Dawn Brubaker

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6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …


Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Adding sour cream to the dough imparts richness and a bit of tang, and doesn’t thin it out too much.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup sour cream<p>4 tablespoons heavy cream, divided<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper …


Salted Butter Caramels

Makes about 60 caramels<p>Put the evening over the top by setting out these easy, impressive caramels after dessert. Or set out wax-paper bags so friends can take them home for the next day.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>⅔ cup heavy cream<p>1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise<p>2 cups …


Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

16 Servings<p>This pecan fudge recipe is similar in flavor to caramelized white chocolate. Tangy buttermilk tempers the sweetness.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup pecans<p>2 cups sugar<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>1 tablespoon honey<p>⅛ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Flaky sea salt …


Sour Cream Peach Pie

For Andrew Zimmern, this recipe typifies the way things were back in the early 1900s: it makes do with what's on hand and allows nothing to be wasted.<p>…

Coffee Wire

It's <b>Coffee Week</b> over on <i>Fast Company</i>. That means stories on everything from fancy coffee (which may be bad for the environment) to quotes like this one from comedian <b>Jerry Seinfeld</b>: Anxious, shy, or just sleep-deprived? "Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup." [Fast Company]

A Bag Of Chips And A Tub Of Ice Cream Are All You Need For This Fine, Fine Dessert

Fried ice cream is an ambitious dessert. It melds two paradoxical flavor pairings almost impossibly. Somehow, frosty cool cream is encased by an oily, crunchy outer layer. Texture lines are crossed and the unification is profound: The treat takes care of both salty and sweet cravings all in one …