Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Blueberries play supporting role for lemon bars

The best lemon bars strike a perfect balance: They’re both sweet and tangy, their sharp, creamy centers anchored by a crisp, buttery crust. My desert-island dessert, they’re the one confection I can imagine eating ad infinitum – or, at least until the rescue plane arrives.

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Turkish coffee treat is the easiest ice cream ever

I spend an inordinate amount of time flipping through cookbooks and food magazines. I salivate over glossy photos of peach pie and slices of too-moist-to-be-true double-decker chocolate cake. I lick my fingers while staring at gorgeous close-ups of glazed chicken wings, imagining the tingle of sweet heat on my tongue. All that beautifully styled food draws me in, but then I’ll read the recipe and say, “no way.”

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This one-pan salmon dish is dressed to impress

A sauce can make or break a dish – a component so important that it merits its own pan, culinary school certification and cookbooks. But in this 20-minute recipe, it’s a simple enterprise: a little butter, a little garlic, a judicious amount of half-and-half and fresh herbs.

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How to make a good jam without the hassle of canning

It took me an embarrassing number of years to overcome my (unreasonable) paranoia about making jam that would somehow give my friends and family botulism. The nasty, if rare, illness – which can lead to paralysis, death, etc. – is caused by a toxin generated by bacteria that can thrive in improperly canned food.

Ben & Jerry's dishes out free cones for customers for 40th year

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day started in 1979. This year, the company expects to give away more than 1.3 million free scoops.