My sister just got engaged. Rather than buying them champagne, I made them a banana cream pie to celebrate.
This old fashioned peach cobbler has a trick: a tea cup or ramekin catches all the juices during baking, making for a delicious syrup.
I've been cheating on Signore Nutella. If Nutella is like a familiar pair of comfy jeans, then lately I've been trying on evening gowns, taking it up a notch or two on the gianduja scale with crema di gianduja from some of Italy's finest confectioners. Last week, I popped over to the gastronomic emporium Volpetti in the Testaccio section of Rome on a sworn mission to just browse (the rent is due soon). Willpower dissolved when I spotted a jar of Giacometta, the crema di gianduja by Piemontese chocolate producer Giraudi. The little card attached proclaimed the percentage of Piemontese hazelnuts at a respectable 32 percent. Sold. Rent, be damned!...
These unusual biscotti have a wonderful combination of nutty and earthy flavors.
This is my go-to recipe for banana cream pie. I promise that you won't be sorry that you took the time to make the pudding by hand—it blows boxed pudding away, there is simply no comparison. I like to blind bake the crust to a crispy golden brown, then remove it from the pie plate for a freestanding pie that is easy to slice or give away.
Each day we bring you a Dinner Tonight recipe for suppertime inspiration. Many are quick and easy to whip up with everyday cupboard items. Soups, salads, pasta, meatballs, and plenty more—these were our 10 most popular dinner recipes this year.
When eating at Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo's Frankies Spuntino, not ordering the meatballs is really a crime. They are by far the best meatballs I've ever had in a restaurant, and possibly my life. Perfectly textured, not at all dense but not falling-apart crumbly, with just the right amount of egg, bread crumbs, garlic, and cheese throughout. But what really makes these meatballs special is the addition of raisins and pine nuts.
Sure, maybe early man got away with a fire and a stick, but any budding kitchen sleuth, or even a good home cook knows that the right equipment can make life in the kitchen a whole lot easier. So here we go, in no particular order: The Food Lab's Top 10 Favorite Pieces of Kitchen Gear.