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The Surprising Health Benefits of Cheese

Cheese lovers everywhere cheer.<p>It’s easy to lump in cheese with cake, bread, and other waistline offenders. Not so fast, though: Although some dairy products might pack on pounds, many cheeses are actually good for you in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. (Read: This isn’t permission to eat a …

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From Cotija to Queso Fresco: A Mexican Cheese Primer

Then go forth and make the best damn quesadillas of your life.<p>Get your mind out of the bowl of gooey Tex-Mex dip. When we say <i>queso</i>, we’re talking the many varieties of fresh white Mexican cheeses, which are distinctly salty and springy. They tend to taste more of milk than butter or cream, and …

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Want Picture-Perfect Pie? Bake it in a Bag

I <i>love</i> pie—but my pie recipe could use some work. My pies, assembled with great care and affection, have emerged from ovens half-burnt, under-cooked, very un-golden-brown, and with sad shrunken crusts. So when my boyfriend told me that the <i>best</i> pie he'd ever had was <b>served to him in the brown paper</b> …

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One of the Nation's Largest Catholic Hospital Systems Says It Can Deny Women Emergency Care Because of Its Religious Affiliation

I suppose it shouldn't really have come as a surprise. But there it was in black and white in a recent court document: Trinity Health, one of the largest health care systems, saying that because of religious exemption laws, its Catholic affiliation allows it to violate the law and refuse to provide …

The Single Most Important Kitchen Tool

To cook well, you need three things: fresh ingredients, simple techniques, and a few, high quality tools. Having the right equipment makes doing the job that much better. Be it a well seasoned pan or a casserole dish that's been passed down, great kitchenware makes cooking a joy.<p>To cook well, you …

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Applejack. For When Hard Cider Just Isn’t Strong Enough

The Plate<p>While the American colonists drank hard cider like their modern-day counterparts swill Pepsi and Coca-Cola, for some, cider’s relatively mild 4 to 6 percent alcohol concentration just wasn’t alcoholic enough. The solution to this pressing pioneer problem was applejack.<p>Cider, circa 1775, …

5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p>Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will …

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6 Secrets to a Better Hummus

Want to know how to make a creamy, dreamy hummus? Just follow these steps.<p>Want to know how to make a creamy, dreamy hummus? Just follow these</b> …

The Best Sticky Bun Recipe Ever Thanks to 'The Food Lab' Cookbook

There's not a lot to say about these <b>perfect sticky buns</b> except that if you haven't made a recipe by J. Kenji López-Alt, Serious Eats' managing culinary director, you're in for a trip. The title of his new cookbook, <i>The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science</i> says a lot: Over the past decade, the …

What Is Marlborough Pie?

Among North Americans, New Englanders are most likely to have heard of <b>Marlborough Pie</b>, a type of dessert that used to be popular in the Northeastern U.S. Here is everything you need to know about this pie, which once graced many a Thanksgiving table in colonial times and the early United</b> …

6 Simple Soups Perfect for Autumn

The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p>The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p><b>1. Indian Spiced Red Lentil & Chicken …

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Stare Longingly at These Pictures of Gooey, Gorgeous Cheese, Because You Can

You know when cheese gets so hot and melty that it stretches? Food stylists call that a "cheese pull," and we think it's gorgeous.<p></head>Let's talk about magic. Melted cheese magic, to be exact. When you combine a high temperature with cheese that has an optimal meltability quotient™, you get what …

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Alton Brown 'Definitely Maybe' Plans to Bring 'Good Eats' Back

Late last week Food Network cornerstone and kitchen genius <b>Alton Brown</b> announced the dates for his new live tour: "<b>Eat Your Science</b>" kicks off next April; Brown will hit 40 cities in two months. Tickets are on sale right this second. After the success of his first tour ("Edible Inevitable") earlier …

The Food Lab: 15-Minute Ultra-Gooey Stovetop Mac and Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which …

An Easy, Excellent & Reliable Biscuit Recipe

Biscuits are, to me, one of the best gifts that the world has bestowed upon home cooks. Once you get the hang of the technique, it's so easy to riff on a basic recipe to satisfy your mood. Add cinnamon and sugar: Dessert! Toss in some cheese and bacon: Breakfast!<p>The real beauty of a biscuit recipe …

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10 Dishes You Loved in September

From honey cake to lots of enchiladas, these are the dishes you loved the most in September.<p><b>These were the 10 dishes you loved the most in September</b>. There will be enchiladas.

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 …

The Worst Salad Toppings (And What To Choose Instead)

Why did the salad cross the road? To slather itself in the creamy dressings. And pack on the honey-glazed nuts. And, oh yeah, bask in the crunch of croutons. AmIright?<p><b>These options seem innocent but they're actually undermining your healthy meal.</b> <i>By Perri O. Blumberg</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Romulo A Yanes)</i><p>Why …

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Fall for Fall's Other Fruit With These 17 Pear Recipes

Around this time of year, when orchards begin to overflow with sweet, juicy fruit, it's apples that get most of the attention, but I'm even more excited for pears. Pears come in just as many delicious varieties as apples, and they have plenty of uses in the kitchen other than eating out of hand. …

Yes, You Can Avocado That

As you can with an egg, you can add avocado to a dish and often turn it into dinner. Here, 8 recipes that could (and maybe even should) call for …

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p>Apple season is here -- …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Entertainment<p>With roles as weirdos in Ryan Murphy’s <i>American Horror Story</i> and <i>Pose</i>, Evan Peters swears he’s totally normal in person.<p>By Paul Schrodt9 …

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Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip.<p>Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter LED-studded …