Amanda Spilker

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17 Beautiful Pie Designs You Need To Try For Thanksgiving

AKA how to win the family over with your baking skills.<p>We get it, you bake a practically award-winning pie every Thanksgiving. Well, we’re here to tell you that you can make it even better this year. Need proof?<p>The popular Thanksgiving dessert is good enough on its own, but an extra layer of …

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

Healthy Eating

The Secret Ingredient for Chewy Sugar Cookies

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, confirms that molasses is the key to chewier sugar cookies.</i><p>The flavor of molasses reminds me of spoonbread, a dish my mother made often when I was little. I'd douse the soft pudding-like bread liberally with a thick, …

It's Fall! Here's What We Are Braising, Roasting, and Putting Cinnamon On

When the mercury drops, our ovens come on. Here are the weekend fall cooking projects Bon Appétit staffers can't wait to make.<p><b>When the mercury drops</b>, our ovens come on. Here are the weekend fall cooking projects <i>Bon Appétit</i> staffers can't wait to make.

11 Foods You Never Thought of Putting in Tacos

Buh bye chicken, lettuce and tomato.<p><b>Grapefruit</b><p>Elevate those fish tacos. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Duck</b><p>Makes for a delicious hearty main. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Watermelon</b><p>A tasty twist on steak or fish. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Lentils</b><p>Sub these hearty legumes for meat and top with cauliflower. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Goat Cheese</b><p>Yep, goat …

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20 Ways To Get In On The Cauliflower Trend

It's time to get with cauliflower.<p>As soon as the world figured out that cauliflower can make a fairly adequate replacement for gluten-laden pizza dough, all hell broke loose. Cauliflower is enjoying a renaissance these days.<p>And pizza isn't the only thing cauliflower can stand in for. Rice, tater …

Healthy Eating

Grateful Granola

I moved to California 16 years ago on a whim and in retrospect, I realized I subconsciously lived out almost every California cliche, highlighted by (drum roll please) <b>owning my very own granola</b> <b>business</b>. Lets review the facts, I became a: licensed psychotherapist (in California, everyone has a …

Fall in Love With Fall: 7 Sensational Seasonal Sweets

Sugar, spice and everything nice -- sink your teeth into September with these wonderful autumn sweets.<p><b>1. Honey & Spice Cake</b><p>This gem of a cake comes from Marcy Goldman's much-loved cookbook, <i>A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking</i>. It's tender and moist with tremendous depth of flavor -- there's coffee, …

Dessert

10 Sauces for Simple Grilled Vegetables

Make a mixed grill platter of vegetables and serve it with a sauce, and you have an impressive, party-worthy dish to serve alongside some simply …

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: What You Should Be Cooking From Your Farmers' Market Right Now

Late summer means a true bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at your farmers' market. Here are three seasonal recipes to inspire you to make the most of it.<p>One of my favorite places in New York City is the Union Square Farmers' Market, where farmers and food purveyors from all over the Northeast …

Farmers' Markets

These Magical Bananas Taste Exactly Like Ice Cream

If you've never heard of 'Ice Cream Bananas' before, we're about to rock your fruit-eating world.<p>While there are more than a thousand different types of bananas around the world, most of us, sadly, only know the Cavendish variety.<p>Cavendish bananas are hearty and can survive overseas shipping, but …

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18 Sweet and Nutty Dessert Recipes

Contrast is one of the most important factors in good cooking, and desserts are no exception. While there's certainly a place for uniformly creamy dishes—who wouldn't love to dig into a goblet of airy chocolate mousse right now?—so many sweet treats can be improved with a little crunch, and nuts …

13 Mushroom Recipes for Meatless Mondays - Chowhound

Whether you’re a card-carrying vegetarian, an advocate for eating more conscientiously, or just have a solid appreciation for foods that grow out of …

Space Whisky Really Does Taste Different, Report Finds

Space whisky really does taste different. A new report published last week by Scottish whisky maker Ardbeg and US-based space research company NanoRacks finds significant differences in aroma and flavor of microgravity-matured whisky compared to samples aged on earth. The study aimed to show …

7 Healthy Banana Recipes to Fuel Your Workout - Chowhound

Bananas are a gym rat’s best friend. They’re portable, versatile, and contain a great balance of potassium and energy for your workout. Not to …

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