Alexandria Ostrander

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Mushroom Stroganoff

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Remove from heat, and cover to keep warm.<p>Step 2<p>Heat olive oil and 1 Tbsp. …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s hummus recipes

Hummus gets its name from the Arabic word for “chickpea”, and traditionally it contains just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; olive oil is used only to finish it off on the plate. Other versions, based mainly on olive oil and containing anything from beetroot to avocado, I’ve always …

Recipes

Creamiest Rice Pudding Recipe

"OK, so it's a little time-consuming to make this on the stovetop, but for a real rice pudding fan, it's worth every minute. My husband says it …

Why buy barbecue sauce when you can design your own?

Barbecue sauce is one of the most versatile sauces out there_it can be served as a dipping sauce or a topping, brushed onto protein and vegetables during cooking, or stirred into beans and shredded meat after cooking.<p>Further contributing to its versatility is the fact that there are so many styles …

Recipes

The Secret to Perfect Popcorn Is Already in Your Cupboard

I thought I knew all about making perfect popcorn.<p>I would pop the kernels in oil, slather them in butter and salt, and gobble them while watching old slapstick comedies on the couch, battling husband and child for that last craggy crumb.<p>Then I tasted Jessica Koslow’s recipe, and my popcorn world …

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Sorry, Hot Dogs: These Grilled Carrots With Avocado Are My Perfect Summer Food

Hunks of avocado and fresh mint? I'm in love.<p>Each summer, I divide food into two categories: picnic food and everything else. If I can’t eat it outdoors, surrounded by friends with an Aperol spritz in hand, I’m not interested.<p>These grilled carrots with avocado are the epitome of picnic food: fresh …

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Six of the best picnic sandwiches

<b>Feta, fig and olive on sourdough (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>10 min</b><br>Serves <b>2</b><p><b>4 thick slices fresh sourdough</b><b><br>2 heaped tbsp black olive tapenade</b><b><br>1 handful rocket</b><b><br>4 sun-dried tomatoes</b>, roughly chopped<b><br>2 figs,</b> thinly sliced<b><br>100g feta</b>,thinly sliced<b><br>Honey</b>, for drizzling<b><br>Extra-virgin olive oil</b><p>Drizzle each slice of bread …

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How to fall in love with running—even if you hate it

The concept of a “runner’s high” has always been totally lost on me. Pounding the pavement has the exact <i>opposite</i> effect: I find it to be boring, …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Galilee-Style Whole Fried Fish

Rub the fish all over with ¼ cup salt, massaging it into their skin and cavities. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.<p>Make the spice rub: In a small …

Food & Dining

Awaze Chicken Thigh Recipe - Great British Chefs

A deeply delicious awaze spice paste is used to coat chicken thighs in this recipe, a delightfully simple dinner for spice-lovers. Awaze is fiery …

The 10 Most-Saved Vegetarian Recipes from May — Recipes from The Kitchn

We've rounded the corner into the unofficial start of summer, and last month your mind was definitely on light, bright salads, potluck favorites, and …

All You Need Is a Mat and 25 Minutes to Complete This Total Body Boot Camp Workout

Prepare to sweat.<p>Devan Kline, founder of Burn Boot Camp, and Beth Williams, a franchise partner and personal trainer, stopped by our offices to show …

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

5 Things That Will Help You Make the Best Ribs at Home

Every July I make a giant batch of ribs to celebrate the 4th with my family, but this summer I'm resolving to cook more ribs. Not only because they …

Plants for a Butterfly Garden

The clever gardener will encourage butterflies to visit their gardens not only because they are beautiful, but because they are important plant …

Lower-Carb Flourless Chocolate Pecan Torte Recipe

One of the best things about this flourless chocolate cake is how easy it is. The entire thing can be mixed up in the food processor in about five …

The Plank Workout That Will Tone Your Abs, Sculpt Your Tush, and Strengthen Your Arms

Still doing bunches of crunches? Seriously?<p>We don't like to play favorites, but...for planks, we'll make an exception. "They are, without a doubt, the best core exercise there is," says trainer David Kirsch, who works with Kate Upton and Liv Tyler. The harder-than-they-look poses in this workout …

Workouts

Make This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli for Dinner

February is not my favorite month. While I'd like to think I'd spend time in my kitchen making long, labor-intensive dinners, like lasagna bolognese …

Ancient Olympians ate this honey cheesecake as a post-workout snack, and we have the recipe

• In a large bowl, combine flour, water, and salt until it roughly forms a ball. Knead by hand until fully combined, about one minute. If the dough is sticking to your hands and surfaces, add some flour; if it’s flaky and not holding together, add water.<br>• Add the zest of one lemon, and knead until …

The 5 French “Mother” Sauces That Guarantee a Great Meal

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A hotel booking site has revealed the things you should always ask for at hotel check-in to get 5-star treatment without paying for it

Staying in a nice hotel is a rare luxury for most of us, meaning that you'll want to make the most of it when you do.<p>With this in mind, travel experts at Hotels.com have shared some tips and tricks for scoring lesser-known freebies or upgrades that'll make your stay that little bit more …

13 Scones to Take You from Breakfast to Dinner

"For some reason, when I pick up a new baking book, more than cookies, more than cake, more than brownies...scones always call my name first."<p>That's from Baking Club member (and professional baker) Timmy Gibbons. He attributes their appeal to both their simplicity, versatility, and the fact that …

Afternoon Tea

Curried parsnip soup - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>750g parsnips (about 6-7), peeled<br>• 2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1/4 tsp ground cumin<br>• 1 tsp ground coriander<br>• 1/4 tsp ground turmeric<br>• 11/2 tsp ground …

19 Sweet Potato Recipes to Keep in Your Back Pocket

Sweet potatoes: they're the tubers (well, really the morning glory) that never fail you. They go to bat in recipes both savory and sweet, transitioning seamlessly from airy soufflés to stick-to-your-rib chilis to toasty waffles (seriously, give them a go). Hearty, versatile, healthy-ish, and a …

Sweet Potatoes

Your Fried Food Has Been Missing One Ingredient

My cornstarch knowledge was until recently pretty basic. I’ve used it to thicken gravies and sauces, bind fruit in pies, and so forth. And I’ve used …

7 Unexpected and Insanely Delicious Ways to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Anyone who’s dabbled in Paleo or Whole30 knows the value of hard-boiled eggs. Really anyone who enjoys starting their day with a high-protein, …

The Fastest Happy Hour Snacks You Can Make

When it's happy hour time, the apps you munch on just might be as important as the drink itself, since it's a good idea to have a little food in your …

Yes, Salads Can Be Cozy Comfort Food. Ask Your Sheet Pan.

Everywhere I turn, there are magazine articles and cookbooks and blog posts devoted to sheet pan cooking. Sheet pans (and Instant Pots) are the equipment du jour. And for good reason: Sheet pans are inexpensive workhorses in the kitchen; many home cooks already own at least one; and sheet pan …

Recipes

This Dairy-Free Lemon 'Cheesecake' Will Be the Hit of the Party

Everyone will love it (even though it's healthy).<p><i>Post by Beth Lipton</i><p>When you think "cheesecake," you automatically think "healthy," right?<p>No?<p>You will …