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The Easiest Oreo Microwave Mug Cake Ever!

Throw out what you know about baking. This Oreo mug cake is so simple, you don't need to be an expert baker to make this rich and chocolaty dessert. Plus, this recipe only requires five ingredients — four if you want to skip the extra calories in the whipped cream. Quick, easy, and sure to satisfy …

Dessert

Here’s How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Garlic Indoors...

Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-friendly plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and super-cheap. You may not like …

Pecan Day Recipes: Pecan Pie and Other Takes on This Favorite

Happy Pecan Day — the day that is said to commemorate George Washington first planting pecan trees at Mount Vernon in 1775. Pecans were favorite nuts of both Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were great friends and both horticulture enthusiasts. Some say Jefferson gifted the first trees to …

Baking

29 Delicious Grain Bowls That Make Dinner a No-Brainer

We get it: At first, a "grain bowl" doesn’t sound like the most exciting dinner option. But if you look beyond the image of tasteless “macrobiotic …

Healthy Eating

Meet the Most Impressive Way to Cook Apples This Fall

<b>Heat the oven to 400°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.<p><b>Melt the butter.</b> Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and cool. Add 1 …

Baking

Pasta with Garlic and Oil

<i>Aglio e Olio</i><p>It pays to use high-quality extra-virgin olive oil in this dish.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound spaghetti<br>• Salt<br>• 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 12 …

Italian Food

The Best Pizza Dough

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Recipes

5 Ways to Use an Entire Bottle of Old Bay Seasoning

"I remember my mother's Parker Houses being laced with salty, savory Old Bay and a mean aged cheddar," says chef Jonathan Sawyer who uses a teaspoon …

Cooking

9 Easy 2-Ingredient Desserts

Ready for some easy dessert ideas? Who says recipes have to be complicated to be good? These treats celebrate the minimalist approach to maximum …

Dessert

Pasta Cooking Basics

Making pasta is one of cooking's easier tasks. It's something most people claim to be able to cook -- anyone who can boil water. Still, there are a …

Italian Food

Double Chocolate Layer Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake Layers<p>3 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut<br>• 1½ cups hot brewed coffee<br>• 3 cups sugar<br>• 2½ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1¼ teaspoons salt<br>• 3 large eggs<br>• 3/4 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1½ …

Dessert

How to Clean a Keurig

<i>This post originally appeared on PureWow</i><p>Colombian…French roast…Sumatran…hot chocolate…You’ll run just about anything through your beloved Keurig. But …

Coffee

Recipe: Buttery Lemon Angel Biscuits

Buttery Lemon Angel Biscuits<p>Makes about 2 dozen biscuits. Adapted from Abbie at<p>2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast <br>2 cups 2% milk <br>1 lemon, …

Dessert

Recipe: Classic French Bread

<b>Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day</b><br>By Peter Reinhart<br>Hardcover, 224 pages<br>Ten Speed Press<br>List Price: $30.00<p>Makes 2 large loaves, 4 small loaves, or many rolls.<p>5-1/3 cups (24 oz / 680 g) unbleached bread flour<br>2 teaspoons (0.5 oz / 14 g) salt, or 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt<br>2-1/4 teaspoons …

Baking

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to …

Cooking

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.<p>Tastier than roasting, easier than deep-frying, pan-frying is here to make things golden-brown and very, very crispy.

Cooking

Make the Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes Ever for Your Christmas Breakfast

I love (okay, and Crave ;) the idea of a big carbohydrate bonanza on Christmas morning, like a stack of decadent pancakes. Recently I’ve come across a number of sour milk recipes in my vintage cookbooks, so I used that sour flavor as inspiration for these fluffy, delicious pancakes. Cooked with …

Breakfast

The 10 Easiest One-Pot Pasta Dinners You'll Ever Make

With these easy one-pot pasta recipes, you don't have to bother with boiling pasta in a separate pot. You're looking at a lot less clean-up and a lot …

Cooking

How to Decorate a Cake: The Basics

Learn how to give your homemade cakes that bakery look with the same basic cake decorating techniques that even the fanciest pro bakers use. Once you …

Dessert

Cupcakes For Kids

Ready to share some cupcake magic with your kids? We have tips for turning out these munchkin-sized treats and ideas for dressing them up to suit all …

Dessert

How To Make The Best Homemade Ice Cream

Discover how easy it is to make delicious homemade ice cream that rivals what you'd stand in line for at the best ice cream shops. Once you learn the …

Dessert

8 Top-Rated, Budget-Friendly Pasta Recipes

Great-tasting pasta recipes that won't boil away your food budget. These top-rated pasta recipes are taste-tested and overwhelmingly approved by the …

Cooking

Ten Tips For Great Holiday Cakes

Dish up some divine desserts this holiday season. These handy tips will help make your cakes a smashing success.<p>Golden Rum Cake | Photo by Tricia<p><b>1.</b> A …

Dessert

You're Throwing a Dumpling Party This Weekend

Because 300 dumplings are better than one.<p>Growing up, my grandma's visits to our home meant one thing: All of the dumplings. She'd drop by on a Sunday morning, bags in tow laden with ground pork, tofu, vegetables, and packages of dumpling wrappers. My family would devote the entire afternoon to …

Food & Dining

Step-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Prime rib is and perhaps always will be the king of holiday roasts. There is nothing so primal, so celebratory, so downright majestic as a hunk of well-marbled beef, …

Cooking

Holiday Recipes You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

1 of 7<p>Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Slow-Cooker Glaed Ham<p>3 of 7<p>Balsamic Brussels Sprouts<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Cooking

Saudi Arabia’s Art Scene Is Horrified by the Death Sentence Given to Poet Ashraf Fayadh

News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.<p>Ashraf Fayadh, a poet recently sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia by beheading, relayed a simple but grim message to the world from his prison …

Saudi Arabia

How Food Bloggers Do Thanksgiving: Delicious Meals For Your Holidays

A group of online food stars reveal their favorite festive recipes—from smoked turkey with garlic herb brine, to a curried sweet potato gratin, and …