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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 …

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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.) …

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>…

Recipes

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 …

The Belly Flab Burner

Torch calories and stoke your metabolism with this kettlebell swing and burpee challenge<p>If you want to fry fat fast, then try this tough countdown challenge of kettlebell swings and burpees. These two heart-pumping moves work every last muscle in your body at a blistering pace, so you pack more …

The Jelly Legs Challenge

Hammer your lower body and blast more fat with this weekend's fitness test<p>Most men's workouts usually target the mirror muscles—biceps, chest, and abs. But when it comes to building your best body, you can't ignore your lower half. Working your glutes, quads, and hamstrings can boost your …

Automatic Abs

Chisel your obliques with this challenging 30-second BOSU ball drill<p>Doing repetitions of the bicycle crunch for 30 seconds is tough. Cranking out the reps on a BOSU ball is pure torture. The rotational exercise hits all of your abdominal muscles, especially your obliques, the muscles on the sides …

The Best Way to Build Stronger Legs

Crank out more reps of the Bulgarian split squat with this simple exercise upgrade<p>The Bulgarian split squat is an excellent exercise. No denying that. It activates your quadriceps and builds single-leg stability. And as you lower, the movement causes tiny tears in your glutes. Over the next couple …

The Brutal Body Weight Burner

Broil fat, increase your heart rate, and make your muscles scream with 20 rounds of these two exercises<p>Think of the most difficult body-weight moves in your exercise arsenal. Okay, what did you come up with? Most likely, the burpee and the pullup made the list.<p>These two moves are brutal. The burpee …

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