Al Smith

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Sweet Potato and Apricot Cake

447<p>28<p>Someone recently asked me why cookbooks go out of print. I was thinking about it and when trying to find out how many cookbooks are introduced …

21 Recipes That Are Way Cuter Baked In A Muffin Pan

Hold on to your muffin pans, friends. Baking just got easier. And teensier. And cuter.<p>In the past, you've put your muffin pans and cupcake tins to work, making delicious bite-sized, itty-bitty treats. But if that's all you use the bakeware for, you're not letting it live up to its supreme potential.<p>…

Breakfast

You Should Make This Meatloaf, Even if You Haven't Made Meatloaf in Years

We developed the ultimate meatloaf recipe and can't wait for you to try it.<p>Over the course of the last two weeks, Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and I ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of our regular diet, Jessie had taken on the …

25 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

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Chocolate Chip S'mores Cookies: Ellen in the Kitchen Recipe

Blogger Ellen Attard of Ellen in the Kitchen says it best: "So this isn't really a recipe. It's more like an idea to make s'mores cookies better." That's the kind of forward thinking we need more of in this world. Don't rest on your laurels! A delicious cookie isn't enough. Make it better!<p>So, …

Dessert

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Cooking

5-Grain Porridge with Bee Pollen, Apples, and Coconut

If you don't have each and every grain listed, don't stress. Use what you've got—just bump up the quantity.

29 Savory Pies to Make for Dinner Tonight

From an outrageously tender beef bourguignon pot pie to a root vegetable tarte tatin, these 29 savory dinner pies take the cake.<p><b>When it comes to one-dish dinners,</b> savory pies take the cake in our book. We guarantee there's a pie in here that should be on your dinner table tonight. So go ahead—stick …

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8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

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How to Throw a School Birthday Party That Will Make Your Child the Most Popular Kid in Class

Here are food editor and supermom Carla Lalli Music's 7 tips for how to celebrate kids' birthdays in school<p>The issue of bringing outside food into school is a tough one. When it comes to your own child's lunch or snack, it's relatively simple to navigate. Then your kid's birthday arrives. He wants …

16 Life-Changing New Ways to Use Coconut Oil

You'll wonder how you ever lived without these genius tips.<p><b>1. An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2. Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin cells and get rid of blackheads with a simple …

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

Your Guide to Stocking the Bar

An insider's look at curating the best cocktail situation for your holiday fetes.<p>John McCarthy is an independent bartender for NYC imbibing meccas Cedar Local and Bathtub Gin and a cocktail consultant for new watering holes. The man has a passion for a well-built cocktail menu, so we'd gleefully …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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The Secret to Crisp Arancini (Rice Balls) With Molten Centers: Sushi Rice

Food writers spend a lot of time waxing poetic about magical childhood food memories, and attempts at recreating—but never quite capturing—that original ideal experience. But sometimes the opposite happens. Sometimes we eat bad versions of dishes in our childhood and we somehow end up accepting it, …

7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

Homemade Doughnuts

A trip to the local donut store is always a treat. When you walk inside, you’re greeted with the smells of freshly fried pastries and a display case …

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

The smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven is one of the best fall smells out there. Pumpkin pie is close, but pumpkin breads tend to be even more …

How to Make Cake Pops

<i>Learn how to make delicious and cute cake pops with the help of Craftsy’s FREE Creative Cake Pops mini-class.</i><p>Have you ever made cake pops? I’ve made …

11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals

Now's the time of year when your friends are looking for any excuse to be outside and enjoy good food, cold beer, and a warm breeze. People are inventing reasons to get together -- one friend is hosting the "One Year Anniversary of My Housewarming Party" party -- and you're always expected to bring …

10 Breakfast Dishes Fit For A Crowd

Having a breakfast with eight or more of your nearest and dearest always seems like a good idea. You get to eat, socialize, and maybe even enjoy a delicious cocktail. The logistics, however, are tricky -- no matter how delicious your breakfast burritos are, it won't be easy to make them for a large …

How to Drink All Night, in a Classy Way

The guests can bring the wine. It’s what you pour before and after the meal that they’ll really remember. Here, five ace strategies to keep the party going from start to finish.<p><i>The guests can bring the wine. It's what you pour before and after the meal that they'll really remember. Here, five ace</i> …

How to Make Tarte Tatin

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: An</i> …

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

The 12 Top Bucket List Restaurants in America

Here are a dozen of the best restaurants in the U.S. you absolutely, positively have to experience. You only live once, right?<p>Some tourists are always grabbing a quick bite while taking in the sights. And then there are the rest of us, who are apt to plan entire trips around what we're going to …

Master the Art of the Summery Sunday Supper With These Light & Bright Recipes

A classic Sunday supper doesn't have to mean heavy, hearty braised meat—try these lighter, fresher projects for dinner this weekend.<p><b>We love hunkering down to tackle a big recipe on winter weekends</b>. But just because the weather's hot and steamy up doesn't mean you can't tackle a stellar dinner …

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BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Grilled Garlic Croutons

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad with Grilled Garlic Croutons.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 2, 2014 67<p>Helllllllllllllllllo summah.<p>First up, I should alert you that this …

Mariah Carey Is the Last of the Traditional Divas

Before Beyoncé and Adele, when something like a diva existed, one woman arguably reigned supreme in the ’90s. Her name was Mariah.<p>Pop music, much …