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This is the Cake to Make Before Summer Turns to Fall

Once upon a time—okay, two summers ago—I fell in love with a plum cake. Our relationship, it's fair to say, was a complex one. This cake had high standards: It wanted me to blend plums to a pulp, then mix them into a purple, sour caramel. It wanted me to incorporate crème fraîche and semolina flour …

Is Mountain Biking Stressing Your Lower Back? This Yoga Routine Will Alleviate the Pain

Photo: Samuel Costin<p><b>Lower back pain is the most common issue I see in mountain bikers and is one that can seriously derail your training.</b> Luckily, …

This Upside-Down Peanut Butter Banana Toast Is Gonna Change Your Life

FRENCH. TOAST. FORVER.<p>1 stale baguette<p>4 eggs<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>1 teaspoon cinnamon<p>¼ cup unsalted butter<p>1 cup brown sugar<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup peanut butter<p>1 large banana, sliced<p>1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C.<p>2. On a cutting board, cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and slice into …

Breakfast

Taste Beyond The Tongue

small batch tiramisu

Please tell me this doesn’t just happen to me: You know when you love a dish so much, you don’t even want to risk ordering it when you’re out because …

11 Bacon Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

Our recent article on vegan eggplant bacon made us realize something: when people love <i>real</i> bacon, they love it something fierce. Bacon fans were none too pleased with this vegan alternative. To make it up to all bacon lovers, we set out to find some truly special recipes featuring your favorite …

Cooking

piri piri chicken

In a food processor or blender, combine garlic, shallot, bell pepper, chili, 1/4 cup parsley, paprika, oregano, lemon zest and juice, red wine …

BBQ

Recipe for Shanghai fried rice with salt pork and bok choy

<i>Serves 4</i><p>In a backstreet not far from Nanjing Road in the heart of Shanghai, there’s a small diner that serves one of the most delicious versions of …

The 20 best cake recipes: part 4

Nigel Slater’s chocolate peanut butter cheesecake<p>This is a very softly set, gooey cheesecake, so don’t expect to get neat slices from it. It is possibly the richest thing you could ever eat, so serve it in small amounts. It is essential to keep this in the fridge overnight, so start the day …

Dessert

Another List Of Bedtime Books You Actually Won’t Mind Reading 957 Times

We’ve all been through those days when we’re so tired by the time we get our kids to bed that we’re practically running out of the room after we tuck …

Kids
Food

valerie’s french chocolate cake

My friend Valerie makes one chocolate cake. No, I don’t mean one chocolate cake for school birthday cupcakes and one for grown-up dinner parties, one …

better chicken pot pies

There are over 900 recipes in this site’s archives, [which is completely nuts, but also conveniently gives me an answer to the ever-present “what do …

better chocolate babka

Inadvertently, this has become Festivus week on Smitten Kitchen, wherein I air my grievances at past recipes and exhibit what I hope can be passed …

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Vanilla is probably my favorite flavor of cake and I’ll almost always pick up a slice of vanilla cake or a vanilla cupcake when given the choice …

Chocolate Chocolate Teacake

September 28, 2014<p>This cake! Yes, this cake! It may look unassuming but let me tell you, it is everything.<br>Completely delicious and one of the best …

Dessert

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

The problem with pumpkin breads is that a lot of them don’t taste that much like pumpkin. They tend to taste like cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie …

Meatballs & String Beans Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could meatballs with string beans—a Southern Italian (via New England) taste of summer's end—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to</i> …

Italian Food

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Here is a family favorite for a weeknight dinner—chicken thighs, floured and browned and then baked, served with a creamy mushroom sauce. You can …

chicken piccata

My husband calls this chicken ‘panna cotta’ by the way.<p>Chicken <i>piccata</i> happens to be a childhood favorite of mine; tender chicken simmered in white …

Braised Chicken with Shallots & Mushrooms | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Shallots break ground in spring. The purple-hued bulbs have a flavor somewhere between onion and garlic, and they braise to a delectable sweetness. White wine and tarragon enliven this pot, while dried mushrooms provide an earthy undertone.<p><b>Braised Chicken with Shallots & Mushrooms</b><p>4 1/2 lb. (2.25 …

Mushrooms

The Best Way to Make Cauliflower Rice at Home

<b>Cut the cauliflower into large pieces:</b> Cut the head of cauliflower into quarters, then trim out the inner core from each quarter. Break apart the …

Food

we do nice things with roast chicken here

<b>When you’re single, envious of your married friends, self un-assured and plummeting towards 30 like nobody’s business, you start making promises to</b> …