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Neapolitan Checkerboard Cake

Neapolitan checkerboard cake contains three flavors in one dessert!  Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake are stacked with buttercream frosting.  Once you master the technique, you can make this checkerboard cake with any flavored cake and color.

Amazing Cajun Shrimp And Guacamole Pizza Recipe

Yes, shrimp and guacamole on a pizza.  Although it's far from the strangest thing we've seen on a pizza, it's certainly one of the best tasting combos of foods.   Ingredients:  

Vegan Quinoa Salad

Vegan quinoa salad from Omaha Steaks is delicious and nutritious.  Quinoa is a traditional Peruvian seed that is packed with protein.

10 Peruvian Foods You Can't Miss Out On

Peru is a strangely amazing country, in both it's customs and it's cuisine. Which consists of a strange mixture of traditional South American ingredients such as corn and peppers, as well as more exotic foods plucked from the jungle or hauled out of the sea.

What is clear vanilla?

There is more than one type of vanilla flavoring on the market. There is vanilla extract, which is made by macerating vanilla beans in an alcohol solution to extract the beans’ natural flavors, and there is imitation or artificial vanilla extract, which is produced with synthetic vanillin, the same compound that is naturally found in vanilla beans. You...

Nordic Ware Pinata Cake Pan

A pinata cake is a cake that has a surprise inside, just like the pinatas that you might find hanging up at a kids birthday party. The cakes are constructed to have a hollow space in the center and that space is filled with sprinkles, candies or chocolates, which come spilling out when the cake...

What's Up in Pizza: Crazy Toppings Around the World, Hut Café, and More!

Some pizza tidbits coming at you: a slideshow of some unusual toppings across the globe, Pizza Hut tests it's new concept, "Hut Café" in India, and Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul buys his way into Arcade Fire's Coachella show with pi...

Gluten-Free Vegan Wraps

Gluten-free wraps are made with a homemade flax bread.   These wraps can be made with countless fillings but this one is stuffed with an array of vegetables.  Flax flat bread also works great as a grain-free faux tortilla.  

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits

Roasted strawberry parfaits from In Sock Monkey Slippers is a spring dessert you HAVE to make this season.

Ramen Kimchi Grilled Cheese Sandwich

We've shared recipes for ramen burgers and ramen Philly cheesesteaks but the ramen kimchi grilled cheese from ">

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In the time since you and I last spoke, I’ve been to New Jersey and back for my sister-in-law’s wedding and, in the name of research, have eaten a lot of New Jersey bagels and New Jersey pizza. It was hard. And while I continue to dig...Show More Summary

Last Minute Discounts on New York Cooking Classes

Every week we spotlight a dozen cooking classes sold through our partner CourseHorse to take in the weeks ahead, and on Wednesdays we check in on classes offering discounted seats. Here are three coming up soon.

avocado cup salads, two ways

Inspired a bit: By these avocados vinaigrette. Avocado Cup Salads with Black Bean Confetti You could bulk this up further with some diced tomatoes or even cooked shrimp, as we did in this salsa. Makes 8 mini-salad cups; I’d estimate 2 halves or 1 full avocado per person/meal 1 cup black beans, cooked, drained (about […]

How to Pair Beer With Mexican Food

I know what you're thinking. "Here's how to pair beer with Mexican food: insert lime into Pacifico. Drink." I won't tell you not to drink your Coronas, Pacificos, and Tecates, but other beers can offer some serious south-of-the-border beer pairing satisfaction. Just like a well-made sauce can improve a dish, a well-paired beer can make any meal just a bit more awesome.

Manner Matters: How to Suitably Slurp Shellfish

What's the polite way to eat mussels, oysters, and other potentially messy shellfish?

More About Patina, Serving Some of The Bronx's Best West African Food

Patina, the restaurant's eponymous chef and owner, was born and raised in Nigeria, land of pepper soup, egusi, and suya kebabs. Here in the Bronx she cooks the food of her people, the Yaroba, and it's a great boon for us.

Don't Miss Lunch at Cellar Door Provisions

Cellar Door Provisions is the sort of place I never want to leave, and they make it easy to stay all day: Fresh bread and breakfast dishes are available at 8am, pastries start hitting the counter at 9, and the day's butcher paper scrawled lunch offerings are available at 11.

Taiwan Eats: Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Gi)

Cooked in soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, and loaded with heaps of whole garlic cloves, slices of ginger, and fresh Thai basil, this classic Taiwanese chicken dish is a perfect reminder of just how good an over-abundance of flavor can be.

Sonic Hopes to Open 1,000 Locations in the Next Decade

New Sonic locations will open in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and Rochester within the next several years, but whether the company can hit their lofty target remains to be seen.

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