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One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

Dessert

887-carat emerald up for auction - CNN Style

Written by Abigail R. Esman, CNN<p>Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life. Though diamonds enjoy the reputation of being a girl's best friend, emeralds in fact are more rare -- and more valuable.<p>"Sought after for their rich color, regal …

Jewelry

How to Make Pizza, According to a Real Italian Chef

When the pizza is delivered, rather than pacing yourself and just having a slice or two, you dig in and devour the whole eight-piece large pie. About …

Recipes

Rosé All Day With These Wine-Flavored Doughnuts

As if we needed another reason to Rosé all day, we've come up with a recipe that gives us an excuse to have Rosé in the morning! These sweet wine-infused, cake-like doughnuts combine the delicate flavor of Rosé with a hint of strawberries. And don't get us started on the beautifully scrumptious …

For Smooth, Stable Cheese Sauces, Cornstarch and Evaporated Milk Are Your Friends

I don't know much about football, but I <i>do</i> know that if you're stuck watching a game at your friend's house, for no discernible reason other than to see New York teams get creamed, you'll be much happier if you've got a bag of chips and a bowl full of cheese dip.<p>Cheese dip wasn't really a thing in …

Cooking

Slow-Cooker King Ranch Chicken Soup Is How You're Going to Survive Winter

When I discovered this recipe for king ranch chicken soup from <b>Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers</b> by Samantha Skaggs, I knew I had to have it. King ranch chicken casserole consists of molten layers of cheese, chicken, and tortilla strips in a spicy cream sauce, and this soup captures all the best parts …

Basic French Toast Recipe - Chowhound

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Breakfast

Your 10-Day Wellness Plan to Jumpstart the New Year: These Simple Diet Changes Can Have Big Results

Try these 10 daily diet tips to boost your wellness in 2017

Wellness

Red Curry Chicken Chili Recipe

Recipe by: Hunt's<p>"Ground chicken, chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered in a flavorful blend of red curry paste, coconut milk and robust Indian spices …

Recipes

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Before there was Ina Garten, there were our Founding Fathers.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over the holidays at Mount …

Recipe for Shanghai fried rice with salt pork and bok choy

<i>Serves 4</i><p>In a backstreet not far from Nanjing Road in the heart of Shanghai, there’s a small diner that serves one of the most delicious versions of …

Food & Dining

The Best Chicken Salad Ever Recipe

Recipe by: Richard Rego<p>"This is the best chicken salad I have ever had in my life and it is so simple to make."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. …

Recipes

Panforte

Even before the holidays get started, I always make sure that I’ve got all the ingredients on hand to make one of my very favorites desserts: …

Honey-Hoisin Chicken Thighs with Stir-Fried Kale

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Honey-Hoisin Marinade<p>2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated<br>• 2 heaping tablespoons fresh root ginger, peeled and grated<br>• 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce<br>• 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes<br>• 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon light soy sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons honey<br>• 4 organic chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in …

For the Love of Fruitcake

Any literature lover ought to give fruitcake a fair chance.

Literature

Weekend Recipe: Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe from Cook's Country yields soft and chewy gingerbread cookies that are perfect for the holiday season.<p>Some recipes for soft and chewy …

Dessert

Quick Homestyle Chicken and Biscuits Recipe

Recipe by: sanhym<p>"This is my mother-in-law's recipe that has become a favorite in our house! Perfect for those chilly winter days."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added …

Recipes

The Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes You Need On The Table

Thanksgiving is even better with Brussels sprouts. Trust us.<p>For a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, every dish must make an appearance. Of course you need a good bird and all the iconic sides that complement it. And you must have pie — pumpkin AND pecan at the very least. But, it’s also very important …

3 Healthy Crockpot Recipes Pinterest Users Are Obsessed With

We're all about indulging during the holiday season, but we're not exactly fans of all the added calories that come along with it. In the spirit of …

50 Christmas Cookies You Don't Even Need an Oven to Bake

Your secret's safe with us!<p>What's guaranteed to be the hit of your holiday buffet but hardly requires any effort? These festive, impressive-looking treats. (Your secret's safe with us!)

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches with Apple–Cherry Chutney

You can serve this addictive chutney alongside roasted meat (rotisserie chicken); it’s also good on a sandwich with deli cold cuts. Check out step-by-step photos here.<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing<p>1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, cut into ¼-inch pieces<p>¼ medium red …

Recipes

Chill with the Pie, Here are 5 New Desserts You Should Try for Thanksgiving This Year

<i>This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.com.</i><p>Okay, hear me out: Pie is wonderful. While pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie can certainly have a place …

6 Comforting Weekend Recipes You Need Right Now

Friday Dinner: Gigante Beans and Barley<p>A creamy Dijon dressing brings the elements together in this humble but deeply satisfying bowl of caramelized …

Cooking

Meet the King of Hearty Winter Stews

Some foods nourish. Apples, turkey burgers, Sweetgreen salads with light to medium dressing — many of us have agreed to call these things healthy. …

Recipes

Cornmeal Pound Cake with Honey Butter Glaze

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 1½ cups granulated sugar<br>• 3 large eggs, room temperature<br>• 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/3 cup buttermilk, room temperature<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>Honey-Butter Glaze<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe