Recipe Road Test: Carrot Cupcakes from "The Perfect Cake"

THE BEST cupcakes I've ever made.  Give them a try and see if you agree.

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The Perfect Easter Nibble: Deviled Eggs from "Platters and Boards"

A beautiful tray of eggs and garnishes, perfect for a holiday celebration.  Here's the how-to, and what makes this recipe great, from the author of "Platters and Boards."

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The Best Cookbooks of February

Our picks for the top ten cookbooks of the month include food exploration, easy to follow knife skills, baking from a popular blogger, and new ideas for introducing meatless meals into this year's diet. 

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Ready for the Big Game? A Recipe from "The Culinary Bro-Down"

A group of friends + a big football game + a smoking hot grill = a good time in the making. 

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Inside the Lab: "Modernist Bread"

Take a peek inside the mad-scientist-meets-home-ec kitchen where this bread baking masterpiece was born.

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"SWEET" Talking Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

What's the best cookie for falling in love?  The authors of SWEET answer this question and others in a video conversation from their visit to Seattle.

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Holiday Baking Home Stretch

Four recipes from some of our favorite new cookbooks to keep the holiday baking--and eating--going strong.

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Holiday Baking: Cinnamon Sugar Slice-and-Bake Cookies from "Sally's Cookie Addiction"

For a holiday cookie exchange or just for fun-- Sally's Cookie Addiction is packed with sweet ideas like this one. 

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Holiday Baking: Black Forest Style Arctic Roll from "Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook"

Want to wow your dinner guests this holiday season?  This dessert from Jamie Oliver can't help but impress with looks and flavor.

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Holiday Baking: Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Fudge from "Holiday Cookies"

Fudge. Any way you slice it, it's rich holiday goodness.  This recipe from Holiday Cookies looks especially delicious with a killer combo of dark chocolate and hazelnut...

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Holiday Baking: Sour Cream Coffee Cake from "Zingerman's Bakehouse"

Holiday breakfast or lazy post-holiday mornings go best with a beautiful bundt cake from Zingerman's Bakehouse cookbook.  The Lemon Poppy Seed variation looks amazing too, so maybe try both...

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Recipe Road Test: Meatballs Marsala from "Smitten Kitchen Every Day"

A dish from Smitten Kitchen Every Day (our top pick for the best cookbook of the year) that's quickly become a weeknight staple at my house...

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Best Cookbooks of 2017

Out of the stacks and stacks of cookbooks that crossed the desk and hit the kitchen counter, here's a taste of the twenty we think are the must-haves of 2017. 

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Gail Simmons' Chocolate Banoffee Pie

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A Taste of "France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child"

"In France, Paul and Julia were deeply in love—with each other, with photography and food, with the people and the places they encountered. ... 'I was so excited' to be in that place at that time, Julia recalled, 'that I sometimes forgot to breathe.' ”

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