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37 Mother’s Day Cake Recipes to Sweeten the Day

There's nothing that says, "Thanks for raising me and the lifetime of sweaters" like a cake.<p>She might repeat the story of your birth every time she sees you, or send you the same sweater every Christmas, or text you every time a new Prince George photo is released, but admit it: Your mom is the …

Dessert

Penne With Hot-as-You-Dare Arrabbiata Sauce Recipe

Exceedingly simple in concept and execution, <i>arrabbiata</i> sauce is tomato sauce with the distinction of being spicy enough to earn its "angry" moniker. Here's how to make it, from start to finish.<p>Why It Works<p>Finishing the pasta in the sauce coats every piece perfectly.<br>• Adding pasta water to the sauce …

Recipes

Bucatini all'Amatriciana Recipe

Debate rages over the correct way to make a classic Roman <i>amatriciana</i> sauce of cured pork and tomatoes. We tested all the variables to come up with this ideal version, which packs a delicate heat, gentle black-pepper spice, sharp Pecorino Romano cheese, and the intriguing interplay of sweet-tart …

We've Got a Fever and the Only Prescription is More Chocolate Cake

Back away from the box. You deserve these chocolate cake recipes from scratch.<p>Back away from the box. These from-scratch chocolate cake recipes are every bit worth the effort.

Dessert

16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving: Mashed, Roasted, Hasselback'd, and More

It's hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn't have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it's almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. …

14 Warming Thanksgiving Soups That Just Might Steal the Spotlight

Soup may not be the first thing that leaps to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dishes, but why shouldn't it? We love a good, nourishing soup on most <i>other</i> frosty late fall/early winter days—one that infuses the whole kitchen with smells of simmering onions and spices and just begs you to cozy up …

17 Elegant Appetizer Recipes for a Holiday Cocktail Party

When it comes to planning a cocktail party, the first thing to consider is, of course, the booze. Our drink calculator and guide to cheap—but tasty—liquor should have you covered when it comes to the cocktails themselves. But as a responsible host, you also need to provide your guests with some …

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to …

Grilled Curry Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Even relatively dry, bland chicken can come out juicy and flavor-packed on the grill. All it takes is a quick injection of flavor in the form of a great marinade with the right ingredients, plus a little bit of good technique.<p>Why It Works<p>A flavor-packed marinade made with curry and coconut milk not …

BBQ

Easy Skillet Baked Ziti With Sausage and Ricotta Recipe

Nothing says comfort like a baked pasta dish loaded with creamy sauce and cheese. If my full-fledged No-Boil Baked Ziti is the completist, <i>Super Mario 3</i> version of the dish, this week's skillet ziti is like using the magic whistle to jump straight to World 8. Not quite as satisfying, but a great …

Italian Food

Roasted Radishes | Side dish recipe | Spoon For Bacon

Do you remember when you were a kid and people would always tell you that you’ll understand and appreciate your parents much more when you’re older? …

Toasted-Bulgur Salad With Smoked Trout, Radishes, and Green Apple Recipe

You may think grain salads are humble by nature. But this one, filled with toasted bulgur, smoked trout, and an assertive mix of sliced radishes, red onion, green apple, parsley, and lemon segments mellowed and sweetened by a soak in simple syrup, proves they can be show-stoppers.<p>Why It …

Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers Recipe

These sweet and savory chicken skewers get their crispiness from a caramelized brown-sugar glaze and crunch from toasted sesame seeds and almonds.<p>Why It Works<p>A combination of brown sugar and honey makes a great stand-in for Vietnamese rock sugar.<br>• A last-minute coating of nuts and seeds adds crunch …

Tomato, Apricot, and Feta Salad With Mint Recipe

It's tough to improve on a classic Caprese salad of ripe summer tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil, but it's pretty darn easy to make a nice lateral transition to something that's not quite as classic yet equally tasty. Here, I've combined those same tomatoes with sweet …

The McWhopper Recipe

Burger King's marketing team has always been better than its culinary team, and their latest publicity stunt is one of the best I've ever seen. Their proposal? That on September 21st, World Peace Day, Burger King and arch-rival McDonald's bury the hatchet, putting aside their beef with each other's …

BBQ

Classic Panzanella Salad (Tuscan-Style Tomato and Bread Salad) Recipe

This classic Italian bread and tomato salad manages to be fresh and summery, but still hearty enough to eat as a light supper or lunch.<p>Why It Works<p>Salting and draining the tomatoes produces tons of flavorful liquid to build up a lot of vinaigrette—essential for rehydrating the dried bread.<br>• Drying …

Italian Food

Red Fruit Salad Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Red fruit salad is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Today, we’re talking about fruit salad. Digital director</i> …

Shrimp Saganaki

4 appetizer<p>Saganaki, a traditional Greek preparation named after the pan in which it’s prepared, is best served straight from the skillet, with plenty of toasted bread for scooping up the savory tomato sauce. If you can find them, wild American shrimp and high-quality Greek feta really make this …

Seafood

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>May 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>24 sprigs cilantro plus 1/4 cup coarsely chopped leaves<p>1/4 cup chopped peeled ginger<p>6 garlic cloves, lightly crushed<p>2 dried chiles de árbol<p>2 English hothouse cucumbers (about 2 pounds total), cut into 1/2-inch pieces<p>1 teaspoon (or …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Oven-Baked Strawberry-Chipotle Wings With Avocado-Blue Cheese Dip Recipe

A simple oven-frying technique using baking powder gives these wings all of the traditional crispness of deep-fried ones with far less mess. Juicy strawberries bring sweetness to the sauce, while chipotle peppers round it out with heat and smokiness. Paired with creamy avocado-blue cheese dip and …

The Perfect Omelet Is All About Technique. Just Ask Ludo Lefebvre

Ludo Lefebvre is an omelet master. Learn his technique.<p></head><i>This is Cook Like a Pro, in which experts share tips, tricks, and techniques that elevate a good dish to an unforgettable one.</i><p>The Pro > Ludo Lefebvre<p>Chef / Petit Trois / Los Angeles<p>When America's most radical French chef opened his dream …

Breakfast

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>This weeknight chicken soup goes Greek with orzo, lemon juice, and a handful of fresh dill.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise 1/2-inch thick<p>1 celery stalk, …

Recipes

Green Gazpacho

6 Servings<p>Because flavors become muted in cold dishes, season this gazpacho as you go and taste again after chilling. Soon this recipe will be in your summer repertoire.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup white wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>1½ cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt, divided<p>½ cup …

Roasted Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Roasting brings out the sweetness of canned tomatoes, but this method works with fresh tomatoes, too. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes<p>8 garlic cloves, peeled<p>½ cup olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt, freshly …

Zucchini and Roasted Tomatoes With Pasta and Dried Olive Flavor Shake Recipe

Deeply flavored zucchini and roasted tomatoes are the star of this dish; pasta just plays a supporting role. Slow-cooking garlic and rosemary infuses olive oil with flavor that fills the entire bowl, while a dusting of our Dried Olive and Miso Shake gives it over-the-top savory flavor.<p><b>Why this</b> …

Recipes

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 servings<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>4 tsp. …

Recipes

29 Savory Pies to Make for Dinner Tonight

From an outrageously tender beef bourguignon pot pie to a root vegetable tarte tatin, these 29 savory dinner pies take the cake.<p><b>When it comes to one-dish dinners,</b> savory pies take the cake in our book. We guarantee there's a pie in here that should be on your dinner table tonight. So go ahead—stick …

Cooking

Classic French Toast

4 Servings<p>A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture, but you could use 1½ cups whole milk if that’s what you’ve got on hand. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>¾ cup heavy cream<p>¾ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Pinch of …