Aaja Aminx Mcken

102 Flips | 5 Magazines | 25 Likes | 4 Following | @aajamcken | Keep up with Aaja Aminx Mcken on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Aaja Aminx Mcken”

Step-By-Step: The Best Gingersnap Cookies

GalleryStep-By-Step: The Best Gingersnap Cookies<p>I love gingersnaps with the burning heat of a thousand suns.<p>Now, you might be wondering whether I <i>love</i> gingersnaps with the burning heat of a thousand suns, or whether I love <i>gingersnaps</i> with the burning heat of a thousand suns, and the answer to either …

The Most Famous Cake on the Amalfi Coast

Italy's most famous dessert, tiramisu, may come from the north, but <b>when it comes to sweets, there's no denying the Southern Italians have it in the bag</b>.<p>It's enough to think of Sicilian cannoli, or granita, or their famous cassata. But don't forget Campania, where Neopolitan pastry makers have …

23 Reasons To Never Eat Breakfast

Wake up early? LOL.

5 Delicious Coleslaw Variations

Growing up, I assumed that coleslaw was some sort of joke. Why would I ever want that sorry little paper cup of tough, bland cabbage? You know, the kind that comes as a paltry afterthought with your towering sandwich at the local Greek diner. I always figured it was just a steady, meticulous way to …

Fried Chicken Salad From 'Fried & True'

Has finding uses for leftover fried chicken ever really been much of a problem? Eat it cold while standing in front of the open refrigerator as you ponder the effort it would take to make a sandwich with it, right? But if you are able to make it past that very satisfying immobility, you should try …

Spiced Peaches n’ Cream Bread Pudding

Sometimes I will pick up an extra loaf of bread when I am out shopping for groceries. I know at the time that it is slightly more bread than I need …

What to Do with an Overload of Green Beans

<i>It's the season of overflowing market bags, heavy CSA boxes, and gardens run amok. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks is showing us how to store, prep, and make the most of the bounty, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Discover all the ways you can get through your haul of beautiful green beans,</i> …

Recipes

How to Make Red Bean Ice Cream From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Cynthia of Two Red Bowls</i> <i>is placing the long-neglected red bean where it has always belonged: in ice cream.</i><p>When it comes to Asian …

Peach Upside-Down Cake With Cognac Caramel

This cake is perfection when made with the kind of fragrant peaches you can only get in mid-summer from a local farm.<p>To bring out the fruits' delightful flavors, the slices are pan-roasted and then drizzled with a buttery caramel spiked with Cognac. Moreover, the cake batter that tops the ambrosial …

Maple Bacon Magic Bars

Magic bars are an easy-to-make bar cookie recipe that use some of my favorite main ingredients: chocolate, nuts and coconut. They’re also very easy …

Breakfast Waffle Nachos Confirm That The World Is An Amazing Place

At HuffPost Taste, we hold the belief that nachos make the world a better place. The mountains of cheese, guacamole, and other fixings are like tiny heaps of happiness that hold the gentle fabric of our lives together. There's not much else in life that can bring the editors at Taste more joy. Or …

11 Tomato Salads to Make Right Now

After you’re tired of making the always delicious (if slightly overdone) Caprese salad, here are 11 new ones to try while tomatoes are at their …

How to Make Any Type of Lemonade Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Lemonade may have disappointed you in the past, but don't go through life with a sour taste in your mouth.</i> …

Dropped Ice Cream Pinata Cupcakes by Cupcake Addiction

Christian Dior's Apricot Mousse

As much as I love shiny new cookbooks (and oh, I do!) my shelf of mid-century cookbooks is my sentimental favorite. I especially love those purchased …

Lavender Earl Grey Cupcakes for Better Homes and Gardens

Hi friends! This month I'll be sharing a few of my cake creations on the Better Homes and Gardens blog - starting with these tea-time inspired …

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

<i>Mini Lemon Cheesecakes topped with homemade lemon curd and fresh raspberries creates the perfect dessert for any Mother’s Day celebration.</i><p>I come from …

Fresh Ricotta

Makes about 1 cup<p>A bowl of pasta tossed with fresh ricotta, chopped walnuts, some olive oil, and a little fresh parsley is a beautiful thing. Just saying.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or distilled white …

Recipes

Buttery Lemony Lace Cookies

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A delicate, lemony cookie to have in your repertoire.</i><p>I am the kind of person who happens to have organic sugar <i>and</i> corn syrup laying about the house, and if you are too, …

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 …

One-Pot Wonders: Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>I often get made fun of by friends—or receive comments from readers—that I tend to stick to favorite ingredients: tomatoes, kale, and feta. Well, I'm just going to say that this is because they are delicious and two of them …

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 …

Parmesan Bacon Gougères From 'Down South'

Donald Link's gougères in his new cookbook, Down South, are a far cry from the delicate hors d'oeuvre seen on passed appetizer trays at fancy receptions. Studded with pieces of crumbled bacon and infused with their rendered fat, these bite-sized puffs make for a seriously porky statement. Link …

How to Make Royal Icing

Royal icing is a hard white icing made from egg whites and confectioners’ sugar. It is described as a “hard” icing because it dries hard, unlike …

Impossible Coconut Custard Pie Cupcakes

During the fall, one of my favorite recipes to make is for my Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes. They’re pumpkin pie in a unique single-serving format …

Snickers Cookies

<i>Delicious chocolate chip cookies are taken to the next level with the addition of Snickers Bites.</i><p>Last week I left the house by myself for the first …