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Banana Bread

This banana bread has been the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes for over 10 years. Thousands of people make it every day. Why?Because it really …

The Quest for the—Genius, Elusive—World’s Best Pesto Recipe

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes from</i> <b>Food52</b><i>.</i><p>The recipe you see here is the 2008 winner of the World’s Best Pesto—sort …

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Got 40 inches of space? You can have a vertical garden.

<b>Are you a gardener</b> who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical.<p>Ben Fritonfounded Can YA Love, a D.C.-based company that gives vertical-gardening classes around the world. (Locally, he teaches through the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. His next class is July 13. Register here.)<p>…

Soba Noodles with Sugar Snap Peas and Smoked Salmon Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 Tbsp. wasabi powder<p>1/4 cup lime juice (from 2 limes)<p>2 tsp. finely grated lime zest (from 1 lime)<p>4 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided<p>2 …

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Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts

<i>We’re in love with this healthy gluten-free Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts!</i><p>While I love a good bowl full of Summer, festive Fall salads …

16 Inspirational Backyard Landscape Designs As Seen From Above

Backyards offer a place to relax, play, and socialize. No matter their size, they’re a great way to get in touch with nature without leaving your …

Tips for a Raised-Bed Vegetable Garden

Raised-bed gardening is a great way to grow vegetables -- especially if the garden soil is poor or compacted or has poor drainage. And there's no …

13 Storage Hacks for the Crafty Gal

You can craft your way out of anything — whether it’s party favors, wedding centerpieces or even a home decor DIY — but you can’t seem to master the small space you’re supposed to make your masterpieces in. Whether your craft room exists within a small studio apartment or a small nook in a larger …

Bibimbap at Home

8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 2 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Buy thinly sliced beef for this bibimbap recipe at Korean markets, or ask your butcher to cut it for you.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Bulgogi<p>1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>1/3 cup finely grated Asian pear with juices<p>2 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 garlic …

43 Cauliflower Recipes We Want to Eat All the Time

You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.<p><b>You know what's actually pretty frickin' awesome? Cauliflower.</b> It can take on so many flavors, and goes especially great with bright, vibrant ingredients like lemon and capers. Here are over 43 recipes we wholeheartedly endorse.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Chile

4 Servings<p>This roasted sweet potatoes recipe is perfect for weeknights—easy, but it still packs plenty of flavor.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds garnet yams or other sweet potatoes, unpeeled, cut into ½-inch wedges<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>Kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon hot chili sauce (such as Crystal, Texas Pete, …

Curried Ground Shrimp and Noodles

4 Servings<p>Reason alone to take a trip down your supermarket’s international aisle.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large onion, cut into large pieces<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 small jalapeño, seeds removed if desired, coarsely chopped<p>3 garlic cloves<p>1½ pounds small shrimp, peeled, deveined<p>1 …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

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Classic Coleslaw

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Hattie B’s version of this traditional fried chicken side tastes like coleslaw should: crunchy, a little creamy, and with enough vinegar to keep it bright. Best of all: It will help put out the fire.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1½ …

Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta Crema

6 Servings<p>A super-juicy watermelon is key; it should feel heavy for its size and sound hollow when tapped.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Gazpacho<p>1 pound seedless watermelon, rind removed, coarsely chopped (about 3 cups)<p>1 large beefsteak tomato, coarsely chopped<p>1 English hothouse cucumber, peeled, …

Aloha! This Piña Colada Recipe Will Upgrade Your Weekend

Craving a getaway? Us too. It’s summer and all we want to do is hit the beach and catch some rays. Right?! Unfortunately, most of us are stuck working behind a desk all summer long :( Welp, we came up with the next best thing: Piña Coladas. Blend these up, take a sip and you’ll be transported to …

Can It Baba? These Charred Veg Dips Go Way Beyond Eggplant

There's a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant.<p>There's a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant. Will any vegetable baba? As long as it's hearty, with tough skin that can handle high heat. Carrot baba, celery-root baba, shallot …

Smashed Fingerlings with Jalapeños

8 Servings<p>Hit the reset button on your potato salad: These spuds are roasted, not boiled, and tossed with a mustardy vinaigrette and jalapeños while warm.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved crosswise if large<p>½ cup olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Go Big: 39 Cocktails That Scale

Here are 43 ideas for cocktails with just a few ingredients so you can scale them as big and boozy as you want.<p><b>Have you ever wanted to be the host or hostess with the most(est)</b>? Or perhaps the very best guest? Those honors usually come with one thing: booze, and lots of it. Instead of going with a …

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New-New Bloody Mary

8 Servings<p>Our favorite Bloody Mary is an instant classic. Great-quality tomato juice, bright lemon juice, savory Worcestershire, and a tangy hot sauce deliver on all fronts.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups prepared tomato juice (preferably Sacramento)<p>1 cup dill pickle juice (from a 32-ounce jar)<p>¼ cup fresh …

“Tandoori” Carrots with Vadouvan Spice and Yogurt

4 Servings<p>What’s vadouvan, you ask? It’s just one of our new favorite exotic spice blends, a French-Indian formula that includes onion, shallots, and garlic added to a currylike mix.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vadouvan<p>2 garlic cloves finely grated, divided<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek …

Smoked Tomato Soup

4 Servings<p>Skillet smoking is a chef’s trick that’s easy to do at home.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, divided<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 large leek, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced<p>3 garlic cloves, crushed<p>2 bay leaves<p>2 …

Quinoa Tabbouleh

6 Servings<p>The classic Middle Eastern salad gets an of-the-moment upgrade with the "it" grain, quinoa.<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed well<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 garlic clove, minced<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>1 …

Fish and Chips with Minty Mushy Peas

4 Servings<p>The two-step potato frying method is supported by science: The first phase cooks the potato through, without adding color; the second fry creates a golden, crunchy exterior.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mushy peas<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>½ small onion, finely chopped<p>2 cups shelled fresh …

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Erin McKenna's Thin Mint Cookies

Makes 36 Servings<p>These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, but you’d never know it. You can find most of these ingredients in health food stores, well-stocked specialty grocers, and online.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup arrowroot<p>1½ teaspoons xanthan gum<p>1 teaspoon …

Tofu Yum-Yum Rice Bowl

4 Servings<p>The marinade is ridiculously delicious; you’ll also want to use it on ribs or chicken.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Tofu<p>1 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained, cut into 8 pieces<p>1 small head garlic, cloves coarsely chopped (about ¼ cup)<p>½ cup soy sauce<p>¼ cup hot chili paste (such as sambal …

Charred and Raw Corn Salad

4 servings<p>All the things that you love about elote (Mexican grilled corn), now in a convenient tossed-together form, perfect for using up fresh produce from the farmers’ market. This recipe is part of the Healthyish Farmers’ Market Challenge. Get all 10 recipes here.<p>August 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 …

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