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27 Baking Infographics that All Bakers Need

Cookies, Cakes, and Cinnamon rolls are a bakers delight. But do you know why your cookies never seem to turn out just right? Or why trying to bake …

How to Make the Scones That Your Brunch Is Missing

Cake, chocolate, cream and caffeine. What more could you ask for in a breakfast? These triple chocolate scones are huge, sinful and completely delicious. They’re perfect for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast with a large mug of coffee. Chilling out on the sofa in those comfy yoga pants that you have …

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15 World Series Party Desserts That Totally Hit It Out of the Park

Summer baseball season is long gone by now, but the World Series is in full force. That means there’s still a chance to enjoy your favorite ballpark treats one last time. These 15 homemade hacks will help you host a winning party featuring baseball-inspired snacks like Cracker Jack, frosted …

Dessert

20 Slow Cooker Meals to Cozy Up to This Fall

Crock pot cooking is the busy bee’s secret weapon for weeknight meals and cooking for a crowd. Although it’s a handy tool year-round, it’s particularly useful when temperatures drop and we start dreaming about comfort foods. Not only does it manage the cooking for you, but it keeps meals warm and …

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8 Skillet Desserts That Just Might Change Your Life

Let's hear it for the skillet: the easy, fast and non-dirty-dish-creating way to make an impressive dessert that will win you friends and lovers. Here, eight of our favorite recipes.<p><b>Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie</b><p>Go big or go home. Pass the milk. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Skillet Pear Ginger Pie</b><p>Premade piecrust …

How to Turn Instagram Into a Revenue Channel

When you look at the full spectrum of social channels, shopping apps, and digital sites that consumers engage with today, Instagram has continued to …

12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

21 Vegetarian Dump Dinners For The Crock Pot

Meat-free eats just got even easier.

You Don't Know Dessert Until You've Seen These 21 Epic Cake Recipes

Ahhh cake: you hear that word, and I <b>dare</b> you not to think happy thoughts. There's a cake for literally everyone. Don't like chocolate? Fine, try a …

Eggs,Life and style,Food & drink,Spanish food and drink,Italian food and drink,Japanese food and drink,French food and drink<p>We kick off a week-long Cook special on the wonders of the humble egg with this selection of surprisingly eclectic eggy recipes, showing they make a handsome plateful morning …

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20 Salted Desserts That Make Us Want to Break Out the Maldon

Salted caramel and chocolate desserts are here to stay—make one of these and see why.<p><b>Salted desserts have never been more popular</b>, and it's easy to see why. Not only does it bring out other flavors, it's a perfect foil to rich chocolate and sweet caramel. Try these confections and see for yourself.

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What to eat with the curtains closed: Milk's ooey-gooey chocolate cookies

Have you ever had something that tasted so good you were almost embarrassed to eat it in public? These chocolate cookies are that something.<p>You might consider closing the curtains when you bake a few batches of these, from chef Bret Thompson's bake shop at Milk. (They're the ones in the …

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

12 Easy Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes for the Week - Chowhound

Cooking anything on a weeknight can be a hassle, let alone a complete meal. But luckily, a crockpot can be your saving grace. Just set it in the …

19 Unpredictable Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Make This Fall

It’s fall, people — which means we are about to be inundated with all things pumpkin. From our Instagram feeds to the never-ending line at Starbucks, that big orange fruit (yes, fruit!) is everywhere. So when you are asked to bring a pumpkin dessert to the next party/brunch/shindig on your …

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It is easy being green when your readers’ recipes are this good: try out an Asian cocktail dessert, a tasty soup, two tempting salads or a tangy twist on avocado on toast

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Photograph: Felicity Cloake for the Guardian<p>Michel Roux’s vanilla madeleine.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/2/1441192319040/976618a9-60d0-4362-8a17-9f218cb0a0bf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity Cloake for the Guardian<p>Michel Roux’s vanilla madeleine.<p>84<p>…

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25 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Desserts

This means they're basically salad, right?

Delicious crumble recipes to welcome in autumn

Vibrant rhubarb, sweet apple and mellow blackberry: fruity crumbles are the ultimate British dessert, whatever the season<p>A big bowl of apple crumble with custard has to be the most comforting and delicious pudding around, especially on a cold winter's night. But don't rule out crumble in the warmer …

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Blades of Glory: How to Make Your Knives the Sharpest in the Drawer

The most important tool in your kitchen requires a little TLC for top-notch cuts.<p>If you've never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it's a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation's expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife …

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Bright and Easy: Pasta Recipes for Spring

Bursting with color, from single shades to the full spectrum, each of our spring pastas is a lavish treat for the eye, yet still super-simple to pull together.<p>Create a colorful yet minimal palette with emerald-green arugula. The peppery greens do double duty: First, they’re blended with garlic, …

Bake Gourmet Cupcakes: 6 Recipes from Famous Bakeries

The cupcake bubble has burst according to Slate, and The Wall Street Journal predicts that cupcake bakeries will face economic woes as the trend …

The Italian version of hog roast, stuffed with garlic and herbs and generously salted, is utterly sublime. But lacking consensus on how to prepare it, I’ve had to spend a month testing slow-cooked pork and salty crackling<p>Like most right-thinking omnivores, I love a hog roast – insincere apologies …

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Grilled S'mores Brownies Are the Reason Summer Exists

<i>S'mores brownies are exactly how you end summer with a bang. Just look at 'em!</i><p>I love grilling. Like REALLY love grilling. I grill almost every day, even in winter. There's something about it that just makes me ridiculously happy.<p>Honestly I think grilling ranks right up there with chocolate in my …

8 'Piece of Cake' Cakes

These cakes may look complicated, but they're surprisingly easy to make.<p><b>1. Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze</b><p>Popular in Latin America, <i>Tres Leches Cake</i> is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. In this version, …

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

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15 Lightened-Up Pasta Recipes for Summer That Aren’t Pasta Salad

Summer is in full swing. And when the temperature rises and your clothes get lighter, your meals should lighten up too. The last thing you want to do when lounging by the pool is devour a meal that’s going to leave you feeling bloated and tired. We scoured the depths of the Internet and found 15 …

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8 Healthy Frozen Desserts Better Than Ice Cream (Really!)

Cupcakes & Kale Chips<p>Raspberry Chocolate Almond Crunch Frozen Yogurt Popsicles<p>This DIY popsicle has got it all—it's tart and sweet and packs a …

The 11 Best No-Bake Desserts

One of the best things about summer? The food. Watermelons, party dips, boozy popsicles...case closed. One of the worst? Turning on your oven when it's 90 degrees outside.<p>Here, the best sweet treats that won't turn your kitchen into a sauna.<p><b>Ombre Ice-Cream Cake</b><p>At the very least, do it for the …