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‘Fatal Attraction’ Oral History: Rejected Stars and a Foul Rabbit

The bunny almost was broiled. In the most notorious scene of the 1987 thriller “Fatal Attraction,” the spurned Alex (Glenn Close) terrorizes her ex-lover Dan (Michael Douglas) by boiling the family pet on the stove. “Initially, I had her grilling the bunny,” the screenwriter James Dearden said in a …

Kellyanne Conway

6 Ways to Use Trader Joe's Umami Paste

We took this super-charged tomato paste for a spin in the test kitchen.<p>Ah, the Trader Joe's impulse buy. In my past few trips, I've grabbed marinated goat cheese, French butter, cornbread crackers, and <b>umami paste</b>, a curious "stir-in paste and condiment" hiding next to the ketchup and mayonnaise. …

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This Quesadilla Is the Most Acceptable Way to Eat Lots of Cheese for Dinner

This foolproof dinner requires just enough "real" cooking that you can call it homemade.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>Whenever I find myself …

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27 Tex-Mex Recipes That Are Meaty, Cheesy, and Margarita-y

These recipes include fajitas, refried beans, plenty of nachos, and more—just don't skimp on the cheese for it to be true Tex-Mex.<p><b>Though the line between Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking</b> is becoming more and more blurred, you can usually count on your food being "Tex-Mex" if it's got a lot of beef, …

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Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos with Red and Green Salsas

4 to 6 Servings<p>You might have more of the salsas than you need; serve them on the side for dipping. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pico de Gallo<p>3 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped<p>½ red onion, finely chopped<p>1 jalapeño, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon …

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Green Matbucha Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This take on North African matbucha swaps the traditional red bell peppers for green, and blends in plenty of fresh green herbs and za’atar, giving the dish a verdant hue. Serve it on top of roasted chicken, fish, meat, or veggies. Or add it to a mezze spread, served with crackers or …

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Grilled Panzanella Salad with Bell Peppers, Summer Squash, and Tomatoes

8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Salad<p>1 1/2 pounds assorted bell peppers (about 3 large), cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips<p>1 1/2 pounds assorted summer squash, cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch-thick slices<p>1 medium-size red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds<p>1 12- to 14-ounce loaf of ciabatta*, some crust …

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12 Panzanella Recipes, Because a Salad Made From Bread Is the Best Salad There Is

Who wouldn't want a salad made of bread?<p><b>Who wouldn't want a salad made almost entirely out of bread?</b> Panzanella's charms are many, but, rather than list them out here, we'll just let these recipes provide all the proof you need.

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Zucchini Patties

6 Servings<p>Zucchini may not be the most loved vegetable, but when shallow-fried into patties, even kids will go crazy for them.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 medium zucchini, coarsely grated<p>1 medium onion, coarsely grated<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more<p>1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, …

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17 Tomato Recipes That Taste Like Summer in Every Bite

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Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pie

Makes one 9" pie<p>If you haven’t used Taleggio before, now is the perfect time to try it. Don’t be put off by the smell; this cheese has a very mild flavor and is an ideal complement to fresh tomatoes.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ pounds mixed heirloom tomatoes, cored, sliced ¼-inch thick<p>3 …

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Mark Kermode on the hellish saga of the Exorcist prequel

One director left, one died, the next was fired - and the film still isn't ready. Making the Exorcist prequel has been hellish, but the horror series was cursed from the start<p>In what looks increasingly like an endless nightmare, Exorcist: The Beginning - the fourth film in the ongoing horror series …

Horror

Grilled Corn and Poblano Chile Salad

4 servings<p>Psst…you don’t need to presoak or preshuck corn before grilling it. Just put the whole ears on the grate and the husks and silk will slip right off afterward. You’re welcome.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vegetable oil (for grill)<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>¾ teaspoon hot sauce (such as …

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6 Of Our Favorite Recipes That Just Happen to Be Vegetarian

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Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

1. Start Slow<p>Experiencing comprehensive student-centered instruction for the first time makes some kids uneasy. I’ll never forget the high school …

Pedagogy

15 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners

While we've already gone over how well-suited chicken is to making one-pot dinners, there's no reason for meat-eaters to have all the fun. I don't cook a lot of meat during the week, so when I'm putting together a quick weeknight dinner I typically turn to vegetables and grains to make healthy, …

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Redefining Failure

Teachers who are designing inquiry-based learning for their students take the essential feedback from failure and make sure there are multiple …

Teaching

Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

To my surprise, my journey with SOLE has exceeded my expectations and greatly impacted my practices. SOLE is an effective method for fostering …

One-Skillet Roasted Butternut Squash with Spiced Chickpeas

4 servings<p>Stop struggling to peel and slice superfirm squash. Just roast it whole, tear up the flesh, then sear it off in a skillet.<p>April 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small butternut squash (about 1½ pounds)<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt<p>5 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 4 chopped<p>2 tablespoons fresh …

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Farmers' Market Quinoa Salad

4 Servings<p>Don’t obsess over getting these exact ingredients in this precise combination. Any nut you like will work here for crunch, and you’re looking for a mix of bright herbs and enough cooked grains to make this quinoa salad recipe substantial.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup raw pistachios<p>8 …

Food

What I Know Now: Anchoring Phenomena in NGSS

Phenomena can be the special ingredient that brings both intrigue and relevance to an otherwise ordinary lesson. It’s no surprise anchoring phenomena …

Teaching

Why Tater Tots Always Taste Better in Iowa

I once thought I loved Tater Tots as much as a tot could be loved. Back in rural Tennessee, I consumed those crispy, shredded-potato nuggets on the …

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

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Finally, Cauliflower Rice We Truly Want to Eat

You're only four ingredients and 10 minutes away from fluffy, tender "rice."<p>I thought I was over cauliflower rice. It's trendy, yes, but often so bland and boring that all I can think about is how much I love other types of rice. But I also like a good kitchen challenge, so I decided to try to make …

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purple plum torte

This may look like an ordinary piece of plum cake, but it is not. It is a famous plum cake, so renowned that I suspect half of you out there have …

Spicy Tofu with Pickled Shiitake Mushrooms

4 Servings<p>How to prevent tofu from being bland? Toss it in a robust, spicy, salty, and deeply seasoned marinade.<p>February 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps thinly sliced<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>½ cup plus 5 teaspoons soy sauce<p>½ cup plus 5 teaspoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1½ cups …

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50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

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10 Foods That Help You Shed Pounds

The secret to losing weight? Fill up on foods that contain water, like these fruits and veggies.

How to lose belly fat for a shredded and stronger midsection

Pooch, gut, beer belly, love handles—whatever you want to call it, that cushy area between your pecs and your lower half tends to be the most …

Bob Armstrong Chile con Queso

8 servings<p>The signature dish at Matt’s El Rancho in Austin, Texas, named after former Texas land commissioner Bob Armstrong, who one day asked them to make him “something different.” What resulted was a now-legendary layered dip of taco meat, queso, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo. …

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