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pineapple upside-down cake

I gotta tell you–I get so boring in the summertime. As soon as that warm weather hits and a bright blue sky becomes de rigeur and not something worth …

Hasselback Potato Gratin | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Who would have thought that just four simple ingredients could produce a dish with such amazing flavor? Crispy, buttery and aromatic with fresh thyme, these potatoes are the perfect partner for everything from the holiday turkey to grilled meats and roasted fish. If you like, substitute fresh sage …

Eggplant Parm Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Eggplant Parmesan is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. The eggplant parm of test kitchen manager Brad Leone's</i> …

Eggplant

25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

When you want something sweet and you want it now, look no further than quick-fix treats.<p><b>We love making weekend projects</b> out of elaborate cake, pastry, and pie recipes. But when we get hit by a sudden, unstoppable sugar craving, we turn to these no-fuss desserts. From the easiest cookies to the …

Dessert

“A lifetime of fighting fires, drinking beer and eating red meat”: The author of “Wildfire” on what it takes for a woman to make it on a hotshot crew

Mary Pauline Lowry on working the fireline, writing about nature, and what she learned from her mentor Joy Williams<p>Mary Pauline Lowry’s powerful first novel, "Wildfire," about a wildfire crew, is out from Skyhorse Publishing. I had the pleasure of sitting down with her in my dining room a few weeks …

Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

Beryl Markham was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from East to West. The British-born Kenyan woman was also a racehorse trainer, a writer and a fearless adventurer.<p>Once famous as an aviation pioneer, she's largely dropped out of the public consciousness. But novelist Paula McLain …

Books

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

Peanut Butter–Sriracha Toast

1 Servings<p>“The fresh herbs and scallion might seem strange, but they work. And the hot sauce? Makes anything better.” —Carla Lalli Music, food and features editor<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Peanut butter<p>Slice of toast<p>Sliced scallion<p>Fresh cilantro leaves<p>Sriracha<p>Fresh lime juice<p>Flaky sea salt (such …

Breakfast

Perfect bruschetta: what's the Italians' secret?

Tuscun bread, fruity olive oil and big red tomatoes: we reveal how the Italians make amazing bruschetta, every time<p>It’s June and I’m sitting hunched in a woolly jumper that any other year I’d have put away months ago. My mind drifts, longingly to olive groves and Cyprus trees, terracotta and …

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ratatouille’s ratatouille

Tell me I’m not alone in this: You saw Ratatouille, fell in love with Remy (though you still jumped a foot in the air when you saw a significantly …

Top of the poppies: how to bake using poppy seeds

Seeds often get pushed to the sidelines in baking, condemned to health foods and flapjacks, garnishes or wholesome loaves. It’s a shame, because they’re a fine alternative to nuts and grains. Poppy seeds in particular are a pleasure to cook with; their intense nutty, earthy flavour defies their …

Baking

25 Ways to Cook With Canned Tomatoes, Your Pantry Hero

Pass the can opener—these tomato-based recipes are all about fresh flavors...straight from a pantry staple.<p><b>Sure, sure—we're waiting around for spring</b> (and the vegetables that come with it) just like everybody else. In the meantime, we're reaching for the nearest can of tomatoes when we need a hit …

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Your Grandma's Apple Pie Recipe Is Good. This One Is Better

Making a perfect apple pie is one of the most important life skills you can master. Become a pie ninja with the tips in this video.<p>You know what's always a good idea? Apple pie. It's the right answer to every question, including "What should I bring to my sister-in-law's baby shower?" and "What is …

Baking

7 Ways to Make Your Soups Even Better

To make a robust and boldly flavored soup, you need to invest time and effort. Follow these recipes and tips, and the payoff will be huge.<p>The last time I ordered soup in a restaurant was—well, let me see—possibly never. That’s because in my mind, soup is something to be made and eaten at home, …

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19 Banana Recipes for Breakfast and (Mostly) Dessert

Bananas are good for so much more than banana bread (which we also love). Here's what to do with them.<p><b>We love a good banana bread</b>, but sometimes we forget about all the <i>other</i> great recipes derived from this humble fruit. No more. Check out these 19 banana recipes—which run the gamut from breads to …

Breakfast

55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

What's for dinner tonight? These 55 great recipes for beans.<p>Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. Maybe THAT'S why they're called the magical fruit… Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes!

Cooking

lemon ricotta pancakes with sauteed apples

You know how you know it’s November? I actually made breakfast this morning. I’m sorry if that shattered your pristine image of me. Sure, I …

Classic Beouf Bourguignon

It pays to get ahead at Christmas. A bit of effort now - assuming you have the freezer space - and you'll have something warm and comforting to come …

21 Savory Pies to Slice Into This Winter

Pies are a treat we all know and love. They’re an icon of festive cheer on the dessert table in the time of company and the holidays. As we approach that time of year to gather our friends and families around copious amounts food, we’ve compiled 21 savory pie recipes that allow you to continue the …

crispy sweet potato roast

I have a <i>complicated</i> relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty …

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Makes 10 to 12 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1-pound red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), rinsed, patted dry, pierced all over with fork<p>1 12-ounce container fresh ricotta cheese, drained in sieve 2 hours<p>1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)<p>2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar<p>2 …

Sweet Potatoes

How to make hazelnut and cocoa spread – recipe

I find it alarming that a certain well-known chocolate and hazelnut spread seems to have joined those time-worn toast-toppers of jam, marmalade and Marmite at so many breakfast tables. It’s not surprising – children love it – and on the face of it, wholesome roasted hazelnuts are not a bad way to …

carrot cake with cider and olive oil

Not 10 seconds after I hit “publish” on Tuesday’s fall-toush salad, pretty much out of the clear blue sky, wherever it might be hiding, I …

Baked "Risotto" with Butternut Squash, Sage and Parmigiano Recipe

<i>I adore risotto, but I rarely make it for company since it requires a good deal of cooking at the last minute. Recently, though, I've discovered that</i> …

Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Makes about 5 cups<p>This pizza sauce produces excess tomato liquid, which would be great added to a braise.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, drained<p>2 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>2 garlic cloves<p>6 tablespoons olive oil<p>¼ cup fresh basil leaves<p>Kosher salt and …

Italian Food

Apple tarte tatin with fleur de sel: French recipe

Find out how to make a delicious apple tarte tatin with fleur de sel – inspired by the sumptuous new film The Hundred-Foot Journey<p>>> Check out The Hundred-Foot Journey homepage<p><b>Apple tarte tatin with fleur de sel</b> <i>(serves 6-8)</i><p><b>Ingredients:</b><p><i>For the crust:</i><p>110g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>125g …

Chilli Beef Lettuce Wraps - Gordon Ramsay