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- Martha Stewart | In The Pantry | Tue, May 21, 2013 9:59 AM EDT | Comments
This easy all-purpose yellow cake takes just a bit longer to make than one from a packaged mix, but is it ever worth it. An instant test-kitchen favorite, it is absolutely delicious and will rise to any occasion.
1 stick unsalted butter, softened, plus more for cake pans and parchment
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
5 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment; butter parchment as well. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Be...Read More »
- Youbeauty.com | Shine Food | Tue, May 21, 2013 10:45 AM EDT | Comments
Prepare your meals for the entire week—it's easier than you think …
Are you that person who frantically runs to the grocery store every afternoon because you have nothing for dinner? "Planning is the key to a balanced lifestyle, particularly when it comes to meals," explains Sharon Richter, registered dietician and FITiST expert based in New York City. "When you don't plan, you gravitate towards high fat, processed items," she says.
But if you commit to making your own food-and cook a lot at once-you'll know exactly what ingredients are in your dish, you'll save money and you won't find yourself hard-pressed for a meal at the last minute. Not sure where to start? All you need is a little how-to instruction on big batch cooking. And that's where we come in:
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Designate two or three hours on a weekend or a non-busy week day or night to grocery shop and cook your staples for the week's meals, suggests Devin Alexander, celebrity chef of NBC's "The Biggest L
- Astrology.com | Shine Food | Tue, May 21, 2013 11:30 AM EDT | Comments
Let Chinese Astrology Help Choose Tonight's Dinner Menu!
"What's for dinner?" It's a question you ask yourself every day. And with so many choices of cuisine in the world, how could it ever be possible to find yourself in a food rut?
If you're a creature of habit, you might view trying something new as quite a commitment. What if you end up wishing you'd just had "the usual"? Next time you're thinking of take-out or heading out to a restaurant, mix up the menu by using the Chinese zodiac as your guide. See what your Animal Sign says about the flavorful fare most likely to satisfy your palate!
(Don't know your Chinese Animal Sign? Visit Astrology.com's Chinese Astrology section and learn for yourself!)
Latin American tapas appeal to the sophisticated and social Rat. Ceviche, queso, calamari, and olives delight the senses, while course after course of colorful, bite-sized plates create the perfect ambiance. Eating is an activity for reconnecting with old friends and charming new ones. And of course, margaritas on the table only im...Read More »
- Southern Living | Shine Food | Tue, May 21, 2013 11:58 AM EDT | Comments
Lemon Pork Chops with Quinoa Salad
Your family will love these flavorful pork chops with a crunchy almond topping. As for the perfectly fluffy quinoa? Simmer, drain, and let it stand, covered, to steam; then fluff!
6 (1/2-inch-thick) bone-in center-cut pork rib chops (about 4 lb.)
2 tablespoons lemon-herb seasoning
1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
1 (8-oz.) package fresh sugar snap peas
1 garlic clove, sliced
1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted almonds
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1. Rub pork chops with herb seasoning and 1 tsp. kosher salt. Sear half of pork in 2 1/2 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through. Keep pork warm on a wire rack in a 200° oven. Repeat procedure with 2 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil and remaining por...Read More »
- Tue, May 21, 2013 5:20 AM EDT | CommentsFlashing lights, bright colors, loud noises, sticky fingers: these are the hallmarks of state fairs and carnivals, the real signs that summer is coming. While there's nothing quite like a freshly fried Oreo from red-pinstriped tent, here are 10 ways to recreate our favorite carnival foods at home. We can bet that they'll taste better -- and without a roller coaster chaser, they won't make you queasy!
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My after-school snack was a sacred ritual. I sat on the carpet in my parents' bedroom at a low table, the television turned to "I Dream of Jeannie," and ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich cut into neat squares. I wasn't fussy about crusts. I just loved the sticky pairing of creamy peanut butter with syrupy golden sweetness drizzled from a honey bear in diagonals across the soft white bread. Nothing else--save for maybe apples and peanut butter in a pinch--could have made for as sweet an