Alisha Routson

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Roast Chicken Tournament Crowns The Best Recipe Ever

Eight famous roast chicken recipes go head to head in a single-elimination, bracket-style tournament. Like March Madness. Only, with poultry. In October.<p>BuzzFeed Food editors chose eight famous roast chicken recipes and randomly seeded them in a single-elimination bracket. For each matchup, the two …

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

How To Carve A Turkey Perfectly

Nothing's worse than botching the dismount.<p>***VERY SHARP KNIFE.***<p>(As in, get it professionally sharpened if you don't have a sharpening stone and know how to use it.)<p>This step isn't absolutely necessary but it makes for an easier removal of the breast meat and wing later on.<p>Removing the thighs …

Why We Should All Be Eating Sweet Potato Casserole All Year Round

It is the very BEST Thanksgiving side. End of story.

How To Make A Big Batch Of Manhattans For A Gift

Give the gift of drunkenness to many, many loved ones. Check out more food gifts here.<p>Makes 3 pint jars; each pint contains 4 Manhattans<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>24 ounces rye whiskey (from 1 750mL bottle)<p>12 ounces sweet vermouth (the red kind) (from 1 750mL bottle)<p>12 dashes Angostura bitters<p>Optional: 12 …

How To Make Brandied Cherries

Have you seen how maraschino cherries are made? Better off with a homemade alternative, which also makes a great holiday gift.<p>Makes 4 cups, enough to fill 4 1/2-pint jars (pictured here)<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 pound cherries (fresh or frozen, but fresh is better; no need to thaw frozen)<p>1 cup of water<p>1 cup of …

How To Make Addictive Rosemary Cheese Crackers

These are sort of like Cheez-Its that got all dressed up for a fancy holiday party. They also make a great gift.<p>Adapted from Good. Food. Stories.<p>Makes about 70 crackers (about 3-4 cups, depending how thinly you roll the dough), enough to fill one 34-oz. jar (pictured here) with some left over for …

Ask Eat Like a Man: The Benefits of Better Butters

<i>Josh Ozersky is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, B-list food personality, and noted polymath and deviant. The founder of Meatopia, he will answer all your questions on meat, food, food writing, relationships, restaurants, or cooking. He is also available for private tutorials.</i><p><b>How can I get</b> …

Consider: The Broiler

<b>In your kitchen, there is a device capable of weaponizing an eggplant.</b> A device that, should you insert said vegetable with skin un-pierced and leave the door open a crack, it will expand, burst, and potentially exit the device at a high rate of speed.<p>It is the broiler.<p>The broiler may be an …

The 6 Ingredients You Should Never, Ever Substitute

In some cases, you really need the real deal<p>Like all devotedly lazy and shortsighted people, I tend not to plan ahead, and as a result I'm left to improvise on the spot when it comes time to feed. I can almost always make it work. If I don't have a hamburger bun, I use a dinner roll. If I don't …

Jerk Chicken Recipe

To make our authentically flavored jerk chicken, start with a powerfully flavored marinade and brine combination, followed by a low and slow smoke over smoldering allspice berries and bay leaves.<p><b>Note:</b> Scotch bonnet peppers are extremely hot. Handle with caution. Wash knife, cutting board, and all …

Thick and Juicy Home-Ground Grilled Cheeseburgers Recipe

Fact: If there's one way to instantly up your burger game and join the big leagues, it's to grind your own meat. It offers superior texture with more loosely packed patties and a more open, juice-trapping structure.<p><b>Note:</b> For better flavor, use a combination of short rib, brisket, and sirloin in …

The Best-Tasting Water Recipe

Water makes up so much of what we eat and drink—why not obsess a little bit over getting the best-tasting water possible?<p><b>Note</b>: To make measuring out the tiny quantities of minerals needed easier on you, we recommend first making a concentrated "electrolyte solution" and then adding just 10g (10mL …

Pineapple Coconut Muffins Recipe

Juicy pineapple and sweet coconut add tropical flair to these tender muffins.<p><b>Read more: One Bowl Baking: Pineapple Coconut Muffins</b><p>Ingredients8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon salt2 large eggs1/2 cup coconut milk1 1/4 cups sweetened, …

BraveTart: One-Bowl, Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon rolls are the harbinger of a lazy morning, filling the kitchen with an aroma of butter, cinnamon, and freshly baked bread that announces it's time to sit down. With each puffy swirl of dough dripping with cream cheese frosting, there's really no way to tackle one standing up. These are my …

Spicy Honeydew and Coconut Water Agua Fresca Recipe

The cooling flavors of the melon and coconut get a little kick from homemade chile de arbol simple syrup in this agua fresca.<p><b>Note:</b> Use a colander lined with a double layer of cheesecloth to strain the honeydew. That way, you can easily pick up the cheesecloth and squeeze out any remaining</b> …

Roasted Plum and Lemon Verbena Jam Recipe

Take advantage of cooling temperatures by roasting plums for this late-summer jam. This extra step concentrates their flavor which is further high-lighted by infusing some of the sugar with lemon verbena for a sophisticated twist.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Emily Teel is a food writer and recipe developer in …

Classic Blueberry Muffins Recipe

The perfect blueberry muffin is quick and easy to whip up on a Sunday morning, and beautiful to behold: domed and delicately crisp on top, with or without a crust of sparkling sugar. Most of all, it's loaded with the best summer berries—which should never, ever sink to the bottom.<p>Serious …

Cider-Braised Chicken with Apples, Bacon, and Sage Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> I used a medium-dry 4.5% ABV hard apple cider. For an alcohol free substitute, use 3/4 cup apple cider and 1 1/4 cups chicken broth. Serve this dish with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.<p><b>Read more: Chicken Dinners: Cider-Braised Chicken with Apples, Bacon, and Sage</b><p>Ingredients4 whole chicken …

Easy Oven-Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

<b>Note:</b> I like my pork vinegary and mildly sweet. If preferred, you can season your pulled pork with your favorite barbecue sauce. Check out our taste test of bottled sauces here or 12 of our favorite recipes here.<p><b>Read more: Easy Oven-Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches With Pickled Peppers</b><p>Ingredients2 …

Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Ingredients2 cups pumpkin seeds2 tablespoons vegetable, canola, or olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Carefully wash pumpkin seeds to remove all excess pulp. Transfer pumpkin seeds to a paper towel-lined rimmed baking sheet. Allow to rest at room temperature until …

Earl Grey Lemon Muffins Recipe

These muffins are infused with a mix of Earl Grey tea and lemon.<p><b>Note:</b> To get the best results, use quality Earl Grey tea with a pronounced bergamot flavor. I find that loose leaf tea yields better results than bagged. The other trick is to make sure that your milk stays hot enough to really let the …

Crispy Rice Chex® Coconut Shrimp (Gluten Free) With Tangy Pineapple-Chili Dip Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> Oil temperatures over 350°F will darken larger shrimp before they cook through, so be sure to keep the temperature from getting too high. When I made these, I used a full 1 tablespoon salt in the coconut mixture, which I liked. However, to ensure this wouldn't be too much salt for others, …

The Best English Muffin Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

The ultimate English muffin pizza made with a fresh tomato sauce and crisp pepperoni.<p><b>Read more: The Pizza Lab: The Best English Muffin Pepperoni Pizza</b><p>Ingredients1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling1 tablespoon butter2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)3 …

Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Duck fat, turkey fat, or chicken fat can be used in place of the canola oil.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon</b><p>Ingredients4 1/2 pounds red or yellow new potatoes, scrubbed clean, sliced in half1 tablespoon white vinegarKosher salt1/4 cup canola oil …

Roasted Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

<b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Roasted Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Mushroom Sandwich</b><p>Ingredients4 tablespoons olive oil, divided4 (6-inch) Italian sausage links (preferably hot)kosher salt8 ounces cremini mushrooms, ends removed, caps quartered2 medium red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, cut into …

Gramercy Tavern's Lemon Meringue Pie

Nearly a dozen eggs make up the filling and topping of this lemon meringue pie from <i>The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook</i>. This yields a custardy, yolky-sweet core and clouds of fluffy meringue. It's the perfect palate cleanser for heavy holiday suppers.<p>Excerpted from The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook by Michael …

Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Granny Smith apples build on the already tart and sweet profile of cranberry sauce, and the addition of extra orange juice and orange zest gives adds a brightness.<p><b>Read more: Sauced: Five Cranberry Sauce Variations for Thanksgiving</b><p>Ingredients12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries2 medium Granny Smith …

Basic Turkey Gravy Recipe

<b>Read more: Sauced: Five Turkey Gravy Variations for Thanksgiving</b><p>Ingredients1/4 cup butter1/4 cup flour4 cups turkey drippings or turkey stockKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Melt butter over medium high heat in medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring frequently, …

Rich and Creamy Gravy With Fresh Herbs Recipe

<b>Read more: Sauced: Five Turkey Gravy Variations for Thanksgiving</b><p>Ingredients1/4 cup butter1/4 cup flour4 cups turkey drippings or stock1/4 cup heavy cream1 tablespoon finely minced fresh sage2 teaspoons finely minced fresh thyme1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemaryKosher salt and freshly ground …