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How to Make Chocolate-Filled Gourmet Shortbread Cookies

Cakes aren’t the only food that can benefit from a surprise inside. These cookies have a scrumptious secret tucked in the middle: chocolate.<p>It might …

How to Make Pavlova (+ A Recipe for White Chocolate Orange Pavlova)

<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: Grab your mixer -- we're making pavlova.</i><p>I am all about pavlova -- it's one of …

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5 Ways to Make Your Own Pesto

Here are five ways to play with the pesto formula to create your own version for tossing with pasta or spooning over anything from the grill.<p>The …

Our Ultimate Frosting Glossary: From Buttercream to Royal Icing

Named for the amount of time the egg whites have to be whipped with the corn syrup, this frosting actually takes closer to 20 minutes from start to finish. It makes a light, delicate finish for any cake.

Cook the Best Meat for Tacos

Ground beef has nothing on slow-cooked carnitas<p>Tacos are the world’s greatest flavor delivery system. From black beans to goat tongue, you can slide pretty much any ingredient inside a warmed tortilla and create a satisfying meal.<p>That said, within the realm of taco-fillers, there stands a stratum …

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

24 Servings<p>Finishing your chocolate chunk cookies cookies with a flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups …

Food & Dining

Olive Oil Cake With Roasted Grapes and Ganache Recipe

This elegant dessert marries three components: a moist olive oil cake made with cornmeal and flavored with orange, sweet olive oil-roasted grapes, and a thin coating of bittersweet chocolate ganache.<p><b>Why this recipe works</b><p>Slowly roasting the grapes in the oven concentrates their sweetness.<br>• Grapes and …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Pasta

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Jump to the recipe<p><i>The best oatmeal cookies are easy and healthy and exactly what you want, whether chewy or crispy, and made with whichever</i> …

Mango Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

In this twist on the classic upside down cake, the pineapple is put <i>in</i> the batter, which adds extra moisture, texture, and a fruity flavor to the crumb. The top of the cake is sliced mango, which enhances the dish's tropical flavors.<p><b>Read more: Wake and Bake: Mango Pineapple Upside-Down …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

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Quick One Pot Hungarian Chicken and Noodles With Cabbage Recipe

Cabbage and noodles flavored with caraway and parsley come together in a classic Hungarian dish made all the more comforting with the addition of ground chicken. It's soothing and mild like a good chicken soup, and you only need one pan and 20 minutes to finish it off.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Cooking …

Curried Coconut Noodles With Shrimp Recipe

There's no reason why you can't make this dish with red or green curry paste if that's your preference. I recently learned that a friend hates red curry paste but loves the others, so to each one's own, right?<p><b>Read more: One-Pot Wonders: Curried Coconut Noodles With Shrimp</b><p>Ingredients1 pack (3 to 4 …

Fiori di Sicilia Cookies Recipe

Pillowy ricotta cookies are scented with Fiori di Sicilia, a fragrant blend of citrus extracts.<p><b>Note:</b> Fiori di Sicilia is a mixed citrus extract often used to flavor panettone. It's available online at King Arthur Flour.<p><b>Read more: Cookie Monster: Fiori di Sicilia Cookies</b><p>Ingredients1 1/3 cups all …

88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

By David Cain,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/YohPaa<p>Everyone gets drilled with certain lessons in life. Sometimes it takes repeated demonstrations …

8 Places You Need To Immediately Add To Your Bucket List

Adventure awaits.

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60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

Linguine with Sardines, Fennel & Tomato

Recipes

Pan Bagnat: Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>The pan bagnat is the sandwich version of the salad Nicoise. You can find either in various forms all over the Mediterranean coast where it is made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Here, olive oil packed canned tuna is mixed with olives, red onions, fresh herbs, and vinaigrette. The …

Recipes

Zuni's Pasta with Preserved Tuna

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Adapted from The Zuni Cafe Cookbook (which can never be praised enough). Judy Rodgers created the recipe as a way of saving leftover tuna on Sunday. I assume you do not have that problem, but if you do, take the time to preserve the tuna yourself. It isn't hard and it is wonderful; you …

Recipes

Tuna Noodle Casserole - Redux

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>For some reason last night I had the sudden realization that tuna noodle casserole - that classic piece of Americana and staple of Midwestern church basement potlucks - is technically a seafood pasta dish. This struck me as hilarious, and I felt I had to submit a recipe. I've updated …

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100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

Pacific Coast Highway

7 Female CEOs Share Advice on How to Surround Yourself With Supportive Women

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7 Beyond-Easy Chicken Recipes

Seriously—the longest one tops out at 30 minutes

Cooking

Meet Your New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!

<i>This feature originally appeared in our February issue. For more stories like this, subscribe to</i> <i>InStyle</i> <i>now</i>.<p>At <i>InStyle</i>, we truly believe that everyone …

The Ultimate Grammy Awards Workout Playlist

Warm up for your Grammy party with this award-worthy playlist<p>Music’s biggest night is Sunday, and LL Cool J (and his abs) will be hosting the 56th annual Grammy Awards. The awards will broadcast live from LA at 8 p.m. EST, but coverage begins at noon.<p>To start things early—and get in red carpet …