Al Rajan

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Bourbon-Butterscotch Pudding

8 Servings<p>This complexly flavored pudding owes its smooth texture to a quick spin in the blender.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>2 ½ cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole milk<p>1 tablespoon bourbon or Scotch<p>½ teaspoon …

Baking

Autumn Punch: This delicious drink combines...

Spiced Apple Cider: End your day right with this warming cider with a hint of apple brandy. 

<b>Spiced Apple Cider</b>: End your day right with this warming cider with a hint of apple brandy.

Hot Spiced Cider

Directions<p>In a saucepan combine cider and brown sugar. For spice bag, tie cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in double layer of 100-percent-cotton …

65 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

In order to make your Thanksgiving table looks more elegant you can make a centerpiece for it. Creating beautiful harvest centerpiece isn't hard …

Thanksgiving

Bittersweet is Abundant in November

Driving along the road yesterday, the trees finally bare, I noticed the bittersweet stands out more than ever covering fences, telephone poles, …

This Sweets-Obsessed Blogger Writes Amazing Dairy-Free Recipes

After one too many daydreams about pastries blogger Kristin Rosenau quit graduate school to focus more on flour and sugar.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should</i> …

How to Make Parmesan Broth, Plus 6 Ways to Use It

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Turn your Parmesan rinds into a flavorful base for soups, stews, and risottos.</i><p>A number of clever soup recipes -- like minestrone, for one -- ask you to …

26 Chocolate Wedding Cake Ideas That Will Blow Your Guests' Minds

Weddings

Gramercy Tavern's German Chocolate Cake

If you're already sick of pumpkin, but searching for a dessert that can feed a holiday crowd, look no further than <i>The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook</i>'s German chocolate cake. Crunchy, chewy frosting is spread between sweet and simple chocolate cake. It's an intersection of coconut, chocolate, and toasted …

How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

Inventions

Grilled Caesar Salad: The Best Thing We Ate All Weekend!

Start your summer grilling off in a great way! This is an easy Caesar salad, made better by a few minutes on the grill and has become part of the Accidental Locavore's summer repertoire. This is really easy and if you want to make it even easier, you can use your favorite bottled dressing (but …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

Cooking

15 Sweet Treats You Should Bake Instead of Cupcakes

Look, we're fine with cupcakes, but the world of baking is so much bigger. Here are 15 other sweet treats we'd rather bake than cupcakes<p>It's not that we're anti-cupcake, it's just that…okay. We are a <i>teensy bit</i> anti-cupcake. But wait! Hear us out! It's not that cupcakes are bad in and of themselves. …

Dessert

10 Homemade Candy Recipes for Easter

We love our bright, springtime vegetables. We really do. Come Sunday, however, you’ll find us digging into a sweeter harvest -- because this Easter, we’re planning a sugar high for the ages. It’s a Peeps-for-breakfast, Cadbury-for-dinner kind of menu, with a few midnight marshmallows thrown in for …

Dessert

4 So-Healthy, Spring Salads To Try This Week

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after</i> …

Braised Chicken with Artichokes and Fava Beans

4 Servings<p>Browned for deep flavor (and good looks), then braised for succulent results, this spring chicken has it all.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup fresh fava beans (from about 1 lb. pods) or frozen fava beans, thawed<p>Kosher salt<p>2 lemons, halved<p>3 pounds baby artichokes (about 16)<p>4 tablespoons …

Extreme Sports

Gluten Free and Still Glorious

Once upon a time, if you needed to stay gluten-free, your choice in flours for baking treats was limited to say the least. But times have changed, and definitely for the better in this regard -- a generous array of gluten-free flours is now widely available. All it takes is a little knowledge and a …

American Classics: Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Sure, you can buy chocolate graham crackers at the store, but making them at home is super-easy. As a bonus, when you make your own graham cracker dough, you can cut out your crackers into whatever shape you please! The eggless, …

LGBT Travel Is Changing, But Not Everywhere

The first time I went on holiday with my wife and children was in 2005, when we booked, with much excitement, a stay on a Caribbean island. We had …

20 Bizarre Pies From Yesteryear

You know how it is: Can't decide what to read, so you shut your eyes, reach out and open the first book you touch. So yeah, I randomly seized this:<p>And why <i>not</i> read <i>250 Superb Pies and Pastries</i> instead of, say, <i>Choke</i>? Sure, I don't bake. But old cookbooks reveal so much -- about what people ate, and/or …

Food Porn Alert: 50 Gorgeous Spring Recipes

Spring is right around the corner, guys, and we can hardly wait. Not only does that mean that we can stop worrying about polar vortexes , but it also means we can finally eat all the spring produce we've been dreaming about since the start of the year. Think lots of fresh, bright green plates. …

Tasting Report: Everything You Need to Know About Dominique Ansel's Milk and Cookie Shot

The challenge of evaluating chocolate chip cookies is that even mediocre ones tastes damn good when served hot from the oven. With decent chocolate and plenty of butter, it's hard to go wrong.<p>That's why my benchmark for fresh chocolate chip cookies is high. What did the chef do differently or …

29 Gluten-Free Ways To Satisfy A Carb Craving

Who needs gluten when you can have Nutella bread?

Gluten-Free

The Most Challenging Dinner Guest Ever: And 5 Delicious Meals To Feed Them

We've all been there. The Most Challenging Dinner Guest Ever is coming to dinner. The vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, …

How to Use a Tagine to Make Moroccan Food

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: A new piece of cookware can pave the way for vicarious globetrotting.</i><p>If you …

Spices