10 Baking Books for the Young Cook (And the Young at Heart)

10 Baking Books for the Young Cook (And the Young at Heart)

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We have made pizza, funfetti biscotti, naan, cocoa brownies, lemon shortbread, chocolate doughnuts, red velvet cake, and so much more. As families look toward an uncertain fall and winter, a list of beloved baking cookbooks might come in handy. The book is written for young bakers, with copious safety instructions, including when to ask an adult caregiver for help. The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs has more non-Western-ish recipes than many other cookbooks for children (flatbread with za’atar, empanadas, pão de queijo), and it gets good use in our kitchen. Greenspan's chocolate chocolate chip World Peace Cookies, which we perfume with cardamom and garnish with fleur de sel, are a house favorite.
11 Shoppers Share What It's Like At Supermarkets Across The Country During The COVID-19 Pandemic

11 Shoppers Share What It's Like At Supermarkets Across The Country During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Jonathan; San Jose, CAI live in a "hot spot," and I think where you live plays in to how you approach things. Having pretty much depleted my initial panic purchases of one case each of refried beans, black beans, and canned corn, I've started venturing back out for less apocalyptic shopping items. Being predominantly vegetarian/pescatarian brings some challenges—in an apocalypse I'll eat frozen vegetables and fruit, but I'd rather not, given the option. So I use a combination of Instacart for major shopping and "dash-and-go" for fresh or last minute needs. Are the customers wearing masks and trying to practice social distancing?
5 Big Winners For Your Golden Globes Viewing Party

5 Big Winners For Your Golden Globes Viewing Party

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The Golden Globes are Jan. 10, and if you're planning a viewing party — to watch returning host Ricky Gervais make the star-studded audience squirm, if nothing else — here are some way popular winning recipes for the glamorous occasion. Image zoom Photo by Meredith Publishing"This country fair award-winning recipe was perfected by my grandmother on the northern Canadian prairies. Topped with your favorite BBQ sauce, it's sure to bring rave reviews." Livie's MammyImage zoomImage zoom Photo by Melissa Ward Segroves"Inspired by an incredibly popular salad sold in a local award winning market here in Woodstock, VT. This light, fresh and healthy salad is perfect for summer days and presents well for BBQ's, potlucks, and dinner parties alike and it is guaranteed to impress and get rave reviews every time."
A Garlicky Fried Rice Dinner You Can Make Ahead (or Make Right Now)

A Garlicky Fried Rice Dinner You Can Make Ahead (or Make Right Now)

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I’m partial to this variation by Nicole Ponseca, which calls for freshly cooked rice—unlike my mom, I don’t always have cooked rice that’s ready to go. (Also, garlic chips and garlic oil make incredible leftovers; see below for suggestions.) (Ponseca's recipe calls for four cups of cooked rice; if you're starting from scratch, figure 1 1/4 cups of uncooked grain.) You can enjoy it as is, but my favorite way to eat sinangag is topped with a fried egg. Use It UpYou’ll have extra garlic chips and garlic oil; store them in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to seven days.
An Inexpensive Lentil Salad That Puts Cheese Center Stage

An Inexpensive Lentil Salad That Puts Cheese Center Stage

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But caprese is really a tomato’s show, with the other ingredients playing supporting roles to help your ripe heirlooms shine. Which is why the salad I'm bringing you today is not a caprese; it inverts the caprese's proportions. There are summer farmstand flavors in the form of sweet peppers and basil, but this lentil salad—while retaining some undeniable caprese vibes—has a different focal point. Now I understand the merits of eating more than just cheese for dinner, but I’m still interested in meals where cheese is the obvious star. The BreakdownOlive oil: $1.69, Lentils: $1.15, Mini Sweet Peppers: $2.50, Grilling Cheese: $3.99, Dried Oregano: $0.03, Sherry Vinegar: $0.09, Honey: $0.13, Basil: $0.38, Black Pepper: $0.01, Salt: $.01.
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

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It's not the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I'll use, but when you want a "big, fat, chewy cookie," this is awesome. Thumb Up Helpful (3436)Rating: 5 stars I have tried quite a few chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this is by far the BEST! I've tried many of the other high rated chocolate chip cookies from this site, and this is by FAR the best one yet! I won't look any where else for a chocolate chip cookie recipe. :-) Ally Thumb Up Helpful (1154)Rating: 5 stars Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Makes 36 - "3 1/2 inch cookies" If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!
How to Have Structure this School Year

How to Have Structure this School Year

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🙈 I know we definitely need more structure this fall, and I just finished reading through your Facebook comments about how packing lunches helped create a routine while at home. Now more than ever, we need structure for our little ones (and ourselves!). So, we’re excited to once again be offering our uber-popular meal plans that tell you exactly what to buy and make for unprocessed lunches – Real Lunches, Real Easy! Available for two weeks only (due to contractual agreement with my publisher) join us for peace of mind and healthy eating this school year! Basically, a complete system to make real food school lunches super easy.
How to Know Where Your Chicken Comes From

How to Know Where Your Chicken Comes From

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This is why I’m excited to share a super cool new feature thought up by our longtime organic chicken sponsor, Farmer Focus. A Farm ID on each package that you enter into Farmer Focus’ website to see exactly which farm, and farmer, that particular chicken came from (including pictures)! Farmer Focus’ Farm ID is a four-letter identification found on every package of their organic chicken. Spotlight on Farmer Focus—an Organic Chicken BrandThe CEO of Farmer Focus actually used to be a conventional chicken farmer, so he knows firsthand the benefits of organic farming and the value of it. Right now, all of the chicken in their east coast shipments is from Farmer Focus … and they should be increasing to other parts of the country soon!
How To Make A 100-Yard Football Field Of Dips

How To Make A 100-Yard Football Field Of Dips

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If you build your football field of dipping dreams, they will come. Image zoom Photo by Denise SakakiThe football field is a baking dish full of your favorite 5-star dips, with every "10 yards" represented by a different classic dip -- with "chalk marks" made of piped sour-cream. Here's What You'll NeedUse a glass or metal dish for the field -- a solid dish gives the field stability, especially if you're transporting it. Image zoom Photo by Denise SakakiHere are the 5-star dips we used:Check out our complete collection of Dips and Spreads Recipes. Mark the Field of PlayTo chalk the field, add sour cream to a plastic baggie.
How to Prep and Cook Artichokes

How to Prep and Cook Artichokes

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However, there are shortcuts: ways to prepare artichokes that require less time, less fussiness. Whether or not you can deploy these tactics is a matter of how you want to cook them—or not cook them, as it were. The one thing that I would recommend, if you're choosing to prep and cook fresh artichokes, is that you make a dish in which the artichoke is the true star. Without the lemon, the artichokes will quickly turn brown (like a cut apple). If you ever feel like you're moving slowly, give the artichoke-in-progress a dunk or rub the cut lemon over the expose flesh to mitigate oxidation.
I Tried Everything From White Castle—This Is What's Worth Your Money

I Tried Everything From White Castle—This Is What's Worth Your Money

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Reviewing the creators of the hamburger is a little daunting—and letting down White Castle's rabid fan base is probably even more intimidating. After much deliberation and eating many, many sliders, I think I've come to a conclusion re: the best White Castle menu items...Shakes: VanillaThis content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Sides: Chicken RingsThis content is imported from Instagram. Julia Smith Senior Content Strategist Julia is a Senior Content + Video Strategist at Delish.com who produces longform video series and hosts “Julia Tries Everything” on YouTube and Snapchat.
My 14-Day Meal Plan (only shop once!)

My 14-Day Meal Plan (only shop once!)

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–I am making the Quinoa Cakes (from my third cookbook, page 140), but here is a different version for this savory type of cake on the blog. I also bought sandwich fixings (including hummus & cheese) and plan to use dinner leftovers from doubled recipes when we have them. –I’ll do something similar to above, getting out fruit and crackers, when I make this smoked fish dip (from my second cookbook, page 170). WHITE BEAN DIPAlso good with crackers or tortilla chips, or even over salad, and found in my first cookbook, page 195. –Also good with crackers or tortilla chips, or even over salad, and found in my first cookbook, page 195.