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Skillet Baked Ziti Recipe

Feel free to up the Parmesan amount to a full cup if you want a creamier dish or even stir in some heavy cream or ricotta before putting it in the oven. Adding some sausage to the recipe could also be another delicious twist to try if you're feeling adventurous.<p><b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a …

Indian Spices 101: The Benefits of Frying Spices

To me, there's nothing more intoxicating than the aromas of freshly ground spices—they're heady and complex, and evolve throughout the cooking process. Depending on how you handle them, though, their exact flavor and impact on the dish will be different. In this series on Working with Indian …

Japanese Ginger and Garlic Chicken With Smashed Cucumber From 'A Change of Appetite'

This recipe, from Diana Henry's new cookbook, <i>A Change of Appetite,</i> is not for the faint of heart. You have to <i>really</i> like ginger to be into it. And not mind grating said ginger for a <i>really</i> long time. A garlicky, slightly sweet marinade with a whopping two-thirds of a cup of the spicy stuff does not …

Easy Salad Recipes

Nothing beats the bright, refreshing ease of a raw salad<p>While grilled, roasted, and boiled components can make for a lovely salad experience, when it …

Food

8 Ways to Cook with Lobster Shells

Once you’ve broken down a lobster and removed all of the meat, you’re left with a pile of shells. Don’t throw them away! Instead, use them to enrich …

Finalists: Your Best Recipe with Avocados

We've tested and tasted our way through the recipes for Your Best Recipe with Avocados, and have emerged with two promising finalists: Trout Kabayaki with Avocado by savorthis and Green Goddess Chicken Sandwiches by foxeslovelemons. Here's where you come in: We want to know which finalist will win …

10 Ways to Use Up Bruised Tomatoes

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: There is hope for your bruised tomatoes -- they just need a little TLC.</i><p>So you went to the market and bought all the beefsteak tomatoes that your arms …

Steamed Mussels in a Coconut Curry Broth

Coconut Curry Mussels.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 31, 2014 74<p>HELLO. I am completely dying over this meal. Two words: dy.ing.<p>Not sure if I can even fully …

10 Best BBQ Joints in the U.S.

The debate over who has the best barbecue is a sticky subject for aficionados across the country. While Kansas City locals swear by their sweet, tangy glazes, Texans prefer their sauce on the side and Memphians will eat their ribs "wet" or "dry," so long as they're pork. On GAYOT.com's list of the …

Texas

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

How to Devein Shrimp {& Quickly Cook Them!}

Okay. Can we talk a little about shrimp? And how they’re one of the friendlier seafoods? Even non-seafood-lovers often enjoy shrimp. Shrimp are …

14 Summer Desserts from Willow Bird Baking (plus some from other blogs!) - Willow Bird Baking

<i>Thanks, Foodie, for sponsoring this post.</i><p>Thank you so much for filling out my reader survey! If you haven’t yet, you can still do so here. I’m not …

Are the Beauty Standards for Fruits & Vegetables Unfair?

An in-depth look at the beauty standards used by the USDA and supermarkets to determine which fruits and vegetables should be sold to consumers<p>It's a tough world out there for a tomato. Chances are high that you're packed into a tight greenhouse and getting regularly doused with chemicals. Even if …

Agriculture

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

How to Make Couscous Salad | Hilah Cooking

23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

23 classic cocktails you should know how to make, from Manhattans to Margaritas<p>Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you're a bartender, there's no way you'll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow …

Sex and the City

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6 Kale Salad Mistakes to Avoid Because No One Likes a Soggy Salad

Kale salad: so hot right now. But are you doing it wrong? We talked to our test kitchen to identify the most common mistakes when it comes to this trendy dish<p>The endlessly hip kale salad seems to appear everywhere these days, from our mom's Sunday dinner table to every restaurant in town. It's a …

Healthy Eating

How to Spatchcock a Chicken, Step-by-Step

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Meet your summer-friendly hack for roast chicken: the spatchcock</i> …

Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Steak Recipe • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by on<p>Here’s what you’ll learn:<p>Why skirt and flank steak are perfect for this dish<br>• How to cut the steak to guarantee most tenderness<br>• Nathan’s …

A Week with Top Chef

<i>In anticipation of the series premiere of Bravo’s Top Chef Duels on August 6th at 10PM/9C, we've been sharing past Top Chef recipes all week. Be sure to follow along, and comment below for a chance to win a premiere party prize pack!</i><p>This week, <i>Top Chef</i> shared a handful of stand-out recipes from …

Refreshingly Simple Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It's the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it—it's so daunting.<p>The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. …

Ideas in Food vs. The Steak Bomb: The Filling

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot, the great minds behind the influential blog Ideas in Food, and the cookbooks Ideas in Food and Maximum Flavor, will be sharing their wisdom and clever cooking ideas here on Serious Eats, as they reinvent classic dishes with the aim of getting the …

July's Most Popular Recipes

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/gallery/july-2014-most-popular-recipes<p>article<p>Our most popular recipes in July spanned a wide range of global …

Cooking

15 Delicious No Bake Desserts

I wrote a check this morning and I realized that is was already August. Clearly my days and months have all just smooshed together this summer. In my …

Dessert

83 Egg Recipes That We Always Crave

83 egg recipes is a lot of egg recipes. But is it enough?<p>Shockingly enough, Americans once ate twice as many eggs as they do today. Bring back the glory days with these 83 egg recipes, prepared every way you could imagine (baked! fried! poached! more!).

Cooking

Finding Meat in Unexpected Places: 15 Dishes Where Meat Meets Sweet

Here's a list of 15 meaty sweets from across the country. The most common meats? Foie gras and bacon. Doughnuts and ice cream dominate this roundup, but there are some surprises on the list, too, whether in the form of <b>foie gras sushi with chocolate</b> (O Ya, Boston), an apple pie sausage (Goldis …

The Best Barbecue Sauces You've Never Heard of, From Europe

"A well made sauce will make even an elephant or a grandfather palatable," observed the nineteenth century French food writer, Grimod de la Reynière. Strange dude, Grimod: he had webbed fingers, like a duck, and he once staged his own funeral just to see who would come. He would have been a blogger …

BBQ

Salad Upgrade: Just Add Lobster

Lobster is the ultimate upgrade for almost any salad.<p>Lobster is the ultimate upgrade for almost any salad. First, learn how to break down a lobster …

Two Ways to Perfect A Fish Glaze

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: Get the secrets to giving your fish a good glaze, two ways.</i><p>There is more than one way to glaze a piece of fish. There are two basic ways, actually.<p>There is the …