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Breakfast
Bacon

Perfect Pancakes

<b>Author Notes:</b> I love pancakes. I have tried many different recipes but I always come back to the one my mother made for me as a child. She altered the fruit with the season: blueberries in the summer, apples in the fall and winter. You can skip the fruit altogether and the pancakes will still be …

Pancakes

Savory Sausage, Greens and Slow Roasted Tomato Bread Pudding

<b>Author Notes:</b> I love savory bread puddings. They are the kind of one dish meal that I could eat every day, since you can use virtually any combination of vegetables, cheese and meat that you have on hand. This one contrasts a crispy bread top with a soft, silky, pudding bottom, incorporating sweet, …

Bread pudding

Applesauce Carrot Bread with Pecan Streusel

<b>Author Notes:</b> I couldn't decide whether I wanted to make applesauce bread or carrot bread so...whammo! A mash-up of the two. It's basically just what you'd expect, a ridiculously moist, warmly spiced "bread" that's part apple cake and part carrot cake and all delicious —fiveandspice<p><b>Makes 1</b> …

Recipes
Cake

The Perfect Apple Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b> A long love affair with fall apples led me on my quest for the perfect apple cake. I've already got the pie thing down. When trying different cake recipes, I found the right combination, from using different techniques and varying quantities from several recipes, all mashed into one. …

Recipes

Heavenly Apple Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b> Though not even approaching being eligible for a beauty contest, this cake seems to be irresistible. It stays fresh and gooey for days (that is if there's any left) and it's really very simple. The recipe originated in a community cookbook that I used regularly for years. The cake was …

Recipes

S'mores Icebox Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b> Icebox cakes are delicious in every flavor and shape, but this s'mores version (inspired by the blog Completely Delicious) is perfect for summer. No oven required, and you get the nostalgic toasted flavor of s'mores in cake form. —Posie Harwood<p><b>Makes 1 cake</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>2 cups heavy …

Cake

Graham Cracker Layer Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b> This delicate, nutty cake is similar to a basic yellow cake but most of the flour is replaced with graham cracker crumbs. Adapted from an old Nabisco recipe, it tastes exactly like a graham cracker in cake form. The frosting recipe pictured is sdebrango's Whipped Chocolate Caramel …

Cake
Cake

Carrot-Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>Author Notes:</b> Flour is somewhat famous for its carrot cake. Or maybe it’s just that it is my husband Christopher’s most favorite Flour cake, so in my mind it’s the most famous cake we have. Countless special occasions have been celebrated by the Chang-Myers household with a slice of carrot cake and …

Recipes

16 Savory Pancakes and Waffles to Eat for Breakfast (or Dinner)

Breakfast for dinner is one of our all-time favorite treats: Waffles, omelets, and pancakes are all special on their own, but somehow it really feels like we're getting away with something when we get to wash down a short stack with a glass of red.<p>But waffles and pancakes need not be sweet only! …

Waffles

Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Syrup

We sure do have some goofy-named foods in America. Britain has their “fools” and “messes,” and France has “bêtises,” which translates to …

Celebrity Chefs

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Bring wine, oil, kosher salt, juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, bay leaf, and 8 cups …

Recipes

Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

Cooking the potatoes on a wire rack lets hot air circulate around them, so they get extra crisp.<p>Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 400°. Toss potatoes and oil in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Place potatoes, cut side up, on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet; …

Potatoes

Vietnamese Chicken-Noodle Salad Recipe - Kay Chun | Food & Wine

How to make this recipe<p>Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the sesame seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a food processor. Add the oil, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, ginger and 3 tablespoons of water. Puree until smooth and season the sauce with …

Chicken Recipes

Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs Recipe - Kyle Bailey | Food & Wine

• Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat, turning, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.<br>• Add the carrot, onion and celery to the casserole and cook …

Chicken Recipes

Duck à l'Orange Recipe - Jacques Pépin | Food & Wine

Suggested Pairing<p>Although Pinot Noir is a classic pairing with duck, Côtes-du-Rhône, when made with mostly Grenache, often has an orange or tangerine flavor that makes it spectacular with the sauce in this dish.

Food

Easy Chicken Lasagna Recipe - Todd Porter and Diane Cu | Food & Wine

• Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with olive oil and set aside.<br>• Cook lasagna noodles until al dente according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water until cool. Lay the cooked pasta flat and set aside.<br>• In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, egg, …

Recipes

Chicken Nachos

It’s Super Bowl week, and you know what that means: NACHOS!<p>I mean, come on. It really is all about the nachos.<p>(Don’t tell the Seahawks and Patriots I …

Cayenne Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

There are biscuit sandwiches…and then there are OH MY GOODNESS, <b>BISCUIT SANDWICHES</b>!!!!!<p>This one happens to be in the latter category.<p>Start with the …

Biscuits

Tuxedo Brownie Torte - Taste and Tell

I love it when I have an occasion to make a dessert. I used to make tons of desserts, but with only the 3 of us, I feel guilty making dessert more …

Lemon Meringue Pie {The Daring Bakers} - Taste and Tell

It seems like I just posted about last month’s Yule Log yesterday – I can’t believe it’s already time for another Daring Baker’s post!!<p>This month’s …

Lemon Meringue Hand Pies - Taste and Tell

<i>Forget the crust! This take on a lemon meringue pie is perfect for a warm day. Meringue cookies are sandwiched with graham cracker ice cream and</i> …

Recipes

Frosted Butterscotch Cookies - Taste and Tell

My husband loves Oreo cookies. Loves them. He’ll eat homemade cookies, and even really likes some that I make, but if faced between the decision of a …

Recipes

Thai Shrimp and Noodles - Taste and Tell

Usually, when I am planning my meals, I’ll plan 3 meals at a time. First, I’ll chose a recipe from the Cookbook of the Month. Then, I will usually …

Key West Penne - Taste and Tell

Key West Penne<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Restaurant quality food at home! This Key West Penne is filled with shrimp, scallops, …

Sausage Carbonara Pasta - Taste and Tell

<i>A traditional carbonara pasta is combined with sausage and bacon in this indulgent Sausage Carbonara Pasta.</i><p><i>Photos Updated February 2015</i><p>Yum <br>I can’t …

Recipes

Bacon and Brie Fettuccine - Taste and Tell

Bacon and Brie Fettuccine<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Bacon and brie make an easy pasta sauce for this easy fettuccine …