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Pie Dough Doesn’t Need to Be Hacked

For reasons I will never fully understand, the only part of pie-making that anyone tries to hack is by far the easiest. Mixing pastry dough could not be simpler; all you’re doing is barely binding cold fat and flour together with a little water. It is not a process that needs hacking. Read more… Continue […]

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How to Make Whipped Cream That Lasts Through Dessert

If there’s one downside to freshly whipped cream—an otherwise perfect and surprisingly versatile food—it’s that you have to whip it just before serving. On any day besides Thanksgiving, this is no big deal, but trying to track down the mixer while people are milling around asking about pie adds an extra layer of chaos…Read more… […]

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Chill Your Countertop Before Rolling Out Pie Dough

Making pastry in the summer means fighting an uphill battle against the laws of thermodynamics. Even when you’ve taken every possible precaution to keep your ingredients—and your tools—nice and cold, pie dough is still liable to melt the second it hits your counter. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Chill Your Countertop Before Rolling Out Pie Dough

Making pastry in the summer means fighting an uphill battle against the laws of thermodynamics. Even when you’ve taken every possible precaution to keep your ingredients—and your tools—nice and cold, pie dough is still liable to melt the second it hits your counter. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Use Ritz Crackers to Make Extra-Buttery No-Bake Pie Crusts

Graham cracker crusts fill a very important dessert niche: a quick, simple crust for when you want pie, but can’t be moved to turn on your oven. As someone who hates sweating and literally always wants pie, I wish I could get more excited about them. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Improve Almost Any Thanksgiving Dish With Miso 

Some people can be persnickety about the flavor profile of their Thanksgiving meals—they want the classics, and they want them to taste classic. Those people yelled at me when I suggested adding miso to stuffing, but I am nothing if not stubborn, and I’m going to keep on talking about how good miso is in […]

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How to Turn a Cocktail Into a Pie

Dessert and cocktails both come after dinner, but combining them is a tricky business indeed. The best boozy desserts neatly split the difference between sugary treats and nightcaps; the worst are indistinguishable from mild physical assault. Sadly, the latter is far more common than the former—but it doesn’t have to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Gluten-Free Pie Crusts Don’t Have To Be Boring

Thanksgiving is a challenge for cooks, especially with the (relatively) recent outburst of food allergies and intolerances. Everyone is allergic or intolerant of something, and it’s difficult to please all of the people all of the time. In my family alone, there are four different people with five different “can’t eat…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Are Your Must-Have, Non-Negotiable Thanksgiving Dishes?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I’d like to talk to you about Thanksgiving day deal-breakers—you know, the things that simply must be on the table, lest you lose your mind.Read more… Continue […]

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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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For Better Pie Crust, Resort to Violence

Pie crust recipes that don’t list patience as an ingredient should be considered false advertising. Though I’m a deeply impatient person, I insist on making my own pie crust because my love for pie apparently outweighs my hate for waiting. Over the years, I’ve figured out how to produce flaky pastry without waiting…Read more… Continue […]

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