The Award For the Coziest Fall Drink Goes to This Mulled Wine

Sweater weather has us dreaming about cozying up with a mug of this mulled wine. This recipe for Glühwein, aka German mulled wine, is from Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz by Kat Odell ($11), and it’s guaranteed to become your go-to cocktail for entertaining through the holiday season. Red wine – eight […]

How to Decorate Christmas Cookies With Royal Icing

Before beginning to decorate your sugar cookies this Christmas season, you’ll want to learn how to properly ice them. Christmas Cookie Swap! has a reliable recipe for royal icing and a step-by-step process to help you pipe the icing with success. Royal icing creates a smooth surface on decorated cookies. It’s made with either whipped […]

ATK Claims Its “Reverse-Creaming Method” Yields the Perfect Cookie

America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars ($23) includes a recipe for Foolproof Holiday Cookies. How did ATK achieve such a feat? Well, it starts with a “Reverse-Creaming Method” (explained down below) and a key secret ingredient: cream cheese. This recipe and its unique, somewhat […]

This Fruity Pebbles Cake Is a Whole New Way to Eat Cereal and Milk

If Fruity Pebbles and birthday cake had a baby, it would look a little something like this. This colorful dessert (or breakfast?) is a fluffy vanilla cake speckled with Fruity Pebbles, slathered in cereal-infused vanilla icing, topped with even more Fruity Pebbles, and drizzled with a sugary vanilla glaze that gives it all a milk-and-cookies […]

A Must-Make Dish Before You Die: Jet Tila’s Drunken Noodles

Every region of the world has its drunk food. In America, it’s often pizza. In parts of China and Thailand, it’s drunken noodles, according to chef Jet Tila. The recipe, from his latest cookbook 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die ($16), features an umami-rich sauce that coats the noodles, veggies, shrimp, […]