Ingredients

Baker’s Guide to Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oils, much like wine, vary wildly in quality and flavor. Here are some buying guidelines to select the best olive oil for your...
Peanut Butter

Going Nuts for the Most Lovable Spread: Peanut Butter

by Sidney Fry  One of the best ways to eat peanut butter is straight out of the jar—letting the silky, sticky spoonful coat every corner...
Coconut Buns

Crazy for Coconut: Our Best Recipes for Baking With Coconut

We’re thinking outside the coconut cream pie this spring. As temperatures heat up, we’re baking this tropical treasure into everything from chutney-laden popovers and pound...
Rose Water

The Magic of Rose Water

by Adeena Sussman  A potent, surprisingly versatile flavor blossoms in the pastry kitchen. Growing up, my familiarity with rose water was limited to my grandmother Anne’s...
Coffee Liqueur

Mix up your Coffee Liqueur Game

The craft spirits industry in the U.S. has been booming over the past few years, and a number of smaller distillers have turned their...
All-American Gin

All-American Gins

We asked Paul Calvert of Atlanta's Ticonderoga Club to share his picks for the best gins made all across the States and here’s what...
Baking with Herbs

Baking with Herbs

Try out your green thumb in the kitchen with our 11 herby baked goods featuring parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Herbs add a delicate...
Butter

Best Butter for Baking

by Paula Forbes For the flakiest, most decadent baked goods, there’s just no substitute for real butter.  “It’s like buttah!” On Saturday Night Live, Mike Myers’ oft-verklempt...

Know Your Yeast

Yeast. It’s the seemingly magical ingredient that takes a bowl of water, flour, and salt from simple ingredients to a fluffy ball of beautiful...

Six Cinnamons to Mix Up your Baking Game

By Linnea Covington This spice helped push Europe’s expansion into Asia. It caused wars between the Portuguese, Dutch, French, and English as they fought to...

Featured

Red Wine Pear Tart

A Flair for Pear! Our Best Pear Recipes

Ready to make the most of pear season? From Anjou to Bartlett to Bosc, we’re giving the juicy gold, ruby, and green hued fruit the...

Blushing Pear Pie

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Blueprint