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The Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free Dessert That Anyone Can Eat

It's a Thanksgiving miracle: This dessert will satisfy even the most restrictive diet—and it's easy to make.<p>My sister, bless her, has decided to embark on the Whole30 diet. She's on week three of the 30-day grain-free, alcohol-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, legume-free, meat-and-veggie-focused meal …

Food

Slow Cooker Chocolate Dessert Recipes, Because Life Is Beautiful

YUM.<p>If there's one thing we are always thankful for in life, it's chocolate. Chocolate -- in just about any form, at any time of day -- makes us swoon. Chocolate brownies, chocolate cookies, chocolate cakes, chocolate to drink, we want it. The only thing better than chocolate wrapped up into a …

The 10 Best Restaurants In The U.S., According To TripAdvisor

America the beautiful. 🍴<p>It's tricky to name the best fine-dining restaurants in the U.S.: There's food, and there's price, and then there's ambiance to consider.<p>And nobody knows how to judge all three like a traveler does. TripAdvisor has released a nomad-vetted list of the top fine-dining …

The Spices You Really Need in Your Pantry

We asked the Bon Appétit test kitchen cooks to name their top 5 favorite spices. Here's what they said.<p>It's way too easy to go down the rabbit hole when stocking your spice rack—especially if you like to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. From Aleppo pepper to za'atar, there are so …

Recipes

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Fall is supposedly here in Santa Barbara, but with temperatures in the triple digits, one would never guess Autumn is technically in full swing. Never-the-less, it's my husband's birthday today and every year for his birthday, he requests one of three desserts: carrot cake, strawberry shortcake or …

Gooey Layered Symphony Brownies

<i>Symphony brownies are simple and show stopping! Packed full of almonds and toffee, what's not to love?</i><p>Brownies are basically the world’s most perfect snack. You’ve got chocolate, you’ve got a hand-held bar, you’ve got a gooey, fudgy middle. I mean really, what else do you need from life?<p>People …

How to Make the Crispiest Pan-Seared Fish Skin

If I had to name three kitchen skills I wish more home cooks endeavored to master, they'd be: learning to work more cleanly, cutting more efficiently (and safely), and knowing how to crisp the skin of a piece of fish. That last one is a lot more specific than the other two, but I rank it just as …

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

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9 Ways to Dress Up Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast isn't really about the meat itself but the way it's seasoned or sauced. Here are nine ways to flavor your chicken so it's …

Lemon and lavender yogurt cake

This is one of my favourite cakes. We make it at home often – partly because the recipe is foolproof, and partly because the soft yogurt-sponge lends itself well to all manner of adaptations: fennel seed, raisins and candied peel in the winter, for example, or delicate flavours – such as these – in …

Dessert

No-bake desserts are a winner, whatever the weather. These creamy refrigerator cakes – one with burnt honey swirled through biscuits and cream, another swathed in salted caramel – will help keep kitchen temperatures down<p>In the chaos of a recent house move, I’ve found myself without a working oven. …

Baking

A 5-Minute Trick for Fresher Tomatoes

<i>This trick—which only takes 5 minutes—may be the answer to avoiding refrigerator-chilled, flavorless tomatoes.</i><p>A few weeks ago, when our Test Kitchen Manager Derek was doling out tomatoes that wouldn't survive the weekend in the office, I made the mistake of offering that he put them in the …