Julie Van Hart

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How to Make Chocolate Roll Snack Cakes at Home

These rolled chocolate cakes are slightly more sophisticated version of the original beloved Swiss Rolls snack cakes.<p>My version is a fresh chocolate sponge cake, rolled up in a mascarpone vanilla bean whipped cream and covered in a velvety dark chocolate glaze. Enjoy it as one giant cake roll (like …

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes You'll Ever Make

Because one is not enough.<p>It's always a good time for chocolate cake. You don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to have an excuse to bake one up. Chocolate cake has the ability to make so many people happy -- the cake lover, the chocoholic, the sweet tooth -- that it will never lead you …

Dessert

Brooks Sandwich House Is North Carolina's Mecca for Chili Cheeseburgers

This year, Eater is teaming up with James Beard award-winning Southern Foodways Alliance to spotlight their documentary work, premiering a short film every other week. This next piece focuses on Brooks Sandwich House, a 40 year-old shop run by twins David and Scott Brooks in Charlotte, North …

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

The Top 10 Recipes you Loved from Pinterest this Month

What we love about Pinterest is that it lets us feed off of each other's ideas for the kitchen. There's no better way to get inspired than by seeing what other cooks and eaters are loving and pinning. We wondered what was most inspiring you to cook (or to pin!) this month, and we have to say—we're …

11 Healthy Grain Salads Great for Dinner, And Even Better the Next Day for Lunch

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Long forgotten grains are suddenly everywhere and it’s cause for celebration and exploration. Quinoa and farro and freekeh, oh my! …

Quinoa

The Perfect DIY Host Gift: Spicy Chocolate-Covered Tortilla Chips

<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: Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant shows us how to make the perfect host gift for any occasion with spicy chocolate-covered tortilla chips.</i><p>I’m not …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Healthy Eating

Why South Carolina could be the most hauntingly beautiful place on earth

SOUTH CAROLINA IS composed of five geographic areas, whose boundaries parallel the Atlantic coastline of the southeastern US. The state is well known …

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

<i>By Paul Sisolak, Contributor</i><p>When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the …

Central America

10 Things You Didn't Know About Burger King

There are about 13,000 Burger Kings in operation around the world.<p>Burger King: The Home of the Whopper. This mega-burger chain has locations all across the globe and has seen a lot of ups and downs in its day. It's also never been afraid to jump into the fray (instigating the famed "Burger Wars" of …

3 Steps Anyone Can Take to Reduce Water Consumption

California's drought affects every person living in America. While that thought might be an esoteric one for those who don't reside on the West Coast, it's a very real experience, with very real consequences. As The New York Times reported earlier this week, "The average American consumes more than …

Free, Low-Cost Cooking Classes Aim To Help Underserved Communities Eat Better

CHICAGO -- A weekly after-school cooking and nutrition class is having a big impact on the lives of families in some of the city's underserved communities.<p>The Chicago Park District's "Fun With Food" program is using the city's former field houses, website CivilEats reports, as venues to teach …

Watch 16 Awesome Videos About Burgers

Beginning with Anthony Bourdain extolling the virtues of In-N-Out, tuck in, relax, and watch 16 Eater videos dedicated to burgers of all shapes and sizes. You'll see an Umami burger, Josh Capon and Pat LaFrieda's lamb burger, and a fantastic find in Queens from Eater critic, Robert Sietsema. If the …

5 Best Barbecue Restaurants

The great debate over who has the best barbecue is a hot topic for aficionados. While some prefer Texas brisket, others swear by sweet and tangy Southern-style ribs. Our vote? We love it all! However, we do have our favorite places when it comes to pigging out on plentiful helpings of juicy, tender …

BBQ

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Light and Fluffy Pancakes

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I've been asked many times whether the material in my book is 100% new, or whether it's just a collection of content from my existing articles. The answer is that it's a mix. Roughly 75% of it (and the pending …

Baking

Coffee Cake

275<p>70<p>A few years back, all of us elderly ladies and gents who were blogging for a while were suddenly surprised (and delighted) at a group of young …

Dessert

8 Breakfast Pastries You Can (and Should) Make at Home

<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:</i> <i>If you only do one thing this weekend, bake yourself breakfast.</i><p>There is something to be said for a fresh-baked breakfast: A …

10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

Cooking

Make a healthier, budget-friendly spaghetti with meat sauce

It's Day 7 of our No-Waste Dinners series, where TODAY has teamed up with Cook Smarts to share a week's worth of recipes that re-use ingredients. Here, we have Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Balsamic Roasted Carrots. Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meat sauce? This classic is comforting and a great …

Cooking

Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy!<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with spinach, cheese and cubes of …

Breakfast

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

Cooking

Pump Up Brunch with Protein Pancakes

Give the eggs a break, and try these fluffy flapjacks<p>Brunch is normally reserved for nursing hangovers with mimosas and recounting the night prior. But order yourself a bulky breakfast with empty calories and you’ll finish feeling, well, empty.<p>Comfort yourself by going back to simpler times, when …

Kale Smoothie for Breakfast

When the winter darkness starts to feel heavy it is time to freshen up and find new energy. Starting your day with a boosting Green Kale Smoothie will help you to tackle early dark mornings and remind you that brighter days are ahead.<p>I love breakfast and I definitely do not function properly …

A Humble but Mighty Lentil Bolognese

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Gena's vegan lentil bolognese has all the heartiness of the traditionally meat-based dish -- and it even comes with a quick recipe for cashew Parmesan.</i><p>Within the …

Poole's Gold

<i>All month long, we're celebrating the people, places, dishes and traditions that make Southern food so special. Come take a seat at our table.</i><p>If …

The Spring Recipes You Need To Cook ASAP

There might still be snow on the ground where you live, but regardless of that fact spring has officially arrived. Whether or not you're seeing the physical signs of fresh buds on the trees, the fact is that winter is OVER. Say it with us now: Hallelujah.<p>With that seasonal transition comes all the …

Seasonal Food

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Chicken Stew

Stew implies a hearty, high-calorie dish, but that doesn’t have to be true—especially when you cook with chicken, a relatively lean meat. Here are …