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4 Ways To Prepare Food This Weekend To Eat Healthier All Week

<i>By Perri O. Blumberg</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Romulo Yanes)</i><p><b>1. Pre-Dress Your Greens.</b><p>Hearty greens like cabbage, kale, and even shredded Brussels sprouts can be pre-tossed in vinaigrette and last for a few days. (But spinach and arugula will get mushy and wilt if you dress them in advance.) Try this roasted …

3 Wines to Pair with Bacon Pasta

Bacon is a promiscuous food: It pairs with lots of different wines. That said, some pairings work better than others. Here are wines to try with …

Love at First Bite: 7 Scary-Good Sweets for Halloween

Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.<p><b>1. Ghost Cupcakes</b><p>You don't have to be "that mom" to make impressive Halloween treats. These adorable ghosts are made with lollipops and …

Watch This Modern Italian Master Perfect the Art of Pasta

While studying abroad at a culinary academy in Parma, Italy, Alyssa Dattoli was drawn to the art of making fresh pasta and started her culinary journey as the pastaio (pasta maker) at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Viterbo, Italy.<p>Upon her return to the U.S. nearly three years ago, Alyssa sought a …

Watch This Eataly Artisan Make Pastry Masterpieces

Katia de Logu graduated from the Instituto Alberghiero di Torino and Etoile, where she learned the art of professional pastry making. She started her career at Pasticceria Colosseo di Torino and more recently has spent her time at Golosi di Salute working alongside Luca Montersino assisting him in …

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Cookie from Anywhere in the World

The best part about the holidays, if you ask us, is not the lighting of candles or the trimming of trees or the carols or the twinkly lights. It's the part where everyone is in the kitchen together cooking, the windows steamed up from the blur of activity happening inside—mixing dough or scooping …

How to Make Spiked Fig and Apple Cider

It's challenging enough to operate a kitchen in which all ingredients are sourced from within 300 miles of the restaurant, but to scheme a cocktail bar without citrus (lemons, limes and oranges don't naturally grow around New York) demands serious creativity. Regardless, that's the drill at Black …

Why You Should Make Rocky Road at Home (But Buy Marshmallows)

I admit to loving rocky road—the yummy, crunchy, chewy and chocolatey childhood favorite—but I’d rather make it myself than buy it for one big reason: I like to choose the chocolate that goes into it!<p>You can easily make rocky road yourself, even if you do not know how to temper chocolate or simply …

LaV's Elegant Tasting Menu in 60 Seconds

Behind Austin's destination for Provencal-inspired fine dining are Sean and Janina O'Leary, the husband-wife executive chef and pastry chef team. Every day, the duo's thoughtful take on modern yet refined fare is presented with elegant showmanship. Here, watch their eight course tasting menu in 60 …