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An East Village Pie-athalon: Who's Got The Best Neapolitan Pies?

"Their tomato sauce could use a little more sauce" ...I think I want that, but what does it mean?

Jim Lahey's No Knead Pizza Dough

So, is this only the magic dough for home bakers who use a conventional oven, or is it a fantastical recipe for brick or commercial pizza ovens as well?

What is everyone making for valentines day?

Mmmm black pepper, cherries, and chocolate... sounds like a dream. How did all of these go?! (Other than you, VikingAppetite, that description might be better saved for a different kind of website.


I'd guess that it lets all that sugar you just pressed into the dough "melt" into the butter in the puff pastry without it getting greasy. Maybe maybe?

7-Layer Dip Showdown

Thank goodness for this. I realized last night when I added cocoa powder, vanilla extract, saigon cinnamon, crushed walnuts, and SUGAR to my dinky little 3oz cup of SUGARFREE pudding that I can't let anything simple and crappy just be simple and crappy. I'm in college so I try to satisfy my angry foodie taste buds while maintaining the roof over my head and nonstop schedule. The result? Finding myself stooped over simple and crappy things and forcing joy into them at gunpoint. Darker chocolate into my pudding cup...truffle salt and basil on my delivery pizza...I've even been known to do a drive-by microplane of fresh garlic and parmesan into my roommate's cooking pan of kraft mac and cheese when they turn their back on it's blandness for a second. I can't help myself. Its sick. And wrong. And delicious.

Winners of the 2010 People's Choice Awards

Where's the slideshow? I get no such option on this page :(

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Truffle Lovers Pasta

Black truffle ravioli with shaved truffles on top...I close my eyes every time I think of the flavors and still say this was my favorite dish I've ever had. Closest I've come since then is a dish of truffle salt that my friend keeps in his kitchen. Whenever I go over I'm constantly picking it up to smell!

Espresso Chocochoco Chip Cookies

where does the cocoa powder come in? in the flour mixture I assume?

Sugar Rush: Pearl's Blueberry Crumble Pie

no no no no this is not just OK pie!! I had this after caesar salad, pan fried snapper, fries, and wine and it was one of my favorite parts. The vanilla ice cream that came on top of it was perfect.


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