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5 Weeknight Dishes Great for March, From Twice-Baked Potatoes to Pork Chops

Pork chop perfection, weeknight cake (!), a meaty take on lentils, and more wonderful ways to liven up your dinner table.<p></head>Pork chop perfection, weeknight cake (!), a meaty take on lentils, and more wonderful ways to liven up your dinner table:<p>Starch de Triomphe<p>Double-baking means double the …

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Bacon Crackers Are The Stupid Easy Appetizer You Need To Try

The only thing better than discovering a ridiculously easy recipe that impresses everyone is finding one that includes bacon -- which is exactly what these gloriously simple bacon crackers <b>are</b>. Bacon crackers are pretty much what they sound like: crackers served with bacon on top of them. They're …

Juicing's Next Frontier: Charcoal, Eastern Influences, Chlorophyll, and More

Getting into the juice game can be a risky endeavor: the input costs — literally hundreds of pounds of produce — are a moving target, and sophisticated cold press equipment is anything but cheap. Juice bars seem to make their margins by charging $10 a bottle, but competition is on the rise and …

How to Juice Like a Philanthropic Supermodel

We're convinced that juicing—plus doing good for the world—are very likely the two main ingredients to living a long, healthy, happy life. Supermodel …

Focaccia di Recco

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: The thinnest focaccia you'll ever see has a surprise hidden inside: oozy melted cheese.</i><p>The people of Liguria -- a region along Italy's western …

Confirmed: Cotton Candy Oreos Are Very Real

Cotton candy-flavored Oreos really do exist. Last month, images leaked of an alleged new cookie flavor featuring what appears to be Golden Oreo cookies filled with a pink and blue cotton candy-flavored creme. Nabisco confirmed to MarketWatch that the leaked photos are indeed real but would not …

Things You Didn't Know About Tic Tacs

At some point, just about everybody has had a container of Tic Tacs shaking in his or her pocket. This famous little mint has come a long way since it was first invented in 1969: today, Tic Tacs are available in more than 100 countries. Even though you've probably popped more than a few in your …

The Serious Eats Guide to Food Photography

Taking great photographs of food is a hard-earned skill—after all, that's why some people are lucky enough to get paid for it. But it's also a lot easier to hone these days, no matter who you are; even a smartphone can yield gorgeous, high-quality images.<p>Sure, professional cameras and …

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Eat Pork Belly, Read The Piglet Judgments

Once overshadowed by its cured and sliced counterpart bacon, pork belly has seen a recent rise in popularity, due in no small part to our current fascination with ramen and of Momofuku. However, there's much more to this fatty cut. Give a 5-pound pork belly to Tamar Adler and Antonia James, and see …

Porterhouse With Lemon-Thyme Butter

Season steak heavily on both sides with salt and pepper; let sit for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 500°. Heat a 12″ cast-iron skillet over high heat until …

You Should Make This Meatloaf, Even if You Haven't Made Meatloaf in Years

We developed the ultimate meatloaf recipe and can't wait for you to try it.<p>Over the course of the last two weeks, Test Kitchen contributor Jessie Damuck and I ate meatloaf every single day, sometimes twice a day. And while meatloaf is not typically part of our regular diet, Jessie had taken on the …

How to Make the Best Seared Chicken Breast

How to Make the Best Seared Chicken BreastBoneless chicken breasts are easy to find, low in fat, high in protein, and consistently tender, all …

Turn your baked potato into a meal: 7 simple yet irresistible ways to dress up spuds

It’s hard to imagine a simpler, more satisfying side dish than a classic baked potato, but there’s no reason that spuds should be limited to a supporting role at dinner. By adding a few ingredients and doing just a little extra prep, you can turn a standard baked potato into a filling and …

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