Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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My go-to feed-a-crowd kind of dessert is brownies or pretty much any bar cookie. With their drop cookie cousins, I always worry that they will be lopsided instead of uniform circles. That’s not to say

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Peanut Chicken Wings

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I’ve never been a big fan of chicken wings. They are one of those foods impossible to enjoy in public without feeling a bit embarrassed. Between the plastic bib and moist towelettes, I just can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Black and White Cookies

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More cake-like than crispy or chewy, I was hooked on black and white cookies after my first nibble through the two-tone frosted shell. I tried them for the first time back in college when I

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Ingredients
  • For cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/4 cups cake flour

Sheet Pan Nachos

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We had football on TV yesterday afternoon, but I didn’t care who won either game. My team didn’t make it to the playoffs, so that allowed me to have my full attention on snacks, the

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Ingredients
  • 1-9 oz. bag tortilla chips
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup canned or frozen corn
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced