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The Best Topping for Ice Cream Sundaes, According to Pastry Chef Christina Tosi
Groceries
“It delivers big on flavor and comfort.”
Jul 15, 2023
The Secret to an Uber-Spongy Cake Is … Ice WaterSkills
There might be some actual legit science behind why adding ice water to white cake is such a brilliant move.
Jul 14, 2023
Coffee Cake Tip: Two Loaf Pans = One Baking DishSkills
We have a favorite sour cream-pecan coffee cake that is made in a loaf pan, as so many breakfast breads and coffee cakes are. It makes two loaf pans, specifically. But we only have one loaf pan, and we needed to bake the whole batch of batter quickly for a crowd.The solution? A 9×13 baking dish. The batter that fills two loaf pans is perfect for one baking dish.
Jun 29, 2023
How To Use a Vanilla BeanSkills
Vanilla beans are magical. Not only do they look like fairy wands and have an aroma that always brings me to a standstill, but these beans have the ability to transform scoops of ice cream into childhood memories and dishes of crème brûlée into marriage proposals. Using them is easy; wait to scrape the seeds out of the vanilla pod until you’re ready to use them. They are definitely not to be squandered or taken for granted.
Jun 4, 2023
People Are Just Discovering the Secret Ingredient That Makes NYC Cream Cheese So SuperiorSkills
Ever wonder why the cream cheese in NYC delis is so delightfully fluffy? This is it.
Jun 2, 2023
Kitchen Hack: How To Make a DIY Tube PanSkills
If you’d really like to make a holiday bundt cake but don’t own a tube pan, there’s no need to rush out and buy one. This simple hack using a cake pan and a ramekin works just as well!This is yet another great tip we picked up from Michael Ruhlman’s book RatioRuhlman says he simply places a glass cup or ramekin in the middle of a cake pan before pouring the batter inside.
May 2, 2023
The Best Use for Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix That’s Not MuffinsSkills
There's actually a much tastier way to use everyone's favorite muffin mix.
Apr 24, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways of Making Hollandaise and the Winner Delivers the Creamiest, Dreamiest, and Easiest SauceSkills
It takes less than 5 minutes but tastes like it’s ​​masterfully prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.
Apr 7, 2023
I Tried the TikTok Starbucks Carrot Cake Latte Hack — Here’s My Honest ReviewSkills
Try this hack for turning your morning coffee into a sweet spring staple!
Apr 4, 2023
These Viral Muffin-Tin McGriddles Are a Breakfast Delight (and They Freeze Well, Too!)Skills
These mini breakfast sandwiches will bring the drive-thru to your kitchen in a matter of minutes.
Mar 29, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About MatzoSkills
You might be familiar with matzo ball soup and see the packages of matzo around your grocery store, but many people don’t know what matzo really is or why it’s eaten. Here’s a quick introduction to the star of the Seder!
Feb 9, 2023
I Tried the Viral Method for Thickening Stew Without Cornstarch and It Works Like a CharmSkills
“With this trick, I learned that it doesn't take a lot to make a difference.”
Mar 22, 2023
This Bacon Storage Hack Is the Ultimate Way to Combat Awkward Bacon PackagingSkills
We should've thought of this sooner!
Mar 9, 2023
You’re Using Pie Weights All Wrong. Here’s How to Really Do It.Skills
This is a total game-changer when it comes to the perfect pie crust.
Feb 13, 2023
Frosting Cakes Is Easier with This $2 Household StapleSkills
Don’t have a cake scraper? Use this unexpected kitchen item to help get those sides super smooth.
Feb 15, 2023
The Foolproof Hack for Perfectly Even Crumb Crusts Skills
The secret to perfectly even graham cracker crusts? Check your kitchen cabinets.
Feb 15, 2023
What Is an Irish Breakfast? Here’s What You Should Know.Skills
You’ve likely heard of an English breakfast, but do you know what makes an Irish breakfast?
Feb 14, 2023
What Is Red Velvet Cake? Here’s What You Should Know About the Beloved Dessert.Skills
It’s more than just chocolate! Learn more about the classic dessert’s rich history.
Feb 8, 2023
How to Make Deviled Eggs Ahead of TimeSkills
Prep deviled eggs ahead and save on time!
Feb 7, 2023
Kardea Brown’s Top 6 Tips for the Perfect Pot of Gullah Red RiceSkills
This is the best way to get a perfect pot of red rice every time!
Feb 7, 2023
Crispy Flattened Croissants Are the Breakfast Upgrade I Didn’t Know I NeededSkills
It's all about the next-level crunch!
Feb 2, 2023
We Tested 6 Methods for Reviving Stale Bread, and the Winner Was a Huge SurpriseSkills
The best method yielded beautiful, fluffy results!
Jan 28, 2023
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef StewSkills
What you need to know to make beef stew like a pro.
Jan 10, 2023
How to Make and Use a Slurry to Thicken Soups, Stews, Gravies, and MoreSkills
It's simple to make and you can add it to so many different things!
Jan 10, 2023
Here’s How Long Bread Will Last in the Freezer (and How to Store It)Skills
It's possible to freeze carbs and enjoy them later in a not-rock-hard state.
Dec 15, 2022
This Is the Best Way to Crack an EggSkills
Spoiler alert: It's not on the lip of a bowl.
Dec 15, 2022
Three Ways to Create a Sugar Crust on Homemade Crème BrûléeSkills
Crème brûlée seems to be a dessert locked in step with Valentine’s Day: It’s classic, easy, and impressive. But what is crème brûlée without its crisp top of just-burnt sugar? Just custard, that’s what. Here are the three most common ways to melt sugar on crème brûlée, including one that’s newer to us. Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar over the top of the custard, and shake the dish to distribute it evenly.
Dec 15, 2022
The Best Ways to Store & Reheat Bread: Advice from a BakerSkills
I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Baker and Doughpuncher David Norman. David is a true artisan when it comes to baking breads, working each batch of dough carefully to achieve the consistency and quality he desires. I asked him about common misconceptions the public may have when it comes to baking and storing bread, and it turns out we may have been doing a few things wrong.
Dec 14, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans? Here’s What You Need to KnowSkills
The more you know, the better your morning cup of Joe!
Dec 14, 2022
6 Reasons Celery Leaves Deserve Far More AttentionSkills
Celery leaves — known primarily as a throwaway top to an already underappreciated vegetable — are so often discarded. It’s a real shame. Celery leaves are actually a bonus to their stalks and completely virtuous on their own. Here’s everything you need to know about prepping them and turning them into a vibrant pesto. Celery leaves are delicious, nutritious, and packed with intense celery flavor.
Dec 14, 2022
This Is the Right Way to Flip a Pancake, with Zero SplatterSkills
The first step in perfectly flipped pancakes? Put your hand in the right position.
Dec 13, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Freezing SoupSkills
​Keep a few containers of homemade soup in the freezer and suddenly the long winter ahead doesn't seem so bad after all. Here's how to make sure you get the best results.
Dec 12, 2022
5 Flavorful Ways to Season Bacon With SpicesSkills
I think we can all agree that bacon is pretty irresistible as is. That crispy, crunchy texture and smoky flavor can liven up breakfast plates and add an extra oomph to salads and sandwiches. Which is precisely why it’s time to up the ante on your next batch of bacon with the help of a few rich, sweet, spicy, and savory upgrades. Even though it doesn’t necessarily come with a mild flavor, bacon is a total blank canvas.
Dec 12, 2022
What’s the Difference Between White, Yellow, and Vanilla Cake?Skills
When you go to bake a chocolate cake, it’s pretty easy to find what you’re looking for, right? Sure, there are some that are flourless and fudgy, and others that are tender and fluffy, but they’re all labeled “chocolate.” The opposite end of the spectrum isn’t so simple. There’s a whole lot of terminology to describe what seems to be the same thing. But are white, yellow, and vanilla cake actually the same across the board? Not quite.
Dec 10, 2022
How To Write A Recipe Like A ProfessionalSkills
I write recipes, among other things, for a living. It may seem easy, but it isn’t always. It takes practice and adherence to a few rules. Knowing how to write a recipe is something even an amateur cook can benefit from knowing. There are two main parts of a recipe, the Ingredient List and the Preparation Method. I’ll take you through some basic guidelines for writing both parts. This is our own style guide and loose list of rules.
Dec 10, 2022
4 Reasons Your Coffee Tastes BitterSkills
There’s nothing worse than pouring a big cup of coffee to go with your breakfast sandwich, bringing it to your lips, taking that first sweet drink, and realizing that it’s bitter as sin. Your cup of coffee should be a burst of good flavor, not an overpowering dose of bitterness. So why does it end up bitter? It’s interesting that coffee is often associated with bitterness.
Dec 10, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making BrowniesSkills
If there’s one dessert I cannot resist, it’s a rich and fudgy chocolate brownie recipe. It’s hard not to love these timeless sweets. And while easy to make, there are a few tips that will ensure a stand-out batch every time. So before you get ready to bake your next batch, be sure you’re not making any of these common mistakes. Brownies fall into two delicious camps: fudgy and cakey.
Dec 10, 2022
The Best Way to Store Homemade CookiesSkills
Here's what you need to know as we head into cookie season.
Dec 9, 2022
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut ButterSkills
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Dec 6, 2022
Is There a Difference Between Pizza Sauce and Pasta Sauce? (Hell Yes!)Skills
Please don't try to substitute one for the other.
Dec 6, 2022
Why Dried Shiitake Mushrooms Should Be in Your PantrySkills
Flavorful shiitake mushrooms are such a foundation of Asian cooking. They have an intense flavor that always reminds me of my Chinese grandmother’s cooking, where she used shiitake mushrooms in soups, braises, and steamed dishes. My grandmother always had a big glass jar of dried shiitake mushrooms in her pantry, and I’ve picked up this habit too!
Dec 4, 2022
A Guide to Food Coloring Types and How to Use ThemSkills
Food coloring comes out in full force around the holidays when it’s time to make colorful icings, candies, and other sweet confections. While liquid food coloring used to be the only option available for tinting foods, there are now many other choices, from gels to pastes to even powdered food coloring. Here’s a guide to the different types, how they can be used, and the pros and cons of each one! What it’s made out of: Synthetic colorings with a water base.
Dec 4, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making PizzaSkills
Here's why you're not getting crave-worthy pizzas at home and how to fix it.
Dec 4, 2022
5 Fun Alternatives to Graham Cracker CrustsSkills
My favorite part of a pie or tart, hands-down, is the crust. In fact, if there’s a double crust, I’m even happier. And while graham cracker pie crust is one of the easiest crusts to make, don’t forget that there is a whole world of other fun possibilities out there that are equally delicious. Pretty much any crunchy thing that’s cookie or cracker-like can work in as a pie crust. You just have to grind it up, mix it with some butter to hold it together, and press and bake.
Dec 3, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making ButtercreamSkills
While I certainly enjoy the cake portion of a slice of cake or a cupcake, I’m really in it for the buttercream frosting. That thick, sugary frosting brings the sweetest finishing touch to these desserts. There are a few different styles of buttercream, but no matter which one you make, be sure to avoid these mistakes.
Dec 3, 2022
5 Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Whipped CreamSkills
Leftover whipped cream. It happens from time to time. Not a lot, but every now again. And let’s be honest, it’s not exactly the worst problem to have. Last week I talked about my new favorite (and super easy!) way to make whipped cream using just a mason jar. My excitement for this mind blowing trick got the best of me and it wasn’t long before I had more whipped cream than I knew what do to with. Like, a lot more.
Dec 2, 2022
Can I Freeze a Fully-Decorated Birthday Cake?
Q: I want to make a birthday cake for a friend. Problem is, her birthday is not for two weeks, but I’m seeing her tomorrow.Is there a way to freeze a fully-decorated birthday cake so that it will thaw into something beautiful? Are there certain cake or icing recipes that work best (my friend loves carrot cake).Sent by CarolynEditor: Carolyn, the short answer is yes! Many cakes freeze very well even after being decorated.
Dec 2, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Fudgy, Chewy, and Cakey Brownies?
They each bring something a little different to the table. Here's what sets them apart.
Dec 2, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Chili
Chili is a very personal thing, but there are a few basic universal chili-making dos and don'ts.
Dec 2, 2022
7 Recipes to Have on Hand When You've Broken a Cake
Don't cry over broken cake.
Dec 2, 2022
What to Do When Your Chili Is Too Spicy, Too Thin, or Too Boring
All the tools you need to ensure you chili tastes just right.
Dec 1, 2022
7 Ingredients to Pair with Rhubarb (Beyond Strawberries)
Its not all sweet!
Dec 1, 2022
Two Italian Brothers Slid into My DMs and Shared the Secret to the Best Focaccia
Not to be dramatic, but the results were kind of mind-blowing.
Dec 1, 2022
8 Steps to Follow When Converting a Cake Recipe to Cupcakes
On Cupcake Project, I’ve converted every imaginable kind of cake to cupcakes. I’ve made angel food cupcakes, pound cake cupcakes, upside-down cake cupcakes, cheesecake cupcakes, and more! It’s not hard to take your favorite cake recipe and translate it into cupcakes. Here’s the process that I’ve developed over the years. Here are eight steps to get from favorite cake to perfect cupcake recipe.
Nov 30, 2022
The One Small Step You Should Never Skip When Making Mashed Potatoes
It's nearly effortless.
Nov 20, 2022
Don’t Have Espresso Powder? Try These Substitutes.
Espresso powder and instant espresso provide nuanced flavors in rich, chocolatey baked goods. Learn the best swaps here.
Nov 17, 2022
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Freezing Baked Cookies or Cookie Dough
Avoid these mistakes and you'll have holiday cookies to reach for all season long.
Nov 11, 2022
I Tried the Super-Popular TikTok French Toast Hack and I’ll Never Make It Any Other Way
A simple step that takes just a couple of minutes makes a world of difference.
Nov 18, 2022
We Tried 5 Ways to Fix Lumpy Gravy and Found a Clear Winner — With Easy Cleanup
Smooth gravy in 1 minute!
Nov 17, 2022
The Crunchy Homemade Topping I’m Adding to Salads, Soups, and More
Breadcrumbs and croutons are great, but this ... is even better!
Nov 11, 2022
Galettes Are Way Easier than Pie. Here's Why.
This rustic dessert is easy and delicious.
Nov 9, 2022
Roux vs. Slurry: What’s Best for Gravy?
We put the two thickeners to the test to see which one made the smoothest, best-tasting gravy.
Nov 9, 2022
Prosecco Isn't "Just Cheap Champagne"
Here's the difference.
Nov 8, 2022
4 Ways to Keep Brown Sugar Soft
These are the best ways to keep your brown sugar soft so it's always ready.
Oct 31, 2022
TikTok Just Taught Me a Better Way to Line My Loaf Pan
Use this clever folding trick to get the parchment paper just right.
Oct 30, 2022
The Best Way to Freeze Green Beans
This is the best way to make sure they're prepped and ready for all of your future side dishes.
Oct 19, 2022
This Surprising Trick Guarantees a Tender Cake
This is the one baking rule you should break!
Oct 15, 2022
This Grandma Tip for Degreasing Soups and Stews Works Like Magic
And it takes just seconds.
Oct 12, 2022
The Easiest Way to Keep Bread Soft — No Fancy Tools Needed
The only thing you need is already in your refrigerator!
Oct 5, 2022
What Is Coffee Milk, and Why Should You Try It?
If you believe blended coffee frappes are totally irresistible, coffee milk will be right up your alley.
Oct 5, 2022