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Ice Cream: Sweet Reads and Smart Tips

Since fall doesn't officially begin until September 22, I'm savoring these last weeks of summer… >>

Hungry Enough to Eat a Horse?
Hungry Enough to Eat a Horse?

I use a basic spaghetti measure when I don't want to make a full box of spaghetti—how else do I… >>

How to Eat Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast
How to Eat Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

Oh yes: I had pumpkin pie for breakfast this morning—creamy, rich, pumpkin pie oatmeal, that is… >>

How to Eat a 5-Pound Burger in 30 Minutes or Less
How to Eat a 5-Pound Burger in 30 Minutes or Less

On the popular show Man v. Food, host Adam Richman can handle eating his way through almost… >>

Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You
Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You

Now, there's no beef here, Mr. President, because clearly you know your way around a patty (ahem… >>

Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You
Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You

After a few weeks of eating, drinking, and being merry, I'm in the mood for something that's more… >>

Great Holiday Dessert Drinks, Barista-Free
Great Holiday Dessert Drinks, Barista-Free

I'm a fan of K-Cups, the single-serve pods that snap into coffee makers and brew up fast for an… >>

Genius Idea: Picnic Party
Genius Idea: Picnic Party

I don’t have air conditioning in my New York City apartment—which is a perfectly fine way of… >>

Fun New Food Alert!
Fun New Food Alert!

I’m a very good eater—it comes with my food editor job, or so I tell myself. So whenever… >>

Fun Food: What's Red and Green and Delicious?
Fun Food: What’s Red and Green and Delicious?

My sister texted me a picture of her brunch last weekend—eggs Benedict with tomato and spinach… >>

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Fantastic 4th of July Desserts

To be honest, most of my 4th of July parties involve a lake, a cheap grill, and however many hot… >>

Enjoy the Conventions? Then You'll Love These Chocolates!
Enjoy the Conventions? Then You’ll Love These Chocolates!

There were so many proclamations of love at the conventions the past few weeks it felt like… >>

Eating Well with Nora Ephron
Eating Well with Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, the "writer and filmmaker with a genius for humor," inspired an incredible… >>

Eating Vegan Is Easy When Dessert Is This Amazing
Eating Vegan Is Easy When Dessert Is This Amazing

File under: Yes, Please. This mouthwatering recipe from a new book, Vegan Secret Supper by… >>

Easy Recipe: Cake in a Mug
Easy Recipe: Cake in a Mug

Have you ever craved dessert—cake, cookies, ice cream, anything—only to realize you have… >>

Drool Over This: Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Pasta with Pecans and Caramel
Drool Over This: Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Pasta with Pecans and Caramel

Image courtesy of author Since I spend a lot of time perusing cookbooks, I'm used to seeing… >>

Dessert Meets Grill
Dessert Meets Grill

Summer is now in full swing, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner. That means one very… >>

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Dig in: A Satisfying History of American Food

Just in time for our nation's most foodie holiday, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American… >>

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Delicious Reads: The Best Cookbooks of 2012

Year-end lists make great gift guides, and I'm partial to the cookbook roundups that feature the… >>

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meet Grilled Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meet Grilled Cheese

Is it dinner? Is it dessert? It is genius? Or gross? When you combine two all-time favorite comfort… >>