Recipes & Cooking

No-Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
No-Oven Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

It's been hot hot hot this summer—so much so that when the temperature peaked at 87 degrees one… >>

Nifty Chopsticks Tricks
Nifty Chopsticks Tricks

I was enjoying lunch with my colleague Andrea last week when I stopped her mid-sentence: "That. Is… >>

New Recipes for the Best of Summer's Tomatoes
New Recipes for the Best of Summer’s Tomatoes

I've been making my favorite tomato dish for the last two weeks: Take good bread, add a skim of… >>

National Ice Cream Day: Or, In My Case, (Tw)Ice Cream
National Ice Cream Day: Or, In My Case, (Tw)Ice Cream

There's an ebullient message in my childhood diary, from the summer I was nine: "Today, mom let us… >>

My Happy Food Week: Chefs Galore and a
My Happy Food Week: Chefs Galore and a “Weirdly Delicious Funkiness!”

My stomach is pleased: It's been a big week in the food world. This past weekend, I spent time at… >>

My Favorite Brunch Recipe, Ever
My Favorite Brunch Recipe, Ever

I can microwave oatmeal any day, but serve it to company? Never. Searching for something better… >>

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Must See: Really Great Cooking Trick!

Ever struggle to separate the egg yolk from the egg white? It happens to me all the time, whether… >>

Make Mac and Cheese Like Martha
Make Mac and Cheese Like Martha

I stopped by Martha Stewart's test kitchen the other day to check out her new show, "Martha… >>

lunch notes, ice cream
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… >>