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25 Delicious Dips to Serve at Your Next Shindig

As the new year kicks off to an exciting start, we’re betting that you’ll have at least a few people over sometime in the next few months. Whether it’s to catch up on a casual evening or a big Superbowl Bash, you’re going to need some snacks to set out. Dip is the perfect solution. No matter what …

Copycat Larabar Recipe in 25 Flavors | Make Your Own Homemade Larabars

Do you love the taste of those wonderful healthy fruit and nut bars? We do too, but we don't love spending upwards of $2 each for them! The truth is, …

Recipes

65 Super Bowl Dessert Recipes, Because Life Ain't All Chicken Wings

These Super Bowl recipes are low-effort crowd pleasers. Yes, there are brownies.<p>It's just not a Super Bowl party without a stunning display of dessert options. (At least that's what we always say.) Here are our most winning sweet treats for the biggest game day of the year—all low-effort crowd …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

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 …

The Fruitiest, Juiciest Recipes for Ice Pops, Paletas, and Homemade Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles, ice pops, and paletas are easy to throw together, perfectly cool on a sweltering day, and our favorite way to highlight the season’s best produce<p><b>Why do we love ice pops?</b> Let us count the ways: They’re perfectly cool on a sweltering day; they’re surprisingly easy to throw …

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Nutty Whole Wheat Pancakes

Makes 16 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour<p>1/2 cup flaxseed meal<p>1/2 cup oat flour<p>2 tablespoons raw sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>3 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, …

Breakfast

10 Easy Cookie Recipes

10 easy cookie recipes that you can make quickly or make ahead, slice, and bake.<p>We think of cookies as more of a snack than as a dessert—they beat any sweet-tooth craving, and are easily eaten on-the-go in a couple bites. And if you're going to eat cookies like we do, they should be equally as easy …

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

In a small bowl sift together the cake flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.<p>In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together until well …

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at Home

<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: Stephanie Le from I Am a Food Blog is pulling back the curtain on teriyaki sauce, and revealing that you only need 5 ingredients to make it</i> …

How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<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: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

Dessert

Coffee "S'mores" Pie

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Graham Cracker Crust<p>9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons Nutella<p>1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>Coffee Ganache<p>12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do …

6 Peanut Butter Alternatives Great for Sandwiches

Peanut allergies shouldn't leave fans of the famed PB&J sandwich hopeless. Here are six just-as-delicious alternatives.<p><b>A peanut-free school,</b> or a peanut allergy at home, needn't threaten the beloved sandwich we grew up with, you just need to find replacements that hit similar notes while also being …

How to Make Ice Cream in Less Than a Minute

Here's a frosty tool we love that makes ice cream super fast—in less than 60 seconds.<p>See that video below? That's ice cream getting made...in less than one minute. Yep, believe your eyes; this fast frosty treat is made possible by the Chef'n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker ($49.95, exclusively at …

How to Make a Perfect Medium-Boiled Egg

Instructions for making the perfect egg—with the white just set an almost runny yolk—to put in ramen or just eat straight<p>For our ramen recipe, we knew we needed a perfect medium-boiled egg, with a just-set white and an almost runny yolk. A few dozen tries later, we nailed it: Lowering the eggs into …

9 DIY Jams to Make Now

Right now we’re in the midst of a bounty of summer fruits. Sadly, it won’t last forever. Here are nine sweet and tart jams to make now.<p>Right now …

Ten 3-Ingredient Cocktails to Get the Weekend Started as Quickly as Possible

It’s Friday and the workweek is almost at an end. To help you start the weekend quickly and efficiently, here are 10 super-insanely-easy, …

7 Ways to Use a Whole Watermelon

It’s National Watermelon Day! So go out, buy a whole watermelon and make a few of these juicy, refreshing watermelon recipes.<p>It’s National Watermelon …

The Greatest, Simplest Way to Cook a Potato

How Ludo Lefebvre makes his insanely good Potato Pulp.<p>Before opening Trois Mec and the brand-new Petit Trois in L.A., chef Ludo Lefebvre was cooking …

20 Tips for Ordering Wine in Restaurants

F&W's Megan Krigbaum reveals simple strategies for choosing wisely from wine lists and talking to somms.<p><i>F&W's Megan Krigbaum reveals simple</i> …

7 Incredibly Refreshing Mint Smoothies

Your taste buds (and breath!) will definitely appreciate these.<p>Mint is great for adding a burst of flavor to your smoothies—so take a look at these seven tasty sips, stock up on the herb, and get blending!<p>Feel more Zen by sipping on a combo of mint and green tea (along with banana, maple syrup, and …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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5 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes That Are Rich, Nutritious

When you harness the rich—and nutritious—powers of nuts, oats, buckwheat, and corn, you can make decadent, gluten-free sweets that white flour wishes it could be a part of<p>Do you like decadent, chocolaty cookies? How about fresh-from-the-fryer apple fritters? Then you’re already in on a little …

Gluten-Free

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

Nutmeg and Black Pepper Popovers

Makes 12 Servings<p>This unconventional popovers recipe stars nutmeg and black pepper, making it the perfect savory dinner roll (or salty snack).<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>1 …