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10 Christmas Dessert Recipes Off The Beaten Path

Clementine cake, sandwich cookies, poached apples
Dec 18, 2014 12:12 pm

We assume by now you've gotten your humdrum, every day Christmas dessert recipe traditions out of the way and are ready to close the big meal with something new. You've never had Christmas cookies unless you've had them sandwiching eggnog buttercream. Get your fix of sweet and tart with white chocolate-topped raspberry-poached apples. Go nuts. 'Tis the season.  

Chinese Duck & Five-Spice Pies Recipe

Aromatic spiced duck pies for a fall dinner
Nov 12, 2014 12:00 pm

When it comes to the basics, look no further than a cookbook by renowned Test Kitchen master Pamela Clark. Her simple, triple-tested recipes are delicious and genuinely foolproof. Her newest book, Pocket Pies, celebrates empanadas, pasties, turnovers and more from the world of sweet and savory handheld pastry. First up: rather than choose between Chinese takeout and homemade savory pie for dinner, why not find a happy compromise? 

Brunch Staple: Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins Recipe

Blueberries prefer whole wheat flour. Indulge them.
Nov 9, 2014 10:46 am

Are you mad for muffins? Don't be, muffins are a happy thing, which is why we're baking our way through cookbook maven Jean Anderson's latest work: Mad For Muffins. This collection of classic, updated and downright creative sweet and savory muffins is a must-have for the avid cold weather baker.

Corn Muffins With Country Sausage Recipe

Sweet and savory cornbread muffins hit the spot
Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am
corn muffins with sausage

Are you mad for muffins? Don't be, muffins are a happy thing, which is why we're baking our way through cookbook maven Jean Anderson's latest work: Mad For Muffins. This collection of classic, updated and downright creative sweet and savory muffins is a must-have for the avid cold weather baker. Corn muffins studded with savory country sausage? Sign us right up. 

Vegan Snacktime: Baked Eggplant Fries Recipe

Now all we need is a really great veggie burger!
Oct 31, 2014 11:00 am
baked eggplant fries

Looking for a vegan recipe everyone will love? We're sure your strategy of "just make it without the bacon" will work and everything, but just in case it doesn't, there's Robin Robertson, author of more than 20 healthy living cookbooks. Her latest, Vegan Without Borders, is a trove of nutritious vegan recipes that don't lack anything but a big group of hungry people chowing down on it. Make these crunchy baked eggplant fries and you may never go back to potatoes.

All Hail The Cookie Nerd, Fabricator Of Perfect Cookie Formulas

This machine measures, whips up individual cookies
Oct 31, 2014 9:00 am

You say you've got your chocolate chip cookie recipe down pat and it's the best, but do you? And is it really? Unless you've got pro-nerd Ben Krasnow's program in your computerized cookie batter-mixing robot...you don't. And it's not. Witness the science behind baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie (according to your own personal tastes). You might want to pour out a glass of milk now, before your hands start shaking from excitement.  

Kickstart This: Hot Bread Kitchen Helps Train Immigrant Women In Bakery

It's an alternative to expensive culinary school
Oct 28, 2014 2:30 pm

Hot Bread Kitchen tops our list of worthy causes we’ve come across lately. An alternative to expensive culinary school, the Women Bake Bread Scholarship provides a yearlong paid training for low-income, immigrant women. The training curriculum tackles key elements of bakery work, as well as in-demand skills for culinary positions, including speed, accuracy, safe food handling and punctuality. And you can help through Kickstarter.

Butternut-Pine Nut Muffins Recipe

Got squash? Get baking, it's muffin season!
Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am

Are you mad for muffins? Don't be, muffins are a happy thing, which is why we're baking our way through cookbook maven Jean Anderson's latest work: Mad For Muffins! This collection of classic, updated and downright creative sweet and savory muffins is a must-have for the avid cold weather baker. You've had butternut squash in soups, salads and sides — why not break out the mixing bowl and muffinize one of fall's seasonal treats? 

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