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The 50 All-Time Best Cake Recipes

Cake goes hand in hand with celebrations. Birthday cakes. Wedding cakes. Graduation cakes. From the sweet end to anniversaries, to the treat on holidays, there's something that feels truly special, in comparison to other desserts, about cake. It might be the amount of work that goes into some of …

57 Useful Sweater Knitting Resources

Are you looking for the perfect basic sweater pattern? Needing some sweater knitting inspiration? Perhaps you need the a great tutorial about how to …

Free Knitting Patterns You Have to Knit | Interweave

• Home<br>• >• <b><br>200+ Free Knitting Patterns</b><p>200+ Free Knitting Patterns<p>Why do you love knitting? Probably for all the same reasons we do. The click of the …

aranami shawl

I’ve always loved this shawl, ever since Olga first released it. But I never had the right yarns in my stash, and I knew I wanted something perfect. …

How do you use your leftover chocolate? I made a Tuscan bundt cake

Easter comes, and a chocolate Easter egg comes almost automatically. I’ve always given it for granted, though in these last two years I revaluated …

Pavlova

Make lemon curd: In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together 1⁄2 cup of the sugar, 1 egg, and the juice and zest of the lemon; cook, …

Mu'er Maodou Shala (Wood Ear Mushroom Salad with Edamame)

Place mushrooms in a bowl and pour over 8 cups boiling water; let sit until soft, about 45 minutes. Drain mushrooms; tear into large bite-size …

75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

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Canal House Green Goddess Dressing

Makes about ¾ cup<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>This dressing is equally good drizzled over hard-boiled eggs or with crudité for dipping.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ bunch watercress, tough stems removed, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)<p>4 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>½ cup mayonnaise<p>2 …

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Easy (after) dinner recipes: It's Friday. Cookies for everyone

It's Friday. You've made it. So have a treat. These cookies are sure to start any weekend off right.<p><b>Chocolate chip cookies:</b> Crisp on the edges yet soft and chewy in the center, these gigantic chocolate chip-studded cookies are large enough to share. But why would you?<p><b>Oatmeal currant cookies:</b> These …

Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial: Upside Downside Apron {by The Crafty Kitty}

<i>I am very pleased to welcome Stephanie, of The Crafty Kitty, back to the Birch Blog to share yet another fabulous tutorial with you all! Stephanie is</i> …

Our Best Layer Cake Recipes

From old-fashioned chocolate layer cake to carmelized-apple spice cake to the ultimate coconut cake, choose from more than 40 of our best layer cake recipes Here, Martha's father's favorite orange-curd filled cake topped with chocolate frosting.

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I love my slow cooker aka crock-pot! One of the best feelings in the world is coming home after a long day and smelling dinner already finished and …

Knitting Ideas: Charming Patterns and Creative Projects

Our first idea is a classic that any knitter worth their needles should master: the basic blanket. It is a most welcomed housewarming present or winter living-room accessory.

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Birthday Layer Cake

Makes one 6" layer cake Servings<p>Is this birthday cake a project? Yes, it certainly is. But you can tackle it one component at a time and work well in advance of party day. Watch the video here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake:<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups cake flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>¾ teaspoon …

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The Bread Winner: Why You Should Make Easy Loaves at Home

Give home-baked bread a try with the easiest-ever recipe, plus tips and tricks from master baker Nick Malgieri.<p>There is nothing more effective at …

The Easy Slow-Cooker Soup Vegetarians Will Crave

<i>The following post was originally featured on Hummusapien and written by Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there nothing worse than thinking a recipe will be easy only to find that it takes you half the afternoon to make?<p>Prep time …

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Brown Rice and Gai Lan Jook (Rice Porridge) Recipe

This thicker, vegetarian take on traditional Chinese rice porridge is just as comforting and simple to make. The brown rice gives the jook a hearty, …

Potato and Celery Root Gratin with Leeks

8 to 10 Servings<p>November 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups heavy cream<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled<p>1 sprig thyme plus 3 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, divided<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, divided<p>3 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise<p>Kosher Salt<p>2 pounds russet …

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Razor Is Making a Real Life Mario Kart with the Crazy Cart XL - Technabob

<i>Mario Kart</i> is awesome, but it just makes you wish you had a real life version to zip around in and throw banana peels and turtle shells. Well Razor …

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

<i>By Caroline Knorr, Parenting Editor, Common Sense Media</i><p>If <i>Minecraft</i> has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they're talking about anymore, you're in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and …

Halloween Paper Medallions - Finding Home Farms

<i>This post is being share with as part of my partnership with Command Brand</i><p>It is official, it is October, so I can totally start sharing Halloween …

smitten kitchen

I found my new favorite spring lunch salad while I was hiding from a pot of brisket, which is the kind of thing that happens three days after …

Anna Thomas' Green Soup

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A robust vegan soup with all the richness of long-cooked greens -- without the long-cooking.</i><p>Boiled-down greens might sound drab for dinner, possessing all …

Food Preservation

21 Soups & Stews You’d Never Guess Came Out of the Slow Cooker

When spoon weather rolls around, we have to satisfy the craving. While spooning with your partner is all warm and fuzzy (spoon away, you lovebirds!), …

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size 1 roll<p>Servings Per Recipe 24<p><b>Amount Per Serving</b><p>Calories from Fat 34<p><b>Calories</b> 173<p>% Daily Value*<p>7%<p><b>Total Fat</b> 4g<p>8%<p>Saturated Fat …

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Chocolate Stout Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

1Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Cover an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment and spray with cooking …