Some cocktails call for crushed ice rather than ice cubes. Crushed ice melts quicker and makes more of a slushy drink—perfect for summer coolers. CHOW's Amy Wisniewski shows you how to transform solid ice cubes into melty shards, via satisfying blows on the counter.
How to Crush Pepper Without a Grinder
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How to Crush Pepper Without a Grinder Jill shows you how to use simple kitchen equipment to crack whole peppercorns if you don't have a fancy pepper grinder.
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French Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
No lie: macarons can be fairly finicky to make, in that they might spread into uneven shapes or form dark spots on their tops -- but even if they're not as beautiful as bakery specimens, they will still be delicious. The smooth chocolate ganache filling sandwiches the light, chewy-inside, delicately-crisp-outside chocolate macarons together, for a classic French dessert you shouldn't be afraid to try making.
Easy Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted acorn squash couldn't be easier, or more delicious. A little butter, salt, freshly ground pepper, and a sprinkle of brown sugar to emphasize the squash's natural sweetness, plus about an hour in the oven, and you have a gorgeously caramelized side (or main dish, if you stuff the squash), with a pool of glaze in the center of each piece.
Short History of Frozen Desserts in America
Walk through a timeline of iconic frozen dessert moments in America's history.