Posts tagged “recipes”

  1. This is a thorough and overly personal explanation of one of my favorite things to bake: rugelach. Rugelach are an Ashkenazi Jewish pastry consisting of dough rolled around a filling, usually in a crescent shape. The chocolate filling in this recipe creates moisture and density, and the dough is light but flavorful. All rugelach are kind of mediocre except for these. These are exceptional. Rugelach also conveniently merge my major interests: baking, obsessive TV-watching, and…

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  2. If you’re always a bridesmaid, never a bride, don’t fret. Attracting the perfect mate is time-consuming and difficult in the best of times. But there’s an easier way, and it dates back to the 16th century. If you’ve been watching Wolf Hall and want that really joyful time in history to be your reality, then this is the recipe for you!

    To ensnare a royal husband, take a leaf

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  3. The One Breakfast You Know How to Make

    Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: Just enough to make you slightly late to work | Servings: More than you'll end up eating

    Ingredients:

    Carbs
    Eggs
    Something healthy like spinach to curb your guilt
    Slightly more milk than what's left in the carton

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  4. Ed. note: sit on this bad boy until you can get decent tomatoes, SET A PHONE REMINDER if necessary!

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  5. Visionary philosopher Brillat-Savarin said “The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.” Most of us would agree that a wonderful culinary invention would make us happier than knowing Pluto’s planetary status. What if it were the invention of a new cookie? Now we’re talking happiness. One such great invention:  The Toll House Cookie™. Most cookie lovers will agree that the invention of

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  6. I'm down at my parents' house for a few days, and due to "excessive heat" and also fascism I have been forbidden from using their oven to make a souffle, even though I have never made a souffle before and I would really like to and I don't have an electric mixer in my own home so it's impossible for me to make a souffle there, DAD. So I made them a chocolate custard instead, as punishment…

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  7. Laura Vincent’s previous Crush Cakes can be found here.

    Welcome back to Crush Cakes. When you sit around breathlessly swooning over your crushes nonstop like me, well…we are worldly people here, you know what happens next. I make cakes expressing my feelings for them, and then sit back and wait for my destiny to be fulfilled. It all makes perfect sense. 

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  8. Sometimes, the goal of eating is not to nourish the body or even delight the senses; sometimes the goal of eating is to fill your torsal cavity with so much foreign matter that you are no longer capable of producing even the simplest of thoughts. This is called stress eating, and it is good for relieving stress. You can order delivery, but what if you live in a neighborhood where delivery is scarce? You can…

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  9. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 stick cold unsalted butter 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk Steps: 0. Shortly before you bake, preheat the oven to 450. Yes, that sounds hot. It is hot. Are you here to bake or not? 1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Order does not matter. In this one instance, all hierarchies…

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  10. Welcome back to Crush Cakes. When you sit around breathlessly swooning over your crushes nonstop like me, well...we are worldly people here, you know what happens next. I make cakes expressing my feelings for them, and then sit back and wait for my destiny to be fulfilled. It all makes perfect sense. 

    Oh, Clara Bow. It Girl of silent film, talkies, and my heart. With her mouth slightly drooping at the

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  11. Cooking is my haven from research science. It’s funny, because cooking isn’t really all that different from bench work. I mix things together with precision while following written instructions and wait given periods of times.

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  12. “I came to believe that since nobody else dared feed me as I wished to be fed, I must do it myself, and with as much aplomb as I could muster. Enough of hit-or-miss suppers of tinned soup and boxed biscuits and an occasional egg just because I had failed once more to rate an invitation!”

    “Dinner alone is one of life’s pleasures. Certainly cooking for oneself reveals man at his

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  13. If you are the kind of person who lives in a home with air conditioning and a dishwasher, please see yourself as serenely out the door as you entered it. For the rest of you -- I have only to look into your eyes and I know that you too have felt unequal to the task of washing a sink full of dirty dishes in a hot apartment. This is not tips for getting your…

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  14. Liz Zaretsky last wrote for The Toast about Taylor Swift's lesbian anthems. The process will take two hours, but we’re gonna do it anyway, okay? Start with a chicken. A capon is best, you won’t have a capon, but it’s important that you acknowledge out loud that you are, in fact, already starting at a deficiency. You have a chicken. Boil water, add chicken. Boil water and chicken. After a while, skim the fat…

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  15. Julia gave this to us for FREE because it was already on her Tumblr. Thanks, Julia's Tumblr! It has come to my attention that I am really great at making risotto. Maybe because I’m Italian, maybe because I COOK WITH LOVE, maybe just because I excel at all things carbohydrate related. Probably a combination of the three. That being said, I often get asked for my risotto recipe. Which is a hard question to answer,…

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