Michael Gemme

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10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…


15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Colorado Wants to Ban Marijuana Edibles

Hold onto those pot brownies, Colorado residents. Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced in a release that it sought to <b>ban almost all edibles</b>, or marijuana-infused candy, cookies, and brownies. Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana …

A BLT that Packs an Extra Punch

Homemade pimiento cheese makes this sandwich extra delicious.<p>Punch up your standard-issue BLT with pimiento cheese—made with mayo, sharp cheddar, pickled jalapeños, and roasted red peppers—and voila, you've got a tasty homemade dinner. All in less than 30 minutes.<p>Get the Recipe: Pimiento BLTs


How to Make Japanese-Style Chicken Meatball Skewers With Sweet Soy Glaze (Tsukune)

Last fall I worked on a recipe for Pakistini chicken keema done in kebab form. This required taking a pretty wet ground chicken mixture and getting it to cling to a skewer, which is no easy feat to accomplish. In my tests, chilling the mixture in the freezer for a little while helped things out, …

What to Do with an Overload of Butternut Squash

<i>Winter is coming and we're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: Butternut squash doesn't have to be dressed with warm spices and sage -- here's how to stay</i> …

Repurpose That Muffin Tin to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

<i>By Dennis Prescott</i><p><i>Photo © Dennis Prescott</i><p>For me, there are few things better than warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. It's the perfect comfort food. This version allows guests to have their own individual pies. And let's be honest, when it comes to pie, sharing is hard. This solves that</b> …


New York Restaurant Serves Fall-Themed Cocktail Inside a Delicata Squash

New York restaurant Park Avenue Autumn is attempting to bring some dignity back to decorative gourd season. To make "The Mai Chai," head bartender Bryan Schneider hollows out a delicata squash, fills it with rum, Toasted Pepita orgeat syrup, lime juice, and pumpkin butter, and garnishes with an …

5 Ridiculously Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipes

Gourmet dinners don't have to be complicated -- in fact, sometimes simple is best!<p><b>1. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet and Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is full of flavor and and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is first …


Pumpkin Fritters Are The One Recipe You Need To Make This Fall

Cooking is especially joyful in the fall. With the cooler temperatures setting in, spending time next to a fryer is actually a treat (and eating the fruits of your labor even more so). There are pies to be baked. Squashes to be pureed. And pumpkins to be fritter-ized. That's right, pumpkin fritters.<p>…

A Soup that Tastes as Good as it Looks

A classic leek soup made modern with a topping of crunchy shoestring potatoes and fried herbs.<p>This soup is as elegant as it gets: The leeks and onions—which shouldn't take on any color as you cook them—give it a beautiful, nearly bone-white color. But there's more to it than just looks. The …


One-Skillet Crispy Chicken With Saffron, Lemon, and Red Potatoes

A joke in my household growing up was, "What's for dinner—chicken?" because my mom, great cook that she is, often resorted to Cornish hens for family dinner. She had ways to mix up the flavors and, I will admit, mastered these dishes. In fact, a variation of this recipe made with tender chicken …