Basic White Cake

Basic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “basic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.”

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 57
Valentine's Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Sugar Cookies

Sure, you could say it with flowers. Although if novelty is what you’re after, a bouquet isn’t exactly the answer. These sweet little somethings, on the other hand….

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 31
Blood Oranges

Blood Orange Marmalade

Find yourself a little melancholy at the impending end of citrus season? Extend the ephemeral with these puckery–and perfect–preserves.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
Hot Spiced Wine

Hot Spiced Wine

Your mother-in-law may frown upon you teetering around with a martini in hand. But strolling about with a cup of spiced wine? Soooo much more socially acceptable.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9
Royal Icing

Royal Icing

Whether your knack for cookie-decorating leans toward fancy schmancy or basic buttons on gingerbread people, you need a foolproof royal icing. Look no more.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants. You know, the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband. Call us realists.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 33
Bechamel Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

An all-purpose white sauce that melds rich, creamy, and nutmeg-y, béchamel is nothing but milk, butter, flour, salt, pepper, and a pinch of spice. Simple, yes?

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Soft Boiled Eggs and Toast

Mom’s Soft-Boiled Eggs ‘n’ Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 31
Emeril at the Grill

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Not your everyday vinaigrette, this one pushes the amount of balsamic to epic proportions—to great effect. Drizzle with impunity to lend anything oomph.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Chimichurri

Chimichurri

Drizzle, douse, souse, or otherwise acquaint this emerald elixir with grilled steak, chicken, chops, seafood, or heck, anything.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10
Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Tastes just like what they slide in front of you at trattorias in Italy, with someone’s nonna in back rolling out sheets of fresh pasta, upper arms jiggling.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 17
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