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October 2012

  • Article

    Witchy Fingers to Scare Even the Bravest Trick-or-Treaters

    These knobby-knuckled witch finger cookies are as spooky as they are delicious.

  • Article

    A Vodka Cocktail with Class

    Most vodka cocktails and simple and juicy. This one is rich and seductive.

  • Article

    Contemporary Hollandaise Variations

    Author Martha Holmberg offers up several modern takes on classic hollandaise sauce.

  • Recipe

    Tostadas with Mashed Black Beans

    When we have a pozole party, we always serve whole tostadas spread thick with refried beans along with the pozole. When frying the tortillas for the tostadas, cook them a…

  • Recipe

    Braised Shredded Beef Stew with Red Beans (Ropa Vieja con Frijoles Colorados)

    A quintessentially Cuban dish, ropa vieja is the epitome of meaty, rib-stickin' down-home goodness, and every Latin home cook seems to have their own version. The name means "old clothes,"…

  • Article

    The Science of Cooktops

    Here’s what you need to know about how they work.

  • Article

    The Weeknight Pantry

    Five top chefs share their favorite ingredients for quick home cooking.

  • Recipe

    Vanilla Cloud Cake

    This cake is something special, living up to its ethereal name, with a serious punch of vanilla flavor. Have an empty wine bottle or similar vessel at the ready for…

  • Recipe

    Fried Sesame-Seed Bananas

    There are versions of sweet banana treats all over Southeast Asia. Sometimes the bananas are fried in a batter until crisp, sometimes they’re cooked in oil or lightly grilled, sometimes…

  • Recipe

    Twinkie Bundt Cake

    This cake is essentially an enormous from-scratch version of the iconic American snack cake, with the vanilla flavor amplified and made with pronounceable ingredients. It's golden and terrifically moist, and…