Gail Powers

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Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad) Recipe

"A traditional German favorite that I have loved since I was a child. This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. Substitute cider vinegar for a …

5 Stovetop Steak Recipes for When It's Too Cold to Grill

There's no beating a juicy, charred steak that's been kissed by live fire on the grill. But when temperatures drop below freezing, the idea of …

The Fastest Way to Ripen a Rock-Hard Avocado

Damn, an avocado with salt is awesome. Too bad the one you were hoping to eat is still totally under-ripe. Here, a speedy trick to help it ripen faster (aka almost overnight).<p><b>What you need:</b> An apple, a brown paper bag and that not-quite-ready avocado<p><b>What you do:</b> Place the apple and the avocado …

Tomatoes

Everything You Need To Know About Texas BBQ

Barbecue tradition runs deep in the Lone Star State, but it's only been in the past decade that the region's signature style has stolen the national smoked meat spotlight from the pork-minded pitmasters of Tennessee and the Carolinas.<p><i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>They say everything's bigger in Texas and barbecue …

BBQ

This Thing Now: Misen Knives

<i>We're pretty obsessed with This Thing Now. Here's how to get it into your life.</i><p>We're knife nuts here at Tasting Table. A sharp blade is the most …

11 Things Every Adult Should Know How To Make (And Not Buy)

Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better.<p>Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is …

Recipes

Never Burn Your Pan-Fried Potatoes Again

Make the awesomest pan-fried potatoes.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Sloane Michelle Sanders confesses to (always) burning pan-fried potatoes to associate food editor Rick Martinez.</i> …

Recipes

9 Key Lime Pie-Inspired Recipes You Can’t Miss

<i>Header image: No Bake Key Lime Pie Cheesecake from The Joy of Kosher</i>Key lime pie is a sweet and tangy summer dessert that makes the most of fresh …

Take a Break With Some of Our Favorite Pizza Videos, Just Because

We should all be embracing the weeknight pizza.<p>Pizza fresh out of the oven is a beautiful thing. That tender, chewy dough, the slick of sauce, the fresh herbs and salty, meaty toppings. It's so much greater than the sum of its parts that sometimes you have to step back and realize making a pie at …

Mario Batali

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p>Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're …

Recipes

The Act of Sous-Viding Is a Poetic Affair

The act of sous-viding is a poetic affair. Like a flower blooming, the process is long and gradual and, watching it progress can be an optical illusion. Sous vide cooks long and low, yielding delicate results over time. So, after watching an egg submerged for an hour, you may want to blink a bit …

Sous-vide Cooking

Why the Simplest Recipes Are Still Worthwhile

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The dinnertime antidote for tired, uninspired days.</i><p>This isn’t a complicated recipe: A handful of fresh, crunchy vegetables and a can of …

Recipes

5 awesome slow-cooker meatloaf recipes for all you Crock-Pot lovers!

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that does surprisingly well in a slow cooker — possibly even better than in the oven, which can quickly dry out the much-maligned dish. We found five twists on Crock-Pot meatloaf that can be prepped and ready for you when you get home.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic slow-cooker meatloaf:</b> …