Win a Copy of 'A Change of Appetite'

avocado, nuts and all vegetables

Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie

Is there anyway to provide me with volume measurements instead of by weight?

Cook the Book: 'The New Southern Table' by Brys Stephens

um...pecans for PECAN PIE!

The Serious Eats Guide to British Sweets

Wow - awesome list! How about sticky toffee pudding??

An Open Letter to Serious Eaters

I am against the social media switch too - I don't use these sites.

Cheap & Nutritious #1

"poor family's"
SERIOUSLY? Please go away.

Bake the Book: Teeny's Tour of Pies

mmm... pie. maybe one of my favorite foods. I am in a coconut-pineapple-pecan kind of mood right now.

Charleston SC Ideas?

Cru Cafe is a favorite of mine for lunch.
Also tried The McIntosh last time we were there (dinner) and it was fantastic.

Giveaway: Win a Sunday Funday Kit from Mrs. T's Pierogies

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).

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.


When eating out, do you tip on tax or do you calculate the tip based on the pre-tax amount?

Brown bananas

How is it that when I leave for work in the morning I take a perfectly yellow banana with me in my bag and by the time I get to work (40 min) it is brown all over? Does this happen to anyone else?

Melon question

I have a huge cantaloupe at home that is just about ripe and I want to cut it, but am going away this weekend and won't be around to eat it. Can I put it in the fridge for a couple days to stop it from getting too ripe and cut it when I get back? I do this with avocados and it works...please let me know if you have tried this.

20 Eggplant Recipes for Summer

Eggplant's a mighty versatile vegetable. Not only does it play well with others, but it whips up into creamy dips; adds sweet and smoky flavor to grilled sides; and absorbs braising liquids and marinades for rich, meaty mains. We've pulled together 20 of our favorite eggplant recipes to make the most of summer's bounty. More

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