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7 Ways to Get the Healthy, Chocolatey Goodness of Cacao into Your Diet

Nutrition

Vegetarianism May Be Linked To Depression, Study Suggests

There’s little debate about the fact that a plant-based diet is the healthiest around, both in terms of physical health and brain health. But a new study suggests that a vegetarian diet may, counterintuitively, be linked to depression. Though there are some limitations to the new research (namely, …

Vegetarianism

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

How to Make Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Win Summer

Crispy oatmeal cookies are all the cooking you have to do here—the rest is simple assembly.<p>These wafer-like oatmeal cookies make the best ice cream sandwiches—they soften as they chill, but won't get soggy like some certain ice cream truck cookies we won't mention here. Making them at home is all …

Dessert

Hokulea traditional canoe returns to Hawaii after three year global journey

The crew relied solely on ocean swells, stars, winds and birds to navigate the waters in the Hokulea canoe's round-the-world voyage. There were a …

Sailing

1000 Layers of Custard and Puff Pastry—The Italian Way

<i>Millefoglie</i>, better known by it's French name, <i>mille-feuille</i>, literally means, “a thousand layers.” Although it has a French origin, it is the go-to dessert for many Italian celebrations. In Tuscany, it's the cake you'll most likely find at someone's birthday, baptism or even wedding—a giant, …

Baking

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

These Gluten-Free Tahini Brownies Are Annoyingly Good

Our brownie standards were high, but this recipe just raised the bar.<p>When <b>Amanda Shapiro</b>, the editor of Healthyish, told me she had an idea for some really special brownies she wanted me to develop, I got a bit overexcited. Then she clarified: Not those kind of brownies. She wanted dairy-free tahini …

Dessert

Homemade Puff Pastry Dough Recipe (Pate Feuilletee)

<i>Pate feuilletee</i> – or puff pastry – is a French influence in Moroccan kitchens and bakeries. It's used to make a variety of sweet and savory pastries. …

A Make-Ahead Baked French Toast in Sticky Bun Clothing

My father-in-law is of Slovenian descent and every year for the holidays, he makes loaves of poteca (<i>po-teet-sa</i>), a traditional yeast bread with a lemon-scented walnut filling. (Just this year, I arrived home from work shortly after Easter to find a package containing a wedge!)<p>Using a delicious …

Breakfast

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Strawberry Shortcake

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in all of your childhood favorites, whether that's Choco Tacos, Creamsicles or Blizzards. But one dessert …

How to Crumb-Coat a Layer Cake

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>There's nothing wrong with throwing a layer cake together without any fuss, but when you want to dress it up for a party, it's worth starting with the right technique—a crumb coat. That's just baker-speak for a thin layer of frosting applied to the surface of a …

Dessert

How to make the best doughnuts you’ll ever eat

It’s easy to wax poetic about doughnuts. Whether they’re light as air and melt in your mouth or caky and sugarcoated, ready to dunk, who can pass up a fresh one? The best are made by hand with wholesome ingredients. Even the ones that start with a mix — and those include your Krispy Kremes and …

Baking

12 Genius Decor Tips for Adding Texture to Your Home

After your latest new year, new home updates with paint colors and a few pieces of art, your home still feels like it’s missing something. We’ll give you a little hint: It’s texture! This oft-forgotten style solution will instantly make your space more cozy and compelling. Since it’s not always …

Homemade Chinese Dumplings, The Dumplings that Will Take You Straight to China

Chinese Dumplings Recipe<p>Try something new with Jacqueline easy to make Chinese dumplings! Enjoy the flavours of Yum-Cha right from the comforts of your own home with the fresh flavours of pork and garlic chives. You will be surprised by how much better they are than your local Chinese</i> …

10 Creamy Dips That'll Make the (Whole) Crowd Go Wild

Inviting even the most mild-mannered crowd over to watch a sporting event on TV is bound to result in a bit of heated "discussion." Just who's on the receiving end—a fan rooting for the opposite team (the <i>nerve!</i>), or an offending coach or referee on the screen—won't be something you can control. …

Cooking

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

<i>This easy tiramisu recipe is darn close to the classic and, dare we say, even better. It’s simple, it swaps the usual marsala for that lovely</i> …

Champagne

Banana Cream Pie with Salty Bourbon Caramel

8 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Peanut Shortbread Crust<p>1 1/4 cups cups unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts<p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/4 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 large egg …

Dessert

Grandma's Pumpkin Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups canned pure pumpkin<p>2 large eggs<p>1 cup whole milk<p>½ cup pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)<p>1 tablespoon all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon ground ginger<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 9-inch baked pie crust<p>Sweetened whipped cream spiked with bourbon …

Baking

This Season's Lovable, Anytime Apple Cake

<i>Tra-la-la, it's The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade: a new cake from a new cookbook every single day. Are your costumes cake pans ready?</i><p><i>Today: An apple cake that's suitable for breakfast and dessert, from Dinner at the Long Table.</i><p>A flip through the new cookbook Dinner at the Long Table from Andrew Tarlow …

Apple Cake

The "Epic" Apple-Almond Cake That Was Nearly Overlooked

<i>Tra-la-la, it's The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade: a new cake from a new cookbook every single day. Are your costumes cake pans ready?</i><p><i>Today: Why the apple-almond cake Luisa Weiss calls "the world's best" almost didn't make it into her book at all.</i><p>We've talked before about great recipes hiding in plain …

Dessert

Par-Bake Your Double Crust Pies & Join the Anti-Soggy Crust Crusade

You may have heard (or read) I’m on a crusade to rid the world of soggy pie crust bottoms. Too often, pies have gooey, pale bases when they should be crispy and golden all over. There are, however, lots of potential solutions for preventing soggy bottom crusts:<p>You can make sure your fruit filling …

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

Award Winning Carrot Cake Cupcakes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cream Cheese Frosting<p>1 cup European-style unsalted butter (such as Plugra), softened<br>• 1 1/2 cups cream cheese, softened<br>• 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar<br>• 1/4 cup whole milk<br>• 3/4 tablespoon very high quality vanilla extract<br>• 1 small orange, juiced and zested<p>Cupcakes<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 tablespoon baking …

How to Make Overnight Oats Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Calling all multitaskers! While you sleep, you can cook your oatmeal overnight in the refrigerator. There's</i> …

Breakfast

Vanilla Berry Baked Oatmeal Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A new spin on oats, this baked dish comes together with only a few stirs and less than an hour of time but feels like a special and indulgent breakfast. Vary the fruit with the seasons, and make a batch on Sunday so that you can cut slices and enjoy it through the week. It's lovely …

Breakfast

What Makes These Peanut Butter Cookies (Possibly) Better than the Classic?

Peanut butter is one of the more useful pantry staples. It pairs nicely with everything from tofu and noodles to chocolate and jam. It makes a very fine sandwich, and it does unspeakably good things to a simple piece of buttered toast. Peanut butter also happens to be a star in the realm of …

Dessert

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

5 pricey groceries you can grow at home

If you're lucky enough to have space for a vegetable garden, not to mention the time and inclination to do the gardening, you'll want to be sure to get the most out of your efforts.<p>That's because gardening isn't necessarily the most cost effective way to get your veggies.<p>It turns out some …