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Pesto Baked Tomato-Vegetable Casserole Recipe

Slow-cooked casseroles are one of the most convenient oven meals. They’re simply delicious, and if there are any leftovers, you can store them in the …

Learn all about the accessory that tracks your stress — and helps you cope

Technology makes it really easy to keep track of our physical health these days. A FitBit bracelet can track your heart rate, your movement, your …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …


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 …


My Top 10 Tips for a Brand New Photographer, From a Slightly-Not-So Brand New One

Hello. My name’s Tom. After two years of tinkering around with DSLR photography, I believe that I may have passed an important milestone and …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

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How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …


Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Fresh raspberry-and-white-chocolate cream is a lofty alternative to frosting or jam filling. Using a small ice cream scoop to form the vanilla sugar cookies will ensure a uniform size.

Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

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Crispiest Potato Chips

6 Servings<p>Keys to great potato chips: A lower frying temp gets the moisture out; a vinegar soak ensures they're crisp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds russet or purple potatoes<p>½ cup distilled white vinegar<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 8 cups)<p>Kosher salt or Nori Salt (click for recipe) or …


85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.


47 Fall Soup Recipes That Are Cozy & Warming

Fall is PSL and pretty leaves season, sure, but it's also the start of soup season—and here are 47 of our favorite recipes for autumn.<p><b>Soups, stews, bisques, chilis</b>—now's the time to make them in the chunky knit sweater you've been storing in the back of your closet since this time last year. It's …


How to Make Any Steak Tender

In the West we are blessed with great steaks. Many are intrinsically tender, especially the so-called "noble cuts," like filet mignon, strip steak, and rib steak). But even our fibrous steaks, like flank and skirt, chew easily compared to the meat served on much of Planet Barbecue, where livestock …


In Which We Bring New Meaning to the Phrase 'Food Porn'

Making dessert has never been sexier.<p>So you want to learn to whip cream? Ice a cake? Artfully drizzle chocolate on your... macarons? Instructional cooking videos can be incredibly helpful—but also, unfortunately, a little bit dry. We thought we'd remedy that. Spice things up a little. Below, we …

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'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

Here's something to make even the most carnivorous among us shudder: a burger that tastes something like human flesh.<p>It's not just the stuff of horror flicks anymore, thanks to two pioneering foodies out of London. For a publicity stunt to promote Season 5 of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, which premieres Oct. …

Braised Chicken with Capers and Parsley

4 Servings<p>White wine vinegar and capers pack tangy and briny flavors into this braise.<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 large onion, minced (1 1/2 cups)<p>4 chicken legs, drumsticks and thighs separated (about 2 pounds)<p>Kosher salt<p>1/2 cup minced flat-leaf parsley plus more …


33 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.


15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …


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23 Turnip Recipes for Main and Side Dishes

The humble root veggie is reaching a new, hip status—here are 23 turnip recipes to try in your own kitchen<p><b>Move over, potatoes—there's another starchy veggie in town.</b> The humble turnip is reaching a new, hip status (as evidenced by its appearance in one of the coolest restaurants in Brooklyn) so …


How to Make Off-the-Cuff Breakfast Hash with Whatever You Happen to Have

How to make breakfast hash with anything you have on hand<p>Maybe it’s the recent fall weather here in New York, but something about the sound of a “breakfast hash” had me fantasizing about waking up early, donning a cable-knit sweater, and making myself some. So this weekend, I did (sans sweater). …


Devil's Food Cake with Hazelnut Crunch

12 to 16 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 1/3 cups cake flour<p>1 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/4 teaspoon baking powder<p>2 teaspoons instant espresso powder<p>1 cup hot coffee<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>2 1/2 cups sugar<p>1 cup (2 sticks) …


6 Scrumptious Recipes to Celebrate Apple Harvest Season

Image via PopSugar<p>Everyone equates autumn with certain scents and flavors. You’ve got pumpkin-flavored everything, mulled wine, and, of course, apples. Apple harvesting takes place starting in late August and lasts through the winter, which means we’re smack dab in the middle of this glorious …