Spicy Orecchiette With Tuna, Peas, and Lemon

This is so simple and very good. I had a 7 oz jar of tuna so that is what I used.

Bake the Book: Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop

chocolate chip cookie dough

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Veggie Burgers

What's for breakfast these days?

My favorite breakfast by far is mixing 2% and 0% Fage plain yogurt with my own fruit - pineapple and/or berries and chia seeds or sometimes I throw Kashi 7-grain nuggets on top for crunch.
If I want something really special, I will cook down the berries to make kind of a jam (NO sugar added though) and mix that in. So good!

Cook the Book: Lonely Planet's 'The World's Best Spicy Food'

Shrimp Vindaloo at this Indian place (that's no longer) in the West Village

A Very Unofficial Snack Cake Field Guide

Butterscotch the 2 icing sides together and eat like a sandwich. mmmmmmm

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

big slices of cake. NO cupcakes

The New Ben and Jerry's 'Cores' are Pretty Mindblowingly Delicious

After my hiatus from dairy, this is the first thing I am eating. Caramel please!!

What are you giving up?

While it is not for Lent, it coincides as my sister is getting married in 4 weeks. I have given up anything with added sugar (alcohol does NOT count) and dairy (cheese, cream, milk - NOT my greek yogurt). I have drastically reduced consumption of these items since January and while it has been hard, it hasn't been as bad as I thought. No doubt I will be enjoying a big piece of cake however the night of the wedding :)

Staff Picks: What's Your Least Favorite Dessert?

Help with Valentine's Day Menu

Yes I was going to say LOBSTER!

Sauced: Speculoos Spread

Yeah I bought some when I was in Belgium and just ate it straight from the jar . Didn't know what to put it on.

Meet the Trough, an Ice Cream Sundae for 10

I would die for this.

Ideas based around a risotto dish- for a "special someone" meal?

For Valentines once I made a champagne risotto - I think it was Giada's recipe. I have also made a spinach walnut and gorgonzola risotto that was phenomenal - you can google it.

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

Go out of my way to find the best ribs for my dad. (will be watching the superbowl with him, hint hint)

Poll: Truffle on Pizza, Way or No Way?

One of the best and easiest pizzas I make is Tallegio cheese, mixed "gourmet" mushrooms (put on raw) and truffle oil drizzled on top (after pizza is cooked).

Avocado's Can Be Heaven

People who don't like them are not putting a sprinkling of kosher salt on them before eating... They need salt to bring out their flavor.

Scenes From the 2013 Serious Eats Cookie Swap

I am so hungry right now. God I hate my job.

Holiday Cocktail Recipe?

@Zinnia1 - thanks for this, I am going to make some for my party this weekend. Sounds great!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

We Try Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch from Ben & Jerry's

Bought it yesterday at my grocery store - I have been checking for weeks but now they finally have it. So happy about this positive review- can't wait to try it.

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

pizza. unless there is cake or pie in the house :)

First Look: Roni-Sue's Chocolate Gets Its Own Shop on The Lower East Side

i want to see the inside of those truffles!

Giveaway: Win A Copy of 'Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese'

lobster or crab.

Gas or Electric Oven?

I am in the process of getting a new oven. Without getting into the details, it's been quite a process. So my question to you... what is better: a gas or electric oven? (NOT cooktop) P.S. I do a lot of baking...

Brandy in flourless choc cake?

Hi all,
I am making a triple chocolate pecan cake (flourless cake in a 9in springform pan) for my husband's birthday and it calls for 1/3 cup brandy. I don't have any at home and was wondering if it would be ok without it. I read somewhere that you could just substitute water, but I am not sure if that would change the integrity of the cake. I also know there are other alcoholic substitutions out there, but if I am going to use alcohol, I would rather just go out and purchase the brandy. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Deborah Madison's Cauliflower with Saffron, Pepper Flakes, Plenty of Parsley, and Pasta

Deborah Madison's cauliflower and pasta dish from her new cookbook Vegetable Literacy is a surprise of a recipe. It almost looks like something I'd throw together without thinking, but has a few tweaks that make it stand out from my ordinary dinners. First, she uses what may look like a dangerous amount of red pepper flakes; her scant teaspoon looks menacing compared to my usual pinch or two. Also, she throws in parsley, lots of parsley, in three places--some of it is cooked with garlic to mellow, some of it is wilted into the cooked pasta, and the rest is thrown in at the end for a bright finish. But the real winner here is saffron. The floral taste of saffron always reminds me of bouillabaisse; tasting bites of Madison's cauliflower dish takes my mind to the French stew but for much less time and effort. More

Butterscotch Maple Walnut Three Layer Pie

The true shining star of this pie is the black walnut whipped cream. While it may take some hunting to find walnut extract, the nutty bite and unexpected earthy undertone it adds to an otherwise incredibly sweet pie ensures a proper balancing act of flavors, and helps to pick up the traces of walnut in the pie crust. More

18 Winter Salads That Don't Suck

Don't you hate the term detox? I sure do. It's not that after two months of eating roast meat, roast potatoes, pies, cookies, and cakes I need to detox (whatever that means), but honestly, winter is one of the greatest salad seasons with peppery, bitter greens, great root vegetables, and an excuse to put nuts in everything. Here are eighteen awesome winter salads that are hearty enough to eat like a meal, but healthy enough to make you feel good about your new years' resolutions. More