Monica Bolanos

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Eggs, Tomatoes and a Quick Trip to Purgatory

It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in red sauce, I’d whip up some shakshuka. I first tasted this North African dish, made from stewed tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers and plenty of spices, on a trip to Israel, where it’s extremely popular, and have been hooked …

Italian Food

Weekend Breakfasts to Warm the Heart, and Belly

I’ve recently been trying to teach my nearly 5-year-old son, Max, to ride a bicycle, with little success. I could possibly blame Max for our tardy progress, but I must take the responsibility myself.<p>I’m the one who hasn’t been tremendously excited about going to the park in the freezing cold to …

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Mamie Eisenhower’s Chocolate Fudge Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish pan or mist it in with nonstick cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together the semisweet chocolate, …

Italian Panini

Special equipment: a two-burner grill pan or a panini maker<p>Slice the bread in half horizontally and spread the cut-sides with the honey mustard. …

Food

Are High Heels Headed for a Tumble?

One Saturday evening this spring Florie Hutchinson, an arts publicist and a mother of three daughters, was nursing her youngest, Beatrice, at home and texting with a friend in Europe. She was exhausted after a day spent running errands in her hometown, Palo Alto, Calif., where she’d encountered …

French Toast Croque Madame Casserole

Finding just the right balance of sweet and savory can be tricky, but we've totally mastered it here. Each bite achieves a perfect combo of French …

Breakfast

This Could Be The First-Ever Video of a Baby Nautilus Hatching

Rejoice, lovers of cute little externally shelled cephalopods! The Monterey Bay Aquarium has captured what could be the first-ever video footage of …

Almond Snowballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway …

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Hanukkah gets underway this week, sunset on Tuesday night: dreidels to play with and …

Another Foothold for Philippine Cuisine

The tuna jaw is a great arc of meat, curved like a boomerang, its underside all bone and gleaming skin. At Tito Rad’s Grill in Woodside, Queens, it’s offered in three sizes, which increase in menace. Smoke from the grill has burrowed deep into the flesh, which diners peel off the bone in creamy …

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

Italy is a place that’s as diverse as it is beautiful, and its inhabitants are not only passionate about their own region, but also the country as a …

Fears squashed: Zucchini mistaken for WWII bomb in Germany

A worried resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers rushed over — and found a particularly large zucchini.<p>Police were summoned to the scene in Bretten, near the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, on Thursday morning by an 81-year-old man.<p>They …

Paris's First Nude Restaurant Is Now Open

The Paris Naturist Association is thrilled.<p>France already boasts hundreds of beaches, campsites, and spa centers meant to be enjoyed in the nude, and now, the famously clothing-optional country is breaking new ground in naturism. According to local newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i>, the first nude restaurant in …

You Can Make Eggplant Parmesan in a Slow Cooker–and Here's How

Back in the nineties, when I was in college, my mom came up to Montréal for a visit. (How a girl from South Carolina ended up at Mcgill University in …

15 Satisfying Soups Easy Enough to Make on a Weeknight

There is one dish that appears pretty consistently on my weekly meal plan, and that is soup. Almost every week, there is a night designated for it — …

Search for Chicago's best cacio e pepe leads down untraditional paths

My favorite Italian pastas depend not on dozens of ingredients and laborious techniques, but on sourcing a few quality ingredients that, when combined in exacting ways, transform into something greater than their parts. Pasta carbonara, amatriciana, aglio e olio — these are recipes so basic, …

Italy

10 Essential Products Every Female Traveler Needs

Traveling is never easy for females, what with all the individual beauty products, outfit planning, and millions of pairs of shoes that yes, we do …

Shopping

An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Recipes

25+ Slow-Cooker Pasta Recipes That Define Easy Comfort Food

We've found over 25 recipes to combine our love of pasta with the ease of the slow cooker — including mac and cheese and lasagna! With this many options, it's going to be hard to choose which recipe to make first.

6 of Berlin's Best-Kept Secrets You Thought You Knew

Last summer, the number of tourists to visit Berlin reached a record high. No doubt, some of its most well-trodden paths are quintessential to …

Germany

Mayday! 17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google Earth

1 of 18<p>Google spies shipwrecks<p>The world's most famous shipwreck may be the RMS Titanic, but the remains of the luxury steamship are visible only to …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Julia Moskin gave us an incredible new recipe for eggplant parm this week, the …

12 Classic Slow Cooker Recipes Every Cook Should Know

My younger brother just bought a slow cooker and texted me late one night asking for advice on classic slow cooker recipes he should know. Of course …

The Most Popular Airbnbs in Every US State, Mapped

If you read our previous article, '8 Awesome North American Road Trips, Mapped,' you may have already decided to ride a Mississippi riverboat in St. …

Santa Monica

14 Classic Fall Comfort Food Dinners Under 500 Calories

There's a lot to love about fall: Crunchy leaves, boots, Harry Potter movie marathons on TV. Still, what I look forward to most about the season is …

Cooking

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Fewer

The slow cooker's charm is that it delivers meals without much effort on your part. Toss a bunch of ingredients inside and let it do its thing while …

18 Solid Places to Eat Around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 2017 Edition

Dropping off friends at LAX or picking them up is always a chore — enough so that usually passengers departing from or arriving to the giant NASCAR track from hell this city so generously calls airport parking might feel obligated to reward their drivers with a meal. Here's a guide to some places …

Los Angeles

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany

The landscapes of Germany are at once charming, bewitching, and staggeringly pretty: alpine peaks, mysterious forests, white Rococo churches, villages lined with timbered houses, and castles that seem almost too majestic to be real. From the mountains to the cities, and everywhere in between, here …

European Travel

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and cook times can make all the difference between soggy, lackluster potatoes and crispy, second-helping-worthy ones. If you're in need of a little …