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Pretty, Yummy Fruit Salad

I think you’ll love this colorful, pretty fruit salad, which is drizzled with a lovely orange-vanilla syrup, which glosses it up and makes it …

Buffalo Chicken Salad

The idea for this salad came to me…on an airplane.<p>Last week I went on a small tour for my new children’s book. For the first time ever, I scheduled …

Pizza with Pesto, Ricotta, and Mozzarella Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 recipe New York-style Pizza Dough or 36 ounces store-bought pizza doughKosher salt3 ounces fresh spinach leaves …

Skillet Shrimp with Orzo, Feta and Asparagus Recipe

This light, refreshing, simple dish combines some of my favorite ingredients: shrimp, feta and asparagus. (Anyone else love asparagus?) While I went with whole-wheat orzo, feel free to use regular orzo. Also, you can add grape tomatoes to make it a little saucier. Season the shrimp with dried …

Pesto Pasta Salad

I made this colorful, crunchy, and yes, <i>carb-filled</i> salad for a late lunch yesterday. My mom was visiting and was making a batch of her healthy …

Fried Cucumbers with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

serves 8-12<p>For the Dipping Sauce<p>1 cup sour cream<p>2 tbsp. milk<p>1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice<p>1 tbsp. minced chives<p>1 tbsp. minced parsley<p>1 tbsp. minced …

French Bread Pizza: 2 Ways

Two things you should know before this whole pizza extravaganza begins. One: a ‘maj’, short for major… is a best friend. Two: <b>Tracy</b> is my maj.<p>I met …

Classic Pizza Margherita

Thin, crisp crusts like this one are the hallmarks of much of Italy's pizza. Another vital element is not overloading the pie with toppings; less is …

Peanut Butter Bacon Pancakes

I can smell my neighbor’s bacon.<p>That’s not a euphemism. If it were, you’d have permission to kick me in the shin and be officially grossed out.<p>I can …

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Recipe

This grilled cheese has creamy guacamole in the center that bursts out as you bite into it.<p><b>Note:</b> I like to add tomato to my basic guacamole recipe for this application. Grilled cheese and tomato is just classic. If you want to go one step further, add some crispy bacon to the sandwich.<p><b>Read more:</b> …