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Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Roasting Vegetables

We share how to roast vegetables to perfection with 6 tips from our test kitchen<p>Roasting vegetables seems easy enough, right? Just chop 'em up, put 'em on a sheet pan, and throw them in the oven. Basically, yes. But there are some specific things you should keep in mind to get crispy-yet-tender …

Why You Should Switch to Dried Beans

<i>By Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Let's talk about beans. They are so nutritious and elemental to our diets. They're cheap, versatile, and as easy to cook as opening up a can, right? We're here to tell you to put aside the can opener and start cooking more with dried beans. Bet we can convince you (and make …

Recipes

Crispy Thai Pork with Cucumber Salad

4 Servings<p>The crispy bits are the key to this pork’s deliciousness. Use a wide, flat spatula for the best effect.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise<p>1 shallot, thinly sliced<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, with seeds, thinly sliced, divided<p>1/2 cup …

32 Genius Recipes for Thanksgiving

It's not too late to give this year's Thanksgiving menu a little genius boost. You can still take measures to save your turkey from overcooking, just by sprinkling salt on it ahead (peek at the 300+ comments and you'll see that this simple move will give you the best turkey you've ever tasted—even …

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10 Easy Recipes for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I used to host elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations, where I'd cook and prepare for days on end, only to be completely exhausted by the time my guests arrived on Thanksgiving day. After one glass of wine, I'd be nodding off at the table, dreaming of my pillow! I finally wised up by simplifying my …

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8 Chef Upgrades for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a simple, satisfying side dish for any meal. Here are eight chef’s takes on this crowd-pleasing dish.<p>Roasted potatoes are a …

8 Global Garlic Condiments

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this summer<p>In addition to flavoring the main course, garlic brings an …

Our Favorite Pasta Recipes

There is nothing better than pasta for dinner. Nothing.<p>We've published more than a few pasta recipes over the years. We've whittled down all of them to our 30 favorites—this was hard work.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Makes 10 to 12 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1-pound red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), rinsed, patted dry, pierced all over with fork<p>1 12-ounce container fresh ricotta cheese, drained in sieve 2 hours<p>1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)<p>2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar<p>2 …

Romesco Sauce Makes Everything Taste Better

Romesco sauce. The name sounds fancy and old-world, and I imagine because it’s not rooted in Mexico, like most things I eat, I didn’t really …

No-Brainer Pancakes

Makes 20 Servings<p>The BA Biscuit Mix (click for recipe) is as versatile as it is efficient. Whisk it with eggs and milk—and nothing else!—for pancakes you can whip up in the time it takes to brew the coffee.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ cups Biscuit Mix (click for recipe)<p>3 large eggs<p>1¼ cups whole milk<p>Unsalted …

Duck Confit, Done to Perfection

This tender glazed duck confit gets a flavor boost from olive relish and a sauce verte.<p>Don't be intimidated by this multi-part recipe: Much of this duck confit can be prepared in advance. And once the dish is on the table—in all its tender, delicious, good-looking glory—the prep work will feel …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …