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Nonstickiness Isn't the Only Reason to Use Nonstick Cake Pans

Here's why else this is the only kind of cake pan you should be baking with<p>If you've got one of those flimsy cake pans in your cupboard that predates Easy-Bake ovens, then it's high time you get yourself some new equipment. Not because we want you to needlessly dole out $20 on a shiny new toy, or …

How to Make a Peanut Butter Cup the Size of a Pizza

Do you like peanut butter cups? Of course you do! Now it's time to super-size that love—into a PBC cake the size of a small pizza<p>It will come as no surprise to reveal we're Big Fans of peanut butter cups. We like them so much we ate a whole bunch to find out which brand is the best. But for serious …

Bon Appétit

The 8 Best Vintage Candy Ads (We Could Find)

These 8 vintage candy ads hark back to the days when sweets were considered healthy, fashionable, and formal.<p>Does your every bite of chocolate come with a sugary glaze of nostalgia? Do you long for the sweets of yesteryear, for an era when no one knew how unhealthy it was to consume gram after gram …

Food

In Defense of the Workhorse Potato

Fingerlings are cute, but on Thanksgiving we rely on their less-glamorous siblings.<p><b>Yukon Golds</b> and other waxy potatoes won’t fall apart, so they’re great for dishes that show off their shape, like the Mini Herbed Pommes Anna and Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Fennel.<p><b>Russets</b> are perfect when …

Brown Butter 101

Known by pastry chefs as <i>beurre noisette</i> (i.e., hazelnut butter), brown butter has a nutty color and a flavor that only tastes complicated. It’s what makes our Spiced Bundt Cake and Brown Butter Apple Tart so delicious. Here’s how to make it.<p><b>THE BUTTER -</b> Rule #1: Don’t try to do anything else while …

The Secret to Chef Clayton Miller's Farro? Pâté

Miami's Yardbird (one of our 50 Best New Restaurants nominees in 2012) is best known for its fried chicken. But when <b>Clayton Miller</b>, its new executive chef, recently swung by the <i>Bon Appétit</i> Test Kitchen, he brandished two different ingredients: quail and a brick.<p>"There's been people cooking poultry …

Slushies for Grownups (Because They've Got Booze in Them)

Shoo-fly beverage director Stephanie Griber shows us how to make a pear-bourbon slushie at home<p>Grownup slushies. Kind of a thing. We've seen beer slushies at Uncle Boons in New York, an apple cider version at Roberta's in Brooklyn, and, last weekend, a pear slushie at Shoo-fly Diner in Baltimore. …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

From the archive, 11 October 1951: French cooking and wine in the kitchen

Cookery books are of two kinds, the ornamental and the useful, those which make good reading and those which make good books. French Country Cooking, by Elizabeth David (Lehmann, 12s 6d) is chiefly of the former kind. It partly consists of quotations from other books, most, but not all of them …

How to cook perfect french onion soup

I had bizarre tastes as a child. I turned my nose up at fish, but would greedily devour their eggs as Sindy-pink taramasalata. I loved that processed smoke-flavoured cheese that looked like a sausage, and my favourite restaurant treat, at the age of eight, was french onion soup. To be honest, this …

Dear Pregnant Celebrity: What to Eat for the Next 9 Months

Are you famous? Are you pregnant? Then we've got the slideshow for you! Here are 8 recipes you should cook and eat over the next several months<p>Man, it seems like every day we keep fielding calls from pregnant celebrities begging us for advice on what they should eat to ensure their little ones' …

16 Magical Pie And Ice Cream Combos

You (probably) wouldn't show up to Thanksgiving without pants on, so why should your pie go naked?

Thanksgiving Pie Countdown: Caramel Apple Pie

Today's pie combines two of my favorite flavors: caramel and apple. And yes, it requires making homemade caramel, but we have a handy guide on how to make it at home that includes step-by-step instructions with photos.<p>Once the caramel is cooled, you toss it with the apples—try Northern Spy apples …

17 Stunning Photos Of Chef Charlie Trotter's Food

One of America's greatest culinary talents, Charlie Trotter, was found dead today in his Chicago home at age 54.<p>Trotter was a self-taught pioneer of American cuisine and mentored many of the best chefs, including Grant Achatz and Graham Elliot Bowles. "Charlie was an extreme father figure to me …

An entire Thanksgiving meal inside of a croissant? Oh, yeah: http://thekitc.hn/1cMSptI

Gluten-Free Holiday Dinner Rolls

<i>Every week, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- will be sharing smart tips and smarter recipes that will please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.</i><p><i>Today: A gluten-free dinner roll to take you through</i> …

Mayonnaise Is a Chocolate Cake's Best Friend

<i>recipe by Sportello, photograph by Matt Duckor</i><p>There are some desserts in the world that we'll always have room for, come cheesy gut bomb or 20-course tasting menu. One such dessert is chocolate cake. Because of this, we're always looking for ways to make our chocolate cakes more moist, more …

Salted Caramel Fried Croissant Poppers - American Cupcake Life

Salted Caramel Fried Croissant Poppers<p>Yield: 9 Fried Croissants<p>Ingredients<p>Fried Croissants<p>1 can of croissant dough<p>Cinnabon Sprinkles (or 1/2 cup …

Make your own ricotta cheese and slather it on everything: http://bit.ly/173v0Bb

Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Well when life gives you cinnamon rolls, make cinnamon roll waffles. MORE+ LESS-<p>By Girl Versus Dough<p>…

Breakfast

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

Baking

Kung Pao Chicken

1 tbsp. cornstarch<p>4 tbsp. soy sauce<p>1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed<p>3 tbsp. shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)<p>2 tbsp. sugar<p>3 tbsp. chicken …

Pot Pie

It doesn’t get much better than pot pie. It just doesn’t. It’s that brothy gravy…that golden, crisp crust…those tender, flavorful vegetables.<p>Gosh, …

Homemade Croissants

<i>Every other Friday, we'll be sharing dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because weekends are the sweetest part of the week.</i><p><i>Today: Yossy shows us how to make perfectly flaky croissants at home.</i><p>There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I …