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Make anchovy vinaigrette, the sauce of gods

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>I spent much of the last …

Get Cooking: Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are the “Sara Lee” of the refrigerator’s bottom bins: Nobody doesn’t like them. Picky adults? Children? Sic roasted vegetables on …

Recipes

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2018

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Pinterest is a …

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The 35 Absolute Best Recipes To Try In An Instant Pot

Do you know what FOMO is? Fear of missing out. I’ve been experiencing it ever since everyone under the sun got an Instant Pot for Christmas, and I …

What Your Instant Pot Buttons Mean

The Instant Pot is user friendly in so much as it is a very safe, self-contained, all-in-one multi-cooker, but its user interface is not exactly …

How to Make Instant-Pot Yogurt, Step-by-Step

I'm going to tell you something you may not believe: in order to make yogurt in the Instant Pot, the first ingredient you'll need is...yogurt.<p>I know …

These Facebook Groups Will Help You Master the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot was <i>the</i> kitchen toy to give and get this holiday season, but their black-box vibe can be a little intimidating at first. If you’re …

Ima's Challah Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I make challah almost every week. After trying about 5 other recipes, I've returned to my mother's tried-and-true version. (Should've known -- mom's always right!) At this point, the recipe is so familiar I practically have it memorized. The original recipe calls for white bread …

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14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers<p>“I am recently a vegetarian, and this is the best pre-made veggie burger I’ve found. It has Indian spices (kind …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

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The Slow Cooker Recipes Our Readers Saved Most in 2017

For years I've been wishing for the ability to save recipes on Kitchn (perhaps you have too), and this year it finally happened. Like many readers, …

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Bread Machine Tips and Recipes

Most bread machines are easy enough for a grade school child to operate, but the more you know about the machine and ingredients, the better your …

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5 Favorite Cookies from Our Cookie Queen, Dorie Greenspan

While I have many well-worn cookbooks on my stacked shelf, Dorie Greenspan's original baking book is one that's received more love than most. Dorie …

Snickerdoodles To Biscotti: 18 Heavenly Holiday Cookies

‘Tis the season for giving, but you may have a hard time parting with these delicious holiday cookies. Happy baking!<p>1. Chocolate Fudge Crinkles<p>Crisp and powdery on the outside, and soft and fudgy in the center: if you can imagine what a brownie would taste like in cookie form, this is it. GET THE …

Pull-Apart Challah Rolls Are Definitely the Best Rolls

Pull-Apart Challah Rolls<p>Makes 15 rolls<p><i>For the dough:</i> <br>4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/4 cup granulated sugar <br>1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Fig Jam, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Pizza

This decadent pizza is finished off with a richly flavored balsamic reduction, which makes it a special dish to serve to the family for a Sunday supper. (Any leftover balsamic reduction is delicious drizzled over salads, roasted vegetables and roasted meats.) The recipe for the dough makes enough …

Bake the perfect blueberry muffin

We’ve all done it: Baked a blueberry muffin that emerged from the oven in a state of utter purple-itude, the berries a wet mass at the bottom of the …

Learn Ina Garten’s Smartest Trick for a Gorgeous Cake

Have you ever set out to make the <i>perfect</i> birthday cake or treat for someone you love, only to fall short when it comes to the decorating part? There …

Hummingbird Cake

Moist and extremely flavorful, this Hummingbird Cake is pure perfection!Have you ever had a slice of hummingbird cake? I ask because I find it’s not …

16 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved

If you've decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, …

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker—which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough, or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

Dessert

These are officially the 20 best 'healthy' recipes on Pinterest

Entries for the awards, which aim to celebrate the best UK food from the 13 billion food ideas shared on the platform, were open to any Pinterest user in the UK.<p>The shortlists within 12 categories included recipes from chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Mary Berry, publications like British Vogue and …

15 Lip-Smacking Christmas Desserts Anyone Can Make In Under 30 Minutes

Christmas is the time to indulge. Calories don’t matter. Only happiness counts. Starting the day with ice cream and ending it with cake seems only …

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …

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Grandmommie's corn pudding: A treasured recipe for N.O. woman | NOLA.com

Danielle Stallworth is the keeper of the flame. Her grandmother's recipes, along with the family matriarch's tips and advice for turning a dish into …

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Chili Mac and Cheese

17 Christmas Candy Recipes That Will Kick Cookies to the Curb

It seems like Christmas cookies take center stage around the holidays, but they’re not the ONLY sweet treat you should be having this time of year. Sure, there’s some adorable bite-sized holiday sweets you can make with the kiddies and there’s always no-bake holiday desserts for the lazy hostess …

Dessert

How to Make Sophia Loren's Tiramisu

We'd expect nothing less from our favorite Italian actress.<p>With multiple cookbooks to her name, Sophia Loren has secured a reputation as an expert home cook in addition to her legacy as an actress and international sex symbol. One of her best dishes? Tiramisu.<p>In <i>Recipes and Memories</i>, a …

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