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February 2014

  • Article

    Behind the Kitchen Door: Gale Gand’s Kitchen Has Space for All

    Tour pastry chef Gale Gand’s remodeled Chicago kitchen, where space for the family to cook together was the goal.

  • Recipe

    Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

    Swiss meringue buttercream is the king of buttercream frostings. It’s silky, smooth, and, unlike some other types of buttercream, doesn’t leave a greasy or gritty feeling in your mouth. (Because…

  • Recipe

    Ribbon Rose Hobnail Wedding Cake

    This cake is a good place to start if you've never made a multi-tiered cake or worked with fondant before. The decorations are fairly simple, which lets you focus on…

  • Recipe

    Devil’s Food Cake

    Devil’s food cake is a great go-to recipe for birthday cakes and cupcakes, and the flavor appeals to adults and kids alike. Pair it with vanilla buttercream for a classic…

  • Recipe

    Vanilla Chiffon Cake

    Light, fluffy, and moist, chiffon cake is classically made with separated eggs and uses oil as the fat. The secret to this cake is to divide the eggs, whip the…

  • Recipe

    Tuscan Toasted Red Quinoa Pilaf

    A colorful accompaniment for chicken or fish, this Tuscan pilaf is also delicious enough to stand on its own as a meatless main dish. Toasting quinoa brings out its nutty…

  • Recipe

    Quinoa-Black Olive Cakes with Baby Greens and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

    Love quinoa but want to expand your repertoire beyond the usual grain salad or pilaf? These crisp-crusted quinoa cakes provide a mild canvas for the bold flavors of olives, peppers,…

  • How-To

    How to Peel Ginger

    A paring knife or vegetable peeler can remove fresh ginger's thin skin, but both tools remove some of the most pungent flesh with it. There's a better way to peel…

  • Article

    Why We LOVE Kosher Salt

  • How-To

    Everything You Need to Know About Ham

    Two ways to cook a super-juicy ham for Easter or your next gathering, plus shopping and carving tips, and tasty recipes for leftovers.