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15 Recipes for Brownies, Bars, and Blondies (It's Okay, Have Seconds)

Here are 15 recipes for all those second-helping needs.<p><b>It's so easy to grab a second brownie.</b> It's sitting right there, pre-portioned, practically asking you to nab it. So do it. That's what it's there for. Here are 15 brownies, bars, and blondies that are basically begging you to snag seconds.


Behind the Scenes at Ralph Lauren's Massive Wild West Ranch

When Ralph Lauren's ranch is the scene of an all-American cookout, you bet there will be cowboys, burgers, and lots of ribs.<p><b>No one does the West like Ralph Lauren.</b> We set up camp at the designer's 17,000-acre cattle ranch near Telluride, Colorado to throw an all-American cookout complete with …


Classic Chocolate Mousse

6 Servings<p>Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ cup espresso or strong coffee, …


Helene’s Brownies

182<p>14<p>6<p>Shares 202<p>The French do a lot of baked goods very well. if you’ve been to Paris, you don’t need me to tell you that with over 1300 bakeries in …

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Deep-Dish Pumpkin-Meringue Pie

Room-temperature egg whites will produce the most voluminous meringue. For just the right texture, whip the whites until they hold stiff, glossy peaks -- but keep the mixture still spreadable enough that you can make decorative swirls in it as you top the pie.


Easy French Macarons

These French sandwich cookies seem like quite the task, but with a few simple tricks, you'll be an expert in no time.


Cornflake-Chocolate Chip-Marshmallow Cookies

A bowl of cereal, s'more, and cookie all rolled into one, this recipe from Christina Tosi's "Momofuku Milk Bar" cookbook is guaranteed to please.

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …


French Macaron Recipes That Are Truly Fantastique!

Pastry crazes may come and go, but the macaron's appeal is timeless. This Parisian import seduces through playful elegance; and based on its reception, nothing is lost in translation.<p>Once only found at high-end patisseries, we’ve perfected the art of making these chic sandwich cookies at home (for …


Best Chocolate Cake Recipes

Nothing will satisfy a chocolate craving better than one of these delicious chocolate cake recipes, from classic devil's food cake and molten to flourless and ricotta-icebox chocolate varieties. With chocolate cake recipes like these, you can't go wrong!


Potato Salad Recipes

Not just picnic fare, potato salad is a goes-with-everything summer side. Pick out a classic recipe or discover a new twist on a favorite.<p>Basic mayonnaise-based potato salad gets a little zing from lemon zest and chives.


Simple Springtime Dishes

Peanut-Butter Swirl Brownies

Dollops of peanut butter filling are spooned onto brownie batter; pulling a knife back and forth through both results in a marbleized look.


Jacques Torres's Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies

This delicious recipe for Jacques Torres's secret chocolate chip cookies is one of Martha's all-time favorites.

Pie-Making Tips

Crust Essentials<br>Have these supplies on hand for homemade pie crusts: parchment paper, which makes it easy to rotate the dough on your work surface as you roll; a nontapered rolling pin, which applies pressure evenly and can tackle a large round of dough; and a pastry brush for removing excess flour …


51 Mother's Day Breakfast & Brunch Recipes For an Easy Gift

From french toast to fail-proof frittatas and all the rosé spritzers in between, we've got you covered.<p><b>Everyone knows that Mother's Day is all about brunch</b>. Oh, right, and showing your mom you really appreciate everything she's done for you. Even after that thing last Thanksgiving. Our favorite way …


6 Valentine's Day Chocolate Recipes from the Mast Brothers

The Mast Brothers bring the Valentine's Day magic with mousse-filled popovers and irresistibly chocolatey waffles.<p>Yearning for a high-end cocoa fix, we asked Brooklyn's Mast Brothers to work their Wonka-esque magic. From matchless chocolate cookies to rich, mousse-filled popovers, <b>Rick</b> and <b>Michael</b> …


30 French Foods That Are Better Than A Burger

France, the home of haute cuisine, has a new food obsession that you've probably heard about: the humble hamburger. According to a study released by Gira Conseil, the country downed a staggering 970 million hamburgers last year. Nearly half of all sandwiches sold were hamburgers. What happened to …

The Pork Belly Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

Certain dishes are just plain intimidating to recreate in a home kitchen. Like pork belly. It's tender fat, crisp skin, and flavorful meat have made this cut of pork a current favorite among professional chefs, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's difficult to make.<p>If you can fry up a …

creme brulee pork belly confit Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Applying Thomas Keller's technique for his pork belly confit onto this Asian char-siu twist, with a torched caramel crack on the top. Seriously sexy. More detailed photos here: http://www.ladyandpups... —Mandy @ Lady and pups<p><b>Serves: 5~7</b><p><b>Pork belly and brine</b><p>560~600 grams of pork belly, …

Food & Dining

Roasted Maitake Mushrooms In Smoky Tea Broth - Recipe

<i>Roasted Maitake Mushroom In Smoky Tea Broth</i><p><i>I’ve been traveling this week, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share one of my favorite recipes</i> …

Caffe Dell'Arte Cioccolata Caffè

An exceptional coffee-laced chocolate bar from Caffe Dell'Arte. Based in Sicily, Caffe Dell’Arte uses an ancient Aztec technique to hand-grind …

Detoxifying Mint Tea Recipe - 101 Cookbooks

Blending your own herbal tea is a revelation. Once you start, it's hard to go back to tea bags. This way, you're able to shape your blends to be as …


Immunity Soup

This soup is built on a monster white pepper broth. White pepper with jolts of ginger, and stabs of garlic. I like it just shy of scalding, racing …

How to Make Homemade Mochi for the Lunar New Year

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to take a trip to the fro-yo store to enjoy fluffy, chewy mochi. Celebrate the Lunar New Year by making a batch at home with help</i> …


Simple Springtime Dishes

DIY Home Projects

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …


Simple Springtime Dishes