Burnt, rubbery, or chunky should not be words used to describe your custard. Michael Recchiuti, cofounder and chocolatier at Recchiuti Confections in San Francisco, has a few tricks to help you achieve perfectly sweet, silky caramel custard each and every time. Here's his recipe if you want to make this elegant dessert at home.
Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Clean and Smooth
Besides being inconvenient, a busted garbage disposal can be a drain on your wallet. In this CHOW Tip, Heather George shares a few tricks to help keep your disposal in tiptop shape.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab. Read more.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.