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All Pleasure, No Guilt: Healthy Dessert Ingredient Swaps

OK, we're in favor of relishing the most decadent, oozy, rich dessert of your dreams, in all its fatty, sugar-laden glory. But don't indulge often, and keep your portion size moderate. Sounds reasonable...

RHUBARB PIES, CRISPS, & CRUMBLES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, June 2019

by LulusMom 19 days ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for June 2019. Our dish this month is Rhubarb Pies, Crisps, and Crumbles. There are so many variations on desserts made with baked fruit and some sort of pastry...


Homemade nutella/gianduja paste/hazelnut spread

by tetraneutron 2 days ago

I want to make nutella. I've looked at some recipes and they tend to differ on whether they call for cocoa powder or chocolate. The two I'm looking at are these two. https://www.latimes.com/style/l...


Need to make hamburger buns but I'm out of eggs. Help!

by ChervilGeorge 5 days ago

Just realized I'm out of eggs and need to make hamburger buns. The recipe I use is: ¾ C warm water 4 Tbs whole milk 1 egg (whisked ¾ of the egg into the batter the rest reserved for glaze) 1 t...

Spring Quarter 2019 Baking Cookbook of the Month: THE CARDAMOM TRAIL

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to our Baking and Dessert COTM for April through June 2019, The Cardamom Trail: Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East by Chetna Makan. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion ...

Unicorn Ice Cream Cake

by Autumm2 7 days ago

For my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday, she has requested an ice cream cake in the shape of a unicorn. It is also to be decorated in the color scheme of her stuffed unicorn, which came in a happy...

Looking for old Bon Appetit recipe: White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

by I_am_Tam 2 years ago

I've been searching for over 20 years for an old recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies. If memory serves (sketchy at best! :) it was either part of an article on giving cookies for the H...

Turning cookie dough into cake batter?

by murphlaw152 6 years ago

I would like to figure out how to turn my favorite cookie recipe into something more like a cake, quick bread, or muffin batter. What is the real difference between cookie dough and a batter? If it...

March–May 2017 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month: CLASSIC HOME DESSERTS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Our Baking/Dessert COTM for March, April, and May 2017 is CLASSIC HOME DESSERTS: A TREASURY OF HEIRLOOM AND CONTEMPORARY RECIPES, by Richard Sax. Please use this thread for all reports. To facil...

December 2017–February 2018 Baking Cookbook of Month: CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 year ago

Welcome to the reporting thread for the Winter BCOTM, CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING by Luisa Weiss. We'll be baking together from this book in December 2017 and January and February 2018. HOW TO POST RE...

Dish of the Month, June 2019 - Voting Thread

by LulusMom 25 days ago

There were some really interesting nominations this month. I’m very appreciative of all the thought that went into them, and of all you home cooks who play along here on DOTM. Apparently a lot of u...

How to make soft tortillas?

by Chandler114 23 days ago

I like making everything from scratch and I have tried and tried to make my tortillas soft and pliable like they are at the store. I understand often when you make stuff at home it tastes different...

Recs for new handheld mixer?

by sallyt 24 days ago

My trusty basic hand mixer of about 25 years just broke... Any recommendations for a new one? I have a KA stand mixer, so only use a hand mixer for small volumes etc. Thanks!

CITRUS CAKES - Dish of the Month, February 2019

by LulusMom 5 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for February 2019. Our dish this month is Citrus Cakes. Lemon poundcake, orange layer cake, clementine cake, some sort of key lime extravaganza, a citrus-y bund...

Need oatmeal cookie advice

by soccermom13 29 days ago

I just made Smitten Kitchen Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. But, alas, my cookies are not as thick and chewy as Deb's appear to be. Which of these reasons do you think might be the reason mine l...

Clean Electric Oven Constantly Smoking

by dessay13 1 month ago

Hey everybody! I have an oven issue... Hubby and I love to cook, but we're renting a house with an old electric oven. The house was built in 1999, and I'm sure the oven is original. It smokes no...

Blackberry Cobbler

by devaro 1 month ago

I am making aq blackberry cobbler for my wife. The recipe calls for an 11x7 baking dish. I have an 11x7 baking pan, but no glass dish. Can I utilize the pan for this recipe? Thanks!

Looking for a simplified Peanut Butter Blondie recipe

by Rebel46 1 month ago

Have gotten into Peanut Butter Blondies recently and am interested in making myself, however the recipes found online are either not what am looking for, in cups as opposed to grams/ml or IMHO need...

Chicken Parmesan - cheese was chewy

by JayKon 2 months ago

I made Chicken Parmesan with mozzarella slices and while it was very good, the cheese was very chewy. I browned the breaded chicken in a pan, then put it in an oven dish with the marinara and folde...