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The Food Lab: For the Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Use Science, Not Sugar

Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are so darn insecure? They come to the table hidden under a blanket of marshmallows or a sticky-sweet layer of sugary syrup. You eat them and taste only cinnamon and nutmeg, the natural aroma of the sweet potato buried underneath layers of spices. I often …

Our 5 Absolute Best Cheesecake Recipes

From fluffy chocolate cheesecake to fruity slices, these cheesecakes are the perfect dessert<p>Cheesecake is a versatile dessert, but it's popular for …

In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father

Four years ago, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted new standards, known as TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), for social …

Marble Chocolate-Cheesecake Brownies From 'The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free'

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A dense, fudgy brownie seems easy enough to make without flour; after all, isn't there flourless chocolate cake? <i>The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free</i> answers that question with marbled cheesecake brownies that are still …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

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One Man's Quest for a Better Cup of Coffee

Unleashing the Dragon<p><b>Coffee brewers, the obsessive ones, are beverage MacGyvers.</b> They change up their equipment—Chemexes, French presses, drippers, siphons—and make subtle alterations to their machines—soaking filters in cold water, agitating the liquid in a particular way. Their antics are …

This Is How You Make Avocado Taste Like Chocolate

And it was a good thing.<p>There are few things better in life than a perfectly ripe avocado. You can make toast with it. You can turn it into guacamole. You can even bake an egg into it -- if you're into that kind of thing. But did you know that you can also make dessert with avocados? And not just …

10 Jalapeᅢᄆo Poppers That Are Better Than Yours

Did you know you could stuff them with mac and cheese?<p>You may have ordered jalapeᅢᄆo poppers at a bar before, and you may have liked them, but you don't know how good these bite-sized snacks can be until you make your own at home. Jalapeᅢᄆo poppers -- which are basically a pepper stuffed with …

Salads by Rafi Cohen

Israeli chef Rafi Cohen's new cookbook is devoted entirely to salads -- fresh, cooked, fried and baked; cold and hot.<p>Israeli chef Rafi Cohen's new cookbook is devoted entirely to salads - fresh, cooked, fried and baked; cold and hot. Here are three samples from the book: zucchini salad, beet salad …

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Pumpkin Spoon Bread

8 Servings<p>We make lots of things from scratch on Thanksgiving, but pumpkin purée isn’t one of them. Libby’s is our favorite brand.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ cups whole milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal<p>1 cup canned pure pumpkin purée<p>3 …