The Secret Ingredient (Black Pepper): Multigrain Cacio e Pepe with Arugula | Serious Eats. I like this so much we made this three times last week.
Everything Old: How To: Make Chocolate Butterfly Cake Decorations, they perch on cupcakes very fetchingly. Via Edible Crafts.
What homemade or “real food” ingredient can I substitute in recipes that call for Cream Of Whatever soup? | Ask MetaFilter. Lots of suggestions on ways to make and keep your own bechamel sauce.
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Picky Palate and the Serious Eats follow up Nutter Butter stuffed chocolate cookies. Yum.
Diamonds for Dessert: Penguin Icebox Cookies. Adorable.
How to cook perfect long grain rice | The Guardian. The author works through lots of techniques by famous cookbook authors and comes up with her favorite. Via Busywork.