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How to make Garlic Bread

How to Choose the Right Oil

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to cooking and baking with oil, it's all about finding Mr. Right.</i><p>Walking into the oil aisle is a sensory overload: all of those glistening …

Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler (and Exercise Tips for the Exercise-Haters)

It may seem odd (I daresay, even a little sadistic) to write to you about exercise in a post featuring a gigantic dish of Homemade Peach Cobbler. …

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A couple of months ago, my husband and I went to a restaurant in New Orleans. When it came time for dessert, we decided to split something, but the …

New post! In these chewy Chocolate Banana Chip Cookies, both flavors to shine, giving them a pronounced banana flavor without the softness or cake-like texture that comes from using fresh fruit. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/chocolate-banana-chip-cookies.html

7 Fabulous Layer Cake Recipes

Picture this: your friend's birthday is approaching. It's go-time. You want to do something nice -- and after weighing retail fixes vs. labors of love, you decide to bake them a cake. You want to demonstrate effort more than a funfetti mix, but not on the 255 layer Guinness World Record winning …

Dessert

Stir Fried Green Beans with Ginger and Onions Recipe

Do you like green beans? I love them in stir fries, especially fresh, crisp, tender green beans. How do you know your green beans are fresh? Break …

BraveTart: One-Bowl, Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon rolls are the harbinger of a lazy morning, filling the kitchen with an aroma of butter, cinnamon, and freshly baked bread that announces it's time to sit down. With each puffy swirl of dough dripping with cream cheese frosting, there's really no way to tackle one standing up. These are my …

How to Make Any Cereal Treats Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Get in touch with your inner child; no recipe required.</i><p>Back in my elementary school bake sale days, one …

Caramel Apple Flan with Toasted Pepitas Recipe

Cooking apples in a rich buttery caramel and adding a scattering of toasted pepitas ensures this dessert really screams out "autumn" on the plate.<p>For even more apple flavor and sticky goodness, I recommend adding a little apple cider reduction to the plate: simply reduce cider in a saucepan over …

Italian Chicken Roll-Ups

Sometimes I feel like I’m doing the same thing over and over again with chicken breasts. Taco chicken. Fajitas. Marinated. Again and again. It all …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Apples

Lately my home has been filled with the scent of warm vanilla and cooked sugar. I've been making every incarnation of caramel I can think of. I can't …

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

These warm and chewy brown sugar cookies really hit the spot, and in only 30 minutes.<p>Why It Works<p>melting the butter makes for denser, chewier cookies.<br>• Rolling the dough in brown sugar doubles down on brown sugar flavor while adding a crackly texture to the exterior.<p><b>Read more: One Bowl Baking: Chewy</b> …

Tricks for Whipping Cream

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The only tricks you need to know to make perfect whipped cream.</i><p>In the world of desserts, whipped cream sleeps around. It spends a night with icebox …

Coffee Banana Smoothie (The Jumpin' Monkey)

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Get your meal and coffee in a single glass.</i><p>When I was in high school, our town acquired a bagel shop. The …

New post! Vanilla Bean Malt Cake has a heavy flavor of malt and vanilla bean, though the crumb itself is light and moist. This cake will find a place on your table during all seasons. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/vanilla-bean-malt-cake.html

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I think the baking bug has hit me. I’m all about baking lately. We had a slight “cold” front this past weekend that made me think that the Fall …

Modern Farmer's 5 Easy Things to Grow

<i>This week, our friends at Modern Farmer will be sharing some of their most recent recipes, choosing a wildcard, and answering our questions. For more news on farming near and far, pick up an issue in Provisions.</i><p><i>Today: No matter whether your thumb is green or black, you can grow these at</b> …

Amaretto Apple Crisp with Toasted Almonds

Amaretto Apple Crisp.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 27, 2013 84<p>I have come to a conclusion.<p>My love for fruit is simply so deep, expansive and passionate that …

Classic Meatloaf

My sweetheart came over to my parents the other day for dinner. He wasn’t exactly thrilled when he heard we were having meatloaf, and insisted on …

A Not-Too-Sweet, Streusel-Topped Treat to Serve with Tea

My mom recalls that Bessie began making it sometime in the mid-1960s. Bessie baked her <i>kuchen</i> for holiday meals and whenever family and friends gathered at her home, until she died in 2005.<p><i>Kuchen</i> is German for “cake”. According to <i>The Joy of Cooking</i>, traditional <i>kuchens</i> were breakfast pastries made …

12 Slightly Salty Sweets

Maybe you're just not really into sweets. Sure, a small bite of chocolate or a kid-sized scoop of ice cream can really hit the spot from time to time, but when it comes down to it, you'll take a slice of cheese over a slice of cake any day of the week.<p>Something happens, however, when sugar and salt …

Roasted Red Peppers

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Sweet, smoky roasted red peppers always taste better when made at home.</i> <i>Jodi from What's Cooking Good Looking shows us how.</i><p>Like most things, I …

Food Preservation

Baking 101: The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

I tell you this with nothing but love and understanding. I tell you this as a person who received the most mediocre grades in middle school science. …

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Y’all. I just can’t stop thinking about fall spices. I can’t get enough of the spicy, warm scents in our house, and even though the weather hasn’t …

The Best All-American Apple Pie

Pie does not get better than this. Reducing and concentrating the juices of the apples make it necessary to use only about half the usual amount of …

New post! Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread evokes feelings and flavors of autumn with a tender loaf and bright fall flavors. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/cinnamon-raisin-swirl-bread.html