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Chicken Jalfrezi

It's that time of the year again. Most of my stories, food or otherwise revolve around our vacation time growing up that we spend in India, usually …

The 10 Most Tremendous Barbecue Recipes of Cyberspace

My original magnum opus was going to be a 1,000-page epic poem about the Kansas City Royals' journey to the 2014 World Series, but I couldn't find enough good rhymes for Moustakas, so this barbecue season primer and recipe listicle will have to do.<p>Go to your grill. Put a little shoulder into your …

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10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>With the official start of grill season - easily our favorite season - it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

Recipes

Kevin Gillespie’s Finger Noodles Recipe - Food Republic

<i>Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie was born to cook pig — this we know. The</i> Top Chef <i>fan favorite and author of a couple of our favorite cookbooks</i> …

Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese)

Put all the ingredients for the meatballs in a food processor and blend until everything is mixed and minced. Transfer to a bowl.<p>Put a little oil in …

rustic baguettes #TwelveLoaves

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Homemade Baked Smoked Paprika Potato Chips with Triple Onion Dip | Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Football season is upon us, and not a moment too soon. With an NHL lockout looming and the Red Sox in shambles, I couldn’t be more excited to get …

The Homemade Doritos Locos Taco Recipe That You Need Right Now

Photo credit: 1 Fine Cookie<p>From the day we're born into this world, we're taught we won't get any where in life without hard work. These are wise, if not somewhat annoying, words -- and they couldn't ring more true than when confronted with the gloriously brilliant homemade Doritos Locos Taco …

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The Bloomin' Onion Recipe That Rivals The Outback Classic

Bloomin' Onion fans, you might want to sit down for this one. The Outback Steakhouse classic can now be yours, in your home, whenever you want.<p>For the uninitiated, the Bloomin' Onion is a legendary appetizer at the chain restaurant. It's a massive, fried onion that's been cut into the shape of a …

Onions

5 Awesome Milkshake Recipes You Wish You Thought of Sooner

Finals are coming and that means one thing: stress eating. Make sure you're fully prepared for a hell of a week of snacking with one of these bad boys. I promise they'll help relieve the finals stress and get you through that last week.<p><b>S'mores Milkshake</b><p><b>Prep Time:</b> 2 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 1 minute<p><b>Total</b> …

Dessert
Pulled Pork

Your New Favorite Way to Eat Bacon

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Meet bacon jam, the black horse of the meat aisle and your new favorite condiment.</i><p>The story I want to tell is one of years of stoic veganism that …

Something Easy for the Super Bowl: The Salt Lick's Tamale Pie

<b>The Salt Lick is hands-down</b> the biggest restaurant I've ever been to, not even counting the hundreds of acres of ranch land surrounding a building that can (and very frequently, does) feed 800 hungry mouths in one go. And the rumors are true: winding up the country road linking Driftwood, Texas, to …

Sausages

11 Wing Recipes for Your Super Bowl Appetizer Spread

Truth be told, I don't know much about football. Come game day, I'm rooting for whatever team the person next to me is. But if there's one thing I …

Recipes

The Ultimate Scientifically-Tested Guide To Baking The Perfect Brownies

It's not often we meet a brownie we don't want to eat. They are made up of chocolate and sugar, after all. But there are the occasional batches that we just don't care for. Sometimes, we bake a pan of brownies and they're just not all that great. They don't have the beautiful crinkly top, or …

Mustard Curry BBQ Sauce

A few weeks ago, my family had a massive birthday party for me, two of my sisters, and my grandfather. Our 4 birthdays are within 2 months of each …

How to Use Which Oils For What

<i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>Oil is a vehicle,</b> used during cooking to transfer heat or after cooking to impart flavor (the drizzle). But no oil can do both. That's why some oils undergo commercial processing to remove flavorful, fragrant sediments. This clarifies the oil and raises the smoke …

Health

Cook the Whole Fish You Just Caught

Marcus Nilsson<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue</i><p><b>How to Make Bryan Caswell's Whole Fish</b> <i>Reef, Houston</i><p><i>Serves two.</i><p><i>Tip: Most whole-fish recipes call for dry roasting — stuffing with herbs and baking. But it usually turns out exactly that: dry. Caswell poaches fish in its liquidy natural habitat.</i><p><b>This is a</b> …

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Ingredients<p>25 frozen ravioli- thawed<br>• 1 c. Italian breadcrumbs<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1/2 c. fat-free evaporated milk (or milk/buttermilk)<br>• Canola oil as needed<br>• 1 jar …

Ginger Tea Latte

We love Colorado. Always have.<p>John and my families both vacationed there when we were growing up, and we honeymooned in Breckenridge for two weeks …

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Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brittle

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place the matzo in one layer on the baking sheet, breaking …

Dessert

Duck Rillette Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Balsamic Reduction & Fresh Arugula

If there ever was a line up of pretentious sounding ingredients… my, oh my.<p>Rillette is sort of like a coarse pâté, traditionally served at room …

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Following yesterdays Crispy Cauliflower Tacos, I thought I’d share our favorite recipe for homemade flour tortillas. This is one of those situations …

Horchata Is Your New Best Friend This Summer

If you've never had horchata, and even if you have, listen up. There's a lot more to this sweet beverage than you might think. Horchata is a milky, but dairy-free, drink that originated in Valencia, Spain (also the birthplace of paella). It was originally made with tiger nuts (which are not …

Peel-and-Eat Grilled Shrimp with Harissa

• In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the lime juice and 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.<br>• Meanwhile, in a small skillet, …

Top 10 Tips for Flying With Special Needs Children

Top Ten Tips for Flying with Special Needs Children<p><b>1.</b> Create a storyboard for them prior to flying. Make it fun with lots of visuals. There are also some great Apps out there which help educate your children about the experience that they will have. "Off We Go -- Flying on a Plane" is a great one …