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Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

cakes, pies, cookies, breads

Bake the Book: The Irish Pantry

that would be a fairly long list inclugins flour sugar, spices, beans, rice...

Bake the Book: Puddin'

Easy Black Forest Cake

this is my son's favorite. I keep it simple; chocolate genoise layers, macerated fresh cherries and kirsch Chantilly cream often topped with chocolate curls:
http://photograzing.seriouseats.com/2011/06/fresh-cherry-cream-cake.html

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: 17th Street BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

nothings too crazy for BBQ; fire up the smoker in any weather no matter how cold or hot, wind or rain...

Cook the Book: 'Lighten Up, America!'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

The Food Lab: How to Make a Turkey Porchetta

been looking for an idea for the family turkey day feast. Last year I made a roulade with turkey breast and sausage. Maybe I'll try 3 of these; one smoked and one oven roasted. The quick blast in a hot oven should work to crisp the skin on both of these.

Cook the Book: Andy Ricker's 'Pok Pok'

Bake the Book: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

New York Cheesecake

Cook the Book: 'Maximum Flavor'

low & slow smoking brisket

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

for homemade pumpkin puree, try roasting the pumpkin (rather than boiling) to intensify the flavor.

Bake the Book: Desserts for Every Season

fresh spring strawberries for sorbet

Bake the Book: Sweet

chocolate toffee crunch cake

Is This the Classiest McDonald's in America?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

just made a batch of these for sisters' kids/grandkids. They turned out great, tho' I did use a bottled Hersey Shell topping. The peanut butter buttercream was great. For the butter cream I used ingredients as noted but used a handheld mixer to whip the first stage of the frosting while it heated; basic 7-minute frosting technique. I prepared an ice bowl to cool the frosting before adding the room temp softened butter. After the first step of frosting was ready I transferred to bowl to the ice bath and continued beating with the hand mixer then added the butter and peanut butter in stages. Everyone loved them!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

re: baking powder or baking soda; given the use of buttermilk it would be baking soda

Got Extra Popeye's Biscuits? Save'em For Breakfast Sandwiches

Hardy's has one of the better breakfast biscuits around there. Biscuits tend to dry out fairly quickly after they're done. So for home use I rely on frozen biscuits; there are a couple southern brands that are decent and even the WalMart brand works well. Frozen biscuits are convenient for single use; turn oven to 400 pop in biscuit and set timer for 21 minutes. While biscuit bakes prepare the other fixins'. I prefer scrambled egg for a breakfast sammy.

We Try 4 New Electric Hot Water Kettles for Coffee and Tea

personally I love my InSinkErator instant hot water dispenser. Filtered hot and cold water is always there; no waiting for water to heat or bother to fill a separate pot and wait. Works great for coffee and tea, as well as other instant things that just need hot water.

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win This Prime Rib

anything with family and friends, and prepared with love

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

with scaloppini

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

there is no bad way to eat bacon

Meatloaf Soft Taco

Meatloaf leftovers - Call it a meatloaf soft taco??? Meatloaf (hot or cold) atop spring mix and topped with blue cheese dressing (or the dressing of your choice - like ranch maybe) all rolled in a soft flour tortilla.

Smoked Meatloaf

This recipe makes a great meatlof that works for either smoking or baking. For the glaze I usually use my own homemade sauce but any sauce will work; make extra for glazing ribs or serving atop pulled pork. The lefover meatloaf makes a great sandwich

Creamy CocoNana Sorbet

Okay, not a true sorbet, considering the cream, but more so than a gelato or ice cream; at any rate it is a delightfully creamy frozen concoction! It's gonna be a hot day and you need a nice 'pick me up' to help you survive the heat.

Fresh Cherry Cream Cake

The light sponge cake and whipped cream with the addition of the fresh cherries make a light refreshing summer dessert. This is always my older son's request for his birthday cake when the first cherries arrive in late spring.

Hot Smoked (Kippered) Salmon

One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon is to hot smoke it, also known as kippering. The salmon is rubbed with specially prepared dry brined that imparts the spices of the brine and then lightly smoked until buttery delicious.

The Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza

I've got a confession to make: I love pan pizza. I'm not talking deep-dish Chicago-style with its crisp crust and rivers of cheese and sauce, I'm talking thick-crusted, fried-on-the-bottom, puffy, cheesy, focaccia-esque pan pizza, dripping with strings of mozzarella and robust sauce. If only pizza that good were also easy to make at home. Well here's the good news: It is. This is the easiest pizza you will ever make. Seriously. All it takes is a few basic kitchen essentials, some simple ingredients, and a bit of patience. More

The Food Lab: How to Make a Turkey Porchetta

Behold! The Mighty Turchetta! King of the Thanksgiving roasts. Gentle and benevolent ruler of the holiday table, fair in his judgment and ample in his juiciness. If ever you sat down on the third Thursday after the first Monday in November and could not think of a single thing to give thanks to, I implore you to place one of these guys on your table this year and you will find that this problem will disappear. This isn't a roast for celebrating with, this roast is a celebration in itself. More

Blueberry-Lime Ice Cream

In this ice cream, blueberries are cooked into a rich jam with lime, star anise, and cinnamon, then blended into a custard for an ice cream that tastes like blueberry cobbler, but a lot more interesting. More