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Here's the secret to the best chocolate chip cookies ever

Cookies are the best things in life. There’s virtually no situation that a cookie can’t solve, or at least make easier to swallow. But it’s got to be a great cookie. Don’t get me wrong: I’ll eat a bad cookie, but it won’t give me the feels the way a perfectly baked, flavorful, crispy and chewy …

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24 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Organize Your Crafting Supplies

The better for crafting, my dear.

Crafting

3-Ingredient Desserts for When You Just Don't Have the Patience

Long ingredient lists, four kinds of flour, and hours in the oven? Nah, not our thing. When it comes to baking (and all types of cooking, really), …

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …

What Experts Know About Reducing Sugar in Baking Recipes

When it comes to cutting sugar in baking recipes, Amanda Hesser is “not scientific!”<p>I simply pour out some of the sugar from my measuring cup before adding it to the recipe.<p>She might be a risk-taker, but us by-the-book bakers wanted to know just how far we could tinker with the sugar in a baking …

Baking

How to Make Your Caramel 100x More Exciting: Replace Cream with Fruit

It feels like we've known about caramel since the beginning of time.<p>But the Romans, the Byzantines, the members of the Ming dynasty, the dinosaurs (!) did <i>not</i> spoon caramel sauce over their ice cream. Because <b>in 1993, its existence was still news</b> (in the U.S., at least).<p>In a <i>New York Times</i> article, …

Ice Cream

11 Easy, No-Cook Thanksgiving Hors d'Oeuvres

For when the last thing you want to do is fuss with hors d'oeuvres.<p>At our house, Thanksgiving is really just another great excuse to have a dinner …

Brine Shrimp Before Cooking to Keep Them Firm and Juicy

A quick brine before you cook shrimp can make sure they’re plump and juicy, no matter how you plan to cook them. You only need to let the shrimp sit …

Step-by-Step: How to Make a Perfect Apple Pie

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make a Perfect Apple Pie<p>A great apple pie can be as simple as picking the right type of apples; chopping them up; tossing them with sugar, spices, and a thickener; dumping them into a killer homemade pie crust; topping it; and baking it. A <i>perfect</i> apple pie, on the other …

Why women bake: the healing power of a quiet sisterhood

In the 2011 movie Bridesmaids, Kristin Wiig’s character, a pastry chef, comforts herself in a moment of turmoil by baking an elaborate cupcake alone. We watch her start from scratch and mix the ingredients, scoop the batter into a single paper liner, and then whip up some frosting and ganache to …

Baking

The 75 All-Time Best Chocolate Recipes

You're welcome.<p>We're clearly just a tad chocolate obsessed over here at HuffPost Taste. While there will always be room in our hearts (and in our stomachs) for all the kinds of foods that are available to us, chocolate holds a special place. The quantity of content on our site dedicated to this …

Dessert

5 reasons hot chocolate isn’t healthy

Nutrition news has given chocoholics a reason to rejoice lately: Multiple studies show cacao-rich dark chocolate is chock-full of health-promoting nutrients and antioxidants. However, you're out of luck if you prefer milk chocolate—or if you want a cup of store-bought hot cocoa.<p>Yes, we're sorry to …

The Only Global Warming Chart You Need from Now On

When I make charts and graphs, I generally make it a practice to scale the vertical axis of a chart from zero (0) to the upper bound of the range. …

Climate Change

12 Smoothies That Beat Bloating

The smoothie is the stealth bomber of weight loss. You can pack them full of fiber-rich veggies, fat-burning fruits and blend them into an icy …

Breakfast

The Full-Fat Foods You Need To Be Eating For Weight Loss

No, we’re not talking about the awful food relatives force us to eat at the holidays. We’re talking about getting the fat on your plate: A new report …

Nutrition

The 12 Best Superfoods You’ve Never Heard Of

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10 DIY Home Improvements for $20 or Less

Give your home a facelift without making a dent in your pocketbook.<p>If you have an extra weekend and $20 burning a hole in your pocket, then a DIY …

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

Easy and Fun Dog Tricks to Train Your Dog

01 of 10<p>Have your dog greet your friends by shaking hands (or paws, as the case may be). This is an easy dog trick that you can usually train a dog …

Pets

How to Cook a Way Better Chicken Breast (Start By Banishing the Word "Skinless")

This chef is convinced that chicken breast is the best part of the bird—it's all in how he cooks it. Steal his secrets here.<p>Quick, how to make a chicken breast, a.k.a. one of the most common staples in quick and easy weeknight cooking, better? "Add a little butter if you're feeling sassy," says …

Cooking

Sprocket Pillows Tutorial

These are my favorite new pillows. They are fast and unbelievably easy to make…and I hope you love them as much as I do. I did my best to simplify …

Drink One Glass Of This Every Morning And You'll Stop Gaining Weight

Weight gain is a big problem these days with people leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles and eating more terrible food. Fortunately, in addition …

The Secret to Extra-Crispy Herb-Roasted New Potatoes: More Than a Pinch of Salt

"Kenji, why don't you ever make those salt-crusted potatoes we have back home for me?" my wife, Adri, said to me the other day as we were driving home from an afternoon at the beach. As the husband of a Colombian woman, I've come to learn a couple things about their culture. Namely, when it comes …

30 Ways To Eat Chocolate For Breakfast

Achieve greatness each day by starting it off with chocolate.<p>Chocolate.<p>Chocolate!<p>It's marvelous no matter the time of day. Round the clock, a sample of chocolate makes the tastebuds dance, causes the heart to sing, puts a skip in the step.<p>Chocolate is often consumed as an after-dinner treat or a …

Breakfast

Icebox Cake the Simple Way (& the Outrageous, S'mores-Flavored Way)

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The most chill summer dessert can be simple or over-the-top—you choose.</i><p>The nice thing about an icebox …

Dessert

How To: Make a Raw Watermelon Cake (Perfect for Summer)

Raw fruit "cakes" are all the rage these days, and this stacked watermelon cake is easy to put together and is perfect for people of all ages. It's …

4 Chefs Share The Best Cooking Advice They've Ever Received

<i>Beyond making sure everything's ready before you begin, here are the pointers that pros say everyone should know.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani