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Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry: Low Calorie and Super Yummy

This skinny stir-fry is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. <b>Each huge, fiber rich serving has 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> You'll be so satisfied with this dish just the way it is but it can be served over brown rice …

Nutrition

How to Tie a Butcher's Knot

Tying a roast or a joint is a useful technique that helps it retain a nice shape as it cooks, which leads to both better presentation and more even cooking. Even if you cook a lot of meat, it's very easy to get through life never knowing how to tie a butcher's knot.<p>I used to use regular old square …

Grandma Pie May Be The Best Thing To Ever Come Out Of Long Island

There's nothing quite like a thin-crust slice of pizza. The crust, both soft and crisp, isn't too thick, and lets the sauce and cheese take center stage. Although it's thin, the crust is crucial, and once you've had perfect crust like the kind you'll find at New York City's Motorino or Brooklyn's …

How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

Holiday cookie decorating 101: Everything you know for cookies that look as good as they taste.<p>Holiday cookies are delicious no matter what they look like, but there comes a time in every baker's life when the tub o' frosting and squeeze tubes of food coloring will no longer suffice. If you're …

Dessert

How to Make Buttery Marzipan Stollen

If you're in Germany during the holidays, there's no escaping stollen—and that's a good thing. It not only lines the shelves at bakeries and food markets, but there must be at least six different brands of it sold at each local grocery store. Germans love stollen. I love it too, for its dense …

Spice Up Your Holiday With Three Spiced Nuts Variations

I can't think of nuts without a little ditty from my childhood popping into my head:<p><i>Nuts, nuts, I like nuts If you take them away I'll hate your guts I like peanuts, I like walnuts, I like some nuts, I like all nuts So gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme some nuts!</i><p>I mean, that kind of covers it, …

How to Make Mulled Wine Even Better

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: How do you make mulled wine even better? Just add booze.</i><p>Sommeliers in the shmanciest restaurants use a saying …

Slow Cookers

Make a Real Man's Jalapeno Popper | Men's Health

Most joints make jalapeno poppers incorrectly. They stuff them with cheap cream cheese. They clobber them with too much batter. They deep-fry them to oblivion.<p>Make these poppers instead. They’re grilled, which provides far more flavor than the fryer. They’re stuffed with pineapple, which balances …

Ditch the Carton: How to Make Amazing, Easy Egg Nog

The first time I set out to make egg nog from scratch I was prepared for it to be an undertaking. I assumed people relied on the pre-mix for the same reason they bought ready-made pie crust - it's just that much less work. But I could not have been more wrong. Making egg nog was not only …

Breakfast

Homemade Sauerkraut is the Best Fermented Gift

In this time of year filled with cookie exchanges and ubiquitous fruitcakes, why not rebel and give something that’s both tasty and healthy?<p>In this …

Pistachio Biscotti With Kirsch-Soaked Dried Cherries

<b>Bake dozens to give to family and friends</b><p>This biscotti recipe has been in my repertoire for years... so many years, in fact, that I can't even remember when I came up with it. And, though I have countless versions of this recipe, this one is my husband's favorite. So I end up making it more often …

Dessert

Christmas Turkey With a Greek Flavor

This is a recipe for a different kind of stuffing for turkey that is rich in flavor and fragrance.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 onion, chopped<p>pinch of cayenne pepper<p>½ teaspoon sugar<p>600 grams of pumpkin cubes<p>200 grams of crumbled feta cheese<p>2 cups seasoned croutons (ready or create our …

Feta Cheese

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Dessert

Chewy, Buttery Brown Sugar Cookies (With Just One Bowl!)

I had wrist surgery a week and a half ago and have mostly been sitting on my couch at home since, attempting to get work done despite the challenge of a large, stiff cast and sore metacarpals. It's been slow going. Even worse, I've mostly been off painkillers because oxycodone, the one I've been …

How to Make Frosted Cinnamon Rolls at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: If there's anyone who can make a mean cinnamon roll, it's Top With Cinnamon's Izy Hossack. Follow her recipe and you'll have the perfect holiday</i> …

Dessert

Hot Chocolate for Chocolate Connoisseurs

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: If you want to make hot chocolate that really tastes like chocolate, you've got to add water. (Just trust Alice on this one.)</i><p>If your idea of great hot chocolate is something …

The Classic Christmas Cocktail Guide

Timeless, tasty – and above all – simple<p><b>As we all know,</b> if you're drinking anything other than an elaborately garnished glass of warm alcohol on Christmas Day, you're doing it wrong.<p>With this in mind, we've compiled our favorite winter cocktails that you can throw together quickly, using …

Brandy

Flashback: Salted Caramels with Orange Scented Sugar

<b>By Katie Goodman</b><p>Caramels are another fun and delicious treat to make for gifting this time of year, though they can be tricky. You will rely heavily on a candy thermometer, so make sure that is working before you start. You will need to monitor the temperature closely. You can go from soft caramels …

How to Make Corn Dogs

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: What's better than a hotdog? A hotdog on a stick that's been deep-fried in a cornmeal batter, that's what. Molly Yeh from my name is yeh is</i> …

Deep Frying

Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

Dessert

Fresh Cherry Hot Sauce Is Spicy-Sweet and Smoky

I wanted to do a fresh version of the Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce I made last year, when cherries were out of season (it calls for bottled juice). So I’ve …

Hot Sauce

Slow Cooker Hot Wings and 7 More Low-Stress Game-Night Snacks

No true fan can summon the concentration to do complicated party foods for game-watching night. Starting with the best (and easiest) crockpot chicken …

Slow Cookers

Slow Cooker Party Mix

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.</i><p>This one is easy, but it takes some …

Cooking

Hot Sauce Time!

Chile peppers are everywhere. My parents’ garden in the warm air smells like vaporized salsa. My mom and dad usually bypass needing to can or …

Easy Pasta Three Ways

After a long day at work, coming home to cook can sometimes seem like a dreadful thought. I want to prepare things quickly so I tend to speed up the …

Italian Food

7 Chicken Enchilada Recipes You Have to Try

Enmoladas, enfrijoladas—there are so many varieties of enchilada, it can make your head spin. Here are just seven delicious variations on chicken …

Beyoncé’s Mom’s Green Beans and 6 Other Celebrity Recipes

Believe it or not, some celebrities cook, and they’re actually not half bad at it. Check out these links to seven star-struck recipes that might just …

San Diego

6 Essential Stocks for Soup Season

With winter on its way, it’s a great time to load up on a variety of soup stocks. Chicken, beef, fish, and vegetable stocks can all be made easily at …

Greek Fries Are the Best Fries

How many bad fries have you had in your life (I’m not even finishing that with a question mark because you know the answer—it’s a lot). Fries used to …