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Bacon-Wrapped Mac & Cheese Jalapeño Poppers You Should Make Immediately

Jalapeño poppers are an essential party food. They fit right in with pigs in a blanket, mini pizzas and other hors d'oeuvres -- the reasons you show up to the party in the first place.<p>Classic poppers are made from hollowed-out jalapeño peppers that are stuffed with cheese, breaded and deep fried. …

Nigel Slater’s roast new potatoes, broccoli and goat’s cheese recipe

The recipe<p>Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Scrub 500g of new potatoes, ensuring that you remove any loose flakes of skin. Salt the water, then add the potatoes and let them boil for 15-20 minutes until they are tender to the point of a knife.<p>Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6.<p>Drain the …

Broccoli

How to Create a Cheese Plate for Every Possible Occasion

How to have the right cheese for anything that happens in your life.<p>Beyond cocktail parties, there are many other life events that warrant a cheese plate. In fact, we'd argue that most life events need a cheese plate. Thus, here are some situations that may crop up, and how to handle them, …

Cooking

Cadbury Chocolate and Vegemite combine in latest social media-driven food mash-up

Many thought it was a social media hoax, but Cadbury's Vegemite-flavoured chocolate is real and the latest in a long line of gimmicky food …

Mashups
Dessert

8 Chocolatey Cookie Recipes

There's something special about chocolate cookies -- something classy, refined. They're like the high heels of all cookies. When you're craving chocolate but want the crunch that brownies don't offer, chocolate cookies make perfect sense. We love to leave just-baked chocolate cookies with a tall …

TASTE | TASTE

White chocolate and vanilla mousse with raspberries and smoked white chocolate ice cream

White chocolate mousse: whisk the cream until it is about 3/4 thick. Then, soak gelatin in water and mix with milk. Next, melt the chocolate, add …

The dark side of chocolate milk for recovery

In recent years, chocolate milk has become the darling of the recovery drink world. You’ve likely had a carton handed to you at the finish line of …

Nutrition

Why we need chocolate

10 reasons why chocolate is good for you

Cocoa lovers, rejoice: chocolate not only tastes delicious, but can improve your skin and boost your brainpower<p>Here are ten scientifically …

Make Mint the Star of Your Next Cocktail

It was winter in New York for the past 25 months, or at least it seemed that way. But gray skies finally made way for blue, dappled with pink cherry blossoms, kickstarting our yearnings for tall pitcher drinks and fresh herbs to rouse us from our long slumber.<p>Like most herbs, mint is sold …

Chicken Wings, You're Doing It Wrong

Growing up in a Lebanese/Italian family I got to taste a lot of different food. My father had a vibrant passion for cooking and experimenting, fusing wild ideas and off-the-cuff concoctions, while my mother steadied us with suburban Italian comfort classics straight from old Howard Beach. I didn't …

Cooking

Bacon and Eggs like Never Before (Just Add Lardo)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Bacon and eggs just went up a notch.</i><p>Lardo gets misunderstood by English speakers all the time because it sounds very similar to "lard." Indeed, it is …

Never Accidentally Oversalt Your Food Again

Basic cooking mistakes happen. Even something as simple as salting your food.<p><i>Yes, sometimes even BA staffers make basic cooking mistakes. Below, assistant web editor Christina Chaey tells digital food editor Dawn Perry about a recent incident involving way too much salt. Here's Perry's advice for</i> …

Onions

Häagen-Dazs Doesn't Come From Where You Think It Comes From

You think you know somebody: you spend long hours on the couch watching TV together, you celebrate birthdays with one another, you even cry to them on occasion. Then this somebody goes and <i>completely</i> surprises you. Sound familiar? Allow us to introduce you to Häagen-Dazs: the ice cream company you …

Ice Cream

10 Reasons to Embrace Tofu

Despite the long history and complicated past we've had with tofu, we've now come to know its virtues, appreciate its versatility, and even championed its legitimacy as a main ingredient. Now that we've fully embraced this coagulated bean curd, let's unabashedly celebrate it in a diversity of …

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Bakery-Level Cheesecake at Home

A great cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. Make it a reality by avoiding these cheesecake common mistakes.<p>A sweet and creamy cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of, but this classic baked good can be intimidating for home cooks. With so many things that can go wrong (cracked top! …

Baking

5 Low-Calorie Cocktails for a Healthier Happy Hour

One of my foodie philosophies for a happy, healthy life is balance and moderation. I think it's important to listen to your body and know what foods make you feel good both physically and mentally. Instead of looking at my diet as a black and white list of what I can and cannot eat, I'm an advocate …

Beverages

Erik Spoelstra says missing playoffs will motivate Heat

MIAMI (AP) — The first step for the Miami Heat this offseason will be a few weeks of decompression.<p>Next comes some planning.<p>After that, some waiting.<p>The longest offseason in seven years awaits the Heat, who gathered Friday for some team meetings and a few goodbyes. The NBA playoffs start Saturday, …

Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Exchanged Numbers At A Miami Heat Game

As everyone gears up for next weekend’s big Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in Las Vegas, the two are making the rounds in the press to stir things up. We haven’t really seen any antagonistic displays between the two fighters, but there’s been plenty of joking. Like when Manny Pacquiao told host Jimmy …

Boxing

Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra gets his workout at a Pilates studio

For Erik Spoelstra, Pilates has been the answer to his back ailments and to the stress that comes from a tough day at the office, which happens to be …

Yoga
NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt on timeout blunder -- 'I almost blew it'

CHICAGO -- Before LeBron James got the chance to win Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on a buzzer-beating shot against the Chicago Bulls, …

Pau Gasol of Chicago Bulls out Game 5 with hamstring injury

CLEVELAND -- Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol did not play in Tuesday night's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland …

Basketball

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers says winning Game 6 is 'extremely important'

ClippersCoachDoc Riversdidn't mince words when talking about the team's upcoming game.<p>"Game 6 is extremely important," Rivers said in a conference call Wednesday.<p>The Clippers have a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven, second-round playoff series against the<p>Houston Rockets. If they win Game 6 on …

'X-Men' Cast: Where Are They Now?

It's been 15 years since the X-Men first joined forces on the big screen, and a lot has happened since then. While comic book movies reign supreme at the box office today, back when "X-Men" was released, everyone in Hollywood was questioning whether or not a superhero ensemble movie could even make …