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Caramelized Peach, Mascarpone and Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese

Caramelized Peach, Mascarpone and Dark Chocolate Grilled Cheese.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 7, 2014 74<p>I… want to jump through my computer screen.<p>So I can eat …

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

Every year we plant basil and every year the plants do so well that we can’t use it up fast enough. What to do? Basil pesto, of course! Here is a …

Spices

Flavorful Fig Syrup Recipe

Eating a fresh fig straight from the tree is one of life's singular pleasures, but getting that amazing fig flavor into drinks is a bit of a challenge. The solution is to infuse a combination of slightly juicy oven-dried figs <i>and</i> store-bought dried figs into a simple syrup.<p><b>Note:</b> If you have trouble …

Fig and Balsamic Soda Recipe

Figs and balsamic vinegar are a classic pairing, and make a remarkably delicious soda starring our Flavorful Fig Syrup, which is made from a mix of oven-roasted and dried figs. Garnished with a pretty slice of fresh fig, this soda is sophisticated, sweet, and tangy.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 …

Fig, Black Pepper, and Goat Cheese Milkshake Recipe

Tangy goat cheese sets off the sweetness of figs in this rich and slightly savory dessert drink. The recipe makes two small, but very rich shakes.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients6 fresh mission figs, halved2 tablespoons Flavorful Fig Syrup1/4 cup milk6 tablespoons soft fresh goat cheeseFreshly …

Seared Scallops with Tomato Water, Lime, and Mint

4 Servings<p>Making tomato water sounds fancy, but all you’re doing is collecting the juices that weep from chopped ripe tomatoes. It’s delicious with simple seafood, or add a splash to any vinaigrette.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound tomatoes, preferably Sun Golds, chopped<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt, …

Seafood

How to Cook Pork Belly at Home

<i>Each week this summer on Food52, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Cara explores the endless possibilities of pork belly.</i> …

Food & Dining

How to Make French Onion Dip From Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Do you want to eat French onion dip without feeling weird about it?</i> <i>Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit has a homemade version that you can feel better</i> …

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: It may look a little silly, but the flavor of this beer can chicken</i> …

Apostle's Fingers (Crêpes with Lemon and Ricotta Filling)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Puglia's answer to Sicily's cannoli: lemon- and ricotta-filled crêpes.</i><p>One of Puglia's best-loved desserts, <i>dita degli apostoli</i> -- or …

Grilled Citrus Chicken

4 Servings<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt; freshly ground pepper<p>2 lemons, halved<p>2 oranges, halved<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Prepare a grill for medium heat. Rub chicken pieces with 2 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill …

Grilling

Fresh Cherry Hot Sauce Is Spicy-Sweet and Smoky

I wanted to do a fresh version of the Cherry Bomb Hot Sauce I made last year, when cherries were out of season (it calls for bottled juice). So I’ve …

Hot Sauce

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

Here's the incredibly yummy recipe:<p><b>INGREDIENTS:</b> <br>2 avocados<br>3 limes<br>3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk<br>3/4 cup reduced-fat milk<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS:</b> <br>1. Pit and peel the avocados. Add them to the blender, with the milk.<br>2. Zest 2 of the limes into the blender.<br>3. Juice all 3 of the limes.<br>4. Blend.<br>5. Spread the …

Dinner Tonight: Chickpeas and Chorizo + Celery and Fennel Salad

Though summer meals are often light and cool, warm comfort food should still have a place on your table. The key is to pick a dish that’s not too heavy -- no beef bourguignon out on the porch, for example. Instead, go for something a little lighter -- like this warm pan of chickpeas, chorizo, and …

Freezer-Friendly Recipes on PW Cooks

As time marches on here on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, I often create a new category to house recipes that fit under a general umbrella. Of course, I’ve …

Chai Milkshakes Are Amazing

Was it Starbucks? Sometime over the past decade chai became just another beverage flavor, like vanilla, or pumpkin. But spiced tea, masala chai, has …

Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

Makes 8 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole milk<p>3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. canned unsweetened coconut milk<p>1/4 cup heavy cream<p>1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, thinly sliced<p>1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger<p>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 tablespoons short-grain rice (such as …

Food Preservation

Muu Satay (Thai Pork Satay)

Puree ½ cup coconut milk, lemongrass, oil, galangal, sugar, turmeric, coriander, salt, cumin, and cayenne in a food processor. Toss paste and pork in …

Features

1 Jar of Preserved Lemons, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Melina Hammer shows us how to smartly use up the preserved lemons in our pantries.</i><p>I can't recall how I first …

How to Make Homemade Curry Paste

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: To make your Thai food fresher, spicier, and more vibrant, start with a batch of Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen's homemade curry paste.</i><p>When I …

Why Balsamic Vinegar Isn't What You Think It Is

We hope you like your salad with a side of fraud, because if you've been dressing it with a balsamic vinaigrette chances are that's what you're getting. Unless you've put down a pretty penny on that dressing, it probably contains no real balsamic in it at all.<p>Balsamic vinegar, the real kind that …

Gin and Tonic, Barcelona Style

The gin and tonic is the stiffest of British drinks, bracing, cool, and astringent. But like a London holiday-goer on a cheap fare to the Costa del …

San Francisco

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

5 Tricks to Making a Really Excellent Burger

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching you 5 simple</i> …

Homemade Maple-Espresso Cured Bacon Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This homemade bacon is made with pork belly and cured with maple syrup, espresso, brown sugar, and black pepper. It’s then smoked</i> …

BBQ

5 Links to Read Before Making Pesto

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Make pesto. Put it on everything. Repeat.</i><p>Pesto is one of those handy sauces that instantly upgrades a meal. The combination of bright herbs, fresh …

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 30, 2014 69<p>I promise this isn’t turning into a hamburger and hot dog blog.<p>Err, at …

46 Steak, Beef, and Lamb Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill!

Gallery46 Steak, Beef, and Lamb Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill!<p>Bring out the grill, load the charcoal, oil the grates, and let the grill games begin. From easy short ribs to quick lamb skewers, we've gathered 46 beef and lamb recipes for your Memorial Day feast. But before you pull out the …

A Beer Beginner's Guide to Hops of the World

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>At first glance, the hop plant is pretty lame. It's susceptible to pests and disease, it only pops out its valuable flowers once a year, and it doesn't have many uses. But one of those uses is really, really important. …