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Should You Turn Down the Heat to Cook Thick Steaks?

Conventional wisdom has it that high heat is the key to a great steak. When it comes to cooking rib-eyes and other thick-cut steaks, however, another …

Cooking

When it comes right down to it, the simplest holiday cookie is, hands down, this ultra-buttery sugar cookie >>http://bit.ly/ButterySugarCookies

How To Make The Cutest Cookies On The Planet

SO TWEE. And you love it.<p>These Embroidered Sugar Cookies are the work of Jackie Alpers, the author of <i>Sprinkles!</i>, a cookbook full of things like Sprinkles-Stuffed French Toast, Sweetheart Party Popcorn, and a step-by-step photo guide on how to cover a cake in sprinkles (i.e., a groundbreaking work …

Dessert

The Christmas Dish: Baked Macaroni And Cheese In A Pumpkin

Christmas is in a few weeks, and right now many of us are poring over Pinterest, looking for the perfect dish to serve our families on the big day. Some of us will cook turkey, some will order a ham and the vegetarians among us will serve... something. Is there a standard veg staple that everyone …

What are your favorite cold weather comfort dishes? This cheesy chicken and mushroom lasagna is just so cozy: http://thekitc.hn/1ksCWS0

Cook's Illustrated at Harvard: 'The Accidental Chemist'

<i>Harvard University's third annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. And</i><p>Eater Boston editor Rachel Leah Blumenthal is on the scene. This week:Cook's Illustrated's <i>Jack Bishop and Dan Souza.</i><p>Over the course …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

One-Pot Wonders: Huevos Rancheros

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>The inspiration for this week's recipe came from a major bout of food envy. We've all fallen prey to it: drooling over a plate at a neighboring table, eyes glued as they devour their incredibly delicious looking food, …

7 Soups to Warm You for Thanksgiving Week

A hot bowl of soup is always the right decision when the weather turns cold in fall and winter, but soup is especially perfect at Thanksgiving -- whether before, during, or after the big day.<p>Did you get too enthusiastic at the market and buy way more Thanksgiving dinner produce than you actually …

Cooking

The Food Lab: Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms and Caramelized Cipollini Onions

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe experiments.<p>I …

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Herb Frittata

This hearty brunch dish is a welcome addition to nearly any morning get-together, especially one on a chilly autumn morning. We also like the fact that it can be made in advance and served at room temperature—especially helpful if you still have a house full of guests visiting for Thanksgiving.</b> …

Frittatas

Serious Entertaining: A Last-Ditch, Goodbye-Summer Picnic

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>With fall a mere ten days out, summer is proving quite the cruel mistress. There she goes, parading about, dangling her blue skies and warm, sunshiny weather before our sweaty, eager faces, all the while …

Chimichurri Wings Recipe by Carolyng Gomes

<b>A mix of parsley, cilantro, red pepper flakes, garlic and a healthy dose of olive oil makes these wings crisp on the outside and tender on the …

The Last Chocolate Cake Recipe You Will Ever Need

Always on the lookout for the best chocolate cake recipes, we were delighted to find this one! It's been called "delicious" by non-chocolate cake eaters, and requested for many a birthday and more non-occasions. The cake itself is made from scratch with buttermilk and plenty of eggs to keep it …

Ina Garten's Mac and Cheese

This recipe is adult- and kid-friendly. Try the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for grown-up macaroni and cheese.<p><b>Serves 6</b><p>12 ounces thick-sliced baconKosher saltVegetable oil1 pound small pasta, such as cavatappi or macaroni1 quart whole milk8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided1/2 cup …

Sunday Supper: Grilled Halibut with Spicy Red Onion Relish, Avocados, Asparagus and Chipotle Vinaigrette

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Thick, flaky halibut fillets are a great choice for the grill, especially when accompanied by grilled limes, avocados, and asparagus, the latter two …

Toasts! 5 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Dinner Appetizer

When I hear the word appetizer, I often think of dinner gatherings or cocktail parties. When folks are standing around waiting for the larger meal or …

Breakfast

Hoisin Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe

Have you ever cooked with hoisin sauce? It’s that thick, dark, sweet, sour, salty dipping sauce that you spread on the thin pancakes for Chinese mu …

{Cocktail Friday} Pomegranate Margarita

Every since I sat sipping that St. Germain margarita poolside last weekend in Palm Springs, I have had margarita’s on the mind. It may not be …

Pomegranate

Mozzarella, Pesto, Arugula, and Parmesan Bruschetta

Go ahead and play around with the greens and pesto that top this bruschetta: Spinach, kale, and parsley are all options.

Italian Food

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Dark Chocolate Mousse<p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>3 hours 30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>3 hours 30 minutes<p>A fabulous recipe for classic …

Grilled Caprese Sandwich with Arugula Pesto

Every now and then, I get a hankering for a really good grilled cheese sandwich. After spending three weeks in Asia without a bite of cheese and very …

Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Rosemary

About two years ago, Brian and I were back in my home town and decided that we’d make an impromptu stop at Michael Symon’s restaurant, Bar Symon. We …

Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley - The Best Sizzling Spicy Appetizer

Appetizers are purely for fun. <i>Hors d'oeuvres</i> the French call them: "outside of the works." They are likely to have a wicked lot of calories but most …

Wild garlic pesto & mushroom risotto with lemon-flavoured breadcrumbs – And the sudden rescue

There are things that match together so nicely, but they do not grow in the same season: like mushrooms and wild garlic. (All right, nowadays …

Mango Pesto Recipe

Admittedly, I have a pesto obsession <i>(see here, here & here)</i>.<p>Adding mango wasn’t something that ever occurred to me, but I’ve been trying to think of …

Making Grilled Caprese Sandwich