Tricia Demarco

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Best Ever Baked Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a …

15 Essential Recipes for Fall Baking

The one thing I love about fall, even more than pulling out my stash of cozy sweaters, is baking. While I am always ready to fire up my oven for a …

How to Unclog a French Drain

This isn't an unusual problem.<p>The French drain around my house is clogged. Can something be done to open it up?<p><i>Anthony V., Greensboro, North Carolina</i><p>A French drain is the term for any gravel-and-tile or gravel-and-pipe-based system. It takes its name from Henry Flagg French, who chronicled its use …

Clafoutis: The Lazy Summer Custard You Can Make on a Whim

You don't even have to stir things.<p>Summer is a sanctioned time to be lazy, and this applies to desserts as much as it does to finishing your summer reading. I’ll get to it when I get to it! At first I thought a galette was the easiest summer dessert, but there’s something even easier that doesn’t …

Dessert

Ultimate guide for Burning Man virgins

I WAS PURELY lucky when I got my first ticket to Burning Man. The only people I knew going were my best friend from Canada, a fellow traveler from …

Chinese Brown Sugar Bread (Guo Kui)

There is a large group of stunning variety of breads named as Guokui in the Chinese northwest, usually filled with savory meats including this famous …

9 Epic Ways To Make Ice Cream Sandwiches

One word: SAMOAS.<p>When it comes to ice cream sandwiches, there are two classic options that come to mind. First, there’s the stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth chocolate wafer and vanilla ice cream sandwich. Then there’s the beloved Chipwich, made with two chocolate chip cookies, vanilla ice cream and …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

10 of the best new cycling holidays in Europe

<b>Fruitful seasons for riding the Algarve</b><p>The summer heat would make southern Portugal particularly challenging for cycling, but spring and autumn – with cooler temperatures and coastal breezes – are perfect for it. This new cycle holiday from Chapters Holidays is a week-long trip around the …

European Travel

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Dessert

Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

This Is What a Health Foodie Eats When She Wants to Balance Her Hormones

Despite the fact that our hormones are complex and temperamental, we do have some element of control over them. For example, you can choose to live …

9 Coffee Subscription Boxes for Instantly Better Mornings

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Your morning coffee. You can get just about anything delivered via subscription service these days, from meal kits to …

9 secrets to container gardening

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring.<p>After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients needed to keep …

Gardening

How to Clean the Brown Stuff Off Your Sheet Pans

By Alyse Whitney<p>Two ingredients will make them look (almost) as good as new.<p>No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have <b>brown, burnt-on residue</b> coating the sides. But we don't …

Sheet Pan

Puff Pastry Tart with Asparagus and Burrata

You don’t have to be an accomplished baker to make this gorgeous spring tart; it’s easy to assemble using frozen puff pastry, which is available at most well-stocked grocery stores. If you can find fresh pea shoots at the farmers’ market—or you’re lucky enough to have them in your garden—use the …

Baking

9 Healthy Soup Recipes to Meal Prep This Week

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

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Deep Frying

Your 9-point checklist for prepping a spring garden

Southern California gardens are mud-luscious this year, for the first time in years. But by mid-March — barring any more deluges — the ground should be dry enough and the temperatures warm enough to start planting the flowers, fruits and vegetables we've been craving during our chill, wet …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

This 2,000-calorie meal plan is designed by EatingWell's registered dietitians and culinary experts to offer healthy and delicious meals for a …

Healthy Eating

What to Do With Leftover Tomato Paste

For years, I resented any recipe that called for tomato paste. It wasn't the flavor of the paste itself, which I've always been fond of, or even my erroneous suspicion that its impact on finished dishes was overrated. Rather, it was the sight of yet another full can (less one or two tablespoons at …

Cooking

The Food Lab: The Best Goulash (Hungarian Beef and Paprika Stew)

I'm a fan of goulash in all its forms, and there are many. There's the American dish of ground beef, tomato sauce, peppers, and pasta—a dish that I knew as American chop suey while growing up in the Northeast. Then there's the classic Hungarian version, with small cubes of beef or pork in a brothy, …

The Food Lab: How to Make The Ultimate Creamy Spinach Lasagna

I'm not really much of a sleeper. No matter how often I try and no matter what method I take, I simply can't get into bed and nod off until four or five hours before I have to wake up. For a while this concerned me (and particularly concerned my wife), but to be honest, I don't feel tired, and I …

Best sportives and gran fondos: 25 to consider

Mass participation cycling has never been more popular. Not a week goes by without news of a new event popping up somewhere around the globe, but …

Cycling

8 Stews That Are As Easy As They Are Comforting

Stay warm all season long with Food Network's best stews.<p>Much like warming soups and chilis, stews are a cool-weather classic that often deliver a …

Cooking

The 11 Best Grilled Cheeses to Make Your Heart Melt

Hot, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches have been a school lunch go-to for generations. And despite our grown-up Whole30 resolutions and brief forays …

grilled cheese

Let Alton Brown Show You An Epic New Way To Make A Grilled Cheese

Can you handle it?<p>Making a grilled cheese seems oh-so-simple. But according to Alton Brown, most of us are forgetting the pivotal step that takes your grilled cheese to the next level.<p>As the “Good Eats” star explains in a hilarious (and truthful) rant at the beginning of his newest video, we should …

Cooking

The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Guess what? If you have flour in your kitchen, you can make pasta. Right now. Got eggs, too? You have everything you need to whip up a batch of silky-smooth fettuccine. Have some cheese or vegetables lying around? You could …

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

Books

Taste Beyond The Tongue