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Our Best Tomato Sauce Recipes To Use Up Your Jar of Tomato Paste

Fancy yourself a true pasta aficionado? If you answered "yes," you know that tomato sauce is anything but boring. Whether you're looking for simple, …

Italian Food

Crock Pot Chicken Breasts in Creamy Creole Sauce

These crock pot chicken breasts get their flavor from Creole seasonings and a creamy sauce. Onions, bell pepper, and celery get together with bacon …

Skewer This: 16 Kickass Kebabs for Your Cookout

I love putting kebabs on the menu when I'm planning a cookout—they're infinitely variable, easy to prep ahead of time, quick to cook, and pre-portioned for easy serving. We've got plenty of recipes to make sure all your guests are happy, from Thai- and Balinese-style chicken satay to pork kebabs …

Recipe: A Saucy Chicken Dish to Add to Your Repertoire

In 2006, I was working for a small bakery-cafe chain with a chef named Claudia. Affable and quick to laugh, she was revered by all of the cooks, a group of mostly men, who called her <i>la jefa</i>, the big boss lady. I looked forward to the days she made staff meal because her food was so, so good. …

Cooking

12 Unexpected Things You Should Be Doing To Your Eggs

This is eggciting stuff, people!

Flora Shedden: how to bake a perfect loaf of bread

The building permissions are finally in place for ARAN bakery. At last, we can start work. The biggest job involves dropping the entire bakery ceiling. The timber dates back 200 years and, as much as I would love to keep the old beams, I have been told that everything must go – joists, beams and …

Magic happens when you combine soy sauce and butter

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>These last few weeks I’ve …

Soysauce

11 Genius Ways To Cook Pasta You've Never Heard Of

Warning: untraditional pasta preparations ahead. Sorry not sorry, Italy.

10 Bits of Cooking Savvy We Picked Up Hanging Out in the Kitchen

In the same way that I'm in awe of friends who have learned new languages by "immersion"—but how do you <i>start</i>, I've wondered? And what keeps you from just, you know, staying silent for all of eternity?—I am also confounded by older, wiser, better cooks who tell me that I'll learn to cook by, well,</i> …

50 Dressings for Every Salad, Pantry & Whim

<i>Acid is one of the essential elements of cooking, so we partnered with Maille to share tips on how to use it in your everyday cooking—like in pantry and clean-out-the-fridge salads.</i><p>The difference between a pile of greens and a super, dare-we-say mighty salad is the dressing. Or is it a vinaigrette? …

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Italian Food

The Problem With The Grammys Is Not A Problem We Can Fix

Adele broke her Grammy award in half Sunday night. It might have seemed like the careless act of someone with plenty to spare; the 28-year-old powerhouse vocalist has 15 of the music industry's most coveted statues, including the five just presented for her latest album, <i>25</i>. She did so charmingly, …

Aretha Franklin

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

Breakfast

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for chocolate orange marble cake

My family is boring, although I suspect we’d prefer to think of our boringness as a kind of respect for routine. Just as my brothers have been happily watching the same Simpsons episodes on repeat for the past 20 years, my parents have a rotating cast of familiar meals that come back time and …

Dessert

9 Crazy-Good Seafood Recipes To Try This Week

Seafood isn't just for summer -- these sensational recipes are a welcome reprieve from meat-heavy winter meals.<p><b>1. Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)</b><p>Brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea, Cioppino is an Italian-American fish stew. Serve it with garlic bread or a …

Cooking

Sallys Baking Addiction Iced Lemon Pound Cake - Sallys Baking Addiction

Iced Lemon Pound Cake<p>Bake my lemon strawberry crumb bars next.<p>It’s that time of the year again.<p>And I’m not referring to all the healthy eating we’ve …

Perfect Brown Rice

Rinse rice in a strainer under cold running water for 30 seconds. Bring 12 cups water to a boil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid over high …

The Ginger-Scallion Sauce I Put On Everything

Warning: it's addictive.<p>If I starred on an MTV show, it'd be <i>True Life: I'm Addicted to Ginger-Scallion Sauce</i>. This obsession started when I first tried it at Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York City, but didn't fully bloom until I made it at home recently. The salty, tangy, just-oniony-enough (official …

New York City

French Baked Toast with Cream and Eggs (Oeufs au Plat Bressanne)

It's called oeufs au plat Bressanne, and it's even easier than French toast<p>Set a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°. Grease a 10-inch …

Cheesy Skillet Potato Cake Recipe - Chowhound

1Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Pierce the potatoes all over with the tip of a paring knife and place directly onto the …

A Genius Technique for the Best Vodka Pasta (And Better Marinara, Too)

Sure, you could sling together penne alla vodka in half an hour and it will taste just fine—there's spice and cream and tomato and, mysteriously but necessarily, vodka (we'll come back to that).<p>But if you're going to commit—to the cream, the vodka, all of it—you can do a whole lot better than just …

Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes: Same Dang Delicious Thing

Mexican wedding cookies are as well traveled as Carmen Sandiego. In some circles, these little treats are known as "Russian tea cakes," while in other places, they masquerade as "Danish wedding cookies." Where I grew up, in Kentucky, they're called "snowballs," but down in Florida, they're …

Dessert

14 grilled cheese sandwiches waiting to be eaten with tomato soup

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to name the greatest duo of all time — there's just so many to choose from. (My own personal list of …

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …

Dessert

Swedish Visiting Cake Bars

Every December 31st, the dessert wizard invites a hodgepodge group of old and new friends for a perfect French fête, complete with oysters, gougères, …

Dessert

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything from braising to bread baking.<p>Their only downfall is that …

Cooking

10 Best Brunch Recipes For Holiday Houseguests

The big feast is behind us, but there are still hungry houseguests to feed. Treat your company to a homemade brunch, from an elegant spinach and cheese strata to muffins bursting with fresh blueberries.<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with …

Breakfast

Mashed Potato, Cheddar and Chive Waffles

What am I going to do with all of these leftover mashed potatoes (said no one ever!)?<p>Make waffles!<p>How is there a solution to a problem that isn’t …

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, according to science

As food writer Jeffrey Steingarten says in <i>The Man Who Ate Everything</i>, “the potato is the most important vegetable in the world.” Over 10 billion bushels of potatoes are grown every year, and you can live for 167 days eating just potatoes, Steingarten says (you’d have to eat about 3 3/4 pounds per …

Food