A good slice of vanilla cake is one of the finer things in life. Check out these 11 recipes for the best vanilla cakes and you’ll forget that chocolate cake was ever an option.
No, this is not a tale about the adventures of a cheeky little redhead with her fruit-named friends and a nemesis named The Peculiar Purple Pie Man.
Fast or slow, pudding is never a thing we don’t want for dessert, an afternoon snack, or hell, even breakfast, eaten cold while standing at the open fridge.
We love cheeseburgers, pie, and biscuits as much as anybody, but sometimes it’s just nice to sit down to a well-balanced meal that doesn’t contain excessive amounts of fat, sugar, or salt.
Rice pudding is the ultimate comfort food and incredibly simple to make from scratch. There are endless variations and you can add flavoring to the base pudding mixture as well.
Pictured: Halibut with Watercress Pesto and Cannellini Beans recipe from CHOW Halibut–it’s not just for the hell of it!
Pictured: Celery and Olive Orzo Salad recipe from CHOW When you’re packing a picnic, the last thing you want to take along is something that needs refrigeration or to be microwaved before you enjoy it.
[caption id="attachment_163824" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="CHOW"][/caption] Dear $12, 8-ounce Bag of Granola: Never.
Pictured: Pad Kee Mao (Spicy Ground Chicken and Rice Noodles) recipe from CHOW Like eating dessert before dinner and double dipping when no one’s watching, some food rules are just a lot more fun when they’re broken.
Pictured: Tarragon-Crème Fraîche Salad Dressing recipe from CHOW With summer right around the corner, it’s time to look at some bikini ready recipes.
The world owes Mexico a lot for its invention of the quesadilla. We’d be hard-pressed to find another dish as addictive that can come together so quickly with so little effort.
Americans love shrimp. It doesn’t take a stream of endless shrimp extravaganza commercials to figure that one out.
Pictured: Braised Pork Chops and Fennel recipe from CHOW When you’re sick of chicken and don’t want to add any more red meat to your diet, pork (the Other White Meat) is a fantastic and surprisingly lean protein choice that pairs well with many different flavors.
So, you want to make your own granola. There are a few ground rules you need to follow. The oil and sugar to grain ratio is the critically important one, and can mean the difference between making a crispy, crunchy marvel of granola-ness and a kind of limp, chewy mess.
Pictured: Baked Eggs with Kale, Portobellos and Feta recipe from CHOW Forget breakfast for dinner. You don't need a side of pancakes or sausage patties to rationalize an egg-centric meal.
Pictured: Liquid Cocaine Cocktail recipe from CHOW We tend to think of happy hour as a scene reserved for our favorite post-work bar, but who says that bar can't be in your own home?
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Pictured: Hazelnut Truffle Fudge recipe from CHOW Yes, yes, of course you can still eat it with a spoon, straight out of the jar.
Eco-conscious living is a big topic of conversation these days, and one of the easiest ways to partake is to eat less meat.
Steamed mussels are a great choice for an easy dinner party–if you buy them fresh at the market you can simply open a bottle of white wine, pour yourself a glass, and use the rest of it to add to a delicious pan sauce that begs for a crusty baguette to sop up the juices.