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I used full-fat ricotta -- the cake was really moist!

Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake Recipes from The Kitchn
5/22/14 09:00 PM

No, the cake doesn't taste cheesy at all -- it's very light and lemony and not too sweet.

Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake Recipes from The Kitchn
5/22/14 08:54 PM

I baked it in the Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan, which has a 10-cup capacity.

Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake Recipes from The Kitchn
5/22/14 08:53 PM

You'll find a link for the balloons is in the "Featured Resources" at the end of the post.

A Grown-Up Baby Shower Gatherings from The Kitchn
5/22/14 12:53 PM

Thanks, Anna_K! Just a few more weeks to go....

A Grown-Up Baby Shower Gatherings from The Kitchn
5/22/14 12:52 PM

@jce, here's the official word from the FDA: "Do not eat soft cheeses like Feta, Brie, and Camembert, blue-veined cheeses, or queso blanco, queso fresco, or Panela - unless they're made with pasteurized milk." So a pasteurized milk blue is A-OK. Here's their whole fact sheet on pregnancy and listeria.

Yes, Pregnant Women Can Eat Good Cheese: Pregnancy-Safe Cheese Ideas for a Baby Shower The Cheesemonger
5/22/14 12:48 PM

This is my most favorite thing EVER.

Because It's Friday: Watch This Tiny Hamster Eat a Tiny Burrito
5/2/14 12:44 PM

@ThomasFields: I made a big list of recipes during Week 2.

Stock Up on Freezer Meals Week 5: The Best Reader Advice for Filling the Freezer Before Baby Arrives Spring Projects from The Kitchn
5/2/14 10:56 AM

Thanks for all the great advice, everyone. Keep it coming -- I'm taking notes!

My Spring Project: Stock Up on Freezer Meals Spring Projects from The Kitchn
4/3/14 12:02 PM

The popcorn dance is optional, but strongly encouraged. :)

Video: How To Make Microwave Popcorn (Without Buying Microwave Popcorn) Video Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
3/25/14 10:31 AM

@cmf221: Using a clear container is fine. The original article stated that light affects avocado oxidation, but I didn't find any research to back that up, so I removed it while updating the post. I missed that mention -- it's fixed now!

The Best Way to Keep Cut Avocado Fresh Tips from The Kitchn
3/14/14 01:02 PM

@Zane S.: He actually has a guide to supermarket olive oils on his site as well: Tom's Supermarket Picks. He calls Kirkland Toscano "the real deal." Not sure about the price difference.

Expert Tip: The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Buy at Trader Joe's
2/21/14 08:53 AM

@olsensarahm: I found it at a thrift store. I've also picked up a couple plates that matched at other thrift stores, so hopefully with the info from @Juliejulezzzzz, you'll be able to fine some pieces online!

Can You Use an Empty Water Bottle to Easily Separate Eggs? Putting Tips to the Test in The Kitchn
2/20/14 10:27 AM

@Anna_K.: Yes, this is sort of my "announcement" on The Kitchn, but I'm hoping to share more about food and pregnancy on the site in the coming months. Congratulations to you too!

The Food Lover's Guide to Surviving Morning Sickness
2/19/14 12:58 PM


18 Daily Habits That Make Life in the Kitchen Better Kitchen Habits of Good Cooks
1/17/14 08:52 AM

missjulia, they are Emma's Peppermint Cream-Filled Butter Cookies.

Surprising Tip: To Keep Holiday Cookies Soft & Fresh, Just Add a Tortilla!
12/17/13 08:46 AM

@frally: Did you use blackstrap molasses? It is much darker and more intense than other types of molasses. I'm not sure if you are in the US, but I use Grandma's brand molasses, which is commonly found in grocery stores here.

Winter Recipe: Gingerbread Cake Cookies Recipes From The Kitchn
12/16/13 08:24 PM

@Rick Roberts: We have TONS of recipes and advice in our archives that inevitably fall off the radar, so these posts are intended to collect and organize all the info on a topic that readers might find helpful. It saves you the work of having to search and sift through years of posts.

Warm & Cozy: 14 Tips, Ideas and Recipes for the Ultimate Hot Chocolate
12/11/13 10:25 AM

@Adonis: I answered your question about pressure cookers in the Fissler post!

10 Classic Kitchen Tools Every Cook Should Have (But Might Not) Gift Guide from The Kitchn
12/4/13 03:11 PM

@Adonis: I don't have the Fissler, but I do have the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker, which also has the option of two different cooking pressures: 8psi and 15psi. The manual recommends using the lower pressure for foods that have a tendency to foam, such as rice.

The last photo above shows you how you know which pressure you are cooking at: "The bright, easy to read pressure rod raises as the pot pressurizes. One white bar is for low pressure, two white bars are for high pressure." My PC has a similar system in the lid. Once you reach the desired pressure, you lower the heat to maintain that pressure.

Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker, 8.5qt Product Review
12/4/13 03:10 PM