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This Is Not a Drill: These 5 Healthy Snacks Are Actually Satisfying

The healthiest, most virtuous snack is worth nothing if you don’t want to eat it. After all: You don’t put in max effort during your weekend cycling trip only to wrap up the day with a sad handful of artificially sweetened puffed-air crisps. These days, we approach snacking like we tackle our …

Food

25 Freezer-Friendly Meals for a Long Weekend

It's a three-day weekend for many of us; what are you doing with your day of freedom? Here's one idea: Use it to stock up on freezer meals and earn …

18 Winning Recipes for Shrimp Lovers

Shrimp are among the most popular fish consumed in the US, and for good reason: High-quality, well-prepared shrimp are sweet and flavorful, with a satisfyingly crisp yet tender texture. But shrimp can also go very, very wrong when prepared poorly, becoming rubbery, mushy, and in any case totally …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Here's What Happened When I Gave Up Sugar For An Entire Month

Let's just say I wasn't prepared for the outcome.<p>The truth is, I only gave up sugar because I had a coupon for a detox program. I probably wouldn't have done it otherwise, but I'd recently lost 35 pounds, and I was interested in learning about the dangers of sugar as I continued to better myself …

Kimchi-Braised Chicken with Bacon

4 Servings<p>To make the finished dish less of a knife-and-fork affair, remove the braised chicken from the bone, shred it with a couple of forks, and then stir it back into the tomato-kimchi sauce.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>4 ounces slab bacon, sliced ¼ inch thick, cut …

Recipes

10 Breakfasts to Eat if You Partied a Little Too Hard Last Night

Last night you partied like 2015 was going out of style—and the only problem is that this morning you woke up feeling like you partied like 2015 was going out of style. Keep those glasses on, stay in bed, and drink water—a lot of it. <b>And when you're feeling up to it, make the foods that will make</b> …

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.<p>Tastier than roasting, easier than deep-frying, pan-frying is here to make things golden-brown and very, very crispy.

Cooking

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to …

Cooking

Bake a Better Bread by Adding Bourbon

Bourbon and bread may not appear to be a likely duo, but Zachary Golper, a renowned baker and owner of the award-winning, Brooklyn-based bakery Bien …

Cook These 7 Recipes On Sunday, And Feed Yourself All Week

Be better this week.<p>Here we are with another installment of recipes to cook on Sunday that will help you eat healthy, stress-free, homemade meals all week. We're not suggesting that you cook every single meal you'll eat throughout the week on this one day of rest -- that would be an absolutely …

16 Breakfast Recipes to Take You Around the World

Breakfast is always lauded as the most important meal of the day, yet it's so easy to fall into a rut: a bowl of cereal and a cup of joe if you're in a hurry, pancakes if you have the time, and oatmeal when you want to feel virtuous. Don't you feel antsy just reading that litany? Let's try looking …

Shrimp Un-Fried Rice

• 1. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the whisked eggs and cook for 1 minute stirring to make scrambled eggs, then remove …

Kerala-Style Fried Chicken with Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 serrano chiles, stemmed<p>2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems<p>1/3 cup fresh mint leaves<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled ginger<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>12 skin-on, bone-in chicken pieces (about 6 lb.)<p>Vegetable oil …

Recipes

Easy Cocktails: 35 Simple, 3-Ingredient Drinks to Make at Home

It can be fun to watch a bartender carefully add a litany of ingredients to a mixing glass: layers of different spirits, unusual liqueurs, custom tinctures, bizarre bitters. A bar is a great place to get familiar with unusual bottles and sample drinks that take a more effort than just opening the …

Flavors

3 Reasons to French Toast Every Pastry in the Basket

Move over challah and brioche. The French toasts capturing our imaginations these days are all about the most decadent pastries in the basket.<p>Move over challah and brioche. The French toasts that have captured our imaginations recently don't just go doughy, airy, and big on the toppings and …

Breakfast

10 of Our Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Is It Lunchtime Yet?)

Everyone has their method for making grilled cheese sandwiches: Some add bacon, or an egg, or greens. Some smear mayonnaise on the bread, others butter. You may like yours with tomato soup, you may like it eaten standing up at midnight. Any which way you go about your grilled cheese, everyone's …

10 best brandy cocktails to mix at home

<b>Forget vodka and gin, here are the most sophisticated and delicious brandy cocktails to shake up in your own home</b><p>It’s a quirk of history that, these days, people tend to think of cocktails as being made with gin, the whiskies and vodka. Everyone forgets about brandy. Or, if they don’t, they think …

How to Brew the Ultimate Iced Tea

Let's get one thing straight: Iced tea is the quintessential summer cooler. For most people I know, as soon as the weather gets balmy, it's …

Why Honey is a Smart Alternative to Sugar (& How to Substitute)

<i>Joanne Chang—owner of Flour Bakery, author of Baking with Less Sugar, and all-around dessert wizard—has discovered that less sugar can often mean more flavor.</i><p><i>Today: This light and airy sticky morning bun is made entirely with honey, which means you'll keep enjoying it even after the first couple</i> …

Watch Out, Pinkberry: I'm Making 3-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt at Home

<i>There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we resist the urge to use too many exclamation points and let you in on our latest crushes.</i><p><i>Today: Once you realize homemade frozen yogurt takes only 3 ingredients and 2 hours to make, will</i> …

Breakfast Cookies

Before I had children, I swore up and down that I'd never be one of those parents kowtowing to the little picky eaters' preferences at mealtimes. And …

Retro cooking: the forgotten ingredients that deserve to make a comeback

With the news that the British gooseberry could be about to disappear from our greencrocers, we take a look at the old-fashioned ingredients that could be making a comeback<p>Foodies across Britain are all of a quiver this week as the high point of their culinary year approaches - the Great British …

The Japanese Way: How to Eat Japanese Food Like the Natives

My name's Richard. I moved to Japan in 2012 to further my studies of the Japanese language, as well as to learn more about Japanese culture.<p>I'd like to share my love of Japan with the world, while also continue my studies of (and hopefully master) the Japanese language. My favorite anime is ドラゴンボール …