One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

Another dish that somehow transcends the sum of its parts -- with every bite you will wonder how steak, vegetables and mustard could synthesize into something so eye-rollingly delicious.  Extra points for coming together quickly and even more for adaptability: several...

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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

I always give Cook's Illustrated credit for teaching me how to cook and it will always be my go-to for classic American dishes like fried chicken, chocolate cupcakes, pancakes, burgers, roast turkey and countless other things I cannot live without. But Milk Street is...

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Hummus and Pita

It's not difficult to understand the crazy popularity of hummus.  Easy to make (with ingredients found almost anywhere), vaguely healthy, cheap, and versatile.   But like many popular things, it has strayed very far from authenticity.  People have added all kinds of...

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Funfetti Cake

Unlike Molly, and maybe many of you, this was not an “iconic cake of my childhood” mainly because I was a child in the 1960s and cake innovation technology just wasn’t there yet. But even without the strong pull of nostalgia, how can you not be drawn to this cake? It’s got “fun” right in the title for crying out loud!

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