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How to Glaze a Cake With Glossy Chocolate

<i>by Dawn Perry, photographed by Zach DeSart</i><p>A glossy chocolate glaze is one of the simplest ways to dress up a cake. For a pourable consistency and photo-worthy results, follow these tips.<p><b>1. Check and Assess:</b> Let the glaze cool, stirring often, until just room temperature. It should stream off your …

Baking

How to Frost a Cake

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Tips for smooth,</i> …

Foodily Blog

Fresh Basil Pesto… the perfect prescription to doctor up pasta, grilled chicken or salmon, or as a dip!

Our basil and parsley have been growing out of control. Okay, that’s sort of an exaggeration. But it has been doing quite well since we planted the …

Garlic-Sherry Mushrooms Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>8 oz button mushrooms<br>• 4 cloves of garlic, minced<br>• 3 Tbsp. butter<br>• 1/2 cup good-quality sherry<br>• 1 Tbsp. minced chives<p>Directions<p>Start with …

Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini Recipe

<b>Makes 16 crostini</b><p>Ingredients<p>4 oz soft goat cheese<br>• 2 sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained<br>• 1⁄4 cup snipped chives<br>• 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, …

Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella

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Feta Dip with Cucumber and <nobr>Pita Chips</nobr>

Vanilla Ice Cream Cake from Judi & Nicole of Some Kitchen Stories

Vanilla Bean Malt Cake

Apple Pie

Chocolate Banana Chip Cookies

Women's Health

Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole Recipe on Food52

Linguine with Tomatoes, Brie, and Basil

Linguine with Tomatoes, Brie, and Basil<p>Prep Time: 3 hours<p>Cook Time: 10 minutes<p>Yield: 4 servings<p>Ingredients<p>(Adapted from The Silver Palate Cookbook)<p>4 …

Indonesian-Style Collard Greens Curry (Gulai Sayur)

1 1⁄2 tsp. ground turmeric<p>7 shallots, roughly chopped<p>4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, minced<p>1 (3") piece ginger, peeled …

Collard Greens

Stock up: The 14 Best Dishes To Make Ahead

A filled refrigerator can be totally useless to a hungry human when the drawers and shelves are full of ingredients, not readily edible food. A head …

Hummus at Home, No Excuses

I don’t want you to get the wrong idea about hummus, just because the recipe I link back to most often on here requires that you soak dried …

How To Make Hand-Dipped Chocolates

(Image credit: Dana Velden)<p>Last week we met Alexandra Whisnant, French-trained chocolatier and owner of the boutique chocolate company <i>gâté comme des</i> …

Dessert

How To Temper Chocolate Without a Thermometer

We're excited to introduce you to Alexandra Whisnant, chocolatier and owner of a small, avant-garde chocolate company called <i>gâté comme des filles</i> …

Dessert

Easy Homemade Caramel Apples

Each fall, we love getting a group together for a homemade caramel apple showdown - er, relaxing session. Try out our recipe this year -- It's super-simple, and will garner some serious compliments from your friends.<p><b>Caramel Apples</b><p>1 pound caramel candies<br>• 7-8 small, crisp, semi-tart apples (i.e. …

Dessert

This Week in Recipes

Breakfast<p>Oatmeal Pancakes With Pears and Pecans<br>• Oatmeal with Cranberry Orange Hazelnut Compote<br>• Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg<p>Mains<p>Smoky Cauliflower Soup With Wild Mushrooms and Ham Crisps<br>• The Best English Muffin Pepperoni Pizza<br>• Roasted Sweet Potato and Poblano Nachos …

Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Seek out high quality milk chocolate for this recipe; Valrhona and Callebaut have very good versions. Freezing the malted milk balls before adding them to the ice cream will keep the temperature down and prevent melting during the final minute of churning.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients6 egg yolks1 …

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe Is the Perfect Anytime Treat

<i>Written by Lisa Fogarty on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night. I know it's simple to dial up your local pizzeria and order a pie, but you won't believe how easy -- and …

Cooking

Zagat

Recipe: One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Stew)

Combine the water and 1 1/2 tablespoons salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to dissolve the salt. Add the beans, cover the bowl, and let stand at …

Food Preservation