Lisa O

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Babka Chocolate-Raspberry Loaf

Typically, babka is a traditional sweet bread made with a rich dough that is made for Easter Sunday in order to celebrate the Christ rising. …

Baking

Butter Cake Just Got *Way* Better, Thanks to This Smarty-Pants Trick

My style of summer baking is simpler than at other times of the year. Unlike the holidays (when I break out rich and decadent dessert recipes) or autumn (when I crave time in the kitchen, turning to complicated yeasted breads), now is when I want easy but satisfying recipes. I want to be baking in …

desserts

Warm White Bean Salad - Tomato, Prosciutto & Baby Mozzarella

<i>A super easy warm white bean salad made with sweet cherry tomatoes, rocket (arugula), prosciutto and baby mozzarella balls. This salad is so</i> …

Food

The Best Simple Dinners to Power Your Meal Plan

More than anything else, I want ease and simplicity in the dinners that fill my meal plan. Of course I want meals that taste good and work with my …

Cooking

Chef John's No-Knead Ciabatta Recipe

"This bread is the perfect marriage of a crisp, light crust outside and a chewy yet tender inside. The no-knead part is just a bonus."<p>Ingredients<p>3 …

Baking

How To Make the Easiest Pasta Salad — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Is there a more quintessential summer side dish than pasta salad? This cool salad keeps well for picnics and potlucks, you can make a big batch to …

Recipes

Vegetable minestrone with pesto

Yield6<p>Issy Croker<p>Ingredients<p>For the pesto<p>50g parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve<br>• 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed<br>• 50g basil leaves and thin …

Recipes

Pasta Shells with Portobello Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Boursin Sauce

Boursin, a French cheese available in most supermarkets, melts smoothly to make an appetizing sauce. We call for pepper Boursin, but the dish is …

Recipes

Sausage-and-Grits Quiche Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Thaw spinach; drain well, pressing between paper towels.<p>Step 2<p>Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring …

Peach Cobblers, Cakes, and Pies, Oh My!

We can't get enough of this Southern fruit.<p>The peaches are coming in folks, so now is the time to head to your local farmers’ market and choose a …

Strawberry Shortcake Butterfly Cupcakes

These whimsical cupcakes are packed with strawberries -- literally. Each has a juicy strawberry center covered with whipped topping and is finished …

7 Easy, Fancy Meatless Mains — Recipes from The Kitchn

Often, when you think of a fancy dinner, you might first think of meat — things like roast chicken, poached fish, and seared steak. But it's just as …

Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake Recipe

Shout-out to all chocolate lovers! This chocolate mascarpone cheesecake is just for you! If you like the taste of creamy chocolate cakes than you got …

Almond-Cherry Coffee Cake

<b>Need an easy coffee cake for a brunch gathering? This almond-cherry coffee cake with a beautiful glaze should be your go-to.</b>Whether it’s for a …

Grilled Chicken Thighs Tandoori Recipe

"Moist, luscious, and delicious. Just the right blend of spices make this chicken dish one of my most-requested. Great hot or cold. If using thighs …

Summer Fruits With Meringue, Fruit Coulis and Rose Cream

What better way to welcome the summer than with a light delicious dessert to accompany a fine glass of fizz? This recipe with Summer Fruits, …

We Can't Get Our Forks Away from This Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Folks who are familiar with London's legendary River Café may know it as the restaurant that's launched the careers of countless chefs. Jamie Oliver and April Bloomfield are just two of its celebrated alumni, always referring back to their days cooking under founders Ruth ("Ruthie") Rogers and the …

Chicken Florentine Lasagna

<b>This lasagna recipe is loaded with spinach to become chicken florentine lasagna. It’s soft, cheesy and delicious.</b>Who doesn’t like lasagna? Raise your …

30-minute Fusilli Salad with Salami, Provolone, and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette | America's Test Kitchen

Pepperoni can be substituted for the salami. Nearly any small, curly-shaped pasta will work here; however, we really like how the corkscrew shape of …

Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

<i>Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch</i><p>Brunch could very well be my favorite meal. I love how no-holds-barred it is. You can have eggs benedict, pizza, caprese …

Drink wine and 12 more tips for a sharper brain

With a blood pressure cuff, a scale and a blood draw, your doctor can tell a lot about your heart health. It’s not that easy to do a brain check: There are no simple tools for gauging your gray matter. Scientists can look inside, though, and what they see isn't always pretty.<p>Age-related brain …

Alzheimer's Disease

Artist Spends Hundreds of Hours Creating Portraits Entirely Out of Hand-Written Text

Sonora-based artist Phil Vance creates incredible typography portraits rendered entirely in hand-written text. Drawn to pattern, texture, and color, the artist describes his process as “cross hatching but with words.” From Einstein to Mark Twain, each portrait from the <i>In Their Own Word</i>s series pays …

Mark Twain

As Students 'March for Our Lives,' What Are the Feasible Aims for Gun Control?

The gun massacre in Parkland, Florida, was nearly six weeks ago. In those weeks, thousands more Americans have died from gun violence. (The average rate is around 90 per day, more than half of them suicides and the rest homicides or accidents.) Today hundreds of thousands of students and others …

Pantry Puttanesca Recipe

"Puttanesca is a hearty tomato sauce with a rich texture and a spicy kick. Pair it with hot pasta, and a fresh tasting, wholesome dinner will be on …

Kentucky Derby Pie Bread Pudding Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>FOR BREAD PUDDING, start by preheating the oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the vanilla, eggs, yolks, heavy cream, …

Every Genius Coffee Find You Never Knew You Needed, from A to Z

Shopping for cool coffee finds can be like falling down a rabbit hole. Whether you’re a java snob on par with a hipster barista or a mere occasional Starbucks drinker, there’s sure to be something that delights or surprises you in the realm of great brews. Maybe it comes in the form of a cool new …

A Case Against Gun Control

Previously in this series:<p>“The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society”<br>• “A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms”<br>• “Show Us the Carnage, Continued”<br>• “Only in America”<br>• “Show Us the Carnage”<br>• “The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre”<br>• “Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal”<br>• “The Nature of the AR-15”<br>• “Why the …

Want to end gun violence Mr. President? Get rid of guns | The Star

For those who think President Trump can’t sink lower, here’s the latest lowest. He was given a crib sheet of things he should say to student …

10 Ways to Take Cacio e Pepe Way Beyond Pasta

The classic Roman combination of cheese and pepper is good for so much more than pasta.<p>Catch All of the Cacio<p>Literally meaning "cheese and pepper" in …