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How to Make a Cocktail Inside a Ball of Ice to Impress Your Guests

It used to be that simply knowing how to make a decent cocktail was enough to impress your friends. But with the rise of mixology culture, whipping …

Cocktails

New Orleans Jambalaya Recipe for Mardi Gras

With Mardi Gras season comes lots of entertaining here in New Orleans and one of the things we love to do is feed our family and friends recipes that are full of traditional Cajun flavors.<p>Sure, there is gumbo, meat pies, dirty rice, etouffee, and many other delicious recipes we locals love to make. …

What sorghum and peppermint oil have in common

Once the weather turns seriously cold, and seasonal DIY pickings are slim, I keep my curiosity fueled by exploring ingredients new to me. In past years, such focused cooking has led to a February of piment d’Espelette, a March of single-source honeys and an entire winter devoted to California olive …

Ice Cream

Classic Roman pasta and chickpea broth

I first ate <i>pasta e ceci</i> at Bucatino, the sprawling trattoria that occupies the ground-floor, left-hand corner of my old building. It was probably Friday – a traditional day for pasta e ceci – and I was with my partner, Vincenzo. It wasn’t my lunch, but his. It arrived in a deep bowl, steaming so …

Italian Food

25 Chocolate Desserts That Want To Be Your Valentine

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here, 25 of our favorites.<p>Just look at that rich, decadent, ooey-gooey goodness.<p><b>Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake</b><p>What's better than a slice of cheesecake? One that has a chocolate crust and chocolate ganache on top. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate</b> …

The Fat Tuesday Recipes That'll Help You Celebrate Mardi Gras Right

Let the good times roll.<p>In the UK, Fat Tuesday is known as Shrove Tuesday ― a day celebrated by eating a stack of fluffy pancakes. In Poland, it’s Paczki Day ― which refers to the jelly-filled doughnuts they eat the day before lent. And for Americans, Mardi Gras is basically synonymous with New …

Cooking

Butter Chicken Tikka Whatsala? - Chowhound

What is chicken tikka masala? Indian chef Vikas Khanna repeats the well-worn phrase that it’s the national dish of the U.K. (untrue, probably, since …

Curries

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chop Recipe

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Back-to-School

Want to simplify the busy back-to-school season? Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals! Here are 31 crockpot recipes that I’ve tried myself …

5 Steps to Becoming a Backyard Barbecue Master

Chef Daniel Wright of Pontiac barbecue and bourbon bar in Cincinnati is on a mission: to get cooks out of the kitchen and into the backyard this …

11 Sweet and Savory Recipes to Make the Most of Cherry Season

Fresh cherries have something resembling a mythical quality. Their too-short season makes spotting them in markets akin to discovering a long-lost treasure, and the gentle pop when you bite into a firm one has almost no parallel in the food world. I buy pounds of them when their time finally comes …

Grilled Sweet Potato Baba Ghanoush

4 (makes about 2 cups) Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>There’s a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more<p>2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons tahini<p>½ …

Sweet Potatoes