Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

pumpkin. i like it as a flan or baked custard, but something about the custard and thick gluey crust is just not appealing.

Cook the Book: 'Kitchen Confidence' by Kelsey Nixon

Potato Rolls - the dough is good in the fridge for over a week, and nothing amazes a crowd like fresh baked rolls!

Win Pop Chart Lab's 'Cooking Measurements Tea Towel'

Doubled an entire recipe of cookies. Except the flour!

Cook the Book: 'Daniel: My French Cuisine' by Daniel Boulud

I am currently in the process of making a 3 tiered "wedding" cake for a baby shower -- does that count?

Bake the Book: Puddin'

I am thinking that Dulce De Leche is going to be a winner - I am a sucker for all things caramel!

Cook the Book: 'Lighten Up, America!'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

It is seasonal. Summer needs a lemon sorbet. Midwinter something with tons of caramel and chocolate crunchies.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Phantom of the Fridge Secret Stash

Cheesecake -- Golden Girls style!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Prime Rib Roast -- What else is there?

Giveaway: Win a Copy of 'Winter Cocktails'

Winter is champagne / sparkling wine season! Thrown in some cranberries for thanskgiving, or ginger liquer any time!

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Baking Steel!

The works! More is more for my dad!

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Jumbo Cowboy Chop Steak

A beautiful baked potato with all the trimmings.

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

"Daddy Burgers" -- what Dad grilled on Sunday afternoon when I was small. Not sure what it was -- but they were always the best!

Win Two Tickets to Taste of the Lower East Side, April 25th

My wife's is definitely Katz's. I will take her advice!

Win 2 Tickets to Sweetlife: A Music + Food Festival!

Superlative Apple Pie with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Please check the recipe -- you currently do not list butter as an ingredient for the dough.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I am with the other DC-er who hasn't made it to Ray's Hellburger yet .. I think we may be the only two!

Bake the Book: Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

Lindt White Chocolate truffles! Or most belgian style white chocolate and fruit truffles

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Creme fraiche, bacon, onions, gruyere -- Tarte Flambe!

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

sauteed with spatzle and cheese .. mmm käsespätzle!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Chef Knife

Bell Peppers -- the shape makes it a challenge!

Gift Guide: For Cake Bakers

You may want to be careful on the cupcake caddy. I have two, one that looks like the one you posted, and one that looks like a plastic cupcake tray (much deeper holes for the cupcakes). The shallow spots for cupcakes often end up in tipped cupcakes. If anyone is looking, I'd recommend a carrier with the deeper cups.

What's the Best Bread for Stuffing?

I got my stuffing methodology from my father. For a few months before Thanksgiving (ok really year round because stuffing is great), I cube up any leftover heels of good bread, homemade, storebought, white, wheat, sourdough, sometimes even cheese bread. I toast them and throw them in ziplocs in the freezer. Then pull them all out and mix, and voila, a texturally interesting, flavorful stuffing! With the added bonus that I didn't actually have to buy any bread.

Cook the Book, Thanksgiving Special: Sam Sifton and Epicurious

My best success is having more desserts than people (group of 7, with pumpkin cheesecake, apple spice cupcakes with 2 frostings, walnt apple pie, cranberry caramel almond tartlets, sugarfree pumpkin custard, and sugarfree apple crisp). Odds are it will probably be my biggest fail as well.

Ask The Food Lab Anything, Thanksgiving Edition

Two questions, both related to prep and reheat:

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