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6 Killer Tortilla Soups

In this week's episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W's Justin Chapple reveals how to make easy, no-fry tortilla bowls at home. After crunching through your …

5 Nonalcoholic Party Drinks for Graduation Celebrations

Catering to 18-year-olds doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the drinks at a blowout high school graduation party. Here, five refreshing and …

How Italians Drink Espresso in the Summer

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Shake your coffee.</i><p>When the temperature starts rising and their daily espresso is just too hot to sip, Italians often go for a caffè shakerato—an …

Coffee

7 Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Spread

When it comes to Thanksgiving season, turkey tends to be a show stealer — but it’s high time this holiday’s delectable meatless options got some …

Recipes

2 Pastas With Canned Tuna

Eating healthy isn't always an easy thing to do, but with quick vegetarian recipes a rewarding, happy life awaits you. You have broken up with meat, …

5 Essential Summer Wine Pairings (and 15 Amazing Bottles to Try)

F&W’s Megan Krigbaum on the five wine pairings that define her summer and the best bottles to keep on hand for each.<p><i>F&W is celebrating the season</i> …

7 Healthy Salads to Detox After Memorial Day Weekend

After a weekend filled with juicy burgers and glasses of rosé, you might be looking for something on the lighter side.<p>1 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>3 of …

6 Things We Managed to Learn While Wine Tasting

Like many other people living in New York, I love wine. I'm on a first-name basis with the man who runs my corner wine shop and, let's be honest, the friendly people at my local Trader Joe's. But I'll admit that I don't know a lot about wine. While I could garner enough to understand the …

Wine

5 Steps to Creating a Vintage, But Elegant, Brunch Table

Just in time for alfresco dining season.<p>Author and former <i>House Beautiful</i> editor Mary Emmerling sets the table with items from her new line of vintage goods, Mary Emmerling Curated Home. "I want people to use antique china to entertain at home in contemporary ways," she says.<p><b>1. Get Creative With</b> …

Fregola with Green Peas, Mint, and Ricotta

We remixed pasta e fagioli, turning the brothy pasta into a welcome party for our favorite seasonal triumvirate: peas, mint, and ricotta.<p>Ingredients<p>1¼ cups fregola<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving<p>2 ounces bacon (about 3 slices), chopped<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>1 cup dry white …

Recipes

Halloumi Cheese: Your New Favorite Grilling Ingredient

Need something new to spice up your grilling game? Halloumi cheese is the game-changing ingredient you need to try.<p>Looking to jazz up your grilling …

Learning to Love Vegetables with Anna Jones

<i>This article is brought to you by Ten Speed Press. Head here to pick up a copy of</i> A Modern Way to Eat<i>.</i><p><i>Today:</i> A Modern Way to Eat <i>author and chef Anna Jones tells us how the Sunday paper led her to a career in cooking and what she's done along the way as a chef, writer, and food stylist.</i><p>Anna Jones …

Recipes

Vegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes

For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease the searing nerve pain that can come with the condition, and perhaps reduce their …

Diabetes

6 Ways to Ditch Unhealthy Eating Habits with Minimal Effort

Our eating habits and food choices are shaped by far more than just hunger, which is why for most of us, choosing a salad over a slice of pizza …

Iceberg Wedges with Grilled Bacon and Croutons

Who doesn’t love a wedge? Ask your butcher to cut slab bacon into thick slices (about ¼") to yield nice meaty pieces once they’re crisped on the grill.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>½ cup sour cream<p>⅓ cup finely chopped mixed fresh tender herbs (such as tarragon, chive, parsley, and/or dill)<p>2 …

Recipes

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Juicy and delicious, skirt steak cooks quickly for an impromptu BBQ. Serve this with colorful and flavorful Chimichurri Sauce. Watch the step-by-step video here.<p>Ingredients<p>1 1 1/2-lb. skirt steak (about 1/2' thick), cut it in half crosswise<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/2 cup …

Cooking

Drink Up! 12 Refreshing, Homemade Soda Recipes to Get Your Bubble Fix

Organic Food

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

Coffee

How to Set a Sumptuous and Exotic Feast For Your Next Dinner Party

Dallas-based designer, Michelle Nussbaumer, transforms her library into an enchanting place for dinner. "There's something fun and sexy about eating somewhere other than your dining room," she says.<p><b>Get the Look:</b><p>2. "Place a delightful objet at each place setting."<p><i>Elephant Vase,$115. …

Grilled Citrus Chicken Breasts

Grilled Citrus Chicken Breasts from Bon Appetit• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing<br>• 1 cup fresh orange juice<br>• 1/2 cup fresh lemon …

Recipes

Grilled Shrimp With Lime Powder Recipe

Grilled Shrimp With Lime Powder Recipe from Food Republic• 2 cups tightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley<br>• 6 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 3 tablespoons freshly …

Recipes

Grilled Watermelon, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Salad

Award-winning chef John Besh shares his recipe for a refreshing summer side.<p><i>Serves 6</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• 1/4 cup Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette (recipe below)<p>• 6 large slices watermelon, 1/2 to 1 inch thick<p>• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar<p>• 1 clove garlic, minced<p>• 1 pinch sugar<p>• …

Charred and Raw Corn with Chile and Cheese

All the flavors of a Mexican grilled corn on the cob, now in a convenient, tossed-together form.<p>Ingredients<p>4 ears of corn, husked<p>1 large shallot, thinly sliced into rings<p>½ red chile (such as Holland or Fresno), with seeds, thinly sliced into rings<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground …

Recipes

How to Create a Cheese Plate for Every Possible Occasion

How to have the right cheese for anything that happens in your life.<p>Beyond cocktail parties, there are many other life events that warrant a cheese plate. In fact, we'd argue that most life events need a cheese plate. Thus, here are some situations that may crop up, and how to handle them, …

Recipes

Poached-Egg Recipes

, then put them to use with recipes for eggs Benedict, grits, and more.

Breakfast

5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

Filling up on these will actually help you lose weight.<p>Want to lose five pounds the healthy way? Put these five power foods on your plate, and eat your way to a smaller size.<p><b>1. Salmon</b><br>This rich protein has the power to fill you up, thanks to plenty of healthy fats that also pack metabolism-boosting …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

4 Things All Wealthy Women Know

The earnings of the fairer sex have soared by nearly 30 percent in the past three decades, and experts believe that by 2018, women may control half of the riches in the U.S. Want to join the ranks of these loaded ladies? Start reading.<p>Whether you want to have enough money to hobnob with the likes …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee.<p>Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and …

Prawn Jalfrezi | Food'n'chef

Open a page of the chef, who created this recipe. Look into his eyes. Do you see astonishment and a bit of surprise?<p>At first I spent lots of time …