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The One Secret to the Perfect Pie Crust

Pie crust has a mythic status as one of the hardest recipes out there to get just right. Great pie crust is flaky but not crumbly, and holds together but isn’t tough. If you’ve not yet mastered it, take a deep breath and get out the vodka. Start by pouring some over ice (if that will calm your …

Baking

BA's Best Pecan Pie

Makes one 9" pie<p>No booze, no chocolate, no hard-to-find ingredients in this rendition of the classic Thanksgiving pie. In this recipe, we focused on the things that matter: the deep flavor of toasted pecans, a caramely custard, and the flakiest, most buttery crust ever. This is part of BA's Best, a …

Baking

The Hard-to-Find Product People Swear Makes the Flakiest Pie Crust

People LOVE Tenderflake—they fly to Canada and stash it in their suitcases, all for a flaky pie crust.<p>Canadians know Tenderflake lard in an instant: It’s a square pound of snow-white lard in a bright yellow box in the local grocery store’s baking aisle. Moms and grandmas have been stockpiling this …

Baking

These Cobblers and Crisps are Even Easier Than Pie

No crust, no problem<p>Nothing is as simultaneously simple and satisfying as a baked dessert made from ripe fruit, warm and bubbly from the oven. Pies …

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 …

Dessert

How to Sharpen a Knife with a Water Stone (Video)

At some point in every knife’s life, it’s going to need a sharpening. Even if you bought one of those As-Seen-On-TV-Cuts-A-Soup-Can knives (which, …

12 Gravy Recipes That Will Float Your Gravy Boat

When preparing a traditional Thanksgiving spread, including the classics is *hella* important. The turkey is a given; a heaping pile of stuffing is mandatory, and fluffy mashed potatoes cannot be snubbed. However, no matter how appetizing these classic TG components are, they aren’t complete …

12 Amazing Doughnut Recipes Everyone Needs To Try At Least Once In Their Life

I'm sure you already have it marked on your calendar, but in case you do not... Nov. 5 is National Doughnut Day, aka an excuse to eat everything …

15 Apple Pie Recipes That Are (Almost) Better Than Grandma’s

When you think of apple pie, you probably have an image in your head of your grandma kneading dough and sitting the finished pie on the windowsill to cool. Those memories are all well and good, but these days we’re more into creative apple recipes that aren’t <i>so</i> traditional. You’ve got all of the …

15 Cornbread Recipes That Stomp Buttery Rolls

Warm and buttery rolls are a staple at every festive family dinner. However, when it comes to Thanksgiving, it’s *all* about that moist and crumbly cornbread. Whether you’re into a classic corny cornbread or like to add a unique spin with sweet and savory components, Thanksgiving dinner just isn’t …

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Lemon Dip

Most bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts recipes call for holding everything together with toothpicks, but we skip that step. Setting the bacon seam-side …

11 Delish Cranberry Sauce Recipes That Are Totally Our Jam

We’ve broken out our boots and scarves, and we’ve <i>finally</i> chilled out on the pumpkin spice craze — because <i>mulled wine.</i> This all means one thing: Thanksgiving is *just* around the corner. You’ll soon be planning for that greatly anticipated turkey and everyone’s fave scrumptious stuffing, all while …

GP's Pancakes | Goop

“My father was a master pancake maker. As I chronicle in my first cookbook, Sunday mornings at our house were pancake mornings, with friends and …

Breakfast

5 Chicken Cacciatore Recipes to Suit Every Comfort Food Craving

Fall is officially here, and the cooler weather has me craving all things comfort food. If you're looking for dinner inspiration this week, I highly …

Mango Lassi Recipe - Simple Sumptuous Cooking

<i>Refreshing Drink – mango lassi !</i><p>Can you think of anything as delicious, creamy and nutritious as a <b>Mango Lassi?</b> I doubt it. Lassi is a sumptuous and …

KFC 'original secret recipe' found in scrapbook

A relative of Colonel Harland Sanders, the man behind Kentucky Fried Chicken, claims he has unearthed the original recipe for the fast food’s secret …

13 Recipes from Kerala You Won’t Believe You’ve Been Missing All Your Life

There's a reason Kerala is called God's own country. One look at how beautiful it is, and one taste of their food, and no one will ever question it. …

Recipes

Spanish Tapas Recipe for Pan con Tomate or Toasted Bread with Tomato

Tapas Bread with Tomato<p><i>Pan con Tomate / Pa amb Tomaquet</i><p><b>Pan con Tomate</b> consists of freshly toasted bread into which a tomato has been rubbed. This …

Recipes

Chuys Hatch New Mexican Green Chile Sauce Recipe

Chuys Hatch New Mexican Green Chile Sauce<p>From tasteoftexas 11 years ago<p><b>20 minutes</b> to make<br>• Serves <b>4</b><p>Serve this great sauce over enchiladas, grilled pork …

Peach Hand Pies - Saving Room for Dessert

Our favorite local farm must have my direct number. They’ve figured out this marketing thing and have a very effective strategy for selling their …

Flipping Out for the Perfect Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Española)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Here's a challenge for you: Name one dish that can be eaten as a snack, an appetizer, and a main course; that's equally delicious both hot and cold; that almost anyone would be happy to eat at any time of day or night; that …

Recipes

9 fried chicken recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

When it comes to comfort food, sometimes nothing beats fried chicken. There are few things more beautiful than a delicately seasoned piece of poultry, delicately seasoned and lightly dredged with a dusting of flour, baptized in a pool of sizzling fat to crisp, golden perfection.<p>Fried chicken isn't …

7 Best Chocolate Puddings

Another great reason to make this delicious dessert.<p>Celebrate National Chocolate Pudding day with these incredible recipes.<p>"For me, ginger should be …

Turn Ground Nuts Into Crispy, Delicious Breading

When you think of breading, you usually think of flour and bread or breadcrumbs, but ground nuts like almonds or pumpkin seeds can add the same …

Food

How to Cook Pasta the Italian Way

<b>Pasta and pizza</b> are the most iconic of all Italian foods.<p>You all probably have heard <b>spaghetti alla carbonara,</b> or <b>alla Bolognese</b><i>,</i> two of the most …

Italian Food

Win Your Next Potluck With Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's …

Easy Black Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>3 medium zucchini (about 14 ounces)<br>• 1 cup neutral oil<br>• 2 cups raw sugar<br>• 4 eggs<br>• 1¾ cups whole wheat flour<br>• 1/4 cup good-quality cocoa<br>• 4 teaspoon pumpkin spice<br>• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 tablespoon orange juice<p>Cream Cheese Icing<p>3½ ounces butter, at room temperature<br>• 5 …

Dessert

Onion Pakoras With Avocado Dipping Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes