When baking, your ingredients should be at room temperature. We've shown you how to get butter to room temp by pounding it. We don't suggest the same for your eggs. Instead, give them a lukewarm bath.
Oil Temperature Matters
Let it get hot before it hits the food.
How to Get Wine to a Proper Temperature
Take it out of the fridge early.
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.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.