This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Is the Only One My Mom Will Make

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Tasting Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte transpo…

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Tasting Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte transports me to my mom’s kitchen. Her copy of The Cake Bible, with its chocolate-smeared, tattered pages, is etched into my memory.

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This Ingredient Makes My Homemade Lattes Taste Barista-Made

I cherish my morning coffee ritual. Before the rest of the house wakes up, I head to the kitchen, pull out my canister of espresso beans, and begin the process of grinding, tamping, and pulling the shot. Then, I steam the milk (oat is my preference the…

I cherish my morning coffee ritual. Before the rest of the house wakes up, I head to the kitchen, pull out my canister of espresso beans, and begin the process of grinding, tamping, and pulling the shot. Then, I steam the milk (oat is my preference these days) and pour it all into my favorite ceramic mug. I didn’t think the process could be improved. That is, until I found Alfred’s World Famous Vanilla Syrup.

Like many of us, I'd gotten into the habit of getting my lattes from my neighborhood Starbucks. But splurging on a daily coffee drink is not a sustainable practice for me, especially when I can technically make it at home. The only snag: I love the taste of toasty vanilla in my coffee, and Starbucks does this very well. Surely this could be replicated at home, I thought. And so began my quest for the perfect vanilla syrup.

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Ina Garten’s New Kitchen Renovation Is Just as Dreamy as We Imagined—Take a Peek

Anyone who has watched an episode of Barefoot Contessa is familiar with the bright and airy kitchen in Ina Garten’s beautiful East Hampton shingled barn where the show is filmed. On the other side of the property, though, is a lesser photographed (but …

Anyone who has watched an episode of Barefoot Contessa is familiar with the bright and airy kitchen in Ina Garten’s beautiful East Hampton shingled barn where the show is filmed. On the other side of the property, though, is a lesser photographed (but equally stunning) farmhouse-style house where the acclaimed cookbook author and TV personality has lived with her husband, Jeffrey, since the ‘90s. It is rare that fans get a peek inside the residence, but earlier this week, Garten blessed her Instagram followers with photos of her newly renovated kitchen, a project she took on during the pandemic.

It has been over two decades since she did a kitchen refresh, and to say we love it would be an understatement. The entire aesthetic is just as elegant and inviting as her cooking, with warm neutrals, crisp whites, and cozy natural materials straight out of a Diane Keaton movie. Like Ina herself, it feels familiar and fabulous, yet not over the top.

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