Joseph Merrell

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Teach her to make dan dan noodles, feed craving for a lifetime

Order the dan dan noodles, my husband urged. So I did. He's got good taste, and noodles almost always taste good. Besides, I didn't want to admit I'd never heard of dan dan.<p>The noodles, scattered with pork bits and sesame seeds, lolled in a mysterious red-brown sauce. I stabbed in my chopsticks, …

These Asian Noodle Salad Recipes Will Save Your Summer

Photo credit: The Kitchy Kitchen, What's Cooking Good Looking, Cookie + Kate, This Gal Cooks, Use Real Butter, A House in the Hills<p>You can never have enough go-to quick, easy meal ideas -- especially during the summer when time is better spent outside. Salads are great for that, but often leave you …

Healthy Eating

Quick Ways to Make Savory Breakfasts Using Potatoes

Breakfast menus are often packed with an abundance of sweet offerings, like pancakes, French toast, and muffins. But if you’re looking for something …

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls …

Cooking

30 Bacon Recipes That Prove It's The Best Food On Earth

Bacon is bae. Duh.<p>For more, <b>like Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>pin them on Pinterest</b>.

Lana's Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

"A wonderful savory meatball and sweet sauce recipe that works as a main dish, or you can use just the meatball recipe part for parties. I recommend …

Soysauce

15 Chicken Nugget Recipes for Grown-Up Taste Buds

There’s just something about little pieces of chicken that appeal to kids of all ages. Like wings and tenders, they’re crispy, savory and comforting, and their size makes them a perfect vehicle for hot sauce and dips (OMG the dips!). It’s enough to make us want to order off the kids’ menu well into …

Cooking

No more cheese sandwiches: amazing recipes from around the world

Britain's favourite lunch is apparently the boring cheese sandwich. Gareth May shares four exotic alternatives from across the globe<p>Everybody loves a sandwich. And if you don’t, well, clearly you don’t have a mouth. The sandwich is the hungry person’s sanctuary, the majestic munch at lunch, the …

Ragú Napoletano (Neapolitan-Style Italian Meat Sauce with Pork, Beef, and Sausage) Recipe

If you were to pick a president and <i>el tigre numero uno</i> of the ragù world, it'd be <i>ragù Napoletano</i>, a meaty stew with big chunks of beef, pork, and sausages simmered until fall-apart tender in a rich tomato sauce flavored with wine, onions, garlic, basil, and plenty of good Southern Italian olive …

Cooking

19 Easy Dinners That Will Impress The Heck Out Of Your Date

Your lady or gentleman caller never has to know that their perfect meal wasn't actually hard to make.

5 Recipes Recreating Chipotle’s Restaurant Flavors at Home

Since its 1993 opening, Chipotle has torn like wildfire across the United States and beyond, and it still shows no signs of stopping. We’re all a …

Cooking

Beef Meatballs - The Meatball Shop

I love a really good Italian meatball, but I haven't been able to replicate the same taste/texture at home - until now. I have finally found a great …

Fragrant crispy chicken recipe

This eastern-Chinese-flavoured chicken is one of my favourites because it combines succulent meat with a simple but extremely tasty marinade. The method is to deep-fry the chicken twice, once at a lower temperature and then at a much higher temperature. The result is a crispy-textured chicken that …

8 lip-smacking chicken wing recipes

Whether your team triumphs or falls during Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX , at the very least, you'll have chicken wings to keep your spirits high.<p>Buffalo …

This Easy Mexican-Inspired Casserole Will Have Everyone Coming Back For Seconds!

Save<p>For a complete meal in one dish, this recipe is easy to make and full of flavor! We love Mexican and Mexican-inspired food. We love cornbread. It …

Sherry Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

"Beef short ribs are pretty much foolproof, and as long as two things happen, you are in for some very fine eats. First, the beef must be really well …

BBQ

Hummingbird Cake

Rumor has it, this crowd-pleasing cake got its name because every bite makes you hum with delight.

20 Recipes That Make Healthy Taste Good

There's no denying that this is the worst time of year for eating fresh. Not only is there almost zero fresh, seasonal produce to be found, but the majority of people are trying to eat healthy -- at least until the end of the month. It's that post-holiday slump that leaves those of us who really …

Healthy Eating

Cape Malay Chicken and Vegetable Curry Recipe

In a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat, add the olive oil. Once heated, add the onions, chile, ginger, and garlic. Cook for 3-5 minutes, …

Curries

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

Cooking

My 3 Favourite Spice Blends (and their substitutes) - Stonesoup

When I was getting into cooking, one of the few things I found really intimidating was working with spices. I’m not sure what caused my ‘spice …

13 Tomato Pastas for the End of Summer

As much as you hate to admit it, you need to give raw tomatoes a rest. You know that you’ll be pining for them come winter, but right now, you’ve exhausted all the possibilities. You've had your fill of raw tomatoes in salads, on BLTs, in gazpacho, and on bruschetta, and now you're ready for …

20 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Herbs and More

These 20 summer pastas boast fresh herbs, tomatoes and more.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites—check out 20 of our go-tos.

Italian Food

General Tso's Chicken {Lightened Up!}

I was talking to a fellow pregnant woman recently who shared with me her frustrating habit of overconsumption, which I could completely relate to. …

Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe

Chicken isn't generally the go-to meat for fajitas (flavorful skirt steak is the deserving star usually), but this flavor-packed marinade made with cilantro, tart lime juice, brown sugar, cumin, and crushed red pepper makes it a worthy stand-in. Here, we thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and …

Homemade Italian Beef Recipe

Recreating an authentic Italian beef at home sounds easy, but it's surprisingly hard to do without an industrial meat slicer. I don't know about you, but that's one piece of kitchen gear that I don't have. Fortunately, if you give up on roasting the beef yourself, there's another way.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Crafting the Perfect Burger

<i>We're all about collections over at Provisions -- and we don't want you to miss out on the fun.</i><p><i>Today: Grilling season is approaching, so of course we’re spending all our time thinking about burgers.</i><p>Choosing the perfect burger is somewhat like choosing a perfect PB&J. Both are simple and composed of …

Gourmet

Asparagus with Morels and Tarragon: http://bit.ly/1rJUm02

Roast Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate, Garlic & Herbs - Easter Lamb Recipe