Party-Ready Finger Food Ideas

Get your party started with easy and delicious finger foods. Our appetizers, snacks, and bite-size sweets are easy to make and fun to enjoy while mingling.

View Slideshow

How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

View Video

BBQ Joints Worth Planning Your Trip Around

While some states, like Texas (specifically Austin, which many regard as the birthplace of BBQ), get a lot of credit for their smoked and seasoned meats and sides, the reality is there are good barbecue joints on both sides of the Mississippi and as far north as Canada. From Toronto to Santa Fe, Washington, D.C. to Austin, here are our picks for unique barbecue in North America. Prepare to get your hands dirty.

See More

Fall Cocktails: Reasons to Love the Season

Say farewell to the shandys and margaritas of summer and hello to the warm toddys and whiskey cocktails of fall. Raise a glass to this bountiful season with a fall cocktail recipe.

View Slideshow

Quotes About Food That Nailed It!

You know those times you need to pause and rewind because a character in a movie or TV show just said something that's speaking directly to you? Food quotes make us do that. Here are some quotes about food that speak the truth.

View Slideshow

How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

View Video

Recipes Featuring Curry Powder

Why do we love curry? Let us count the ways: It's a sweet-heat blend of many spices, including turmeric (which gives curry its characteristic yellow tint), cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, cumin, nutmeg, chiles, and coriander; it adds depth to chicken dishes, vegetable soups, and even snack mixes; and its heat is a subtle, slow burn that lets food shine. Read on for some of our favorite recipes with curry powder. Kitchen tip: Curry powder loses its pungency quickly and should be stored no longer than 2 months.

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

Quick-Method Puff Pastry Dough

2.5 by 8 people
Rate me!
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Chill: 40 mins

Quick-Method Puff Pastry Dough



  1. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour and salt. Cut the cold butter into 1/2-inch-thick slices (not cubes). Add butter slices to the flour mixture and toss until slices are coated and separated.
  2. Pour ice water over flour mixture. Using a spoon, quickly mix (butter will remain in large pieces and flour will not be completely moistened.)
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured pastry cloth. Knead dough 10 times by pressing and pushing dough together to form a rough-looking ball, lifting the pastry cloth if necessary to press dough together. Shape dough into a rectangle (dough still will have some dry-looking areas). Make corners as square as possible. Slightly flatten dough.
  4. Working on a well-floured pastry cloth, roll the dough into a 15x12-inch rectangle. Fold dough crosswise into thirds to form a 5x12-inch rectangle. Give dough a quarter turn; fold crosswise into thirds to form a 4x5-inch rectangle.
  5. Repeat the rolling and folding process once more, forming a 4x5-inch rectangle. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Repeat rolling and folding process 2 more times. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes more before using.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough in half crosswise into 2 equal portions. To store the dough, wrap each portion in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use or for up to 3 days. For longer storage, wrap each dough portion in heavy foil. Seal, label, and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw the dough, covered, in the refrigerator about 24 hours before using. Use the dough as directed in Mocha Filled Cream Horns and Banana Cream Napoleons in the Recipe Center.



Loading... Please wait...