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  1. Taste test: puff pastry

    Taste Test

    After watching a French baker spend an entire night layering paper-thin dough with butter, I knew I likely would never make puff pastry from scratch. But I do love a good baked Brie en croute, a sweet palmier or a flaky and savory appetizer. Thankfully, even the best cooks I know have zero guilt about using …

  2. Taste test: New chocolate candy from Godiva, Skinny Cow, Lindt and Dove

    Taste Test

    Even on a postvacation diet, sometimes you need a little bite of sweetness to end a meal or get through an afternoon energy slump. Chocolate usually does the trick. Our tasters are always looking for new options to satisfy those cravings. We were delighted this week to find a couple that will definitely be making it …

  3. Taste test: Grilling spices for Labor Day weekend

    Taste Test

    As they usher out the summer barbecue season this Labor Day, our panelists wanted to see if any of the grilling spices on the market could match up to their own seasoning recipes. We coated chicken strips with eight brands of garlic-and-herb seasoning blends sold in the spice aisles of local grocery stores. We grilled …