Jen Tsao

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5 Dreamy Bedrooms for the Girl Who Just Wants to Sleep In

Is there anything sweeter than sleeping in on the weekend? We're hard-pressed to think of something better. Because let's face it: Decent shut-eye …

8 Books That'll Make You a Better Baker—& Where to Begin

What do all of prolific baker and cookbook writer Alice Medrich's books have in common? An incredible attention to detail that's intended, you'll discover, to make baking simpler by taking away the guesswork and ensuring (as much as possible) reliable results. You won't have to wonder about where …

New York’s Best Cookie Comes From a Hidden Tea Shop With an Amazing Secret Menu

How a Portuguese chef adapted a Taiwanese snack into a dessert with a truly global pedigree<p>Walk down West 10th Street in the West Village and you may …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

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15 Gluten-Free Baked Goods that Don't Miss Gluten One Bit

As a baker (and a baking instructor), I could talk about gluten all day. But while gluten may be fun for some of us, many people live with some form of gluten allergy or intolerance and may even need to cut out grains containing gluten altogether (we're looking at you, wheat, barley, and rye).<p>The …

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12 Halloween Candy Recipes That Are Better Than Store-Bought Versions

Be a Boss and Make Your Own Candy Corn<p>This Halloween, instead of stocking up on store-bought stuff, we're trying our hand at confectioning with these 12 recipes for homemade versions of our favorite sweet treats.<p><b>Candy Corn</b><p>Let's kick it off with a classic. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Reese's Peanut Butter Cups</b><p>Has …

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The Complete Guide to Pairing Wine and Wings

<b>This infographic originally appeared on VinePair.</b><p>Buffalo wings are one of the hardest foods to pair with wine, for reasons that range from the heavy doses of spice to thick, sticky sauces. While you can always go for a beer, like a light macro lager or a crisp pilsner, sometimes you want wine with …

Japan's Retail Culture Sets the Global Standard

Impeccable curation, quality products and unmatched service put Japan’s retail culture in a league of its own, says BoF's Imran Amed.<p><b>TOKYO, Japan</b> — …

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8 Wedding Ideas To Steal For Everyday Entertaining

Wedding season is kicking into high gear, and with it comes loads of inspiration to make entertaining more glamorous any day.<p>Wedding season is kicking into high gear, and with it comes loads of inspiration to make entertaining more glamorous any day.

The 12 Teas Every Man Must Try

There’s a world of flavor beyond Grandma’s Earl Grey. Read on. Drink up.

A Dozen Shops To Help Dress Up Your Walls On A Budget

Bookmark them now!<p>It's so easy to let the balance of your decorating budget fall towards furniture and rugs — the pieces you need to be comfortable and high quality — which often leaves the walls of well-appointed homes looking a little unloved...or at least unconsidered. Here, our round-up of 12 …

7 Delectable Desserts That Inspire 'Oohs' and 'Aahs'

We eat first with our eyes, so these impressive-looking desserts will get people talking.<p><b>1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This tart -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the …

The 33 Best Ramen Shops in America

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Ramen used to cost 10 cents. Now it costs a trained crew of culinary professionals several days of their lives watching broth boil.<p>Like a pot of pork bones, ramen's popularity has been simmering for a long time. In the years since we released our initial list of the 21 best shops in …

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Stellar Affordable Sakes for People Without an Expense Account

Anyone who had dipped a toe in the world of premium sake is aware that it can be a surprisingly pricey pool. Not only is that a serious buzzkill, but higher cost is indeed one of the factors that may limit sake growth in the U.S. Imported premium sake is usually more expensive than comparable beer …

Learn to Love (and to Make) Roulade

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Erin gets over her fear of roulades, and shows us how to do the same.</i><p>The …

How to Make the Best Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels are a great choice for an easy dinner party–if you buy them fresh at the market you can simply open a bottle of white wine, pour …

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Give it a Swirl: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: This choose-your-own-adventure cheesecake can be elegant or messy, but is delicious either way.</i><p>Earlier this week, while loitering in …

5 Wines That Sommeliers Dream of Drinking All the Time

The wines we truly love and the wines we can easily afford are often (unfortunately) two different things. Here, five of F&W’s 2015 Sommeliers of the …

Cooking Off the Cuff: The Only Scone Recipe You -- or Anybody Else -- Will Ever Need

Some time back in the twentieth century, Jackie and I were having afternoon tea at one of London's swanky hotels and were particularly struck by how good the scones were - even apart from the splendid jam and cream they were served with. So I asked for the recipe. The word came back from the chef: …

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17 Of The Most Sought-After Craft Beers In America, And How To Find Them

For a certain type of craft beer geek (hop-loving, competitive and possibly residing in California), this time of year means one thing: Pliny the Younger. The legendary Russian River Brewing Co. releases its most acclaimed beer -- a more intense version of its flagship Pliny the Elder -- at the …

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Bananas and the Best Ways to Use Them (While You Still Can)

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: There's a bunch to know about your favorite fruit.</i><p>We Americans eat <i>a lot</i> of bananas -- more than 26 pounds of them per person every year. That's more than any other type of fresh …

23 Fruity, Nutty, Buttery, and Sweet Desserts for Chocolate-Haters

Brownie-haters of the world, unite. These non-chocolate desserts are just for you.<p><b>Life as a chocolate-hater can be tough.</b> You'll never willingly eat a molten cake, despite their presence at just about every restaurant and catered party. Plus, you have to endure a lifetime of people asking whether …

9 Cakes to Win You Friends (and Lovers)

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: Cake can't be your friend, but cake can help you make friends (and that's almost as good).</i><p>I am loneliest at this time of year, …

The 13 Best Restaurants in the South

By: Liz Childers<p>There is no better region to eat in than the South. Am I biased? Yes. Do I care? No. And you won't either once you see what these hyper-talented, uber-creative chefs are doing all over the South, from reinventing Southern cuisine in Charleston to recreating the entire dining …

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6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

<b>1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting</b><p>These are the <i>best</i> chocolate cupcakes: the cake portion of the recipe is adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children …

Martha Stewart's Genius Guide To Making Every Type Of Chocolate Chip Cookie

Martha Stewart has been full of surprises lately. She dares to say what everyone else is thinking about Gwyneth Paltrow, she's admitted that she knows how to roll her own joints and the woman even owns and operates her own personal drone. Also, shockingly, the domestic goddess is seemingly …

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The 21 Best Sushi Spots in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p>Sushi. It's what for dinner. And lunch, especially if you're in a rush at Whole Foods. But who in this great land of ours makes the best sushi? The freshest & most mouthwatering maki? The heaven-approved hand rolls? Well, in order to find out, we spent a lot of …

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6 Desserts to Make Any Time of Year

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: With a selection of pantry sundries and some time, these impressive desserts are never out of reach.</i><p>Figs are sensitive. …

7 Make-It-Yourself Games To Beat The Winter Doldrums

Cold weather giving you cabin fever? Here are 7 easy, do-it-yourself ways to have fun indoors. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><b>1. Mini Golf</b><p><i>Oh Happy Day</i><p>You can't hit the (mini) links when it's 20 degrees out and snowing, but there's no reason you can't practice your swing. This …

65 Super Bowl Dessert Recipes, Because Life Ain't All Chicken Wings

These Super Bowl recipes are low-effort crowd pleasers. Yes, there are brownies.<p>It's just not a Super Bowl party without a stunning display of dessert options. (At least that's what we always say.) Here are our most winning sweet treats for the biggest game day of the year—all low-effort crowd …