Tag Archives: comfort food

Mini Funnel Cakes

This mini funnel cakes are as simple and easy to make as pancakes but a heck of a lot more novel. And chances are you have everything you need at home. Here’s how to make them. Adapted from Taylor Mathis | The Southern Tailgating Cookbook | The University of North Carolina Press, 2013 Ever beg your parents for funnel cakes as a kid at the state fair come late summer and after hours of listening to you, they’d buy you a funnel cake and… devour more »          

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Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti all’aglio e olio–spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, pepper flakes, and cheese–is a simple authentic Italian classic that makes an ideal weeknight supper. Adapted from Women for Women International | Share | Kyle Books, 2013 This spaghetti all’aglio e olio recipe is classic Italian simplicity and frugality. Or so says its author. We’re not arguing. The pasta cooking water is the secret ingredient as it lends a unique… devour more »          

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David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

These best brownies by David Lebovitz are chewy fudge brownies that are easy and moist and homemade from scratch and all the things a chocolate brownie ought to be. Adapted from David Lebovitz | Ready for Dessert | Ten Speed Press, 2010 Best brownies. That’s quite the claim, we know. Yet this recipe, courtesy of famed cookbook author and blogger David Lebovitz, possesses that irresistible crackly surface and that elusive consistency… devour more »          

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Pain de Mie

Pain de mie is a bread that’s perfectly rectangular, perfectly lovely for sandwiches, and perfectly doable with any old loaf pan. (It’s traditionally made in a Pullman pan but we show you how to use any old pan.) Adapted from Sarah Black | One Dough, Ten Breads | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Pain de mie means “bread of the crumb” in French, and it’s called that because of how the bread is baked; the vessel that holds the… devour more »          

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Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Katharine Hepburn brownies are an American classic and so easy to make with everyday pantry ingredients. Turns out dark, rich, intense, chewy fudge brownies. One of our most popular chocolate desserts. Here’s the original recipe. Adapted from Laurie Colwin | Saveur: The New Comfort Food | Chronicle Books, 2011 We first happened upon the Katharine Hepburn brownie recipe—a charmingly old-fashioned brownie recipe—in the article “A… devour more »          

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Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler is an old-fashioned beauty made with peaches, flour, milk, sugar, and a surprise trick to make the surface irresistibly crackly and crisp. What we consider one of the best stone fruit cobbler specimens ever. Adapted from Renee Erickson | Jess Thomson | A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus | Sasquatch Books, 2014 Peach cobbler takes many forms. This particular one has been deemed by our testers as “The finest cobbler that I have… devour more »          

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Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Nashville hot fried chicken boasts just the right level of heat which it takes from a bath of buttermilk and habanero sauce. It’s the style served at Prince’s Hot Chicken down South. Here’s how to make it at home. Adapted from Kelly Alexander | Southern Living: No Taste Like Home | Oxmoor House, 2013 Hot and spicy enough to make you holler. That’s what we think about this Nashville hot fried chicken. Which is exactly how… devour more »          

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Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey’s pizza dough allows you to create the sort of quality pizza crust at home that you’ve only ever experienced at the best of Italian bakeries and pizzerias. And it’s easier than you’d expect. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Pizza | Clarkson Potter, 2012 We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. And Jim Lahey is going to help you get there. We just want to caution that it may not come… devour more »          

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Basic Chocolate Cake

This basic chocolate cake checks all the boxes: easy, moist, simple, classic. And, most importantly, it boasts a rich chocolatey flavor thanks to a lovely blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Dress it up with frosting and prepare to be asked for seconds. Adapted from Emily Luchetti | The Fearless Baker | Little, Brown & Company, 2011 This basic chocolate cake may be modestly named but it elicits reactions far more impassioned than its… devour more »          

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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

This gluten-free fried chicken doesn’t call for buttermilk but instead relies on coconut milk plus cornstarch and a pinch of chili powder to make the best fried chicken. No one will even notice it’s gluten-free and dairy-free. Adapted from Silvana Nardone | Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 Because we believe awesome fried chicken is a birthright for all, we… devour more »          

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