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Homemade Baba Ganoush

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: When your next Baba Ganoush craving hits, don't hit the takeout counter -- make some at home instead. Jodi from What's Cooking Good Looking shows</i> …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

Honey Chai Roasted Almonds

<b>Honey Chai Almonds</b><p>makes 3 cups<p>adapted from Weelicious Lunches<p>3 cups raw almonds<p>1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg<p>1 …

Squash, Shiitake, Kale, and Kimchi Stew Recipe

Thinly sliced squash, meaty shiitakes, and a bunch of kale join the usual suspects of kimchi and soft tofu in this comforting stew.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 tablespoons sesame oil2 scallions, ends trimmed, green and white parts thinly sliced and kept separate4 medium garlic cloves, minced …

Italian-Style Grilled Octopus Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Once you have your cooked, tender octopus, you need to let it rest and come to room temperature, and you can even refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before grilling as well. For me, the smoky flavor of a charcoal or wood grill is what gives grilled octopus its unique flavor, but you can use a …

Spicy Shrimp Tagine from Morocco

Although I have eaten this tagine in numerous places along the coast, the finest was in Tétouan. It was in a small <i>riad</i> (guesthouse) called El …

Ratatouille Tian from 'The French Market Cookbook'

Is there a better summer dish than ratatouille? The Provençal classic makes use of some of summer's best bounty—tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini—for an elegant, simple stew that can be served at any temperature, any time of day. The version in <b>Clotilde Dusoulier</b>'s new book, <i>The French Market …

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: The salad you'll want to eat the rest of the summer.</i><p>WHO: Bob Vivant is a writer, recipe developer, and photographer in …

Savory Tomato Pork Stew Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This pork stew takes a few hours to cook, so it's a great candidate for a weekend supper or preparing in a slow cooker (cook on the low setting for 6 to 8 hours). Super rich and tart, I recommend serving it with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up whatever's left at the bottom of the bowl. If …

Smoky Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Peach Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Smoky Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Peach Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 15, 2013 71<p>Time to eat pretty food!<p>Here’s the truth: I …

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

Drunken Apple and Rosé Sangria for Two

At the end of May I caught a tweet from the NY Times food section that completely changed my mind about what a Sangria should be. Lavender? Sake? …

Crockpot Brisket Tacos with Shredded Cabbage + Sweet Corn

Crockpot Smoky Brisket Tacos with Shredded Cabbage + Sweet Corn.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 8, 2013 53<p>Could I be any more predictable?<p>I can’t help it.<p>I love …

Passionfruit & Caramelised Banana Tarts - Spotlight: Edd Kimber

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Watermelon