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gingerbread snacking cake

I have a few things to tell you about this cake today, and none of them at the outset sound terribly upbeat, but bear with me, cheer is nigh.<p>The …

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

This birthday cake was assigned to the side of the family whose dessert preferences can be roughly summarized as <b>chocolate + anything else</b>, but if …

No Matter What They Say, We Still Love Quinoa

There's a lot of hype about quinoa, but this salad proves that the grain's high profile is well deserved.<p>Rule Number 1 for dealing with possible quinoa fatigue: red quinoa. It's just as delicious as the white (and, in fact, white will do just fine in this salad), but the deep crimson grains make …

Healthy Eating

Spicy Spiked Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>The addition of an anise-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered licorice.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>½ ancho chile, lightly crushed<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 oz. bittersweet …

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TASTE | TASTE

TASTE | TASTE

New Year's Resolution: Go Mental for Lentils

Cooked in an aromatic sauce of leeks, garlic, and tomato paste, these lentils come alive<p>With 2014 mere days away and the holidays receding into life's rear-view mirror, cleanse season is about to be in full effect. Yes, it's time: time to treat your body less like a pleasuredome and more like, you …

Soysauce

zucchini parmesan crisps

Sometimes, I think the internet is trying to tell me something. Well, most days, <i>many</i> things, such as why nobody should ever, ever click on a certain …

Recipe: Overnight Buttery Streusel Coffee Cake

Sprinkle sugar and yeast over the warm water and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the beater …

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