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Use your leftovers! Macaroni and cheese spring rolls, bread pudding and more

It's time to spring clean your pantry! Chef Ryan Scott shares recipes to help you make the most of leftovers and give new life to pantry items that have been collecting dust.<p>Macaroni and Cheese Spring Rolls<p>Samantha Okazaki / TODAY<p>Mexican-Style Rice<p>Samantha Okazaki / TODAY<p>Bread Pudding

Use up that basil with super easy pasta with pesto and peas

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.<p>TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a …

Healthy oven-fried chicken with feta, corn and spinach for a crowd-pleasing meal

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.<p>TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a …

Make Rhubarb Galettes With Hazelnut Frangipane (and Say Hello, Spring)

Make a rhubarb galette. It's spring. It's practically a requirement.<p>Yes, pie is great, but arranging the dough to fit perfectly into a pie pan—who has time for that? Not you. And not senior food editor Alison Roman, who favors the free-form galette. In honor of spring, Roman gathered some of her …

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Shots without the ouch (really!) - Futurity

Getting a shot could get a lot less painful. A new device produces a rapid chemical reaction that can cool and numb the skin within 60 seconds.

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Cop: Tsarnaev shootout 'non-stop' for 8 minutes

BOSTON — The police officer who confronted the Boston Marathon bombing suspects while on patrol three nights after the attacks took the witness stand Monday to describe a harrowing, eight-minute shootout, punctuated by a massive explosion from a pressure-cooker bomb that rattled the suburban …

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Bake Kathie Lee's favorite (and super simple) sweet treat: Lemon bars

<i>Kathie Lee is letting people into her home, life and faith through her new book, "The Good Gifts: One Year in the Heart of a Home." In it, she chronicles the 20th anniversary of life in the Giffords' home with recipes, memories and scripture. T</i><i>hose recipes include lemon bars and blood orange lemon</i> …

Give chicken wings a new spin with an easy tamarind glaze

Crispy, sticky, spicy Buffalo wings have long been a bar favorite. But in recent years, chefs at all sorts of restaurants — from corner pubs to gastropubs — have been turning out creative spins on the humble chicken wing. One of those chefs is Ben Zwicker of New York City's TBar Steak & Lounge, …

Learn to make adorable and easy holiday marshmallow pops

Justataste.com’s founder Kelly Senyei explains how to make these holiday marshmallow pops in the shapes of reindeer, snowmen and apples. This video was originally featured on iVillage.com.

Fantastic fudge! Make this foolproof holiday favorite in 3 easy steps

For many of us, it just doesn't feel like the holidays until we have a few squares of fudge — it's an irresistible edible gift that we're happy to both give and receive. And fudge is the perfect family treat to make and share together, especially with this simple three-step recipe. Just heat, stir …

The perfect latkes and doughnuts for your Hanukkah celebration

Hanukkah is quickly approaching, and no celebration of the holiday is complete without traditional latkes, applesauce and doughnuts. Eli Sussman, chef at Brooklyn's Mile End Delicatessen and a contributor to Saveur magazine, joined TODAY's Lester Holt and Erica Hill to share some traditional …

6 tips from 'The Baking Bible,' author — just in time for the holidays

The number one tip from baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum — the author of ten cookbooks, including her recently released "The Baking Bible" — might surprise you: "Bake with love." Here, Beranbaum shares six more secrets to perfecting your baked goods for the holidays and all year long.<p><b>1. Don't try</b> …

3 creative holiday cookie recipes from TODAY viewers

<i>The TODAY's Take anchors made a national plea for the best holiday cookie recipes and they narrowed the entries down to the top three.</i><p><b>What's under Santa's hat</b> <b>cookies</b><i><br>Caren</i> <i>Hare from San Jose, California</i><p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>Boil the honey for 1 to 2 minutes. Blend in the brown sugar until dissolved in honey. …

5 easy sugar cookies to make this holiday season

A Christmas cookie plate is not complete without a batch of sugar cookies. Since these simple cookies are made with little more than pantry ingredients, adding good quality butter and fresh spices — if using — will only make them better. Common wisdom says to chill the dough before rolling it out, …

Revealed: The best trick for quickly softening butter

It's a common holiday baking aggravation: The oven is preheated; the flour, sugar and spices are all measured. That's when you come upon "softened butter" in the ingredient list — but your butter's in the fridge, hard as a rock.<p>In this installment of Easy Does It, food hack investigator Katie Quinn …

Toast the season with these five excellent ways to drink — and eat — eggnog

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new holiday flavor in town. Eggnog, once considered a drink of the European aristocracy (hey, who else could afford milk, eggs, spices and brandy before the 18th century?), is a sure sign the festive season has arrived. Celebrate with a glass of this classic …

The Scottos share salmon, shrimp recipes to make a traditional Christmas Eve dinner fit for kings

Inspired by the traditional Italian Christmas Eve fish dinner, Marion, Anthony and Elaina Scotto of New York City restaurant Fresco by Sotto joined TODAY to share some of their favorite recipes, from a salmon and avocado tartare appetizer to shrimp fra diavolo, and a pear tart for dessert.<p><b>Salmon</b> …

Slow-cooker magic: Make Christmas morning special with this deluxe overnight oatmeal

If you still haven't tried making oatmeal in your slow cooker, you're in for a real treat. This make-ahead oatmeal serves a whole houseful of relatives and couldn't be easier to prepare the night before, so it's perfect for Christmas morning. With just a stir and a push of a button, you can throw …

Watch and learn: 4 must-try holiday cooking hacks

Got a holiday cooking conundrum? Food hack sleuth Katie Quinn might just have a solution for you. In TODAY.com's Easy Does It video series Quinn investigates the best way to open a pomegranate; soften butter quickly; remove pesky bits of stray eggshell; and chop onions without tears. Watch and …

5 ingredients or less! Serve these appetizers at your New Year's Eve party

Whether you're hosting a New Year's Eve party or attending one — you don't want to spend what's left of 2014 cooking in the kitchen.<p>Lucky for you, Justin Chapple, Food & Wine's Test Kitchen senior editor, has the perfect party solution: five ingredient appetizers. Here, he shares his recipes for …

Holiday cheer: Finding great bubbles on a budget

In the pecking order of sparkling wine, there is Champagne, and then there is everything else. Fortunately for us, “everything else” these days includes an almost unlimited supply of very good, moderately priced sparklers, both whites and rosés, from just about every wine-producing region on …

Raise a glass to 2015 with these 4 cocktails

Whether you're throwing a party, laying low at home or bringing in the new year with your kids, we've got some pretty delicious drinks to raise a glass with. Here, Maureen Petrosky, author of "The Cocktail Club" shares her cocktail and mocktail recipes.<p><b>Pomegranate Mojito</b><p><i>Ingredients</i><p>1 ounce fresh …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Healthy versions of Latin classics: Red quinoa con pollo, guacamole verde

Enjoy classic Latin recipes but without the guilt! Radio and TV personality Angie Martinez and acclaimed chef Angelo Sosa have teamed up to make healthier versions of their family's favorite dishes. Here, they're sharing recipes from their new cookbook "Healthy Latin Eating," like red quinoa con …

4 nifty new kitchen gadgets to try in 2015

For every single-use kitchen gadget cluttering your drawers, there's a truly useful cooking or prep tool out there. Christopher Kimball, founder of Cook's Illustrated magazine and host of America's Test Kitchen, stopped by TODAY to share his top picks in the latter category — cool gadgets that make …

Food fit for a King: 5 delicious Elvis-inspired eats

Thursday marks the 80th birthday of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and, though Elvis has left this earthly building, his legacy lives on. If you’re still wild about that hip-shaking, slick-haired boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, why not celebrate his birthday by whipping up some of the foods he loved so …

Dinner and tips included: Make these paleo meals that will cost you under $20

The paleo diet — whose adherents aim to mimic the eating style of our paleolithic ancestors by cutting out processed foods, grains and legumes and focusing instead on fresh vegetables, fruit, grass-fed meats and wild seafood — has been getting hotter and hotter over the past few years. But even …

Cook like Padma Lakshmi for under $20: One-dish sausage with rice and lentils

What's better than dinner for four for under $20? How about a <i>one-dish</i> dinner for four for under $20? Here, Padma Lakshmi shares her easy recipe for protein-packed sausage with rice and lentils. Want to vary it? Lakshmi says you can substitute all sorts of beans for the lentils. Vegetarian? No …

How much salt, fat and carbs a day are OK? 7 things you didn't know

Salt, fat and carbs: They're the most popular ingredients in our food supply. The human body requires all three for good health, yet there are so many misconceptions about them.<p>Making some small changes in your food choices can often make a big impact on your health. It's easy when you know the …

Make Marcus Samuelsson's comfort meals for under $20

After a long, cold day, nothing's better than a warm plate of comfort food.<p>Here to help is Marcus Samuelsson. The celebrity chef has shared his top three tips for saving money on food without sacrificing the quality of your meals — plus three economical recipes: meatballs with gravy, mashed root …