Vickie Waldon Dean

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How To Microwave Mug Cakes That Actually Taste Good

Attention, dorm-bound people. Here are some important tips and recipes from the author of a new mug cake cookbook.<p>Microwave mug cakes are not as good as real cakes. But they are awesome in a different way: You can make them fast enough to satisfy an emergency homemade treat craving without an oven, …

Dessert

5 Tips For A Better BLT

Let's get one thing straight: The BLT is the ultimate summer sandwich (just ask half of the Food52 team). You have crisp vegetables; juicy tomatoes; the fatty, salty crunch of bacon; and a swipe of creamy mayonnaise -- all sandwiched between carb-y goodness.<p>That being said, there's a certain …

Breakfast

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 15, 2014 93<p>Let’s make these a thing.<p>The ultimate trashy snack. Chips in cookies!<p>And …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

Dessert

4 Foods You Should Grill Wrapped in Bacon Now

In celebration of National Bacon Month, here are some of my favorite foods to grill wrapped in bacon. Use the following ideas as a springboard for your own imagination. Sweetbreads? Asparagus? Pears? The possibilities are endless.<p>In the best of all worlds you'd use homemade bacon, or a good …

Avoid These Common Pizza Mistakes So You Can Make and Eat the World's Most Perfect Food

Whether you're a cheese or pepperoni fan, learn how to make the perfect pie at home by avoiding these common pizza mistakes.<p>We'll say it: Pizza is <del>one of</del> the world's most perfect food<del>s</del>. But some of the things we love best about a good pie—charred crust, chewy dough, and oh! …

Kitchens