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11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

Creamy Vanilla Bean Custard

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Get out a large, shallow casserole and six custard cups or ramekins that fit inside it comfortably.<p>Bring a kettle of water …

Recipes

An Addictive White Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

It may look plain, but this buttercream is anything but vanilla.

Meet the Love Child of Your Favorite Olive Oil Cake & a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Teach a baker to make cake and you’ll busy her for a day. Teach a baker to <i>adapt</i> cake and you’ll busy her for a lifetime. Back in the day—so, last year—when I was getting up a few hours past midnight to make buttermilk biscuits and apple pies and, every morning, a hopefully different cake, I thought …

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If you love beauty, you probably don't mind spending a little more than you're comfortable with on that one product that just <i>works</i> for you. But if it works for you every day, replacing it can become an expensive activity. For years, the topic of "dupes"—cheaper products that work just as well as an …

13 Drugstore Products $25 and Under Beauty Editors Swear By

To the untrained eye, the rows of oils, serums, cleansers, exfoliators, and moisturizers in the drugstore beauty aisle can get pretty overwhelming …

Six of the best birthday cake recipes

<b>Grandma Ptak’s red velvet cake (main picture)</b><p>Prep: 30 min<br>Cook: 1 hr<br>Serves: 8-10<p>For the sponge<b><br>600g caster sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp fine salt</b><b><br>5 eggs</b><b><br>250g vegetable oil</b><b><br>5 tbsp red food colouring</b> <b><br>2 tsp vanilla extract</b><b><br>50g cocoa powder</b><b><br>560g plain flour</b><b><br>100g cornflour</b><b><br>500g buttermilk</b> or plain yoghurt<b><br>2 tsp bicarbonate of soda</b> <b><br>2</b> …

desserts

The Genius Cake Cutting Hack You Need to Know About

It creates 3x as many slices.<p>Divvying up a round cake at a large party is no easy feat. Slice too thin, and the delicate piece of cake will fold over …

Celebrity chefs turning viewers into dirty cooks, study finds

Celebrity chefs can turn viewers into dirty and unsafe cooks as they pick up their bad habits, a study has found.<p>Viewers pick up basic hygiene errors including wiping hands on tea towels, not washing chopping boards between preparing different ingredients, using finger tips to sprinkle salt or …

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Amaretto Caramel Sauce

This white chocolate cheesecake with Amaretto caramel sauce is made in haven! So rich, so creamy, and very delicious! If you like the sweet …

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he caved on vacation), and, somewhat …

Dessert

Weekend Breakfasts to Warm the Heart, and Belly

I’ve recently been trying to teach my nearly 5-year-old son, Max, to ride a bicycle, with little success. I could possibly blame Max for our tardy progress, but I must take the responsibility myself.<p>I’m the one who hasn’t been tremendously excited about going to the park in the freezing cold to …

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Here Are the Best Beauty Products of 2017

It seems like just yesterday we were waxing poetic about the 2016 release of Dyson’s first hairdryer, and then poof! We landed in 2017. This year …

Makeup

Weird Ways to Cook Eggs You Haven’t Thought of Yet

The humble egg isn't above being poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried — even pickled. But isn't it time we found new tricks for this fan …

Hong Kong's wildest dining experience

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's 8 p.m. in a rather dull multi-story government building and wet market center in North Point, Hong Kong .<p>Most of the lights are off. The market stalls are all closed.<p>Suddenly you hear the faint sounds of Michael Jackson classics, the vibrations getting stronger as you move towards the …

Hong Kong

This Celebrity Chef Swears by a $30 Coffeemaker

A good cup of coffee at home doesn't have to be expensive.<p>2017 has been chock full of coffee news…and we haven’t even hit the middle of the year …

Coffeemakers

Almost-Famous Honey-Roasted Peanuts

How to Make the Best Roasted Chicken Bánh Mi

This sandwich has everything: juicy meat, pickled veggies and a bit of heat. And yes, napkins necessary.<p>2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts<p>Salt and pepper<p>2 tsp. olive or vegetable oil<p>1/2 shallot, finely minced<p>1 clove garlic, finely minced<p>1 2-inch piece lemongrass, smashed and minced<p>1 tbsp. soy …

Fried Quick Pickles with Buttermilk Ranch Dippin' Sauce

In a large heavy-bottomed skillet or cast-iron pan, heat enough oil to cover 1/2-inch of the skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 350 …

We Tried To Make Copycat Recipes Of Popular Chain Restaurant Foods And They Were Pretty Legit

From In-N-Out to Shake Shack!<p><b>Chris's thoughts:</b> I was pleasantly surprised by the look and, more importantly, the taste of these fries — they’re super close to the real thing! Also, when I’ve ordered Animal Style fries to go in the past, sometimes they'd get excessively soggy on the drive home, so …

21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants

While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.<p>Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.

I'll Never Make a Salad the Same Way Again

Chef Ignacio Mattos taught Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport how to make a salad. Finally.<p>Before you cook like a pro, you’ve got to think like one.<p>I realized this a few weeks ago when I visited Ignacio Mattos in his kitchen at Café Altro Paradiso on Manhattan’s west side. Mattos is a subtle, …

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

You Can Eat as Much of These 9 Low-Cal Foods as You Want, Says a Nutritionist

Let's get one thing straight: There's no such thing as a zero-calorie food that you can munch on with abandon, but there are a few very low-calorie …

Become a Disciple of Duck Wings

With chicken, I covet the wings. With duck, not really; they tend to be sinewy and dry, without chicken’s succulence — or so I thought.<p>Then I ordered the duck wings at Upland in the Kips Bay neighborhood in Manhattan and instantly became a duck wing disciple.<p>The fried wings from that first …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

Cooking

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

Make the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes You've Ever Had with This Cooking Hack

That feeling when you’ve been doing mashed potatoes wrong this whole time.<p>This simple cooking hack will make your spuds the star of the Thanksgiving …

Recipes

39 Awesome Things You Never Knew You Needed For Your Kitchen

Here's hoping you have some free space in your cabinets and on your counter.