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Blistered-Tomato Pasta Salad With Basil Recipe

Pasta salad with raw tomatoes and basil is a common summertime dish. Here we give it a thoughtful upgrade by cooking the tomatoes just until bursting, so that they release their rich juices into a flavorful sauce that coats the pasta even when cooled.<p>Why It Works<p>Overcooking the pasta ensures that …

Italian Food

The Best Banana Dessert Only Has 3 Ingredients

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>We interrupt our regularly scheduled Back of the Box content to bring you the next in our "Meet Our</i> …

Healthy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Boring food just isn't our thing.<p>See the full list of healthy weeknight dinner recipes here.<p><b>Falafel Salad With Spicy Yogurt Sauce</b><p>Conventional? Snooze. If we're going to eat a platefull of vegetables, you bet we're gonna make every last bite interesting. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad</b><p>…

Cooking

Memorial Day BBQ: Seven things you can grill that aren't meat

From peaches to asparagus, pineapple rings to polenta, there’s a wealth of tasty alternatives – and you don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy them<p>I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial …

BBQ

5 Decadent Desserts You Can Hold in Your Hand

Skip the plates and silverware -- these rich, sweet treats are perfect for a casual party.<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>Who can resist a red velvet cupcake? These have a subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting on top. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chocolate Peanut</b> …

Here's why everyone wants to go to Milan this year

Flights to Milan from the US are regularly cheaper than they are to other European cities.<p>And with the euro near an all-time low, US visitors can take advantage of the shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer.<p>Bottom line — if you see a great deal on a flight to Milan, book it. There's …

Italy

Tex-Mex-Style Soft and Chewy Flour Tortillas Recipe

I'm enough of a flour-tortilla snob to demand different types of flour tortillas depending on the application. For grilled meats and seafood, I want thin ones that are so rich with lard that you can almost see through them. For quesadillas and scooping up melted cheese, though, I prefer a thicker …

Cast Iron Skillet

19 No-Cook Breakfasts That Require Zero Stove Time

When we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the stove and say good morning to these cooling, no-cook breakfasts instead.<p><b>We love oatmeal and omelets</b> as much as we love all breakfast foods (which is to say: a <i>lot</i>). But when we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the …

Breakfast

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Cooking

The Top 10 Recipes you Loved from Pinterest this Month

Spending so much time near the stove requires inspiration—and lots of it. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves when we are indulging in the endless scroll on Pinterest. We know you like to search for inspiration as much as we do, which is why we wondered what you were loving, cooking, eating, …

How to Use Every Part of Your Vegetables

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>With most vegetables there is always a part we throw away -- from the tops of fennel to the stems of beets. And while sometimes we make use of them in stock, chef Steven Satterfield of Atlanta's Miller Union believes there's more to …

Vegetables

6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.<p><b>1. Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries</b><p>Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook <i>Dolce Italiano, Desserts</i> …

The 8 Best Food Cities in the World

<i>By the editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Travelers love to eat--that's why every year, as part of our Readers' Choice Awards survey, we ask our readers to rank their favorite food cities around the world. This year's results contain some old favorites (Paris, Rome) as well as a few surprises. Read on …

Italy

How To Eat Your Way Through Singapore At These 7 Epic Hawker Centers

Everyone’s favorite beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking, cuss-word-slinging, food-focused travel guide once said Singapore is “as close to foodie heaven as it gets.” And Singaporeans, he said, have a “seemingly inexhaustible love of food.” The same man suggests that the richness of this food culture …

Asia

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

Happiness

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

Cooking

How to Eat Healthy and Affordable During Long Hotel Stays

<i>What are your best hacks for eating healthy and affordable while traveling, especially when options are limited?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter,</i> …

Kitchens

Beautiful Boozy Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes!

Boozy Cadbury creme egg milkshakes are just as decadent as they sound. What's better than chocolate? Boozy chocolate.<p>When I was a kid the Cadbury Crème Eggs belonged to my dad. He almost always tried to steal them from my Easter basket and would then hoard them like a squirrel saving acorns for the …

Dessert

10 Recipes to Mix and Match for a Week's Worth of Meals

We know that sometimes you get home and have a grand total of 15 minutes to figure out what you’re going to put on the table. Us too. Let's find a solution.<p>The answer may be cooking lots of dishes in advance to get you through the week, but the hard part of that option is getting organized and …

10 Best Tricks for Improving Your Flight Experience

Flying can be a miserable experience but we've got the 10 best tricks for rocking up to the gate like a superstar. Indoor sunglasses optional.<p>Did you know you can take a water bottle through security? Or you could even take a tour of the cockpit if you wanted? Here are some tips and strategies for …

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cookies

I've never really been a fan of the "healthy" oatmeal raisin alternative, or alternatives in general. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm just a straight-up chocolate chip cookie girl who refuses to give up the sweet taste of nostalgia. We can't deny that the chocolate chip cookie lingers on the …

Dessert

Here's What Comfort Food Looks Like Around the World

Every culture has its comfort foods--the dishes that do more than just fill your stomach. They play on your senses and remind you of your home and your traditions. So let's take a little culinary journey, shall we? Here's what comfort food looks like around the world.<p><b>Canada: Poutine</b><p>The Canadian …

Cooking

Veggie Side Acts That Just Might Steal Your Dinner Show

<b>11 of the best veggie recipes that even non-vegetarians will love.</b><p><b>Asparagus Flatbread</b><p>As soon as this flatbread comes out of the oven, it's guaranteed to disappear. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots</b><p>Cumin and mint give it a Moroccan flair, and the roasted onions add sweetness. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Crispy</b> …

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37 Indian Recipes We Love

Gallery37 Indian Recipes We Love<p>Making Indian food at home doesn't have to be intimidating. It also doesn't have to be limited to simple curries and tikka masala. There's an entire world of crispy cilantro fritters, rich and soothing coconut soups, and bright, refreshing mango drinks to try. We've …

Cooking

Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup) Recipe

There's a version of <i>pasta e fagioli</i> for just about every region, province and household in Italy, from brothy ones packed with vegetables to creamy ones made only with beans and pasta. This one belongs to that latter group, and the secret to its greatness is all in the beans themselves.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Food Preservation

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

San Diego

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

10 Delicious Barefoot Contessa Recipes

Enjoy these easy and incredible recipes from Ina Garten.<p>Ina Garten knows how to create a memorable feast. From savory beef stew to delicious mac and cheese, you too can wow your guests with these easy recipes from the Barefoot Contessa.

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Last Month

While daylight savings are right around the corner, the recipes you loved last month, not surprisingly, are comforting and soul-nourishing -- roasts, sautés, bakes, and other homey dishes. Before asparagus take over our kitchens and we replace warm cider with margaritas, let's embrace the dishes …