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These Glazed Shallots Are Thanksgiving's Sleeper Hit

There's no such thing as seconds of these glazed shallots—they disappear too fast.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is senior associate</i> …

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We're Psyched When This Arugula Salad Takes Up Half Our Thanksgiving Plate

This salad brings the sunshine, not the other way around.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is assistant to the editor in chief Emma</i> …

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Never Make Bad Gravy Ever Again

Forget too thick, too thin, too lumpy, too greasy, too salty, or just bad gravy. Nobody needs that—especially not you.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Riene Sullivan confesses to</i> …

Butternut Squash Tart with Fried Sage

8 Servings<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 375°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Gently roll out 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed (from a 17.3-ounce package) on a lightly floured surface to a 10-inch square (just enough to even out). Transfer …

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

Breakfast

How to Make an Apple Dutch Baby, with a Helpful GIF!

Part soufflé, part giant pancake, this Apple Dutch Baby is a golden, puffed delight. Here’s how to do it.<p>Part soufflé, part giant pancake, this Apple Dutch Baby is a golden, puffed delight. Here’s how to do it.<p><b>Sauté apples in the same skillet you’ll use to make the pancake</b> (cast iron is best). The …

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BA's Ultimate Lobster Rolls

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Warm, toasty, buttered rolls are key. If you can't find New England–style buns, trim 1/4-inch from both sides of standard hot dog buns to remove the crust and expose more surface area.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters<p>1 celery stalk, …

Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Makes about 5 cups<p>This pizza sauce produces excess tomato liquid, which would be great added to a braise.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, drained<p>2 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>2 garlic cloves<p>6 tablespoons olive oil<p>¼ cup fresh basil leaves<p>Kosher salt and …

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BA's Best Hash Browns

4 Servings<p>There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 …

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76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

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The Recipes You Need to Know How to Cook

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<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 …

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Kale Minestrone with Pistou

8 Servings<p>For rave-worthy soups, skip the store-bought stock. You can extract a cleaner, stronger broth from a combination of water and several pantry ingredients. It’s all about layering powerful flavor-enhancers that you probably already have on hand—bacon, tomato paste, herbs, peppercorns, a …

How to Make Panzanella, the Best Summer Salad Ever

Any salad that's mostly bread is one we want to make and eat immediately. So, how do you make a bready, panzanella-inspired salad without a recipe?<p>Any salad that's composed mostly of bread is a salad we should make and eat immediately. Especially when it means we can use stale bread to do it. So, …

Grilled Little Gem Salad with Pita Croutons

4 Servings<p>Yes—you can grill lettuce. And it’s worth it.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 heads Little Gem lettuce (about 1½ lbs.), halved lengthwise<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grill<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2 pocket pitas, split along the seam<p>3 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>2 …

Roasted Citrus and Avocado Salad

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Baking citrus at a high heat caramelizes the sugars and adds depth. It’s just the thing to bring intrigue to salads.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 blood or Valencia orange, sliced ⅛” thick, seeds removed<p>1 Meyer or regular lemon, sliced ⅛” thick, seeds …

Marinated Beets with Pistachios and Tarragon

6 Servings<p>These get better with time, so don’t hesitate to make them ahead.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound baby yellow or red beets, trimmed, scrubbed<p>½ cup Sherry or red wine vinegar, divided<p>2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt<p>1 medium shallot, finely chopped<p>1 teaspoon chopped fresh …

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Smoking Meat 101: Barbecue for Beginners

Barbecue doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips from pitmaster Pat Martin, smoking meat can be downright easy—even for beginners<p>"If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog," says <b>Pat Martin</b>, owner of Martin's BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of <i>Bon Appétit</i> …

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75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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25 Refreshing Slaw Recipes for Summer

A good slaw is a thing of beauty.<p>Whether you're a fan of creamy mayonnaise or bright, acidic vinegar, we can all agree that the best slaws are crunchy, refreshing, and light. These 25 slaw recipes fit the bill, making good use of cabbage, collard greens, kale, and more.

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Matador Pocket Blanket

You never know when you're going to find the perfect spot to have a picnic or just sit down and enjoy the view — which is why they make the Matador …

40 Sausage Recipes to Keep You Full Every Month of the Year

Sausage is there for you in every season, whether it is grilled in the summer or slow-cooked in the winter.<p><b>We speak a lot about eating seasonally</b> at <i>BA</i>. You know what goes great with that winter kale? Sausage. And those summer campfire beans? Sausage. That's right—sausage is pretty much the perfect …

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24 Awesome Summer Recipes You Don't Have to Cook

24 recipes you don't need to cook on the stove or in the oven, from Mexican ceviche tacos to a chilled tomato soup.<p>When it's pushing 90 degrees, the sun's blazing into your windows, and not even a cold shower will give you refuge from the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your stove or …

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It's Winter, So It's Time to Cook with Carrots—Here's How

Why you should stock up on carrots at the farmers' market, and 22 recipes for using them<p>Right now, your local farmers' market might be looking a little...thin. All you can find are carrots and potatoes. But that's not a bad thing! Carrots are an incredibly flexible staple, lending sweetness to …

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