Marianne Galera

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Oh My Ganache: 16 Tempting Chocolate Recipes

Ganache is one of those things that’s practically everywhere we look pastry-wise, but it tends to go unnoticed until we dig into our slices of cake and other confections and taste its rich flavor. Perhaps it’s the fact that it comes together so quickly — a simple-yet-indulgent combo of cream and …

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

Squash, pancetta and cinnamon risotto recipe

Squash risotto is a classic that, done properly, can be truly fantastic<p>With the right weather, and the right wine, a plate of squash risotto can approach a perfect moment.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>Approx 1.5 litres/2½ pints of chicken or vegetable stock<br>½ squash, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes<br>1 cinnamon …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

The Magic of Crispy, Creamy, Fully Loaded Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

Let's consider two facts: The key to an easy Thanksgiving is to make as much of the food ahead as possible. But cold mashed potatoes don't reheat very well, and are best made at the last minute.<p>The logical conclusion is that if you want mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table, you either have to …

An Easy Thanksgiving Menu for Two

For the last 15 years or so, I've been more likely to stuff a suitcase than a turkey come Thanksgiving. I've flown west from the East Coast to gather with my family, flown east from the West Coast to celebrate with my husband's clan, gotten delayed in Houston (ugh) and Chicago (treacherous) and …

The Food Lab: How to Make The Ultimate Creamy Spinach Lasagna

I'm not really much of a sleeper. No matter how often I try and no matter what method I take, I simply can't get into bed and nod off until four or five hours before I have to wake up. For a while this concerned me (and particularly concerned my wife), but to be honest, I don't feel tired, and I …

Garlic-and-Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Scallions

4 Servings<p>Make sure you keep your grill at a steady medium-level heat; if it’s too hot, the chicken will char without cooking through.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, backbone removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 heads of garlic, halved crosswise<p>2 …

How to Make Real Deal Classic Austrian Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is a classic dessert from Eastern Europe. The German word strudel literally means "whirlpool," and it refers to the technique and effect of rolling up of a generous fruit filling in a paper thin unleavened dough. Since landing in Berlin a few weeks ago, I've been sampling apple …

Gluten-Free Diet: 13 Foods You CAN Eat, Say The Experts

Here's everything you can - and should- eat on a gluten-free diet...<p>Excluding gluten – the protein found in wheat, barley and rye – has become a huge …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter

Gallery10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The Starks and local weathermen can agree: Winter is coming. And in my book, there's no better antidote to cold weather than slippers and a …

The Food Lab: This Creamy, Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin Just Might Be the Side Dish of Your Dreams

There are times for subtlety and restraint. Talking to your wife about those used cups you keep finding in the sink. Telling a PR person who has pitched you the same stupid Thanksgiving story for the umpteenth time that it's not them, it's you, but please go away. Adding vermouth to your dry …

10 Snacks You Thought Were Healthy But Aren't

From granola to fat-free cheese, 10 foods you thought were healthy but are actually hurting your diet.<p>Bad news: Drenching your salad in fat-free dressing or eating granola by the handful isn't doing you any favors. The good news? We're here to bust some snacking myths—and provide you with truly …

22 Tasty Taco Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

If you're going to be breaking out the tequila come Cinco de Mayo, it's only responsible to make sure you have plenty of food on hand. All sorts of Mexican recipes are appropriate for the holiday, but for my money nothing beats tacos. Not only are tacos the most iconic Mexican dish in America, but …

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 Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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Roasted Cauliflower and Ricotta Grandma Pie

makes 1 pie (about 6 servings)<p>Precooking the cauliflower and breadcrumbs means they will get toasty and crisp as the pie bakes. An extra step, yes, but well worth it.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>cauliflower<p>1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets<p>1 lemon, cut into quarters, seeded<p>4 anchovy fillets …

Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 50 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>This stuffed chicken breast is elegant enough for a dinner party.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>8 thin slices prosciutto<p>8 thin slices provolone cheese<p>32 fresh basil …

16 recipe ideas for leftover peanut butter

Unsure about sticky spread or strange combinations? From cookies to curries, our Dinner Doctor will make your mouth water<p>Some of you might be aware that I was brought up in Kuala Lumpur. I went to a school for the children of ex-pats; mainly British and Australian, with a smattering of Canadian and …

Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

6 sandwiches<p>Meat-free but not too virtuous, it’s healthy and satisfying.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>hot sauce<p>1 red bell pepper<p>¼ medium mango, cut into pieces<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons fresh orange juice<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>½ teaspoon cayenne …

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

4 to 6 Servings<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup Sriracha<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/4 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>1/4 cup red currant or strawberry jelly<p>12 large chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt<p>1 cup rice flour<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring Sriracha, rice vinegar, mirin, …

Healthy Snacks That Will Help You To Lose Weight

If you're struggling to lose weight because you can't stop snacking on naughty foods then let the following be your saviour.<p>Did you know that people …

10 Tasty Veggie Recipes To Try On World Vegetarian Day

Happy World Vegetarian Day!<p>Today is the day to discover your animal lovin' side, in a 'I-don't-want-to-eat-you' kind of way.<p>And what better way to …

Walnut and orange-blossom-honey ice cream recipe

Skye Gyngell's sublime dessert served at Spring, her new restaurant<p>The season’s first walnuts –sweet, creamy in both colour and flavour, with skin that is not yet bitter or too thick – are beginning to appear.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>3 egg whites<br>120ml (4fl oz) caster sugar<br>100g (3½oz) orange-blossom …

25 Inalienable Truths of the American Sandwich

Delicious bites of wisdom from the mouths of this country's great sandwich makers<p><i>While researching the great regional sandwiches of America for Esquire's feature, The United States of Sandwiches, I talked to sandwich makers from across the country—from the owners of Central Grocery in New Orleans,</i> …

Apple Dutch Baby

4 Servings<p>Summon your family to the table while this dutch baby bakes; it will be fabulously puffed when it comes out, and you’ll enjoy hearing the oohs and aahs before it deflates.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>apple cider syrup<p>4 cups apple cider<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 tablespoon light brown …

A New Upgrade to Miami's Essential Cubano

<i>Part of our comprehensive coverage of the American sandwich, available in full in our September issue</i><p><b>Transported originally</b> from Cuba to Tampa to feed cigar-factory workers, the Cubano found its true home in Miami, where the salty, sweet sandwich is an essential part of the late-night landscape. …

28 Pear Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, and More

28 recipes that prove pears are cooler than apples, from crepes and pancakes to relishes and salads<p>Poor pears. They get out-shined by apples. Which is unfair, because they're <i>just</i> as versatile and <i>just</i> as good when they're in season. So we're going to root for the underdog, here, and challenge you to …