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Ultimate How-To: Planning Your Dream Vacation To Japan!

From culturally rich history, to cutting-edge technology, to foodie-worthy cuisine; Japan truly has something for everyone. It should come as no …

Grandma’s Favorite Summertime Desserts

Cool, creamy and oh so dreamy! Grandma knew how to use summer’s freshest flavors in these irresistible dessert recipes.<p>Best Ever Fresh Strawberry …

Paris: Why the Latin Quarter is the capital's coolest neighbourhood

Sepia-tinted photographs of a Latin Quarter paralysed by protest are now half a century old. <i>Mai 68</i> is still regarded as the biggest upheaval to have …

Fast and Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This silky frosting is fluffy and light, but thick enough to hold its shape for days when piped over cupcakes in generous swirls. It's tangy and fresh, like pure cream cheese with just a hint of vanilla. Even better, it takes only about 10 minutes to prepare. If you like, the recipe can be safely …

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Cheesecake Baklava

Let's talk about two desserts I love, cheesecake and baklava. They're both sweet, rich and satisfying in the most comforting way. I love them both a …

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake

Icebox cakes top the list of simple, delicious desserts that can feed a crowd. With strawberry season upon us and these bright, juicy, berries …

Pistachio Cake

My heart expanded last September and with my beautiful miracle came a deep realization. I’m now a role model for my daughter.Whoa. That’s big.Instead …

Cupcakes

Alternative Beach Destinations to Boracay: Where to go if Duterte closes BORACAY?

In a statement last February 9, 2018, <b>President Duterte</b> said <i>"I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool." "There will be a time that no more</i> …

Find The Most Perfect Sandwich In The World In New Orleans

Elsewhere in this old city, the racket, the ruckus, is already being raised. By 3 p.m., tourists are listing along Bourbon Street, hollering just to …

Where to Eat Ramen in San Diego

At some point, the temperature will drop in San Diego. But even in normal weather conditions, there’s always a moment when slurping down a big bowl of ramen feels just right. Whether it’s digging into a stick-to-your-bones-yet-silky pork broth or opting for a lighter, veggie-heavy bowl of noodles, …

I Ate This Entire Batch of Pistachio Cookies in 3 Days Because They’re That Good

Do you know what goes really well with pistachio cookies? Wine. And Fleetwood Mac.<p>Some people call this time of year cuffing season, but I prefer cookie season instead. For as long as I can remember, my mom would turn her kitchen into a chocolate chip cookie factory in December. But I’m at that …

Dessert

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.

Dessert

Mini Almond and Grape Cakes

Inspired by French financiers, these small cakes are dense with the warm flavors of almond, orange zest, and butter. The grapes become a little jammy …

Best Ever Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 or 12 cup bundt pan.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mixes, yogurt, …

the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited

With a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light, fluffy and then some, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, …

chocolate pavlova

Prepare your pan: Heat your oven to 350 °F. Line your largest baking sheet — it needs to hold at least a 12-inch round because these can spread; I …

homemade merguez with herby yogurt

Make the herby yogurt: Mix the yogurt, finely chopped herbs and vinegar in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and extra vinegar, if desired. Set …

How to Make French Canelés (It's Simple)

When I set out to write my book, I was looking for recipes that made baking more approachable. Depending on the type of baked good in question, this could mean multiple things. For some baked goods, it meant simplifying a confusing process, or showing multiple ways to do it. For others, it meant …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

19 Sweet Potato Pie Recipes You Haven’t Tried Before

Pumpkin gets so much love this time of year, whether it’s in the form of a latte, a cocktail, a pie or even a face mask. Sweet potatoes were understandably starting to feel left out. The orange spuds are full of good-for-you nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. Plus, they’re orange — the …

Food

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies: A Recipe For Home-Wrecking?

When it comes to brownie recipes, one would usually expect to hear ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs and chocolate. But one woman dished out a most unusual addition – a heavy serving of infidelity. It all started when <i>The New York Times</i> published Katharine Hepburn's Brownies Recipe two years …

Katharine Hepburn

We Can't Get Enough of These Summer Panna Cotta Recipes - Chowhound

Panna cotta: Who ever thought gelatinous cream and sugar could taste so good? Well…the Italians, but now we’re getting a little too technical. All we …

Flavors

This 59-year-old mother of 2 is making millions selling legal marijuana gummies

That's how she felt in 2010 when starting Wana Brands (shortened from marijuana), now Colorado's leading company for cannabis-infused confectionary products.<p>Back then, her home state had just begun opening the doors to a legalized marijuana market. Whiteman saw a niche ready to be filled.<p>She …

Pot pairs with passion fruit

<b>(1 of )</b> Garden Society, based in Santa Rosa, sells cannabis edibles in two forms: a gelee made with sativa; and a milk chocolate made with indica. …

Canelés de Bordeaux

How to make caramel-crusted, custard-soft, ridiculously aromatic sweet pride of Bordeaux<p>In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk and …

11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

From three-Michelin-star tasting menus to casual wine bars<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, plus an inventive …

Vietnamese Grilled Pork and Cold Rice Noodles: A Perfect Summer Dish

<i>Thit heo nuong xa</i>—grilled pork chops—are a staple in Vietnamese restaurants. But they're so easy to make that there's no reason they shouldn't be a staple at home, too, especially during grilling season. Kenji has written about this type of pork chop before, but whereas he serves his over hot rice, …

Recipes