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The Easy Grilled Watermelon Dish Your Friends Will Think a Chef Made

Food

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

St. Joseph's Day treat: Make fried Sicilian pastry called sfince

The Feast of St. Joseph, which falls every year on March 19, is a big deal in Italy. Not only does the holiday commemorate the putative father of Jesus and patron saint of carpenters, it also is a celebration of all fathers — Italy’s version of Father’s Day — and of spring’s long-awaited return.<p>In …

Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe

"A sweet, warm breakfast idea. Cooked like a grilled cheese, but filled with melted peanut butter and warm bananas."<p>Ingredients<p>cooking spray<p>2 …

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients<p>3 cups elbow macaroni (about 450 g)<br>• 3 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 cloves garlic minced<br>• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme<br>• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 4 cups …

Food

Gingerbread Latte Cake with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°F. Process flour, crystallized ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, …

Herbed Potato Stacks Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Cut potatoes into 1⁄16-inch-thick slices using a mandoline or …

Country Lifestyle

Basic Butter Cookie Dough Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, …

Peruvian Grilled Chicken: A Spicy, Succulent Delight

Spit-grilled chicken (pollo a la brasa) is popular all over Latin America. But it’s the Peruvian version that’s best known here in the United States, buoyed by the many restaurants that serve the bird in all its burnished, garlic-scented, drippings-slicked glory. Usually, they serve a spicy, creamy …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

Cooking

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

This Beloved Southern Appetizer Starts With a Sleeve of Saltines

So simple, yet oh so delicious.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>Sometimes an oven is like that mysterious black box on a magician’s …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat again.<p>2<p>Done<p>Add the eggs one at a time and beat until mixed in. Stir in the …

Banana Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Wafers

For the pudding: Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a skillet. Gradually stir in the cream, making sure that all of the cornstarch dissolves. Set …

California Brick Chicken with Apricot-Mint Chimichurri

This dish is about as old-school as it gets. In Italian this is called pollo al mattone, and to make it you start by removing the backbone and …

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Dessert

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Monte Cristo Sandwiches are made with ham, two kinds of cheese, and thinly sliced chicken. They are dipped in a batter similar to one used to make …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

You Have To Make This Invisible Apple Cake To Wow All Your Friends

It's MAGIC in a dessert.<p>Gâteau Invisible:<p>1 pound apples, such as fuji or pink lady<p>2 eggs<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ cup milk<p>1 tablespoons melted butter<p>¾ cup flour<p>Sliced almonds to taste<p>Butter Caramel Sauce:<p>½ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>1. Preheat oven to 350˚F/170˚C.<p>2. Make gâteau invisible. Peel …

Dessert

Homemade Plain Cake Doughnuts

The origin of the hole may forever remain a mystery, but doughnuts, or donuts, if you prefer, clearly belong in the spotlight of American food …

Dessert

These Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins Will Leave You Speechless

Carbs are all you need.<p>Servings: 8<p>4 russet potatoes<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus 1 cup for topping<p>½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese<p>6 ounces cream cheese, softened<p>2 cups shredded chicken<p>1 packet ranch seasoning<p>½ cup hot sauce<p>Chives, for garnish<p>1. Preheat oven to …

Cooking

Five Moroccan Breads That You Can Cook on the Stove

If you're accustomed to thinking that bread must be baked in the oven, think again. These five Moroccan bread recipes are all traditionally cooked on …

Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange the bacon on a baking rack set over a sheet pan in a single layer and roast for 20 to 30 minutes, until …

17 Sweet Potato Recipes for Weeknights, Holidays and Beyond

As far as vegetables go, sweet potatoes might just be the <i>most</i> versatile. They can be sweet, savory or even full-on desserts. They can serve as a base for sweet potato toast or as the filling for ravioli. They even come in several colors in case you get tired of the orange. Not to mention they’re …