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smoky eggplant dip

The first weeks in a new apartment are always about comparisons: The living room is smaller; the kid’s room is a little bigger. Our room is narrower …

the browniest cookies

I have, for forever and a day, looked for a chocolate cookie I could crown with what I considered the highest honor one could bestow on it, declaring …

Dessert

everyday chocolate cake

Heat your oven to 325°F. Butter and lightly flour a standard loaf pan (shown in a 9″x5″, but not so full in it that you couldn’t use an 8″x4″ or …

alex’s chicken and mushroom marsala

We’ve discussed this before, but I really hate cooking anything twice. I know what an awful shame this is–falling upon gasp-worthy, decadent and even …

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The Fully Loaded Iceberg Wedge Salad Recipe

Come summertime, most of us want foods that somehow manage to satisfy while still seeming light and refreshing. No dish better delivers on both counts than the classic iceberg wedge salad, a retro creation that is all about simplicity. And yet, to be the celebration of flavor and texture that it …

Tomatoes

The Best Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

There are lots of tabbouleh recipes in the world, but many give instructions that can lead to a sopping wet salad with bulgur that's too hard to eat. This one uses pre-salting steps to remove excess moisture from the tomatoes and parsley, then uses the water drained from the tomatoes to soak the …

Tomatoes

The Easiest Holiday Party Idea? A Cookie Bar

Our friend, lifestyle enthusiast, and small-business owner Theodore Leaf tells us how to make a delectable and decorative cookie bar to share with your friends this holiday season.<p>When I was growing up, we would have a dessert table overflowing with cookies every Christmas. This year I was inspired …

ethereally smooth hummus

For as long as I have written this website — yes, even longer than it has been since I told you the wee white lie that Paula Wolfert’s hummus was all …

yogurt panna cotta with walnuts and honey

Guys, I just discovered the ultimate weekend brunch treat/decadent dessert that still contains a whiff of moderation/preschooler snack. The …

spring vegetable potstickers

It’s been over six years since I mooned here over a lost dumpling love. Dumplings are kind of a fixation for me; I am unwaveringly convinced that …

Whole Roasted Onions

Here’s how this is going to go down, my friends: whole roasted sweet yellow onions, roasted with olive oil and butter, roasted with rosemary, roasted …

Onions

Cream Cheese Wontons

Once a week, my four kids and I pack up the pickup, leave the ranch, and head to the big city to our homeschool co-op, where we have a day of shared …

Coconut Curry Shrimp

As I lamented on Saturday, I completely forgot to throw a bunch of shrimp on the grill during our party on the Fourth, so wound up stuck with …

This morning, I shared your favorite Smitten Kitchen recipes of 2014. These are mine. Most don't have enough chocolate or peanut butter to, in that hackneyed phrase of 2014, "break the internet" but my year was so much more delicious with them in it. What did I miss? 1. Cheese Blintz | http://goo.gl/LPm8tb 2. Warm Lentil and Potato Salad | http://goo.gl/OOisUT 3. Squash Toasts with Ricotta and Cider Vinegar | http://goo.gl/U2BCXV 4. Pretzel Parker House Rolls | http://goo.gl/2qPB5l 5. Cauliflower Slaw | http://goo.gl/0vYQsg 6. Cold Noodles with Miso, Lime and Ginger | http://goo.gl/4YEvnT 7. Three Ingredient Summertime Salsa | http://goo.gl/xk5C3W 8. Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Hearts | http://goo.gl/DjODPK 9. Broccoli Cheddar and Wild Rice Casserole | http://goo.gl/rpe7sN 10. Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel | http://goo.gl/YgX1jG 11. Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew | http://goo.gl/Tx4HGL 12. Better Chicken Pot Pies | http://goo.gl/BkT3Z0 13. Nancy's Chopped Salad | http://goo.gl/qDfxdK 14. Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles | http://goo.gl/2YqnuD 15. Carrot Salad with Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas | http://goo.gl/axpyMc 16. Three-Bean Chili | http://goo.gl/nWFOL6

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How to Make the Best Swedish Meatballs

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>What is a Swedish meatball?<p>That might sound like a stupid question, because most of us have a pretty clear idea: They tend to be small, flavored with warm spices, coated in gravy, and sometimes stabbed with toothpicks. You know, plus lingonberries and IKEA and …

greek salad with lemon and oregano

Recently, I attempted to roughly outline the parameters of the gap between the recipes you see here on this site and what I might have made for …

Molten Dulce de Leche Cakes

6 Servings<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter<p>2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour plus more for ramekins<p>2 large egg yolks<p>1 large egg<p>1 2/3 cups canned or jarred dulce de leche (preferably Nestlé)<p>Vanilla or banana ice cream<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 425°. Butter and flour ramekins; …

Dessert

Cobb Salad

Man, do I love a Cobb Salad! My mom used to order them at restaurants when I was younger, and I knew I had truly become a grown-up when I started …

Quinoa with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

I have fallen in love with quinoa over the past year or so, which is approximately 4 billion years after the rest of America fell in love with it, …

Pesto, Tomato, and Mozzarella Sandwich

I returned home from Colorado on Sunday to find that my garden, in the week I’d been gone, had gone berserk. The Oklahoma heat had fully set in, …

Beer Battered Onion Rings and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

We’re looking down the barrel at Father’s Day so it’s time to start thinking about beer and bow ties and burly dudes with beards bouncing babies on …

Pie Is Just the Beginning: The Best Apple Desserts to Make This Fall

Fact: The best fall desserts are the ones that have apple in them.<p><b>Fact: The best fall desserts are the ones that have apple in them.</b> Here are over a dozen of our favorites, from fritters to cobbler.

Dessert

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I realize I posted my Browned Butter M&M Cookie recipe just last week, and I realize this recipe is pretty much identical, but I definitely wanted to …

gnocchi in tomato broth + more book tour

I realize that when it comes to January Food — carrot sticks, soup, legumes and other things I suspect, what with it being the third week of the …

GoPro Captures An Egg Being Poached Underwater, Incites Benedict Cravings

There's much debate over how to perfectly poach an egg.<p>The perfect poached egg? It has a runny-but-thick, drippy yolk encased in soft, smooth whites. Some swear adding a dash of vinegar to the simmering pot will help the egg properly solidify. Other say swirling the water in a counter-clockwise …

Good Ol’ Blueberry Pancakes

While we have a few weeks of summer left, take full advantage of your summer fruits and lazy weekends! Blueberry pancakes are where it’s at. When Reg …

Barbecue Chicken Pizza (+ How to Prep for a Week's Worth of Meals)

Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.<p><i>Today: We're eating barbecue chicken pizza like it's 1999 -- plus, Tom shares his secret to saving time in the kitchen all week</i> …

How to Make Pocky Sticks at Home

<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: This classic Japanese snack is perfect for movie munching -- and it's so easy to make, you won't miss a single preview. Samantha Seneviratne from</i> …