News RSS



20 Irresistable Vegan Cake Recipes

If I could eat only one type of dessert for the rest of my life, it would be cake. Here are 20 irresistable vegan cake recipes for celebrations big and small. Plus, my favorite vegan carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! There are all kinds of dessert people in the world. Me, I’m a cake person. It’s not that I don’t love pie, ice cream, cheesecake, cobbler, cookies, or crisp. I’ll happily eat any of those things. But cake has a special place in my heart. This is especially true of rustic, simple cakes—the sort of cakes that can be a snack-time treat, a dessert, or maybe even breakfast. I love cakes because I associate them with celebrations and special...

Continue reading



50 Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes You’ll Want Now

There’s not a lot of time left before we start panicking about hosting the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, so if you have a lot of guests attending this year, you’d better plan ahead. When it comes to Thanksgiving dinners, a few things are certain to be found on the table: the roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and turkey sauce. So as far as main courses go, you shouldn’t worry too much about being creative because they’re pretty much standard, or better yet traditional, at this point. However, there is one thing you should be creative about, and it concerns what desserts you’ll serve to your guests at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Like with the main courses, you don’t want to go...

Continue reading



Ideas to Steal: 7 Kitchen Storage Solutions With Vintage Charm

Quintana Partners, a design outfit based in Menorca, Spain, are masters at updating old kitchens without stripping any of their charms. See Kitchen of the Week: Embracing the Old with Quintana Partners for a peek at their practical magic. Today, we’re looking at some of their signature kitchen pieces that provide both storage opportunities and vintage appeal. Photography courtesy of Quintana Partners. Above: In Quintana Partners’ Sa Calma kitchen, a traditional Menorcan clothes rail becomes a spot to hang colanders, pots, and other cooking essentials. Crates provide closed storage. (See 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Crates for sources.) Above: On the far wall, a wooden plate rack, over the sink, for both drying and storing dishes. (See Julie’s 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Plate Racks.) Above: A...

Continue reading



How to Season a Grill

If you’ve just taken home a brand new Grilla Grill, you’re probably counting down the minutes until you’re grilling and smoking. Your first instinct, after putting it together, might be to light that beautiful beast up and throw on some pork chops, burgers, veggies or whatever else you grill.  Slow down, cowboy. There’ll be plenty of time for all kinds of smoky, savory creations, but first you need to season your grill. Below, we’ll give you a no-nonsense guide to seasoning your Grilla Grill so your BBQ will have the perfect flavor.  What Is Seasoning a Grill? Seasoning a grill means heating the grill up before smoking or grilling anything on it for the first time. Some grills with a...

Continue reading



ASIAN BACON

Sometimes the happiest of cooking accidents happen with bacon. My original plan was to make Chinese-style honey ribs for dinner. But instead of pulling a nice rack of ribs out of the freezer, I accidentally took out a slab of pork belly. I only realized my mistake after I thawed it, so I decided to use it! The results were pretty damn tasty.   Marinade: ¾ cup light soy sauce 6 Tablespoons hoisin sauce 5 lbs. pork belly Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 whole star anise 2 cinnamon sticks (3”) 1/2 cup honey 4 cups chicken broth (preferably homemade) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the marinade ingredients. Set them aside. Cut the pork belly into pieces...

Continue reading