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Culinary SOS: Make the brûléed cast iron cornbread from Zynodoa in Staunton, Va.

Reader Nancy Halpern of Santa Monica and her husband were on an East Coast road trip last summer when they happened upon Zynodoa Restaurant in the old Southern town of Staunton, Va. "We enjoyed the most fabulous, unusually moist cornbread served in an iron pan with a caramelized glaze. It became …

Cast Iron Skillet

Mom's Cheesecake

My mom is a terrific cook. I always looked forward to big family dinners, not just for seeing relatives but because I knew she would be making the …

Quick Vegetable Main Dishes

From a layered eggplant, zucchini and tomato casserole to a rustic vegetable tart, here are some fantastic and quick vegetable recipes.

The Case for Making Gumbo

Try Tom Fitzmorris’ personal recipe for this classic New Orleans dish.<p>It’s hard to go to New Orleans and not find yourself eating at least one bowl …

This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe For One Person Is Proof This Dish Can Be Easy To Make

There is something so nostalgic about chicken pot pie. I mean, even the name makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside — and I know I'm not the only one. …

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

French Fries

11 Bakery Favorites You Can Make at Home

Breakfast lovers, listen up. We’ve figured out a way for you to enjoy show-stopping scones, sticky buns, Bundt cakes, and pastries without ever …

These 2-Ingredient Bagels Are About to Change Your Life (and They Take Less Than 30 Minutes to Make)

Healthy bagels that don’t taste like cardboard? We’re all ears.<p>I’ve been seeing a recipe for 2-ingredient bagels come across my Instagram feed …

Breakfast

All-Crust Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie

If your favorite part of the chicken pot pie is the crust, we've got you covered. This creamy version is topped with acres of light and flaky pastry …

A Microwave Makes Homemade Beef Jerky a Snap in this Mad Genius Tip

Homemade beef jerky is delicious, says <i>Food & Wine</i> Culinary Director Justin Chapple, but he also knows there's one big issue with the process of …

How to Make Fire Cider

It’s been freezing (like, really, really freezing) in many parts of the world recently. Naturally, with the bitter cold come the colds. For the next …

Ginormous Toaster Pastry

Love store-bought toaster pastries? You'll love this fun, giant version even more. The flaky, doughy breakfast treat takes only a few minutes to put …

7 Surprising Ways to Eat Chickpeas for Breakfast

There's lot to love about high-protein, hearty chickpeas, including what they can do for your morning meal. They're endlessly adaptable and, thanks …

Breakfast

33 Recipes That Freeze Well (To Surprise Yourself With Later)

Make your own freezer meals of baked ziti, soups, and...well, cookie dough.<p>There are some days that you get on a roll with cooking and have more food than you know what to do with. When you're feeling particularly motivated, make big batches of recipes that freeze well, and stow away leftovers for …

Cooking

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This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something — anything — to make for dinner and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the follow-up question: Is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

Crispy Cheese Twists

December 2017<p>Makes about 14<p>Store-bought puff pastry is the MVP of party appetizers, and it has no higher calling than these crispy, buttery cheese straws. This flaky pre-made dough comes frozen, and it’s best to let it thaw slowly overnight in the refrigerator to prevent splitting and cracking when …

Baking

The Importance of Dough Temperature in Baking

Baking bread at home certainly comes with challenges (or as my enigmatic college calculus professor used to tell me, <i>opportunities for continuous</i> …

Make Your Own Golden Syrup for the Best Pecan Pie of Your Life

Corn syrup is gross. I guess it’s <i>okay</i> in small quantities—say, to give homemade caramels a bit of chew—but it’s too one-note to be a standalone …

I thought being a homeowner would solve all my woes – but it’s a bigger pain than renting

As one of the gilded few who has managed to buy a house, the buck now stops with me, even if it means selling an organ to fix the boiler<p>The worst thing about millennials is their pathological compulsion to rise to the bait. Every couple of weeks, some click-hungry website will publish a story …

Housing

13 Sheet Pan Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Sheet pan dinners are one of the great culinary trends of the modern world (at least, they are in my kitchen). There's only one pan to keep an eye …

10 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Turn Mushrooms into Dinner

When it comes to adding vegetables to dinner, there are two camps: the ones I pick in an effort to feel like I'm doing something good for myself (aka …

Cooking

Classic Banana Bread

Step 5<p><b>Kid-Friendly Upgrades:</b><p><i>Upgrade 1</i><b><br>Marble it.</b> Stir 1 cup batter and 1/2 cup melted semisweet chocolate chips together in a small bowl. Spoon plain …

Breakfast

How to Make Pancakes

Follow these five tips for superior short stacks.<p>Golden Pancakes<p>Whether you like them old-school plain or buttermilk, jazzed up with fruit or …

Chocolate Caramel Cake

2K<p>1K<p>Shares 3K<p>I’ve got a number of chocolate cakes in my repertoire, from a super-dense Chocolate Orbit Cake to soft, warm Chocolate Dulce de Leche …

Dessert

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

Down

No need to buy the boxed stuff anymore—this will become your new go-to for busy weeknights. Our oh-so-easy macaroni-and-cheese recipe takes just 20 …

Country Lifestyle

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Baking

How to Make Caramel Sauce That You'll Want to Put on Everything

By Claire Saffitz<p>This smooth, salty caramel sauce will make your holidays extra sweet.<p>We can all agree that sauce makes just about every savory food better, and the same most definitely goes for dessert. Enter homemade caramel sauce, an irresistibly delicious substance able to improve everything …

Dessert