Kristina Villa

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Hearty Beef Stew with Tomatoes

Place a large, deep skillet over high heat.<p>Season the beef with salt and pepper.<p>Add 1 tablespoon of the oil followed by ½ of the beef to the skillet …

The 8 Stews You Should Cook This Season

Yes, we know, it feels like we were just talking about tomatoes. And peaches. And hell, spring break. But it's time to face it; it's time to get out that Dutch oven, it's time for a glass of red wine, it's time -- oh yes -- to make some stew.<p>Whether it's for a weeknight dinner or a Sunday project, …

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

Here’s the thing about cooking with slow cookers. It’s convenient. But only if you’re creating a recipe where you don’t have to dirty more than the …

chicken phở

Last week, when the polar vortex, something that ought to be a frozen rum cocktail with an umbrella on top, but is sadly anything but, had begun to …

Miso Ramen Recipe

Miso Ramen Recipe from Steamy Kitchen• 4 eggs<br>• 10 oz (285 g) dried ramen noodles<br>• 1/2 cup (200 g) fresh or canned bamboo shoots, sliced<br>• 1/2 cup (170 g) …

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Buddy's French Onion Soup

Buddy's French Onion Soup from Buddy Valastro - Cake Boss• 8 large onions, thinly sliced<br>• 4 tablespoons butter<br>• 1 bay leaf<br>• 1/2 cup dry sherry<br>• 8 cups chicken …

How to Make Better Stew, in 3 Easy Steps

These are three crucial steps to the perfect pot of stew<p>1) Sear It<p>Getting a good sear on the meat is the first (and, we’d say, most important) moment. The browned surface of the meat and those crusty bits on the bottom of the pot deliver concentrated flavor and rich color. Don’t crowd the pot …

Thai Coconut Soup

Thai Coconut Soup from Real Simple• 2 14- to 19-ounce cans chicken noodle soup<br>• 1/2 cup coconut milk<br>• 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice<br>• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro …

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup Recipe

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup Recipe from Food Republic• 1 cup coconut milk<br>• 3 cups chicken broth<br>• 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 3-inch pieces and crushed with …

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Spain's fluffy, pungent</i> sopa de ajo, <i>a peasant soup that will carry you through the last stretches of winter.</i><p>When winter persists, shooing us back towards our …

Roasted Duck Ramen

Roasted Duck Ramen from SF Gate• 2 Chinese-style whole roast ducks (see Note)<br>• 5 pounds chicken bones or feet<br>• 2 1/2 gallons water<br>• 4 12-inch pieces dried …

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Ramen With Ginger Roasted Squash And Crispy Pork Belly

Ramen With Ginger Roasted Squash And Crispy Pork Belly from My Recipes• 3 pounds pork baby back ribs* (cut apart between bones)<br>• 3 pounds chicken backs …

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Wonton Noodle Soup With Chicken and Shiitakes Recipe

This simple soup combines dried shiitake mushrooms with thin wonton noodles, chicken, and scallions in a light chicken and mushroom broth. It's an easy but filling meal with delicate flavors and a soul-satisfying warmth. The secret is all in the mushrooms.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>We make a quick but …

The Fresh Ramen Kits From Sun Noodle Will Knock Your Socks Off

If you've eaten great ramen in New York or LA, chances are you've eaten Sun Noodle. With three factories—their original in Hawaii, one in LA, and their newest in New Jersey—they produce almost 100,000 servings of noodles daily, supplying hundreds of restaurants. They've been called the Pat LaFrieda …

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Raw Coconut Bok Choy Spicy Soup

It started raining late last night. Liquid silver falling from the sky. Some would say, liquid gold when you take into account the drought we have …

Indian Spiced Chicken Stew

Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down in to the pan. Cook until …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …