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The Best Way to Make Eggs, According to BA Staffers

Breakfast

Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream – My First Mochi Experiment! How Did I Do?

22 Essential Summer Pasta Recipes to Carb-Load Through the Heat

Pasta may be our go-to comfort food in cold-weather months, but it also makes for some of our favorite easy summer recipes.<p>As the temperature rises, …

Cooking

Sourdough Gozleme

Instructions<p>In a large bowl, combine the starter, milk and yogurt until combined.<p>Whisk in the flour, baking soda and salt.<p>Turn out onto a floured …

Baking

Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta

I grow tomatoes in my garden during the summer, and that typically means that my kitchen is completely overflowing with tomatoes. My tomatoes seem to …

Recipes

Herbed Shrimp with Capellini and Spicy Bread Crumbs

There is no substitute for all of the great things that happen to pasta dishes like this one when you finish them with the brilliantly crunchy …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).

Healthy Eating

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

Best Hotels With Ocean Views

The perfect beach vacation is incomplete without an ocean view! Enjoy the warmth of the sun and listen to the sound of the crashing waves, all without leaving the comfort of your room in one of these prime waterfront spots.<p>--Ally Boutelle, Hipmunk.com<p>Follow Hipmunk on Twitter: …

Hush Puppies

Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cayenne in a large bowl. Stir together buttermilk, eggs, and grated …

Recipes

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Oregano

Ingredients<p>1 lemon<p>4 large or 8 small skin-on, boneless chicken thighs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 teaspoons olive oil, divided<p>3 sprigs oregano<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1/2 garlic clove, minced<p>1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>1/4 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)<p>1/2 …

Seafood

The Best Baked Chicken Taquitos.

This Chicken Taquito recipe is one of the all-time most popular recipes on Our Best Bites. The story behind it is interesting, too. I was actually …

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

Cooking

Summer Grain Salads: Whole-Wheat Spaghetti Salad With Grilled Zucchini, Olives, and Feta

Grains can be a polarizing food, but whether you love them or hate them, we can all agree on one thing: boring grain dishes should be tossed out with the chaff. This week-long series is all about inventive, refreshing grain salads: full of flavor, and perfect for summer. If we have one basic goal …

America's Best Hot Dogs (PHOTOS)

Crunchy. Spicy. Topped with chicharrones and kimchi. The latest Spanish-Asian fusion dish? Nope -- it's a hot dog. At least, that's how they make 'em at 4505 Meats in San Francisco.<p>The Zilla Dog is a far cry from the traditional franks that competitive eaters choke down each year at Coney Island's …

Sweet Cherry Pie with Amaretto Whipped Cream

<b>crust</b><br>Add the flour, sugar and salt to a food processor and pulse just until combined. In a small bowl, whisk mix together the egg, vinegar and water. …

Baking

3 Super-Easy Watermelon Cocktails

Here, three crazy-simple watermelon cocktails that anyone can make.<p>Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit for cocktails. First of all, it’s …

Grill Protein-Loaded Mahi Mahi

Add this delicious fish to your summer cookout rotation.<p>Fish can be a tricky son of a bitch to grill. Skin adheres to even the most well-oiled grill grates. Flesh flakes off into the fires below. And flipping the damn fillet creates a breath-holding moment where you <i>pray</i> the whole thing holds …

New England-Style Baked Beans

Bring the beans and 10 cups of water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over high heat, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover the saucepan …

Recipes