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You Should Make Molten Chocolate Cakes in Your Instant Pot

The molten chocolate cake may have had its heyday in the 90s, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop making and eating them. Maybe it’s because they were the first “fancy” dessert I ever made in an attempt to impress another human, but I associate them pretty firmly with cliche romance, which is […]

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Salted Butter Has Always Been the Secret to Better Cookies

Alison Roman’s salted butter chocolate chunk shortbread cookies are everywhere. Bon Appétit, Eater, Nylon, Smitten Kitchen, and The New York Times have covered them in glowing detail; The Cookies pop up on my Instagram discover feed literally every day. The best recipes are more than the sum of their parts, but the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Need a Mini Cast Iron Pan

It’s a pretty popular culinary opinion that everyone should own a cast iron pan, but I am of the opinion that everyone should also own a mini cast iron pan. Like its classic, 12-inch counterpart, the mini has a myriad of delicious uses from appetizers to dessert. Here are my favorites:Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Make a Four-Flavor Cheesecake Sampler in Your Instant Pot

It has been well-documented that pressure-cooked cheesecake is the greatest trick the Instant Pot ever pulled, but such recipes are usually limited to one flavor. Here, with the clever use of little jars, we’re going to make a cheesecake sampler perfect for those with fear of flavor commitment.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Toasted Cream Is the New Brown Butter

Non-enzymatic browning gives us many gifts. The crust on a loaf of bread, the umami-rich taste of browned onions, the nutty wonder that is browned butter—all of these things are deeper, more flavorful versions of themselves. You’ve probably been browning your butter for some time now, but the good people at Serious…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Coconut Oil Is Your Secret Weapon for Better Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are—in some ways—the simplest cookie, but they are also one of the more difficult cookies to execute flawlessly. The key is to strike that perfect balance of pretty and delicious. According to the Patron Saint of All That Is Baked, Stella Parks, coconut oil can get you there.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Forget Pumpkin and Make a Sweet Potato Pie This Thanksgiving

For the next few weeks, no pie will be more discussed, written about, and hyped than the pumpkin pie. There will be debates over the use of fresh pumpkin over canned, arguments over pastry crusts versus graham cracker, and careful, detailed comparisons of various pumpkin breeds. I’m going to suggest you just skip all…Read more… […]

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Can You Really Make Cookies From Cake Mix? 

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance, the column highlighting how to make delicious food with as little work as possible. As a person who writes a column dedicated to lazy meals, I see a lot of recipes and videos for “simple” and “easy” dishes.. Most are shot from an overhead angle and include too much grade […]

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I Tried ALDI’s $60 Stand Mixer, And It’s Pretty Good

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly grocery store is at it again. Beginning October 18th, you can buy a six-speed Ambiano classic stand mixer at any ALDI store for sixty American dollars. I was sent one to review, and I’m so happy I got to try it out. Not only was it fun to test, it performed pretty […]

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I Tried ALDI’s $60 Stand Mixer, And It’s Pretty Good

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly grocery store is at it again. Beginning October 18th, you can buy a six-speed Ambiano classic stand mixer at any ALDI store for sixty American dollars. I was sent one to review, and I’m so happy I got to try it out. Not only was it fun to test, it performed pretty […]

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