icing-covered cinnamon rolls are forever.<p>They may not be sugar crusted and totally on trend …

Dessert

Now This Is An Autumn Dessert Combo We Can Get Behind!!

When it comes to Autumn, we’re faced with some tough choices…most of those choices consist of what type of pie we’re going to commit to making (and …

16 Sweet and Savory Tart Recipes, Because Everything Tastes Better With a Butter Crust

Because everything tastes better when it's in a butter crust.<p><b>Nothing says "dinner table centerpiece"</b> quite like a tart. These savory and sweet versions—from a savory spinach dinner tart to a show-stopping chocolate-caramel number—are all elegant, beautiful, and easy to pull off with a little …

Baking

How to: Pick a Lock like a Pro... Cause You Never Know When You're Gonna Need It

Last Wednesday I committed the absentminded sin of locking myself out of my apartment with the only spare key also locked inside. It was late at …

Master D.I.Y. Stir-Fry by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Achieve takeout-level stir-fry at home by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Just what <i>is</i> it about take-out stir-fries? They're somehow always perfectly cooked—no raw veggies, but no mushy or soggy ones, either. They're satisfying without being heavy. They're big on flavor, combining salty, spicy, sour, …

Food & Dining

20 Halloween Bento Box Ideas for the Best Lunch Ever

It’s a toss-up as to which holiday is our favorite of the year, but Halloween definitely ranks in the top three. The costumes, the candy, the parties, the pranks — it’s a day that inspires countless DIYs, scary movies and a whole lot of creativity. To keep the fun going all season long, try these …

The Lazy Man's Artisan Bread Recipe

No-knead bread is where it's at.<p>Baking bread is a simple feat, yet for many people it feels incredibly intimidating. There's the yeast that has to grow, the flour that has to be kneaded with water, and all that waiting. One could say there's a lot of room for error. We're not going to lie: There's …

Bread

Don't Turn on the Oven. Make These 10 Veggie Skillet Dinners Instead - One Green Planet

When the weather gets hot, the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven. Still, we have to eat and though raw food is delicious, sometimes we …

Roasted Vegetable Sauce | Goop

Jose’s trick: Roast the vegetables whole, which gives them incredible flavor and makes them easy to peel. We loved this sauce with José’s spinach and …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Meet Your New Favorite Herb With These 9 Lemon Verbena Recipes

Meet your new favorite herb with these bright and fresh lemon verbena recipes.<p><b>Never had lemon verbena?</b> You're about to fall in love with this bright, sweet herb that's great in everything from salads to desserts.

Ice Cream

BA’s Best Beignets

Makes about 3 dozen<p>The best beignets come from New Orleans, but the high protein content in bread flour gives this classic-style beignets recipe an authentic texture.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.)<p>1 large egg, room temperature<p>¼ cup buttermilk, slightly …

Baking

Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-by-9-inch baking pan.<p>Begin by pouring 1/3 cup evaporated milk into a bowl with the cake mix. …

Dessert

10 Recipes Every Ree Drummond Fan Should Master

If you’ve seen Ree Drummond on The Pioneer Woman, you know that she isn’t afraid to crack a joke or put a little extra TLC into every dish that she …

Cooking

12 of the Best Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids

The simplest definition of <i>bento</i> is a boxed lunch. But even though you’re thinking “inside the box,” bento boxes for your kiddos are meant to be cute and a little silly. Whether you consider yourself creatively challenged or not, you can make these lunch boxes a fun way to include your little one’s …

This Day in Blogging History: Brass instrument phone-amps; Equation that crashed the global economy; Mojitos at the Tokyo Trader Vic's

<b>One year ago today</b> <br>Amp made out of old brass instruments: The Analog Tele-Phonographer is Christopher Locke's fantastic smartphone amplifier made …

Greek Easter Recipe Round-Up

Many of you have visited my Recipe Round-Up for Lent and I hope that I’ve helped you find some interesting dishes to break-up the monotony of the …

Cooking

Galatopita, A Ruffled Milk Pie

Isn’t she pretty? I first saw this dessert being made by Vefa Alexiadou, the grand dame of Greek cookery (and friend). Vefa released Vefa’s Kitchen, …

Baking

Sweet Potato and Apricot Cake

447<p>26<p>2<p>Shares 475<p>Someone recently asked me why cookbooks go out of print. I was thinking about it and when trying to find out how many cookbooks are …

Baking

The Real Rules of Making Polenta (Hint: They're Not What Everyone Says)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I can't help but laugh when I think of polenta, the Italian corn porridge. Everyone always repeats the same old rules for making it—make sure the liquid is boiling before adding the polenta, then stir nonstop until it's done. And yet, of all the things worth …

A Look at Torsion Boxes

Everyone from furniture builders to door manufacturers to IKEA understands the value of a torsion box. A torsion box is a completely flat, very …

Woodworking

Use Gelatin to Improve Pan Sauces, Store-Bought Stocks, and Beyond

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you've only ever used gelatin to whip up a batch of Jell-O or boxed pudding, you're missing out. Considering it's sold as a completely flavorless product, gelatin is one of the culinary world's greatest unsung heroes. It makes its way into countless sweet and …

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

Baking

The 5 Best Measuring Spoons

Whether you cook every meal or only cook once a week at home, your kitchen arsenal needs a set of quality measuring spoons that will last. They …

Frugal Living

Sam’s historical recipe corner: Semla buns

With <i>The Great British Bake Off</i> back in full swing, we take a step back in time and recreate some historical recipes for you to try at home...<p>In every …