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Roast Beef Panini

By Amy Johnson<p>This Roast Beef Panini recipe has become one of our favorite sandwiches to make for lunch or dinner.<p>I’ve always thought the word …

These Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas Are Next-Level Good

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

Steak Fingers with Gravy

When my nephews Nic and Stu came to the ranch to visit a few weeks ago, they worked cattle, built fence, hauled hay, mowed, weedeated, and passed out …

Classic Patty Melt Recipe

At long last, a recipe that bridges the vast gap between sandwich and burger! <b>Patty melts</b> are the sandwich-burger of our dreams.<p>Our version of the …

Vegan: Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini With Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise

You know that episode of <i>Friends</i> where Ross sticks a piece of gravy-soaked bread in the middle of his sandwich and calls it the moist maker? It sounds goofy, but it does hit on a key element of good sandwiches: They must be moist to be delicious. It's actually a pretty good life lesson in general.<p>In …

The Food Lab: Vegan Nacho Sauce That's as Good as the Real Thing

There's a reason my wife married me, and surprisingly it's got nothing to do with my debonair charm, my rugged good looks, or my dashing sense of adventure. No. She married me on the promise of cheese sauce. Pools and pools of gooey, tangy, salty, creamy cheese sauce. And you know what, dear? <i>I</i> …

Vegan: Cheesy Baked Potatoes With Broccoli

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Welcome to the third year of The Vegan Experience! All month we're exploring the vegan lifestyle, from dining out to eating in, developing a slew of delicious recipes for vegan appetizers, snacks, and entrees along the way. For more posts in the series, check here!<p>I'm not all that …

Quick and Easy Turkey and Brussels Sprout Quesadillas

I can't say my wife <i>never</i> gives me compliments, but she's certainly wary about doling them out willy-nilly, and with good reason. Compliments from her tend to go to my head. Take, for instance, what she said to me a couple weeks ago when I made her a batch of these Brussels sprout and turkey …

Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

My sister and five-year-old nephew have been staying with me this week, so, trying to be a good uncle, I asked beforehand what his favorite foods were. On the list, among Cheerios and chicken feet (yeah, he's a pretty awesome five-year-old), was French toast. It was a nice little bit of kismet: …

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The list of foods I hated as a child was long and dramatic. I would balk at the site of an onion in my casserole, making sure everyone noticed my …

Pork Carnitas and Oaxaca Cheese Shooter's-Style Sandwich With Spicy Refried Beans and Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Mexican tortas are delicious, but messy. This sandwich, inspired by the same flavors, solves that problem by packing them all into a bread boat and pressing them under heavy weights until they form a single, intensely flavorful package with juicy pork, pickled onions, jalapeños, beans, and gooey …

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<i>These Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese are everything you love about a classic burger, but with a major flavor boost.</i><p>It’s …

Living Fajita Loca: Chicken Fajita Burgers | Crumb: A Food Blog

Chicken Fajita Burgers<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Chicken burgers can sometimes be a little boring, but these Chicken Fajita …

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Pot Pie

It doesn’t get much better than pot pie. It just doesn’t. It’s that brothy gravy…that golden, crisp crust…those tender, flavorful vegetables.<p>Gosh, …

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How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

<i>posted on</i> September 12, 2013<p><i>Learn how to make crisp sweet potato fries at home. Baked, not fried – so you can feel good about eating them!</i><p>I have a …

Quinoa Fritters with Ají Amarillo Aioli

Ingredients<p>Aioli<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons (or more) ají amarillo chile paste or other chile paste<p>1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>Fritters<p>2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup finely crumbled Cotija cheese or …

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Skillet Salmon With Quinoa, Feta, and Arugula Recipe

I learned this nine-minute, quinoa-cooking method from chef Katie Carey while she worked at Haven's Kitchen, a cooking school in lower Manhattan. She, in turn, read about it in <i>Plenty</i>, one of Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks, and it has "totally changed the way I think about cooking quinoa." I'd …

Stout Beer Beef Stew

<i>Large pieces of stew meat and root vegetables float lazily in a broth flavored with stout beer. The perfect bowl of comfort to see you through a</i> …

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I know…four days in and I’ve already jumped the healthy bandwagon. Will you forgive me for taking a one day break? Because these Slow Cooker Beef …

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