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Banana Muffins

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly brush a 12-muffin tin with butter and set aside.<p>Whisk the flour, baking soda, brown sugar, and cinnamon …

Breakfast

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Winning Pasta with Garlic, Lemon, Capers and Tuna

Even before I worked at <i>Cook's Illustrated</i>, one of my all-time favorite recipes from the magazine was a simple pasta dish ostensibly invented to make …

Swedish Meatballs for the Slow Cooker or Stovetop

Launa's tasty Swedish meatballs are prepared and baked, and then they are briefly cooked with the sauce ingredients in the slow cooker. The meatballs …

Cooking

Here Are The Recipes You Should Try In 2018

Here's what our readers loved most this year.

Cooking

Holiday Side Dishes Your Vegetarian Guests Will Love

These sides might just beat your holiday turkey or roast.<p>When it comes to any holiday meal, the side dishes make the real difference between a so-so …

Cooking

Our Fastest Ever One-Dish Pasta Recipes

Upgrade pasta night with one of these one-dish dinners that the whole family will enjoy.<p>What's better than an easy pasta dish for a weeknight dinner? …

Cooking

To Die For Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

"This is a recipe that I created by modifying my mother's recipe. My boyfriend is a fettuccine Alfredo connoisseur and he scrapes the pan every time! …

Pasta

How to Make Olive Garden’s New Pizza Bowl at Home

Olive Garden's Meatball Pizza Bowls have excited pizza-lovers everywhere. But what if we told you you could make a pizza bowl yourself—minus the …

Olive Garden

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

Parenting

11 Actually Easy Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Making bread at home for the first time? Super intimidating. But with a little practice and the right recipe, you can easily make some of your …

Chicago's best Chinese dishes in Chinatown and beyond

The Workout That Saves Lindsey Vonn From Wipeouts

In the gym with the skier as she fights the weights and the rotational forces.

Workouts

State of wonder: where to find Oregon's best landscapes

Oregon is a natural stunner. The state's glorious coastline alternates between rugged cliffs accented with stone sentinels just offshore to miles-long sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing stroll. Inland, landscapes vary from craggy gorges to coniferous forests to salty playas. Then there are the …

National Parks

Best 100 Miles: Shi Shi Beach to Cape Alava, North Coast Route, Olympic NP, WA

These 15 miles of beachfront property are among the best 100 miles of trail in the whole national park system.<p>7<p>SHARES<p><i>Sea stacks line Shi Shi Beach’s</i> …

Our Top Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes to Make in 2018

Baby it’s cold outside.<p>There’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to help you out during busy weeks. Simply add the ingredients, press a button, and …

Cooking

The 5 Vegetarian Recipes I Keep in My Meal Plan

When I first became a vegetarian, I quickly realized that if I wanted to eat well and feel well, I needed to find some smart recipes to keep in my …

Healthy Eating

These Are the Best Arm-Day Exercises to Get Completely Ripped

From dumbbell to bodyweight, these effective arm-sculpting moves are about to make you stronger and completely change the shape of your upper body. The next time arm day rolls around, include these moves and you'll build and sculpt your muscles — you're sure to notice a difference in the …

Workouts

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every …

Cooking

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Baking

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …

The One Thing You Should Never Do When Making Banana Bread

A loaf of banana bread can fix many problems in a Southern household. Need a gift to give to a new neighbor? Wrap up a loaf of banana bread. Want a …

Breakfast

8 Best Crock-Pot Soup Recipes For Every Lazy Girl To Warm Up To This Winter

It's cold outside. Believe me, I totally understand if you're unable to get out of bed in the morning because your blankets are the only thing …

Cooking

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Breakfast

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Tomatoes

Beet and Ginger Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1K<p>3K<p>Shares 4K<p>Yotam Ottolenghi seems to be everyone’s favorite cookbook author. After meeting him, he became mine, too. (But if I could stay in your …

Dessert

The best Thanksgiving podcasts for your holiday drive

<i>Looking for something new to listen to while you drive to work/go for a walk/wash the dishes? We're here for you. In weekly series Podcast Pick, we're highlighting a podcasts, audio personalities or specific stories worth hearing.</i><p>This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for podcasts that help pass the …

TV

You Can Make Eggplant Parmesan in a Slow Cooker–and Here's How

Back in the nineties, when I was in college, my mom came up to Montréal for a visit. (How a girl from South Carolina ended up at Mcgill University in …

Cooking

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and …

Swedish Meatballs with Ground Beef and Pork

These excellent Swedish meatballs are made with a mixture of ground beef and pork, bread crumbs, and sauteed onions. The meatballs are browned and …