Robin Alt

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How to Make From-Scratch Japanese Curry That's Better Than the Box

"The Japanese, who are probably the world's greatest culinary aesthetes, don't hesitate to serve a greenish-yellow glutinous mess over their rice and label it 'curry.'" And thus Madhur Jaffrey, in <i>An Invitation to Indian Cooking</i>, cut down Japanese curry with the swiftness of a samurai sword.<p>To be …

Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

I think there is something superlatively romantic about a roast chicken. It may not have the sex appeal of an oyster, but it has romance. You know that that scene at the end of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> when Daisy and Tom sit, plotting over a plate of cold chicken? That's when you knew she loves him. There …

Grilled Chicken on a Stick With Alabama White Barbecue Sauce From 'Down South'

Mayonnaise probably isn't the first ingredient you think of when you hear the words "barbecue sauce." It might even be the last thing that crosses your mind (especially if you're not a coleslaw-on-pulled-pork kind of person). Yet the creamy condiment is, in fact, the main ingredient in Alabama …

Sunday Brunch: Coconut Rice Porridge

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>As a person who steers more toward bacon and steak in the morning, this …

Rapid Rolls From 'Kitchen Confidence'

When I was in high school, my friends and I used to gorge ourselves on frozen Sister Schubert's Parker House yeast rolls. The rolls are defiantly rich and yeasty with a soft, tender texture begging to be pulled apart into pieces and slathered with more butter. They're a far cry from the kind of …

13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

Sweet and Spicy Orange Glazed Pecans

I love making spiced, roasted nuts. They’re a great snack to have around for everyday munching and they’re always a hit when you put them out at …

Creepy Poetry Counts, Too

Hey, it's National Haiku Writing Month! John! Quick! GET ME THE CREEPIEST CAKES YOU CAN FIND!<p>[shuffling virtual photographs]<p>Right.<p><i>LET'S DO THIS.</i><p><i>still</i> …

Weekly Wreck Up 2/7/14

Some of my favorites that came in this week:<p>Oooh, <i>Let's is!</i><p>How I know Valentine's Day is coming:<p><i>Stop picturing the swirly things as legs. Stop</i> …

10 Wildly Inappropriate Come-On Cakes

<i>NOTE: No, really, these are</i> <b>wildly inappropriate.</b> <i>Not safe for kids! (Work should be fine, though.)</i><p>And now...<p><b>10 Wildly Inappropriate Pick-Up Lines<br>for</b> …

The Labor of Love

Sure, you <i>could</i> go with rubber duckies and baby blocks, but that's sooo last decade. Today's shower cakes are all about the biology of baby-making: …

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

This is a recipe that I found on a hand-typed recipe card (as in, it was typed on a typewriter) tucked inside of one of my grandmother’s cookbooks. I …

Chocolate-Laced Sour Cream Soufflés

I'm not sure when I first had a twinge of nerves at the thought of making sweet soufflés. I can't think of any other examples of a cooking technique …

Blackberry Stuffed Scones

<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: Bake some scones. Your day will be better for it.</i><p>I really think that there are very few of life’s little …

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

You guys. Fall is in the air. As I write this, we’re having a massive thunder storm with marble-sized hail and I love the dark gray skies and the …

Graphic Jams

<i>[NOTE: Today's final wreck is slightly NSFW, although I did my best with the censor bars. Honest.]</i><p>Last night I was talking with friends about how my …

Handy Peach Pies

August 26, 2013<p>It’s time for pie.<p>And peaches.<p>Pretty little peachy hand pies.<p>Yeah, I’m not sure what’s happening today. Fruit and pie. Instead of …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

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Allsorts Sugar Cookies

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar together until just incorporated.<p>Add the egg and vanilla extract (or …

Pretzel Bagels

Part bagel, part pretzel. A Pretzel Bagel delivers the best of both types of bread because you can enjoy it as-is (or topped with mustard), like a …

Blueberry Braided Bread: A Guest Post

My post today is over on The Pastry Affair, a gorgeous baking blog written by Kristin Rosenau.<p>Kristin started out as an astroparticle physicist. …

Date Flapjacks From Izy of Top With Cinnamon

Berry Cheesecake Tarts

Blackberry Blondies

Blondies are the blank canvases of the bar cookie world. They have a slightly dense, chewy texture, but they are relatively plain and get most of …

Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake

This Walnut, Olive Oil and Plum Cake has a delicious combination of flavors that you won’t find in too many other cakes – but it’s a combination of …

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Rustic Buttermilk Scones

A well-made scone that is fresh out of the oven is something that is just about irresistible. A scone in the pastry case of a coffee shop, on the …

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

As long as you have fresh strawberries, you can never go wrong with making a strawberry shortcake for dessert. But strawberry shortcakes can get a …