Kristen Aldridge

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Lemon and Spinach Orzo Soup Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Now, when I first started making this soup, I was thinking of a soup like "Chicken Noodle" minus the chicken obviously, with a good ol' Mirepoix base. And then as it started coming together, I thought, "Oooohhhh some cream would go really nicely in this"....and then the lemon came to …

Food Preservation

6 Traditional Thanksgiving Sides Made Better

Trust me, Thanksgiving <b>dinner</b> is one of my favorites, but sometimes the traditional sides can become mundane. Here are 6 sides creatively elevated to give <b>Thanksgiving</b> this year, a kick!<p><b>1. Potatoes Au Gratin</b><p><b>2. Charred Balsamic Broccoli</b><p><b>3. Buffalo Cauliflower</b><p><b>4. Slow Cooker Stuffing</b><p><b>5. Broccoli Cheddar</b> …

Bored with oatmeal? 7 healthy on-the-go breakfast ideas from Pinterest

It's been a long winter, and in our quest to stay healthy, we've eaten a lot of dressed-up oatmeal. With spring around the corner, we're ready to try something new. Our friends at Pinterest have rounded up some healthy, quick and delicious breakfast recipes that are perfect for any day of the week. …

The Easiest Ever Way to Clarify Butter

We love clarified butter. What we don't love is the often-messy process of melting and straining it. Here, chef Thomas Kim of Rabbit Hole in …

Pancake tacos, kale smoothie: 4 healthy, yummy ideas for breakfast

<i>Sometimes you want a quick and tasty breakfast like</i> <i>a bowl of oatmeal, a frittata muffin, a smoothie or even pancake tacos. Tamron Hall joined chef and bestselling author of "Clean Green Drinks," Candice Kumai, to share some of their favorite recipes for a healthy start to the day.</i><p><b>Tamron's quinoa</b> …

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …

27 Paleo Cookies You'll Want To Inhale

If cavemen <i>could</i> have consumed cookies, they probably would have. Just because they didn't have them back in their day doesn't mean modern people on the Paleo diet, a nutrition plan that models the eating-habits of our stone-aged ancestors, can't enjoy something a little sweet.<p>Sure, there's a bit of …

No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

Sriracha-Maple Bacon

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Bacon was once thought to be perfect, impossible to improve -- until now.</i><p>Flashback to this past January: …

Breakfast

Proof That Sweetened Condensed Milk Is The Best Stuff On Earth

There are certain foods we love so much that we unashamedly eat them straight from the container with a spoon. Sweetened condensed milk is one of those foods.<p>We know what you're thinking -- it's sugar overload, it's thick and sticky, it's syrupy and it is definitely not to be consumed on its own by …

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

Coffee

Mango Avocado Smoothie

This Mango Avocado Smoothie is a delicious healthy, pick-me-up! My husband and I have a favorite Indian food restaurant in the town where we went to …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

In a small bowl, stir together butter, cilantro, chiles, and lime zest; set aside. Using a heavy cleaver, split each lobster in half lengthwise …

New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: No need to travel to New England for its quintessential summer food.</i><p>WHO: Sonali aka The Foodie Physician is a culinary …

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Potato Pancakes with Poached Egg

The dinner was great, Jeff ordered the rib-eye which comes with pommes frites, crisp poached egg, and green beans (menus seem to be following a trend …

The Kitchn's Recipe Redo: Daphne Oz's Eggs with Sweet Potato Pancakes - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Maxwell Ryan is the founder of Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, a web magazine about home cooking and kitchen design. Visit PEOPLE.com Wednesdays</i> …

Mocha Mexicano & A Giveaway (Paleo, Gluten-free, Vegan)

This mocha mexicano is full of warm spices, and packs a subtle punch thanks to a little cayenne pepper. It’s inspired by ingredients from <b>Rodelle</b> …

Slow-Cooker Mexican Beef With Lime Crema and Pinto Beans Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 pounds boneless bottom round or chuck roast (in one whole piece)Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)1 or 2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped1 cup dried pinto beans, …

ICYMI this week's recipes include Chorizo Nachos with White Queso sauce and French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt: http://thekitc.hn/1gxD6v3

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

BBQ

Here’s Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender And James McAvoy Dancing To Blurred Lines

Judging from these clips, when the cast of <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i> stop by your show, it’s wall to wall entertainment. Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy brought their onslaught of chiseled looks and accents to <i>The Graham Norton Show</i> to do what basically boiled down to whatever they …

These Mushroom Recipes Are So Good, They're *Magic*

Mushrooms: Not just for vegetarian cooking! These recipes prove it.<p>Mushrooms! They're so versatile! They're just as at home in an Italian pasta dish as they are in a Japanese-inspired soup, and they're delicious every time. Here are some of our favorite shroom-forward recipes.

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5 Ways to Use Zested Lemons

• <b>Clean cutting boards naturally</b> - Those spent lemon halves are ideal for disinfecting cutting boards. They'll still yield some juice and will work …

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How Chia Seeds Can Help You Eat Healthier Without Tasting Like It

Eating healthy has its challenges. With the plethora of pizza, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies that exist in our daily lives, how can we be expected to opt for oatmeal and salads? It's a cruel, cruel world. But to right some of this injustice, we've gathered a handful of healthy recipes that …

Salad for breakfast?! Oh yes. Here are some tips and ingredients for enjoying a morning bowl of greens: http://thekitc.hn/PbQtnL

Erika Christensen's Journey From Teen Star To "Parenthood"

She was a druggie rich kid in Traffic at 17, and at 31 is a lawyer mom on Parenthood — here, Christensen discusses her long career, growing up famous, Scientology, and how harrowing it's been for her character this season.<p>Erika Christensen began acting professionally at age 12, stole every scene in …