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The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

33 Recipes That Freeze Well (To Surprise Yourself With Later)

Make your own freezer meals of baked ziti, soups, and...well, cookie dough.<p>There are some days that you get on a roll with cooking and have more food than you know what to do with. When you're feeling particularly motivated, make big batches of recipes that freeze well, and stow away leftovers for …

Cooking

Low-Stress Holidays: The Art of the Gift Basket

Growing up, I remember the time leading up to Christmas being weeks that my mother had the makings of her annual gift baskets strewn throughout our …

Dining Rooms

This Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Is Fondue x1000

This roasted whole pumpkin is an edible vessel for gooey bread and cheese.<p>Once the temperature dips below 40 degrees and a significant layer of red-gold leaves litter the ground, the texts from my friends trickle in.<p>"Cheese pumpkin?!" one writes.<p>"Hey, it's been a while. Let's get together!" says …

Top 10 David Bowie Songs

01<p>of 10<p>10. "Space Oddity" - 1969<p>Originally released days before the historic launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, "Space Oddity" was not …

How to Store Zucchini So Summer Lasts Forever

When your market or CSA haul is almost entirely zucchini and summer squash, you don't want to risk losing it—learn how to store zucchini the right …

Lynne Rossetto Kasper explores the flavors of Vietnamese food

Photo: The Splendid Table<p>Cooking Vietnamese food means working with a very specific set of ingredients to create those common fresh, sweet, tart and …

Flavors

Cheesy Slice-and-Bake Crackers

By Claire Saffitz, Amiel Stanek<p>Cheesy. Crispy. Make-ahead. These slice-and-bake cheddar crackers are the easiest, tastiest way to kick off cocktail hour.<p>"What can I bring?" A question you've asked a thousand times, only to have your host-to-be return some version of, "Oh, just a bottle of wine!" …

How to Make Rice Pilaf Fluffy, Fragrant, and Perfect Every Time

By Claire Saffitz<p>The ingredients might change, but the fundamentals of how to make rice pilaf stay the same. Here's how to nail one of our favorite sides every single time.<p>Rice pilaf can seem sad. Plain. Boring. But if you know how to make rice pilaf, yours will be quite the opposite. You just need …

Easy One Pot Swedish Meatballs with Pasta | One Pot Chef

A Simple Glazed Ham Perfect For Your Holiday Table

No doubt about it, turkey is the star of Thanksgiving. Whether it’s roasted, smoked, or fried, we dedicate hours and hours (and hours!) to making a picture-perfect bird. But we don’t always <i>have</i> to talk turkey. There’s another protein powerhouse that’s just as tasty. Raise your hand if you’re also …

Gorgeous Gift Baskets So Easy to Copy, It's Ridiculous

No one would blame you if you never wanted to create a gift basket on your own. DIY gift baskets are pretty intimidating, since you have to find the right pieces that fit perfectly together. But the truth is, the process is much simpler than you think, and we have the proof.<p>In a special …

Secrets of the Instant Pot

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. So I got one of these new-era science cookers, now sitting on the counter with its …

Recipes

These Are Our 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes

We have quite a collection of slow cooker recipes on our site. We really just can't get enough of the appliance's versatility and ease. And while …

Cooking

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Here Are The 16 Best Cooking Tricks I Learned In Culinary School

Culinary Cliffs Notes.

Fast Fridays: Sparkling Napkin with Decorative Stitch Border

<b></b> <b></b><b></b>As the air conditioning blows softly on the back of your neck, let us be among the first to remind you that Summer is sneaking away and Fall and …

Decorations

12 Things Landscapers Do In Their Yards Every Fall

Find out which tasks you need to tackle this time of year.<p>While autumn's weather remains relatively mild, spend some quality time caring for your …

From Whipped Feta To Falafel: 11 Must-Try Mediterranean Recipes

Even if you’re staying close to home this summer, you can still take your tastebuds on a far-flung adventure. From Italy to Greece to the Middle East to North Africa, these recipes will transport you to the sunny Mediterranean Sea.<p><b>1. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip</b><p>This is an American riff on <i>htipiti</i>, the …

Recipes

Classic Fried Green Tomatoes

This is a basic recipe for classic Southern fried green tomatoes, made simply with a lightly seasoned cornmeal coating. These green tomatoes are …

Satay Sauce

• Calories 192.35<br>• Fat 15.00g<br>• 5.77<br>• Protein 5.96g<br>• Carbohydrate 11.49g<br>• Fiber 1.15g<br>• Sugar 7.76g<br>• 0mg<br>• Sodium 491.72mg<p>Calories 192.35<br>• Fat 15.00g<br>• 5.77<br>• Protein …

Never Crack a Hard-Boiled Egg Again with This Hack

My mom's a goddess in the kitchen and can whip up inventive meals without following a recipe. But she does have a set of rules, and one of the things …

11 Snack-y Dinners for Movie Nights in the Park

When it comes to enjoying a warm summer night, nothing beats kicking back in a cozy lawn chair and enjoying a flick beneath a starry sky. Much like any movie night, having a good collection of snacks is super important. But we’re talkin’ more than buttery popcorn here, folks: Tapa-tizers can double …

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

Healthy Eating

How Baja Locals Build the Ultimate Fish Taco

The fried fish. The salsa. The crema. The perfect fish taco calls for a very specific set of ingredients.<p>You can find superior fish tacos nearly anywhere in Baja, Mexico, on the roadside in Todos Santos at <b>Tacos George’s</b>, or downtown at <b>Tacos Rossy</b> in San José del Cabo, where two women across the …

Mexico

Fish found leaving the sea to evolve into land animals

Fish out of water? That's exactly where these fish want to be.<p>It's one of the great questions of evolutionary science: how and why did fish …

How to reuse silica gel packets

Those annoying packets have a multitude of household uses.<p>We find them everywhere, popping out of all sorts of packaging, lurking like an ugly bug in …

A Field Guide to Khachapuri, the Indomitable Cheese Bread of Georgia

Mapping the ooey-gooey stuffed breads of the Caucasus<p>Imagine a faraway place where cows outnumber cars, organic milk flows in yellowy abundance, and …

Bread

Women at Work in 1917

For International Women’s Day 2017, I dug through the archives for a glimpse of what the workplace was like for women a century ago, in 1917. Large numbers of women were involved in the war effort during World War I, volunteering, working as nurses or support, or working in traditionally male jobs …

Archaeologists Find Massive 3,000-Year-Old Statue in Cairo Slum

CAIRO — Archaeologists have found a 26-foot statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that the Antiquities Ministry has hailed as one of the most important discoveries ever.<p>Experts say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.<p>The was unearthed …