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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

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Perfect Boiled Eggs

Boiling eggs may sound like the simplest thing you could possibly cook, but if you’ve ever boiled an egg you’ve probably run into problems at one …

Chocolate Banana Bread

This double chocolate banana bread makes good use of those overripe bananas sitting on your counter to make a ridiculously chocolatey banana bread …

Korean Fried Chicken (Yangnyeom Chikin)

Sprinkle the salt over the chicken wings, cover with plastic wrap and leave them in the fridge for 24 hours. This not only seasons the chicken, it …

Paleo Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Remember how I said, not too long ago, that I had an<p>incredible irresistible craving for one of these decadent cookies, right here?<p>Now of course,</b> …

Maple Cinnamon Meringues with Toasted Almonds

<i>Maple syrup and cinnamon add a rich warm flavor while toasted chopped almonds add crunch to these entirely refined sugar-free meringues.</i><p>A good …

Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> These cookies bake up gorgeously, with a crackled top and chewy interior. They are delicious as is or with a handful of dried cherries stirred in with the chocolate and coconut. —Sarah Fioritto<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> Wow. These cookies were a revelation in subtle taste experience. Having never …

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites recipe

<b>Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites – oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich</b> …

Dessert

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I haven’t been feeling at home lately. I don’t think it’s an issue of physical location… I spend a hearty amount of time sitting at my desk. I think …

Basil Cornmeal Sandwich Cookies with Apricot Filling Recipe

In these summery sandwiches, cornmeal cookies are flavored with fresh basil and layered with apricot jam.<p><b>Read more: Cookie Monster: Basil Cornmeal Sandwich Cookies with Apricot Filling</b><p>Ingredients2 cups cornmeal1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (about 8 1/4 ounces) all purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking …

essential raised waffles

This recipe is nothing new. It was first published, as far as I can gather, in 1896 in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer …

japanese vegetable pancakes

Last week was not my week in the kitchen, friends. I had great, ambitious designs on a rhubarb meringue tart that would be pink and pretty with a …

lobster and potato salad

One of the aspects of my personality that I should probably be less proud to admit to is that I can be a tad bit lazy. I often consider doing <i>many</i> …

rhubarb cream cheese hand pies

A few weeks ago, I retold the sad tale of the late rhubarb meringue tart that met its end when it slid off the plate and managed to coat nearly every …

espresso granita with whipped cream

One of my favorite desserts on this planet (yes, we’re going for High Melodrama today, also, it’s that wonderful) is <i>affogato</i>, which translates from …

slow-and-low dry rub oven chicken

Five years ago, I fell in love with dry-rub barbecue. Prior to the summer of 2008, I naively believed that the only way to make ribs deliciously on …

one-pan farro with tomatoes

I was not, in fact, looking for a new farro dish. It rarely occurs to me over the summer, when there’s more …

hot fudge sundae cake

I realize that given the sheer number of two and three-layered, springform-bound and buttercream-shellacked celebration cakes I keep in the archives, …

banana, nutella and salted pistachio popsicles

Growing up, we made popsicles by pouring orange juice into these molds, letting them freeze and eating them outside so we didn’t sticky up the …

Lamb Vindaloo Tacos with Cucumber Raita

First, make the marinade for the lamb. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, dried chilies, cinnamon stick, cloves, and cardamom. Allow to soak for 20 …

Recipes

Lasagna Grilled Cheese

It’s like… what <i>won’t</i> I put between two slices of grilled bread?<p>Well. I won’t put cake between grilled bread. I promise to never put cookie dough …

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