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7 Tricks to Get Kids to Eat Sriracha—and Love Spicy Food

Getting kids to eat is tough. Getting them to eat spicy food can be impossible—but it can be done! Here's how to turn children into chile heads<p><i>Welcome to Sriracha Week, our annual celebration of all things spicy. Today Kim Foster, author of</i> Sharp Knives, Boiling Oil: My Year of Dangerous Cooking …


10 Spicy, Chile-Spiked Beers We Love

Ten fiery beers that we can get behind... at least in small doses.<p>Spite is a cruel sentiment, a calculated desire to insult, annoy, or hurt. But human beings are strange creatures. Some readily seek out pain, finding pleasure where others experience tears. And then there are those who delight in …


When to Use Dried Chiles vs. Fresh vs. Powder vs. Flakes

Our guide to using different types of chiles, from dried and flaked to fresh and powder.<p>The world of chiles is a vast one. Just the sheer number of different types is mind-boggling—I mean, off the top of your head, do you know the difference between a Chilaca and a Cubanelle? (Yeah, us neither.) …

Food Preservation

Are Chiles Good for You? Or Bad? What Does Science Say?

Are chiles an antioxidant-filled wonder food? Or a bacteria-harboring carcinogen? We searched the annals of science to find the truth.<p>Science is groovy and everything, but it can be annoyingly confusing when it comes to telling us what to eat. Today's knotty conundrum: the chile. Is it an …


Bacon Deviled Eggs

Makes 24 Servings<p>Want to take your deviled eggs recipe to the next level? One word: bacon.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 large eggs<p>3 slices bacon<p>2 tablespoons melted butter (if needed)<p>1/3 cup mayonnaise<p>2 teaspoons Dijon mustard<p>1 heaping tablespoon chopped scallions, plus more scallions, thinly …


Poached Egg Crostone with Wilted Spinach and Bacon

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme<p>1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper<p>1<p>1 16-ounce oval-shaped loaf country white sourdough bread<p>1<p>8 thick bacon slices<p>1<p>2 tablespoons minced shallot<p>1 10-ounce bag fresh baby spinach<p>…


Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Pickled Spring Onions

4 Servings<p>This version of an egg sandwich, from Austin's Noble Sandwich Co., uses quick-pickled onions (proof that pickles make everything taste better), Sriracha mayonnaise to bring the heat (a dash of hot sauce would also do the drink), and arugula for brightness and bite.<p>April …


Egg Sandwich with Green Bean Slaw

4 Servings<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk 1/2 cup crumbled feta, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss with 1/4 thinly sliced red onion, 2 thinly sliced radishes, 1/2 pound green beans (shaved …


Chicken with Buttered Snap Peas and Tender Lettuces

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Cooked lettuces? Yes—but barely. When they hit the pan, they’ll pick up flavor from the chicken drippings, gently wilting and taking on the buttery sauce.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, cut into 10 pieces<p>Kosher salt …


Baked Ziti

Before I begin with this recipe tutorial, I must make an important disclosure:<p><i>I did not use ziti to make this Baked Ziti.</i><p>I used Mostaciolli.<p>I’m truly …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

Herb Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes Recipe

Here’s an idea for an easy, one-dish meal—herb roasted chicken thighs baked on a bed of potatoes. Layer a casserole dish with thinly sliced potatoes, …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

<i>Please welcome guest author, my good friend and neighbor, master baker, and fellow food blogger Evie Lieb, who shares a recipe for a favorite</i> …

Ham and Asparagus Strata Recipe

You know those times when you make something so good, you can’t wait for an excuse to make it again? This is one of those times. Wow. Perfect for a …

The Diabolical Pushup Challenge

You need extreme upper-body strength and endurance to complete this weekend's fitness test. Do you have what it takes?<p>On the pushup spectrum, the single-leg Swiss-ball variation is one of the toughest for three reasons: 1) your body is on a decline, increasing the amount of body weight you need to …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Belly Flab Burner | Men's Health

Are you up for the challenge? Watch the video below to see how to perform the countdown drill. <b>Durkin completed the fitness test in 3 minutes and 10 seconds.</b> What was your time? Let us know in the comments below.


The Jelly Legs Challenge | Men's Health

Ready to try it? Watch the video to learn how to perform the challenge. <b>Durkin completed the circuit in 1 minute and 47 seconds.</b> What was your best time? Let us know in the comments below.


Bulgarian Split Squat

However, I believe that there’s a better way to perform them than on a bench. The standard way never felt right for me, so I figured out a more comfortable way that works with my anatomy.<p>Watch the video below to see how the crux of my foot and ankle interacts with the bar as I rise up and down …


Brutal Body Weight Burner

Now, Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> is pairing the moves into one lethal total-body challenge. You'll perform the two moves 20 times—yes, 20!—to test your endurance and willpower.<p>Can you beat <b>Durkin's lightning-fast time of 2 minutes and 10 seconds?</b> Try it, and then let us …

Will Power

Automatic Abs | Men's Health

Ready to give it a shot? Watch the video below to see how to perform the challenge. <b>Durkin completed 51 reps in 30 seconds.</b> What was your score? Let us know in the comments below.


How to Make a Mint Julep

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: This spring, drink up to cool down -- it is officially time for mint juleps.</i><p>The origins of alcohol are …

Chicken Lady Chicken From 'My Paris Kitchen'

On the page before David Lebovitz begins his recipe for "Chicken Lady Chicken" in his new book, <i>My Paris Kitchen</i>, he tells the story of how he fell for one particular woman's rotisserie chicken. Its charred, sweet and spicy skin made it impossible for Lebovitz to skip picking up a bird every time he …

Homemade Mayonnaise in 2 Minutes or Less

Serious Eats: At Home With Jim Lahey

Classic Cocktails: The Mai Tai

Sweet Hacks: 10-Minute No-Bake Lime Cracker Pie

Pillsbury Stromboli Pot Pie

Pepperoni Mozzarella Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pillsbury Crescent & Cookie Dough Rugelach

Pillsbury Cookie Ice Cream Cake