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15 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes That Make Weeknight Cooking a Breeze

The Legendary All-In-One-Pot Pasta Gets a Fall Refresh

Slow cookers, soup pots, and casserole dishes have been dusted off in households across the United States. For me, cold weather conjures thoughts of cozy meals that hit big on flavor, with minimal effort. Enter the one-pot pasta. The idea comes from Martha Stewart, and I gravitated toward it …

broccoli pizza

Heat your oven to 500°F with a rack in the center.<p>Make sauce: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir in flour, whisking until …

Recipes

How to Pull Off Vegan Thanksgiving

True life: How one food editor pulls off an entire vegan Thanksgiving without butter.<p><i>Amelia Rampe is an assistant food editor at BA and the genius behind one of our Greatest Recipes of All Time, Chicken Adobo. If there’s one person who’s not loving that chicken adobo, it’s her husband, because he’s</i> …

44 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Crazy-Busy Weeknights

Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.<p>Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.

Cooking

Rigatoni with Brussels Sprouts, Parmesan, Lemon, and Leek

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>If your largest skillet isn’t large enough to hold 12 oz. pasta and toss everything together, dump the mixture back into the pot from cooking the rigatoni and toss.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound brussels sprouts<p>1 large leek, white and pale-green …

spaghetti pie with pecorino and black pepper

If you didn’t have a nonna to do so when you were a wee lucky thing, it’s more than likely that Marcella Hazan was the person who introduced you to …

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Coming Year

<i>Day 28 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: start something small.</i><p>Raise your hand if you're already worried about drifting from your new year's resolution.<p>The thing with resolutions is that they can be <i>so</i> huge (Run a marathon! Learn to cook! Travel more!) that they can be hard to keep them, let alone …

swiss chard pancakes

I read about French farçous pancakes for the first time on Friday morning and by lunchtime I was eating them. As my usual process of funneling the …

fudgy bourbon balls

I closed out 2014 somewhat exasperated (and quietly anxious and queasy because I was first trimester-ing this bunny) that I had so much I’d wanted to …

Dessert

oat and wheat sandwich bread

It’s a shame bread has taken a beating over the last decade or so, because there’s little on this earth — I mean, save the obvious stuff, babies in …

Baking

chocolate chunk granola bars

As I shuffle towards the finish line of this family-expansion project we began so long ago that it’s become a running joke* there are days when I …

frozen hot chocolate

At the outset of this summer, I had only a few things on my agenda: a baby (check!), a garden (check!, but oof*) and as many frozen desserts that do …

Dessert

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Books

Italian Tomato Hoagie

4 Servings<p>There’s nothing wrong with a regular tomato-and-mayo sandwich, but this shredded lettuce and Italian vinaigrette masterpiece is worthy too.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vinaigrette<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons red wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons white wine …

Recipes

swirled berry yogurt popsicles

In the past, I have made the argument that all sorts of absurd things, from fruit crisps to slab pies, pizza, salade lyonnaise, risotto, stuffing …

Recipes

easiest fridge dill pickles

Every summer, I make a note on my Oh My God Good Vegetables Are Finally Here! cooking to-do list (what, you don’t keep one?) to post about how to …

strawberry cornmeal griddle cakes

Somewhere it is written, or it is now, that if your mom is a gazillion (cough, 35 weeks and 4 days, not that anyone is counting) weeks pregnant and …

Simple Two-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

12 Servings<p>Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>6 ounces …

spring salad with new potatoes

I think that if we’re going to continue to be grand old friends, you’re going to have to admit that you at least occasionally wish you could have …

Raspberry-Ginger Limeade Recipe

Posted on June 21, 2013<p>The heat is on and nothing is more refreshing than a glass if ice-cold Lemonade in the sun. I like my limeade strong, but feel …

Red Wine Sangria with Strawberries

Ah, sangria. For me, the mere mention of this Spanish beverage conjures up images of friends and family, gathering together to enjoy some great food, …

"Drunk In Love" Watermelon Margaritas

Ingredients<p>4 cups cubed ripe watermelon<br>• 1 cup silver tequila<br>• 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice<br>• 1/4 cup orange liqueur<br>• 1-2 Tbsp powdered sugar, to …

shakshuka

There are a lot of reasons to make <i>shakshuka</i>, an Israeli Tunisian dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce: It sounds like the name of a comic …

crispy broccoli with lemon and garlic

I may have suddenly, and at least a month earlier than I’d hoped, reached the slightly less awesome phase of pregnancy, which I suspect is nature’s …

Broccoli

potato scallion and kale cakes

What makes a recipe great? In my head, there’s a list of ten things and eight of them are different ways of saying the first one, which is “It works.”<p>…

raspberry breakfast bars

Make the crust and crumb: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch glass or light-colored metal baking pan. Put a …

chocolate caramel crack(ers)

<i>Prepare your pan:</i> Heat your oven to 350°F. Line an 13×18-inch (half-sheet) pan completely with foil, then line it again with parchment. This seems …

How to cold-brew coffee at home

Want to know how to make your own cold brew coffee? Follow these instructions for the perfect morning cuppa<p>Cold brew coffee is all the rage these days. It might seem a slightly weird fad – a rather backward way to get a warm cup of coffee - but from a flavour standpoint, there is method in the …

carrot graham layer cake

It has been 1 year, 6 months and 6 days since I last shared a recipe for a stacked, filled, and unconscionably indulgent layer cake on this site, an …