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I love that green ice cream cone serving dish!

How to Make the Best Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Great idea! Can't wait to try it. Can I make a big batch and freeze these? Maybe before the baking stage?

Crispy and Gooey Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Great idea! Can't wait to try it. Can I make a big batch and freeze these? Maybe before the baking stage?

How to Eat Flushing: A One-Day Food Tour of NYC's Greatest Chinatown

Thanks for this great post Max! This + a night session at the US Open sounds like a perfect day for me.

How to Make Rich and Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo That Won't Weigh You Down

This would go great with some pepperoni pizza knots in a cast iron pan.

Manner Matters: How to Curb an Over-Orderer

My mother will purposely over order for herself so she'll have leftovers for another meal. If there's an 8 ounce steak and a 14 ounce steak, she'll order the 14 ouncer. I gently told her this is fine if she or my dad is paying, but when someone else pays it looks bad.

11 1/2 Things You Can Do With a Wooden Spoon (Besides Stirring)

I use a wooden spoon handle to make "thumbprints" in Thumbprint cookies that will later be filled with jam or chocolate.

Some friends told me their grandmothers use wooden spoons for hitting people, but I won't go there.

Novelty Ice Cream Week: How to Beat Mister Softee at His Own Soft-Serve Game

I can't help but see the opportunity to make a "Salty Pimp" a la Big Gay Ice Cream

Robyn Lee Is Leaving Serious Eats a Mere 7 1/2 Years After She Got Here

I actually discovered Serious Eats through Robyn!

Best wishes and I hope this isn't the last we'll hear from you!!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

I'm going to miss pictures of Robyn dancing.

Good luck on your move Kenji!

Buttery, Flaky Frangipane Puff Pastry Waffles

Curse my square waffle iron! Oh who am I kidding I'm still making this.

Ask the Critic: How Do You Know What to Order for a Review?

Hi Carey,

Do you prefer to visit a restaurant when it first opens or do you prefer to go after it's been open for awhile and found it's legs?

Two Pounds of Ground Beef- What to make?

@Breezycooking I didn't realize the story wasn't on the website! In "Cooking For Mr Latte" Amanda Hesser tells a story about when she was a kid her dad was really sick and before he died her aunt came over to take care of her and her siblings. They didn't have a lot of money so the aunt shaped the meat loaf into a lobster shape to amuse the kids, hence the name "Mock Lobster". She described the meatloaf as being really buttery and rich which is why I want to try making it.

Star Wars themed recipes?

On Thursday night The Big Bang Theory celebrated Star Wars Day and Raj opened "Admiral Ackbar's Snack Bar" that had:
- R2-Decaf
- Cafe Au Leia
- Chai Tea-3PO
- Attack of the Scones

New Pastries From Dominique Ansel's Spring Line Up

I was on a streetcar in Toronto and the guy in front of me was having a long discussion about Dominique Ansel and cronuts, followed by cookie milk shots, then wafflegatos. He then went on a rant about Montreal bagels. He may have been wearing a tweed jacket, a bow tie and tortoiseshell glasses. It made me question my life and how other people might see me.

What are NYC's Most Overrated Restaurants?

Magnolia Bakery! The banana pudding is good, but the cakes and cupcakes are atrocious! I've had them twice and both times it tasted like someone baked them a couple days ago. You'd think with the crazy line ups there would be high turnover and everything would be relatively fresh! Or maybe because of the crazy lines they do all the baking well in advanced.

Should have seen the warning signs when I walked in close to opening (no line up yet) to see the layer cakes were already missing a third-half a cake's worth of slices.

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for People Who Don't Like Beer

I don't normally like beer but I like wheat beers. It's the bitter hoppy flavour I don't like!

What do you guys prefer plastic or wooden

I use plastic for raw food, and a wooden cutting board for things that are cooked/eaten raw.

Suggestions for dessert tasting menus

I say pick a theme, i.e. Lemon, Chocolate, Blueberries, and make lots of small desserts based on the theme. Maybe, a creamy dessert, a tart/sour dessert and a cookie/biscuit.

Beets in lieu of red food coloring

Please let me know if you find a recipe that works! I get headaches when I eat large amounts of red food colouring in red velvet cake.

I used to think reactions like this were psychological until one day I got a massive headache and had no idea why and someone commented that my tongue was red from eating red velvet cake!

Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

I once had french toast at a coffee shop that DEEP FRIED their french toast. I'm not going to lie, it was kind of amazing. Lots of fluffy egg curls around the edges and crispy edges.