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I made this cake out of curiosity. It seems to break some baking rules - beat for three minutes after adding flour, store in the refrigerator, frost with whipped cream and keep for several days - so I had low expectations. Well, it is delicious. The cake is moist with a fine texture and the frosting has held up perfectly for four days. I will be making this often.


Recipe: Easy Summer Cake with Fruit & Cream Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn
7/24/14 11:13 AM

Cuisinart. It works great and it's easy to clean and store because you can separate it into two parts.


Beyond Soups & Smoothies: 5 More Ways to Use Your Stick Blender Tips from The Kitchn
6/24/14 05:14 PM

I prefer the texture of Greek yogurt but not always the flavor. You can thicken any yogurt and pretend it's Greek. I am "greeking" a tub of Stonyfield low fat french vanilla right now. Just dump it into a cheesecloth-lined colander set in a bowl and put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Every few hours pour out the liquid that gathers in the bowl and, voila!, Greekish yogurt.


What's The Difference Between Regular and Greek Yogurt? Ingredient Intelligence
6/4/14 12:19 PM

Well, this is something I never thought about. I will buy a box tomorrow. Brilliant.


Why I Always Have a Box of Wine in My Refrigerator
5/23/14 12:07 AM

I never understand the angst over cooking rice. I cook all kinds of rice and I have never had a problem with it. The only rice mishap I ever had was in a rice cooker. I scorched white rice and undercooked brown rice, then gave it away and went back to my tried and true method of simply following the directions on the bag. Works every time.


6 Tips That (Mostly) Cured My Fear of Cooking Rice
5/15/14 04:40 PM

The recipe for lentils with yogurt, spinach and basil is the best thing ever, on a good dense bread with parmesan shards on top. So good.


Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller New Cookbook
5/4/14 01:21 PM

Fig butter, on crackers or toast with goat cheese or cream cheese. So good.


What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 05:09 PM

I love my pressure cooker. I had a rice cooker but I gave it away.


Should I Buy a Rice Cooker or a Pressure Cooker? Good Questions
4/24/14 05:20 PM

Here are a few ideas:
Wash them as you go.
Get a dishwasher.
Use a crock pot.
Develop a collection of one-pot meals.
Cook on the weekends for the whole week.
Make enough for two meals.
Find some good sources for takeout food.


Cure My Cooking Problem! Dirty Dishes Get in the Way of Weeknight Cooking The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/21/14 01:06 PM

A whoopie pie pan would work. $10 at Bed Bath and Beyond.


How Can I Cook Perfectly Round Egg Whites for Breakfast Sandwiches? Good Questions
3/6/14 04:59 PM

Scrambled eggs with sauteed onions and peppers? BarbaradG, you are an inspiration.


The Egg Personality Test: What Your Style of Egg Says About You A Strictly Scientific Quiz
3/5/14 06:26 PM

Eeeeew.


Dimly Lit Meals For One Will Make You Laugh and Cry Simultaneously Blogs We Love
2/13/14 06:22 PM

Branston Pickle is The Best Thing Ever. I love it on a cheese sandwich, also great on a baked potato or for a nice snacky lunch with fruit and crackers.


Favorite Fall Snack: Branston Pickle
12/2/13 01:57 PM

I googled it. Paula Deen has a recipe, of course. It looks so awful it can only be good. I'm going to try it.


My Favorite Retro Thanksgiving Dish: Pineapple Cheese Casserole
11/22/13 01:07 PM

I hate pumpkin pie. I'm not convinced pumpkins are even food. The smell, that stringy stuff inside - disgusting.


A Pumpkin Pie Manifesto: Why Buy Pumpkin Pie When It's So Easy to Make?
11/18/13 05:04 PM

Order a pizza.


What Do You Serve an Impromptu Guest?
11/11/13 12:48 PM

It seems like the difference here is that you and your friends made a plan to create a nice dinner together while Amelia's host made a plan and told the guests that they will be paying for it. I would love to be included in your party. If I were Amelia I might decline the tacky invitation.


A Friend Asked Me to Pay Cash for Thanksgiving Dinner. What Do I Do? Good Questions
11/4/13 09:28 AM

This recipe looks good, but I think frozen spinach is disgusting. I assume you could wilt 10 ounces of actual spinach in less time than you could squeeze that icky green water out of a lump of mushy thawed spinach. Is there any reason not to do that?


Slow Cooker Recipe: Cheesy \"Baked\" Spinach & Mozzarella Rigatoni Recipes from The Kitchn
10/21/13 12:14 PM

Everything will go out of style at some point. I think you should have things in your kitchen that are functional and beautiful.


Remodeling a Kitchen? 8 Trends To Avoid
10/17/13 04:23 PM

Cutting tomatoes in half? Oh, I don't know... Anyway, nice manicure.


Kitchen Hack: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Slice a Bunch of Cherry Tomatoes Tips from The Kitchn
10/14/13 12:16 PM