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Mixed Review: Barefoot Contessa French Crepe Mix

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 12 comments

One thing I've never understood: cummerbunds. Another thing I've never understood: pancake mix. As you can see, I thought I easily had my plate full with life's mysteries. Then during a routine purchase of one slotted spoon at Crate and Barrel, I spotted a canister of The Barefoot Contessa's French Crepe Mix, and everything unraveled again. More

Mixed Review: Barefoot Contessa Coconut Madeleines

Sweets Lucy Baker 7 comments

Lately it seems like every time I stop by a specialty food store, Ina Garten has debuted a new baking mix based on one of her popular recipes. In fact, according to her website, she now has more than twenty breakfast and dessert mixes. At this rate, she's poised to take on King Arthur Four and Betty Crocker. This week I tried out her new coconut madeleines. Dainty and delicate, they seemed perfect for spring. More

Mixed Review: Barefoot Contessa Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts

Sweets Lucy Baker 5 comments

The cookies were crispy, sweet, and scented faintly with vanilla. Each bite began with a slick of rich dark chocolate and ended in a satisfying crunch. I was impressed that the cookies had absolutely no hint of artificial, cloying, from-a-mix flavor. Seriously, you could say you baked them from scratch and no one would be the wiser. More

Cook the Book: Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 8 comments

Ina Garten's How Easy Is That? begins like every great dinner party does, with cocktails. The first chapter is a predinner spread of cocktails and little bites that get the meal started on the right note, keeping your guests entertained and giving you a little leeway to finish up the rest of the meal. All of these hors d'oeuvres have Garten's simple and elegant touches all over them—popcorn is drizzled with truffle butter, mixed nuts are roasted with chipotle and rosemary, and instead of cheese and crackers, Garten offers these Stilton and Walnut Crackers. More

Cook the Book: Barefoot Contessa, 'How Easy Is That?'

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In Ina Garten's latest Barefoot Contessa volume, How Easy Is That? she has put together a collection of some of her simplest and most elegant recipes interspersed with 68 tips to help entertain. To see just how easy How Easy Is That? makes things, we planned and cooked a meal consisting entirely of recipes from the book, and I have to say it was one of the most effortless meals I've cooked in a while. More

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Food TV Shows and Personalities?

Katie Quinn 28 comments

You insist that the Food Network is constantly on at home, and you follow Top Chef religiously, but how much are you actually paying attention? Maybe you know who Julia Child is (or even the Dan Akroyd spoofed version of her on Saturday Night Live), but let's see how far your food television knowledge goes beyond that. Take the quiz! » More

Lessons from Ina Garten and House Beautiful's Kitchen of the Year

New York tressa eaton 10 comments

"Clear clutter from your countertops and try to make a place for everything." I've been known to spend a significant chunk of a lazy day clicking through House Beautiful's kitchen archives and squirreling images away into files for inspiration and... More

Mixed Review: Barefoot Contessa Homemade Marshmallow Mix

Sweets Lucy Baker 52 comments

I have always thought of marshmallows as a sort of "magic" food, like Pop Rocks or bubble tea. How, exactly, are they made? Sugar is obviously a major ingredient, but what else goes into them? More

Sunday Brunch: Croissant Bread Pudding

Serious Eats Ed Levine 9 comments

It's Super Bowl Sunday, so I tried to come up with a Sunday Brunch recipe that would hold you until the big game starts just after 6 p.m. ET. Ina Garten's croissant bread pudding, adapted from her very first cookbook,... More

Cook the Book: Fresh Lemon Mousse

Serious Eats Michele Humes 8 comments

Traditionally, we like to end our heavy holiday meals with even heavier desserts. This year, consider staving off food coma with Ina Garten's tangy lemon mousse. The recipe is not what you'd call light (it's made with heavy cream and... More

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Michele Humes 1 comment

The following recipe is from the November 12th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! This recipe couldn't be any more autumnal if it tried. Butternut squash, dried cranberries, maple syrup... More

Cook the Book: Orange Pecan Wild Rice

Serious Eats Michele Humes 1 comment

In this week's Cook the Book pick, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina Garten confesses to not really liking cold wild rice. This recipe is the perfect compromise, with all the fixin's of a rice salad but served piping hot... More

Dear Ina, We Are Happy to House-Sit

Erin Zimmer 11 comments

Photos from House Beautiful Ina Garten has the reverse schedule of the average Manhattan apartment owner with a Hamptons summer estate—she spends most of her year "summering" on Long Island, while occasionally visiting the downtown duplex. On the Barefoot Contessa, we're so used to watching her shoe-less, strolling along the sand, but hardly get to see her urbanite side. House Beautiful magazine interviewed Garten and toured her 1920s one-bedroom apartment. Inside, the ceilings are high, the kitchen is "tiny," and the Belgian couches have just the right amount of cushiness. "I'm short, so if a sofa is too deep I feel like a little girl with my feet sticking out. These are comfortable, but not too cushy," explained Garten. [Via... More

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