The Dark Knight Cake (Triple Chocolate Layer Cake)

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I love cake, but I have a serious aversion to bad cake. What do I mean by bad cake? Too-sweet cake. Too-dry cake. Boring cake. Uninspired cake. Cake that tastes like it’s made from a cake mix, or cake that has a texture resembling a used sponge from a college cafeteria dish pit. Some people believe that any and all cake is good, just for the sheer fact that it’s cake. I’m not like that. For me, bad cake is the worst form of baking heresy. And there are a lot of bad cakes out there. I’m always tinkering with recipes, trying to …

Join the Fearless Fresh Ninja Community: Your Key to the Kitchen

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We all need help sometimes, no matter how good a cook we are. Things go wonky: Cake pans overflow, vegetables melt into a gray gelatinous puddle, chicken suddenly decides to go rubbery in the frying pan. Even those of us who wrangle food for eight hours a day run into our fair share of problems. Like, just today I put a few potatoes in the oven to bake. One &@$#!% potato refused to cook while all the other potatoes in the oven baked just fine. Either this potato had nine lives or there was something seriously wrong with it. I’m not sure who cursed …

Learn How to De-Stress Dinner

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I get so many questions from home cooks about learning how to prepare quick, healthy meals that taste delicious. Dinnertime stress is a real problem, even for me! But I learned how to eat awesomely every night, even while crazy busy. Do you have a burning question about how I did it? I really want to share everything I discovered. Here are a few examples of the questions I’ve gotten just this week: What can I do to improve my knife skills? How can I make my bland dinners taste better without expensive ingredients? Do I need a cabinet full of …

Exciting Changes – They’re Coming Your Way!

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The past few months have sailed past, and spring is officially here. Woot! And to celebrate the new season, I’ve got something really exciting on the horizon: the new FearlessFresh launch. In the next few months, I’m officially launching FearlessFresh.com, with the intention of helping regular, everyday home cook become ninjas in the kitchen. My goal is to up the ante when it comes to skill and technique, teaching you exactly what you need to know to turn out dishes that you’ll be proud to call your own. The tagline for the new site is “Tame & reclaim your kitchen,” and I’ll help you do …

Easy, Healthy Spanish Rice Recipe

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– A Spanish rice recipe you can serve with almost anything. – Had a bad day? Dig out your favorite Spanish rice recipe and you’ll feel better. (My easy brown rice chicken enchilada casserole does a pretty good job also.) Come on, you know how this goes: It’s been a long one, and you somehow got stuck in that time warp where it seems to take 12 hours to get from noon to 5 pm. You’ve been eyeballing the clock every fifteen minutes for most of the afternoon, and even though you’re super busy – or rather, stressed to the max – …

Refreshing Pistachio Parsley Pesto

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– This parsley pesto would have saved me. Sigh. – I’ve got a confession to make: I ate my first McDonald’s burger in YEARS last week. I was stuck in an airport late at night, starving, and I’d exhausted all of the healthy snacks in my bag. No other “restaurants” were open and I was a quarter mile past hangry, to the point that I was about to pose a serious health risk to any airline staff who might get between me and a bag of peanuts. So I took a deep breath, plunked down my $1.49, and bought a …