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Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Baking

50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

How to make the perfect parkin

In the north of England, parkin is a delightful Bonfire Night treat. But whose recipe makes the bestversion of this sticky ginger cake?<p>It’s the time of year when friends from northern England suddenly remember, remember the joys of parkin, the sticky ginger cake traditionally enjoyed around the …

Baking

Scotch Eggs for Normal People | MyRecipes

While I’ll never turn down the opportunity to order a Scotch egg, it disappoints me so when a gastropub serves me a comically large softball of …

Breakfast

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

Dessert

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a family favorite dessert and the perfect cake for any occasion. We love the month of May because there is …

Pound Cake

Pi Day’s around the corner, so check out 12 recipes to help you celebrate

As if you really needed an excuse to make pie, March 14 is Pi Day. As such, we’ve gathered 3.14 of our favorite pie recipes . . . kidding! Here are a dozen — six sweet, six savory — that have precisely and mathematically been chosen from our Recipe Finder to guarantee delicious …

Baking

How to make the perfect jaffa cakes

The mass-market version of this quintessentially British treat is quite hard and dry, but you can make your own lighter, fluffier base and top with as much jelly and chocolate as you like<p>Tonight sees the final final of The Great British Bake Off as we know it – and I’ll be celebrating, albeit with …

Dessert

Buffalo and Beyond: 13 Wing Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Few foods are more closely connected to football viewing than chicken wings—crisp-skinned, bursting with juice, bathed in a rich, spicy, salty, or maybe-just-a-little-sweet sauce. Even if the closest you generally get to sports is beer pong, Super Bowl Sunday is a wonderful excuse to make a meal of …

Cooking

20 amazing international candies that need to come to America already

While we've got plenty of delicious treats here in America, there are lots of international sweets that are sure to please those that have a sweet tooth.<p>Unfortunately, most of these candies aren't available in the US yet, though some can be found at specialty shops.<p>Next time you're traveling the …

Dessert

Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

Do Not Be Scared of This Caramel Cake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: This fancy-looking cake might make you nervous, but do not fear: It's more forgiving (and more delicious) than you know.</i><p>This is …

National Geographic Travel

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are 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</i> …

Dessert

Ski Bums Pick: North America's 10 Most Livable Ski Towns Year-Round

Is this you?<p>You have moments when you study the calendar in front of your office desk and question what you did with all those days gone by. Your body feels sluggish and you think your back might be permanently arched from hunching over a computer. You spend more time commuting to earn a living …

Skiing

San Francisco's Best Old-School Restaurants

With iconic dishes, secret recipes, and unique atmospheres, these old school spots have stood the test of time and taste.<b>Tadich Grill</b>What started as …

San Francisco

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

5 Amazing Sparkling Wines for $15 or Less

Any occassion is made better with a high quality bottle of bubbly. But there's no reason you have to splurge to get one.<p><i>Any occassion is made better</i> …

19 Pies You Need on Your Thanksgiving Table This Year

When you think of Thanksgiving desserts, the number one pick is always pie. Here are 19 Thanksgiving pies that would be a welcome addition to any …

Michelin Guide's Director Talks the Three-Star Onslaught and Future Contenders

Now that the 2015 Bay Area Michelin star ratings have been revealed in their full glory, we hopped on the phone with Michael Ellis, the international director for the Michelin Guide, to get the full story on the anonymous inspectors' mindsets, and how the star rankings were chosen. Below, his …

Hostels: Not Just For Kids

If you think hostel travel is just for backpackers and college kids, think again.<p>The bare-bones youth hostel of old has been reinvented, especially in Europe, Latin America and Asia, as a comfortable, interesting, yet still-affordable home base for exploring some of the most unique and colorful …

South America

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen

Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

10 Cocktails Every Bartender and Cocktail Connoisseur Should Know

In today's world of craft cocktails the unique and unusual have become the norm. From bartenders' self invented nightly specials to drinks that have taken the nation by storm -- see Cosmopolitan and Lynchburg Lemonade -- there is no shortage of creative selections to be had.<p>But at the core of …

New York City

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Lab mice get addicted to sun exposure; you might too

Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that.<p>Researchers found that mice who were regularly exposed to UV light had a higher pain tolerance than mice that were not exposed to UV light. They also experienced …

The Most Important Kitchen Tools to Bring to a Vacation Rental

Vacation rental kitchens aren't always up to snuff, so bring along these tools and ingredients to make sure you'll enjoy the best of the local produce<p>If you're anything like us, you travel to eat. Farm stands, cheese shops, butchers, bakeries—that's our kind of tourist attraction. And renting or …

Kitchens

Like a Boss, Alton Brown 'Perfectly' Grills Steaks Directly on Hot Coals

Food Network host <b>Alton Brown</b> cooks up skirt steak using a charcoal grill. But he throws out the grill grates in favor of placing the meat <b>directly on the hot coals</b>. Brown notes that some of the charcoal will stick but "that's not a problem," adding, "A little ash never hurt anybody."

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …