Molasses is one of those ingredients you probably don't always have on hand, so you might be tempted to skip a recipe that calls for it. But in this CHOW Tip, Elliot Waring shares a simple substitution that'll mean you never have to skip a recipe again.
There’s nothing artificial about this dramatically hued holiday treat. These red velvet cupcakes get their red hue from the vibrant-red, naturally sweet beet.
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.