Cara Eisenpress

Cara Eisenpress

Author of In the Small Kitchen and founder/editor/head chef at Big Girls, Small Kitchen. Seriously committed home cook and lover of grilled cheese sandwiches. Editorial projects at Blue Apron.

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The Complete Guide to Making Cheesesteaks at Home

Sometimes, mimicking restaurant food at home means submitting to trial by sticky pizza dough, with a sentence of splattering refried beans. But when you stumble upon a restaurant dish that a…

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The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Slow Cooker

Cooking food slowly doesn’t mandate the use of the handy electric contraption known as the slow cooker—but the aluminum and ceramic appliance sure helps when making good soups and stews that…

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The Complete Guide to Parmigiana

Parmigiana is a classic Italian dish, Neapolitan in origin and humble in its simplicity. Parmesan is total American food, crispy, over-cheesed, and served in massive portions. Any time you order…

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The Complete Guide to Making Burritos at Home

To craft the perfect burrito, stop thinking about cooking. Transport your mind from the cocina to the factory, and starting imagining an assembly line instead of a stove or a cutting…

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The Complete Guide to Making Pizza at Home

For pizza lovers, a slice is more than a food—it’s an obsession. And while some can feed that obsession by buying New York-style wedges, sitting down to a wood-fired Neapolitan pie, or defrosting …

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The Complete Guide to Making Quick Breads

If you know how to make a quick bread, you can bake almost anything. That means that if baking scares you, or if your sweets never turn out quite right, you should start here. The formula for…

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The Complete Guide to Making Falafel at Home

All photos by Cara Eisenpress (@BGSK) The main thing you need to remember when making falafel is that simplicity is the ultimate goal. Falafel are not veggie burgers. They are not flavored…