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The Magic of Crispy, Creamy, Fully Loaded Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

Let's consider two facts: The key to an easy Thanksgiving is to make as much of the food ahead as possible. But cold mashed potatoes don't reheat very well, and are best made at the last minute.<p>The logical conclusion is that if you want mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table, you either have to …

Recipe: Easy Crock-Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

This is a very quick and easy recipe to throw in the crockpot. The end result is a sweet and slightly tangy flavored meatball that you can eat alone …

How-To: Homemade Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles Lunches

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt<p>It’s about time for the leaves to start changing color and the air to get chilly, so it might be nice to whip yourself up some hot lunches to bring to work with you, along with a toasty cup of green tea. An electric kettle or microwave are all you’ll need to cook …

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Hedgehog Cookies

Unlike the real woodland creatures, these chocolate-coated hedgehogs dwell on snack plates and cookie trays. These little guys are fun to make and …

Hedgehogs

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Eggplant

Japanese-Style Meat and Potatoes

This recipe is based on a popular Japanese stewed dish called nikujaga (niku means "meat;" jaga means "potato"), which Kathy's mom often made when …

9 Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Winter Routine

When you're stuck in a winter rut, it's so easy to fall back on a meat and potatoes routine; moreover, the same soups, stews, and hearty pasta dishes seem to be in constant rotation when you're not reaching for the phone to order take out. Come March, with spring so cruelly in reach, you've …

Food

Creamy Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Enchiladas:</b>2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs2 bay leaves1 onion, quartered10 black …

A Girl and Her Pig's Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt, Eggs, and Mint

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners. Following The Art of Living According to Joe Beef is A Girl and Her Pig. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: A</i> …

Eggs

20 Minute Sriracha Sauce • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by<p><i>Like my label!? LOL</i><p>Back before Sriracha was a “thing” – we just called it “red sauce” and squirted it on just about everything, including …

Food

No-Bake S'mores Pie Recipe

4<p>4 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>20 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p>An easy no-bake recipe for a fabulous s’mores pie – graham …

Easy Lentil Soup

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: The quickest, most adaptable lentil soup you can whip up all</i> …

Healthy Eating

Weekly Dinner Ideas: 5 Filling and Delish Meals

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we're spending a little <i>too</i> much time thinking about all of the filling dishes in our future. Can't wait …

Spice Up Lunch in 20 Minutes – Chicken and Chile...

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

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8 Gussied-Up Casseroles

The words casserole and glamorous have probably never been used in the same sentence. And maybe there’s a good reason for that. Casseroles conjure up sub-par potlucks, Sunday night dinners with your weird aunt (and her cats), and -- gasp! -- soup from a can.<p>Come on. Before permanently relegating …

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Quick and Spicy Bean Soup

• 4 cups Overnight Braised Beans and their liquid<br>• 2 generous tablespoons tomato paste<br>• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste<br>• 1 teaspoon dry oregano<br>• 1 to 2 …

BBQ Potatoes

This is so simple it doesn’t even qualify as a recipe. But I don’t care, sharing it anyway!<p>When I whipped up an indecent amount of Sunshine BBQ …

BBQ

The Best Things Since Sliced Bread—21 Unexpected Sandwich Recipes

The great thing about sandwiches, well one of the great things, is that they are a complete meal in one easy to eat package. The not so great thing? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and eat the same sandwich day after day. To remedy your lunchtime boredom, we’ve gathered 21 delicious and surprising …

Chicken And Waffle Wings -- Your Chicken And Waffles Just Got A Little More Portable!

Sure, chicken and waffles are amazing together but let's be honest, they're a pain to eat. What if there was a way to make them just a little more portable? Well, now there is thanks to Chicken and Waffle Wings!<p>What you see here are chicken wings with waffles cooked right around them, and do you …

Back-To-School Breakfast Recipes (PHOTOS)

The end of summer is tough for many reasons (no more berries!). But one of the hardest adjustments is getting used to the hectic schedule that back-to-school throws us into. Gone are the leisurely mornings of summer; and back are the chaotic 6 a.m. wake-up calls where no one seems to be able to …

Healthy Recipes: Comfort Food

Katie Lee, author of <i>The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions</i>, skinnies up easy, healthy recipes without sacrificing any flavor<p>Marcus Nilsson<p>Poached Eggs and Hash<p>1 1/4 lbs unpeeled potatoes, cut into 1/4" dice<br>8 oz turkey sausage meat<br>2 Tbsp olive oil<br>2 Tbsp red onion, minced<br>1/2 red bell …

Chipotle Wings

Heat oven to 200˚. Pour oil into a 6-qt. Dutch oven to a depth of 2" and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 400˚. …

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The 7 Craziest PB&Js on the Internet

These six recipes for seriously kooky PB&Js take the classic combo way beyond white bread<p>Typically, on a Thursday, Kookery brings you just one insanely kooky recipe to ogle, drool over, and ultimately (we hope?) make. But in the spirit of going back to school, we thought we'd come up with the best, …

Breakfast

Embarrassingly Easy Grilled Sourdough with Buttery Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes + a Honey Drizzle.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 29, 2013 49<p>Who am I?<p>There is NO cheese in this recipe. I repeat: there is no cheese in this recipe.<p>Bread, tomatoes and no cheese. …

Clotilde Dusoulier's Green Pancakes

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

Pancakes

Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

<b>Note:</b> You're going to want to make a thicker sauce than your typical tomato sauce since it's more of a dressing for the eggplant, so don't be surprised if it takes a little longer than you're used to, especially if you're using fresh tomatoes.<p><b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, …

Homemade pork scratchings: perfect for picnics

There used to be a time when there was plenty of crackling to go around at Sunday lunch. With three children in the house, it's now in short supply. Salty, crunchy shards of pork skin are one of my kids' favourite things on the plate, although the amount of fat and salt involved makes crackling …

Easy Sweet Potato and Pepper Hash With Eggs Recipe

An easy sweet potato and bell pepper hash served with eggs cooked directly in the same skillet.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 large sweet potato (about 12 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch diceKosher salt2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 green bell pepper, cored and seeded, thinly sliced1 red bell pepper, …