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Kimberly Y. Masibay

  • Article

    The Whys of Pies

    Learn how to avoid the most common pie challenges like cracking custards, tough crusts, and crusts that shrink or crumble, so that your Thanksgiving meal ends on a sweet, successful note.    

  • Article

    Plum Perfect Desserts

    Plums of all shapes and colors are abundant at this time of year. But what to do with all this bounty? Besides eating the ripest ones out of hand, plums…

  • Recipe

    Cinnamon-Walnut Shortcakes with Caramelized Plums

    If you’re making the biscuits in a hot kitchen, try to keep the ingredients as cold as possible for the flakiest texture.

  • Recipe

    Caramelized Plums

    If you’re looking for a shortcut summer dessert, these plums are terrific as a topping for ice cream.

  • Recipe

    Plum Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar & Cardamom Streusel

    If you've been eyeing those plums abundant in the markets right now, here's the perfect excuse to drop a few in your bag. This dish is coffee cake with a…

  • Recipe

    Plum Tart with Lemon Shortbread Crust

    This tart crust is every pastry-phobe’s dream: you pat it into the pan—no rolling involved.

  • How-To

    Taking Control of Gluten

    Learn how to increase or limit this sticky protein for breads and pastries with the best texture

  • Article

    Salt makes everything taste better

    Salt is just about the closest thing we have to a magic ingredient. This article takes a look at the science behind how salt works—why it makes food taste better,…

  • Article

    A screen no cook should be without

    Splatter screens may not be sexy, but as far as we’re concerned, they’re indispensable. We were painfully reminded of that fact when we first tested  some braised chicken recipes recently. The…

  • Article

    A four-door convertible for the kitchen

    Samsung’s racy new refrigerator is truly convertible, letting you turn fridge space into freezer space, should the need arise. The 36-inch-wide refrigerator has four separate zones, each with independent, adjustable…