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20 Restaurant-Worthy Dipping Sauces You Can Totally Make at Home

What's a french fry or a chicken nugget without a dipping sauce for dunking? From fast-food copycat sauce recipes like Chick-fil-A's honey mustard to restaurant-worthy spreads like cilantro jalapeño sauce, there's a dipping sauce recipe that's sure to speak to you. Your fries, chicken nuggets, …

5 Things We Want to Eat This Month That Aren’t Turkey

Yes, we're looking forward to turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, but really, this month is about eating so much more than the big bird. Here, five …

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Election night party recipes to celebrate and comfort

Instead of biting your nails and ordering takeout on election night, gather your nearest and dearest for a viewing party with a whole lot of comfort foods. Watching the votes get tallied with friends, family and a bowl of soothing mac and cheese or lasagna just may help take the edge off as you …

17 Christmas Candy Recipes That Will Kick Cookies to the Curb

It seems like Christmas cookies take center stage around the holidays, but they’re not the ONLY sweet treat you should be having this time of year. Sure, there’s some adorable bite-sized holiday sweets you can make with the kiddies and there’s always no-bake holiday desserts for the lazy hostess …

16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving: Mashed, Roasted, Hasselback'd, and More

It's hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn't have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it's almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. …

My Cast-Iron Conversion

<b>What do you think</b> when you see the words "cast iron" on a menu, as you increasingly do these days? I long thought of it as shorthand for a rustic, earthy, back-to-basics kind of cooking, far more aspirational than achievable — sort of like the Pendleton blanket of the kitchen. Do you actually use …