Fudgy or Cakey? These Glorious Brownies Are Both

We’ve teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig in to. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie (Harwood) Brien shares the secret to her favorite brownie recipe:…

We've teamed up with Miele to streamline your weeknight dinner routine with smart, delicious recipes the whole family will want to dig in to. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie (Harwood) Brien shares the secret to her favorite brownie recipe: steam!


When it comes to my dessert cravings, I tend to gravitate toward something warm and freshly baked, like a soft, tender cake or a chewy cookie. But whipping up a dessert isn’t always in the cards—I don’t always have the time (or the foresight) to plan anything very involved, especially if I’m already prepping and making dinner.

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The Mint-Chip Smoothie I Love Even More Than Ice Cream

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie Brien shares her recipe for a mint-chip smoothie that gets its signature creaminess (no dairy necessary!)…

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home. Here, food writer and recipe developer Posie Brien shares her recipe for a mint-chip smoothie that gets its signature creaminess (no dairy necessary!) from Oatmilk.


Let’s clear one thing up before we get started: I love ice cream. And not just the way most people do in a casual, summertime sort of way. I eat ice cream year-round and I rarely, if ever, am without at least a few pints in my freezer. Mint chip tops my list of the best flavors—and I’m very particular about it. It should be bracingly minty with a refreshing, cool depth of flavor. It shouldn’t be too cloyingly sweet and should taste like chocolate, with some texture and slight bitterness from the chips.

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A Cozy, Comforting Mushroom Stroganoff That Rivals the Classic

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home—from frothing up your morning cappuccino to using at as the base for creamy pastas, like this hearty mushroom stroganoff.

A bowl of creamy pasta is …

We've teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home—from frothing up your morning cappuccino to using at as the base for creamy pastas, like this hearty mushroom stroganoff.


A bowl of creamy pasta is as good as comfort food gets. You could go many routes to make it, from a classic fettuccine Alfredo to mac and cheese, but a favorite of mine has always been beef stroganoff. What it lacks in physical appeal and an enticing-sounding name, it more than makes up for in flavor. My mom would make ours in a big skillet, sautéing seasoned strips of beef in a cream and white wine sauce, then spooning it all over egg noodles.

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10 Ways to Upgrade Boxed Cake Mix, From a Pro Baker

Even though the best-quality cake mixes don’t completely live up to the taste of a cake made from scratch (thanks to the preservatives and additives needed to keep it shelf-stable), we’ve all probably made or eaten one at some point.

Whether you’re sh…

Even though the best-quality cake mixes don’t completely live up to the taste of a cake made from scratch (thanks to the preservatives and additives needed to keep it shelf-stable), we’ve all probably made or eaten one at some point.

Whether you’re short on time, looking for convenience, or not a super-confident baker (yet!), sometimes life will call for a boxed cake mix. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to upgrade all sorts of boxed cakes mixes, from classic yellow cake to moist chocolate fudge cake.

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Perfectly Fluffy Brioche Bread—No Dairy or Eggs Necessary

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home—from mixing it in your morning coffee to baking it into a fluffy, plant-based brioche bread.

With its light, tender texture and buttery flavor, bri…

We’ve teamed up with Planet Oat to share the many delicious ways you can enjoy their Oatmilk at home—from mixing it in your morning coffee to baking it into a fluffy, plant-based brioche bread.


With its light, tender texture and buttery flavor, brioche tops my list of most enjoyable breads to eat. It’s both comfort food and sophisticated fare all at once, combining the simple delights of a soft dinner bun or fluffy Parker House roll with a decadence that puts it in a class of its own.

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A No-Knead Bread for When You’re Ready to Join the Sourdough Club

We’re partnering with Miele to help you Cook Smarter with simple yet delicious recipes where the technique makes all the difference. Here, we’re sharing our tips for making no-knead sourdough bread (yep, there’s steam involved!) at home, for beginners …

We're partnering with Miele to help you Cook Smarter with simple yet delicious recipes where the technique makes all the difference. Here, we're sharing our tips for making no-knead sourdough bread (yep, there's steam involved!) at home, for beginners and pastry pros alike .


The words “homemade sourdough” can strike fear in the hearts of even the most seasoned home bakers. But for some bread-baking obsessives, it represents something else entirely: a quest not unlike the Holy Grail. To create a sourdough loaf at home with an open, almost-sticky crumb, and a crackly golden exterior is a task that’s both wildly simple and incredibly complicated.

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Libby’s Just Changed Their Pumpkin Pie Recipe for the First Time in 69 Years

Picture a classic Thanksgiving meal, all set for dinner with candles aglow. Center stage, a glistening roast turkey. A bowl of jiggly cranberry sauce crowds the extra space next to a pitcher of gravy, a deep dish of pillowy mashed potatoes, and a platt…

Picture a classic Thanksgiving meal, all set for dinner with candles aglow. Center stage, a glistening roast turkey. A bowl of jiggly cranberry sauce crowds the extra space next to a pitcher of gravy, a deep dish of pillowy mashed potatoes, and a platter of stuffing, crowned with crispy cubes of butter-soaked bread. Competing for your attention are the scents of onion and sage, and the comforting, yeasty fragrance of just-baked dinner rolls.

But you’re not really here for any of that. You—like many people on Thanksgiving—are waiting for the main event: the pumpkin pie.

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How to Make a Wreath, One Easy Step at a Time

If your idea of a wreath is that it’s reserved for the holidays, let’s get this straight: Wreaths are not just for Christmas. The beauty of wreaths is that they’re an anytime favorite: With the right foliage and appropriate materials, they work any ti…

If your idea of a wreath is that it's reserved for the holidays, let's get this straight: Wreaths are not just for Christmas. The beauty of wreaths is that they're an anytime favorite: With the right foliage and appropriate materials, they work any time of the year—in fact, you could consider them the never-fade version of a bouquet. They’re a beautiful way to decorate your door (actually, they’re the only way we know how to decorate a door, besides a transformative coat of paint, of course) or even your walls; they last for months, even years depending on the materials you use; they’re hands-down one of the most creative gifts you could give a hostess; and you can make them at home—yes, even those among you that are short on time (and long on DIY phobia).

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