Best Cookbooks of 2012

Here’s an eclectic and excellent array of the year’s cookbooks, the ones we simply can’t imagine not telling you about.

The Cocktails That Came From Prohibition

There’s a lot of U.S. history they don’t teach you in school. Here’s the true story of what led to our early infatuation with the cocktail.

12 Holiday Gifts We Secretly Want to Get

From silly stocking stuffers to sassy stoves, here’s the quirky but arguably essential items we’ve been coveting.

Never Cook Naked: Thanksgiving Dinner Perfected

Lumpy gravy. Turkey tinged pink. Shrinking piecrusts. You’ve got questions. Our Never Cook Naked gurus have answers.

Leite’s Loves…Mushroom Growing Kit

It had certainly seemed innocent enough. It was, after all, just a mushroom growing kit. Or that’s what she thought….

Leite’s Loves…OXO Garlic Peeler

LC’s Queen of Recipe Testing, Beth Price, has a dirty little secret. She hates to peel garlic. Here she shares her shameless solution.

The Picky Eater and the African Food Fairy

Desperate times call for drastic measures. So when Philip Graham’s son turned into a picky eater, his dad wasn’t above a little bribery.

I Blame Pie

As Beth Howard explains, grieving is a lot like making pie. Except there’s no real recipe. You just sorta make it up as you go.

Never Cook Naked: How To Make A Better Brownie

Expert answers to your most befuddling brownie blunders, including tricks and techniques that’ll ensure your next batch is the best ever.

The Three-Martini Play Date

Kids will be kids. And there’s nothing you can do about that. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through play dates sober.

Heirloom Tomatoes

Tempting as it is to subsist on tomatoes alone this time of year, eventually the need for something—or someone—else rings true.

Never Cook Naked: Pesky Pin Bones, Rude Roomies, Soapy Challah

Our very wise, very clothed columnists tackle your most recent cooking questions with wit and wonder.

Food Souvenirs

When it comes to travel, you can take it with you. But then what? Cristin Nelson dishes on the dirty little secret behind food souvenirs.

When Life Hands You Tornadoes, Make Blueberry Muffins

Being a mom and meteorologist don’t always go hand in hand. But as long as there are muffins made from scratch, who cares?

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