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75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

8 Servings<p>The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ …

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20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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Fattoush

6 to 8 Servings<p>Coating the toasted pita in olive oil prevents it from getting soggy when mixed with the vegetables and dressing. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dressing<p>4 teaspoons ground sumac, soaked in 4 teaspoons warm water for 15 …

Mint and Cumin-Spiced Lamb Chops

8 Servings<p>With lamb rib chops, we insist you leave the fat on the bone.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 medium onions, peeled, quartered<p>1 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves with tender stems<p>1 cup fresh mint leaves<p>1 tablespoon ground cumin<p>1 tablespoon paprika<p>2 …

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Panini al latte di mandorle con cioccolato

1<p>Sciogliete il lievito e lo zucchero nel latte di mandorle a temperatura ambiente. Impastate la farina con il latte di mandorle e l'uovo, per ultimo …

Panna cotta al cioccolato e nocciole con caramello salato

Chiunque voglia prendere per la gola un ospite deve preparare questa panna cotta al cioccolato e nocciole con caramello salato. Infatti il sapore …

Biancomangiare

Il biancomangiare è un dolce al cucchiaio che deve il suo nome al fatto che viene preparato prevalentemente con ingredienti di colore bianco.<p>Sembra …

How to care for a Christmas poinsettia

Poinsettias have a reputation as being hard to maintain, but if you follow our top tips, they should thrive well past Christmas.<p>Looking after a poinsettia<p>Poinsettias originate from warmer climates than Britain's, so avoid temperatures below 13C (55F)<p>If you've popped out on a couple of errands, make …

How to grow orchids

Experts from the Royal Horticultural Society share tips on how to choose and care for orchids<p><b>Meet the expert</b><p>Rob Stirling is a horticultural adviser at Wisley and has been collecting and growing orchids, especially those with scent, for the past 30 years.<p>The moth orchid, <i>Phalaenopsis</i>, is still a …

Easy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe

Jane Hornby shares a foolproof recipe for classic carrot cake with raisins, pecans and cream cheese icing<p>Carrot cake is perfect as a first cake to make, since it’s less likely to be dry, due to the water content of the carrots. You can make the cake in squares or cupcakes instead of</b> …

Apple Recipes | Slideshow | Leite's Culinaria

Merriam-Webster defines "down easter" as "one born or living down east." We take it to mean this lovely apple cider-y cocktail.<p>An unconventional …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

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10 Roasts for Fall

There’s no denying it -- it’s fall. We’ve tucked away our sandals and pulled out our coats. With each passing day the air gets a little bit cooler and all we want to do is get a little bit cozier. We’re heading out to the farmers market, going apple picking, and finding any excuse to come home, …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

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Indian food and drink,Bread,Baking,Side dish,Food & drink,Life and style<p>Do you need a tandoor to make proper naans, are chapatis or parathas a better bet, and has anyone mastered homemade stuffed flatbreads?

How You Like Pilau?

What we love about pilau: The scented rice, also known as pilaf, is a one-pot wonder, with each ingredient playing a flavorful role in the dish as a …

47 Fall Soup Recipes That Are Cozy & Warming

Fall is PSL and pretty leaves season, sure, but it's also the start of soup season—and here are 47 of our favorite recipes for autumn.<p><b>Soups, stews, bisques, chilis</b>—now's the time to make them in the chunky knit sweater you've been storing in the back of your closet since this time last year. It's …

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Recipe: Lamb Rogan Josh

First, make the spice mix. Toast each spice (except for the paprika), one by one, for about 30 - 45 seconds (until fragrant) in a dry skillet over …

50 Indian Recipes We Love From Tikka Masala to Tandoori Cauliflower

Forget takeout with these 50 recipes for delicious Indian food at home.<p><b>Who needs takeout when you can bring home the sultry spices of the Indian kitchen?</b><p>Most of the ingredients called for in these recipes are available in supermarkets. If there’s something you can’t find, go to a local Indian …

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The Not-Too-Boring, Not-Too-Rich Chocolate 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: What makes one chocolate cake better than another? Chocolate chips and chocolate frosting.</i><p>I’m a sigher. I sigh a lot, and I sigh …

Judy Rodgers' Lentils Braised in Red Wine

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Braise your lentils the Zuni Café way.</i><p>In our pantry, the lentils live in a glass case that reads: <i>Break in case of dinner</i>.<p>Lentils can never be …

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28 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

These Thanksgiving turkey recipes put the bird front and center, right where it belongs.<p><b>We're all about getting creative at Thanksgiving,</b> but if you'd rather do a traditional roasted turkey, that's cool, too. From rosemary butter to star anise, we've got you covered.

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56 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes for Pies, Cakes, Cookies & More

Go beyond just the typical pumpkin and apple pies.<p>No matter how stuffed your guests are after the main meal, everyone will make room for these stunning sweets. We've got 53 pies, cakes, cookies, and other curveball desserts that are easy and exciting.

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Turkey Ramen

4 Servings<p>You made your own turkey stock with the carcass, of course. No? Well, you should. Get the recipe here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Broth<p>2 bunches scallions, chopped<p>2 carrots, peeled, cut into pieces<p>1 head of garlic, halved crosswise<p>1 1" piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced<p>1 piece dried kombu<p>12 cups …

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Torta 5 minuti

Se come noi anche voi avete una vita frenetica con ritmi incalzanti e poco tempo da dedicare alla cucina, la torta 5 minuti è la soluzione perfetta …

Indian Cooking Resources

Our favorite Indian cookbooks, cooking blogs, and how-to videos<p>Understanding the foods of India, with its many cultures, cooking techniques, and …

10 Cakes for Anytime

It is the opinion of this website that we do not get enough cake in our lives. Cake should not be relegated to wedding parties or birthday festivities or the end to a celebratory meal. Because cake, when given the opportunity, is here to make your life better.<p>Did you lose your keys and stub your …