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Samoa Donuts Are Like Girl Scout Cookies on Steroids

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p>Not even your Girl Scout Cookie dealer can hook you up with these bad boys. You'll have to make these fluffy donuts at home, pile them high with toasted coconut caramel with your own two hands, and dunk 'em in creamy chocolate ganache all by yourself.<p>Nothing has ever been more …

32 Hot, Cheesy Pizza Recipes We Love

Gallery32 Hot, Cheesy Pizza Recipes We Love<p>Not long ago, it was International Pizza Day, arguably the best day of the entire year. I mean, what could be better than a day dedicated to the ooey-gooey, cheesy wonder that is pizza? Right. Nothing. Luckily, you don't need an arbitrary date to spend an …

Try Your Bagel With This on Top

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A. Yanes</i><p>Whether you enjoy bagels warm and toasted with a smear of cream cheese or like to swap them in for regular bread in sandwiches, bagels are a classic carb-lover's favorite food. However, all those carbs can add up in the calorie department, …

Breakfast

Vegetarian Cooking Hacks Every Herbivore Should Know

If you're a fan of cooking hacks, chances are you've come across all the best ones. From the right way to eat a cupcake to how to get the best sear on your steak, the hacks are many and varied. If you're a vegetarian, not many of them will pertain to you -- chances are you'll probably never need to …

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How To Season, Clean And Care For A Cast Iron Skillet Like A Pro

In today's world of fast-paced living and uber convenience, cooking with a cast iron skillet seems like an antiquated notion. We have nonstick pans we can throw in the dishwasher, so why would we ever bother with a skillet that can't be washed with soap and has to be dried over heat immediately …

Cast Iron Skillet

14 Great Dips for Game Day

Gallery14 Great Dips for Game Day<p>If you're watching football, it's essential to have the perfect dip on hand. When tensions are running high, you need to be able to reach your chip into a delicious dip without peeling your eyes away from the screen. You need to know it'll be just right: gooey, …

12 must-have Super Bowl party dishes to serve this year

Hosting a Super-Bowl party is as much about the delicious snacks than watching the game itself. From cheesy dips, to sliders, to decadent sweets, the options are seemingly endless. In honor of the game, we've rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest, and they are insanely …

Cooking

Make Your Own Bagel Chip Snack Mix

When a craving for something crunchy strikes, feed it with this<p>Great football deserves great food. With NFL teams grappling for playoff position, now’s the time for you to raise your game too.<p>First, we reinvented the dip. Next, we urge you to build a better chip.<p>This recipe takes fresh bagels and …

The Food Lab: My 11 Favorite Recipes of the Year, 2014

I spend so much time cooking and thinking about what I'm going to cook next that I don't often get to look back at what I've actually <i>done</i>. This has been a pretty big year for me recipe-wise, with some fun breakthroughs, some delicious staples that have made their way into my everyday life, and …

5 Mouth-Watering Reasons to Make Garlic Bread Now

Turn simple garlic bread into the star of your dinner table with these fun twists on the classic.<p>The wintry cold weather outside begs for something …

10 Bread and Biscuit Recipes for Your Holiday Table

Gallery10 Bread and Biscuit Recipes for Your Holiday Table<p>Amidst the rich proteins and hearty sides, no holiday table would be complete without a homemade bread to soak up your gravies and sauces, slather with butter, and sandwich your leftovers. From flaky buttermilk biscuits to a rustic white …

Secret Santa Cookies Are Your New Favorite Christmas Tradition

What better way to surprise Santa this year than to leave out one cookie baked inside of another? He'll bite down on what he thinks is a normal sugar cookie and find a Milano inside. Or maybe he'll pop a chocolate chip cookie in his mouth and find a vanilla wafer. It's the best way to give back to …

Christmas - Advice, Tips, Recipes and more

SO - I am turning 50 this December and it is my plan to see the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular in NYC. I would be ha...<p>I have not been to Mexico …

15 Fabulous Make-Ahead Holiday Recipes

When it comes to holiday entertaining, there's nothing worse than being stressed out and stuck in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party. The key is to plan a menu that can be made almost entirely ahead of time. All of these dishes can -- and often should -- be made in advance so you can …

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Dessert

Our 43 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Presents aren't the only thing to look forward to<p>One of our favorite things about Christmas morning is the feast that follows (or precedes) gift …