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Herby Lime Dressing

Makes about 1 cup<p>A blend of chiles, arugula, mint, and lime, this dressing brightens up everything from salads and grains to fish and meat<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 chopped serrano chile or jalapeño (seeds removed; optional)<p>½ cup (packed) arugula<p>½ cup (packed) fresh mint leaves<p>½ cup vegetable oil<p>¼ …

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Steakhouse Salad with Red Chile Dressing and Peanuts

6 Servings<p>The steak can be marinated a day in advance—in fact, it gets better.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>⅓ cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>3 tablespoons mirin<p>2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)<p>2 tablespoons soy sauce<p>½ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil; plus more …

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Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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Gâteau Breton aux Pommes

8 Servings<p>In this gâteau breton aux pommes, or apple cake, apples are caramelized before being baked in buttery batter. Why stop there? Salted caramel sauce lets guests indulge even further.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Salted caramel sauce<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>3 tablespoon Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>…

Dessert

Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

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Strawberry-Basil Shortcakes

8 Servings<p>We love the combination of gently cooked and raw strawberries in this not-too-sweet version of the classic dessert.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>shortcakes<p>¼ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons (¾ stick) chilled …

Dessert

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream

Makes about 40 filled puffs<p>For this cream puffs recipe, if you don’t have any pastry bags handy, cut off the tops with a serrated knife and carefully spoon in the pastry cream.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pâte à Choux<p>½ cup whole milk<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>½ …

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30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

Arepas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Chef Ryan Pera, Coltivare Pizza & Garden, Houston, learned the art of arepas from his sister-in-law. Now, this recipe is his easy Sunday meal of choice, packed with leftovers or farm-fresh produce.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups arepa flour …

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

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Radicchio and Apple Salad with Parmesan Crisps

8 Servings<p>Chef Naomi Pomeroy prefers to serve salad at the end of the meal; with this one, you get a bit of a cheese course at the same time.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 ounces Parmesan, finely grated, divided<p>2 tablespoons honey<p>½ small shallot, finely chopped<p>⅓ cup olive oil<p>3 tablespoons white wine …

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30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

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Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …

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31 Halloween Recipes & Food Ideas That Go Beyond Black & Orange

These festive treats will do the trick for any Halloween party.<p>Knowing what delicious food to prepare for your Halloween festivities is not always easy. First of all, the requisite treats depend entirely on how you will be celebrating this spooky holiday. Thankfully, these 31 recipes span the …

Dessert

Green Tacos

Makes 4 tacos<p>This green tacos recipe is vegetarian but incredibly flavorful and hearty, daring to prove that not all tacos need meat.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 small sweet potato, peeled, grated<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>4 cups Tuscan kale, ribs and stems removed, torn into …

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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 …

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Croque-Monsieur

Makes 4 Servings<p>Grilled ham and cheese: nothing to scoff at. Baked ham and cheese with velvety béchamel oozing out all over the place: mind-altering.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>béchamel<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>1½ cups whole milk<p>2 tablespoons whole grain mustard<p>½ teaspoon …

Breakfast

Orange-Date Muesli with Coconut and Cacao Nibs

1 serving<p>Muesli is a cold porridge of oats, fruit, and yogurt that softens overnight in the refrigerator. If you don’t have time to prepare it the night before, don’t worry. You can omit the oats and make a breakfast parfait with the orange (use one large orange), date, yogurt, cacao nibs, and …

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Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bark

Makes about 2 pounds or 30 two-inch pieces Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>October 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound bittersweet chocolate chips<p>3 2.1-ounce Butterfinger candy bars, cut into irregular 1-inch pieces<p>3 1.4-ounce Skor or Heath toffee candy bars, cut into irregular 3/4-inch pieces<p>8 …

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Spiced Popcorn with Pecans and Raisins

8 Servings<p>This is seriously addictive—salty, sweet, and crunchy at the same time. Believe us.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 cups popped popcorn<p>2 cups pecans<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter or virgin coconut oil<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>½ …

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

MAKES 12 Servings<p>Grinding half of the walnuts into the streusel makes for extra tender, buttery muffin tops.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Topping<p>¼ cup (½ stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons whole wheat flour<p>½ teaspoon kosher …

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What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …

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Pollo Asado

There was an insanely authentic and delicious Mexican food dive in the general vicinity of my college campus. It was basically a hut with a …

Avocado recipes: ride the Mexican wave

Rich, creamy and decadent avocado, a true superfood, has our chef indulging in his favourite style of cooking<p>I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to dedicate my column to the amazing avocado. It is a fruit – note the seed – that has an important role in my favourite style of cooking. All today’s …

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