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Easiest Spring Ever: Red Cherry and Jicama Salad With Macadamias

For the past couple years, we've interspersed our more typical in-depth food and cooking articles with a series dubbed "Easiest Ever." The idea is to create seasonal recipes that are limited to only four main ingredients, not including pantry staples like salt, pepper, oil, and acidic ingredients …

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Main Dish Recipes

• Cinco de Mayo• <b><br>Main Dish Recipes</b><p><i>Tienes hambre?</i> Here are full-sized main courses for your Cinco de Mayo party.<p>Meats and Poultry Easy Pressure Cooker Pork Chile VerdeGreat <i>chile verde</i> flavor in the pressure cooker, with just 15 minutes of hands-on work.<p>The Food Lab Cochinita Pibil (Yucatán-Style …

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Taco Recipes

• Cinco de Mayo• <b><br>Taco Recipes</b><p>Everything good, piled onto a toasty corn tortilla.<p>Meats and Poultry Sous Vide Carnitas for Tacos (Crispy Mexican-Style Pulled Pork)Use your sous vide cooker for extra-juicy, crispy, and foolproof <i>carnitas</i>.<p>Mains Yucatecan Pork Belly and Cheese Tacos (Tacos de Castacán Con …

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Side and Appetizer Recipes

• Cinco de Mayo• <b><br>Side and Appetizer Recipes</b><p>Quesadillas, salads, side dishes, and more for your fiesta.<p>Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres Homemade Tortilla ChipsCrisp, sturdy chips, perfect for your next plate of nachos.<p>Quick and Easy Spicy Chicken QuesadillasShredded chicken, kicked up with jalapeño and …

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Dinner Recipes

• Mother's Day• <b><br>Dinner Recipes</b><p>Delicious (and near-foolproof) dinner recipes to show Mom how much you care.<p>Asparagus Mushroom and Asparagus RisottoOur unique risotto-cooking technique takes this springtime classic and perfects it.<p>Stove Top Salmon Burgers With Remoulade and Fennel SlawA fish burger …

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Brunch Recipes

• Mother's Day• <b><br>Brunch Recipes</b><p>Pancakes, French toast, eggs, pastries, and more recipes to start Mom's day off right.<p>Breakfast and Brunch French Toast With Quick Blackberry Compote and Lemon RicottaAn elevated classic that's still easy.<p>Pork Easy Ham and Cheese SconesSavory scones for any meal.<p>Mains …

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Salsa, Guacamole, and Dip Recipes

• Cinco de Mayo• <b><br>Salsa, Guacamole, and Dip Recipes</b><p>Dozens of dips to deck out your chips.<p>Condiments and Sauces Yucatán-Style Hot Dried-Chili Salsa (K'uut Bi Ik)Smoky, fruity, and fiery.<p>Condiments and Sauces Extra-Hot Yucatán-Style Roasted-Habanero Salsa (Chile Tamulado)Use it sparingly anywhere you want …

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March 14 Is 𝜋 Day, So Here Are 21 Pie Recipes, Because Math

Happy π Day! If you are a sweet and gentle and sensitive person, with an obsessive nature and a deep fascination for numbers and a complete infatuation with the calculation of π, tomorrow is the day for you! And what better way to celebrate the day than by baking a transcendent(al) pie? Before you …

21 Quick Pasta Recipes for Simple Weeknight Meals

There's a recipe for every mood. Sure, sometimes I want to spend hours lingering over a perfect slow-cooked red sauce or hearty Lasagna Napoletana, but there are also those days when I get home late and just need to get a filling dinner on the table, fast. Pasta is a natural solution on those …

15 Recipes Starring Fresh, Ripe Summer Tomatoes

It's not an exaggeration to say that for much of the year, fresh tomatoes aren't even worth buying. Out of season, almost all fresh tomatoes are bland, mealy, and watery—which is why we recommend using canned tomatoes for our winter soups and stews. But come summer, it's a completely different …

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11 Melon Recipes to Cool Off Your Summer

Melons don't get the respect they deserve. We tend to relegate them to fruit salads, and even there, they're usually the least popular item. (I know I'm not the only one who's picked around those sad sherbet-hued cubes to get at the precious strawberries hiding among them.) The problem is, when you …

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19 Recipes to Make the Most Out of Your Cast Iron Skillet

I've spent my whole adult life living in apartments, which means I've never had the space to amass as many pans as I'd like. Practicality dictates that I only buy what I'm really going to use. There are just a couple pans I own that I have no trouble justifying: a carbon steel wok, an eight-inch …

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25 Delicious Super Bowl Party Dips

Dips might just be the perfect Super Bowl party food: They're satisfying but not overly filling, simple to make in large quantities, and easy to eat with eyes glued to the screen. Though we have a bunch of other snacks and finger foods to suit all your game-day needs, you could do worse than to …

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