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Coconut Oil Recipes For Those New To This Versatile Ingredient

Congratulations. You took the leap. You've heard about coconut oil. You've wondered about its taste and cooking prowess. And now, you finally bought a jar. (Or maybe you did months ago, but have yet to crack it open.) Now what? Introducing a new ingredient into your kitchen, no matter how simple or …

10 Citrus Recipes to Brighten Cold, Dreary Days

Cold weather giving you the blues? Try brightening up your winter recipes with some fresh citrus fruits! Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are at their sweetest and juiciest during the cold winter months, and they add a refreshing burst of flavor that will make you think of sunshine.<p><b>1. Citrus</b> …

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

todays

6 Of The Best Muscle-Building Foods

Looking to put on a few extra pounds of muscle? What you do in the gym is most certainly going to help, but its only half the solution. The foods you …

Nutrition

Why You Should Switch to Dried Beans

<i>By Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Let's talk about beans. They are so nutritious and elemental to our diets. They're cheap, versatile, and as easy to cook as opening up a can, right? We're here to tell you to put aside the can opener and start cooking more with dried beans. Bet we can convince you (and make …

Only Crazy Obsession Could Have Built This $25 Million Ice Cream Empire

A pint of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams sells for $12--and the company can barely make enough to meet demand.<p>Jeni Britton Bauer is absolutely obsessive about ice cream. Any other jobs she's ever held--and at one point she worked three at once--she says, "were in service to ice cream." She is not being …

Seasonal Food

7 Best Marsala Dishes to Celebrate the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Marsala, a robust and earthy red, is Pantone's Color of the Year 2015. From savory to sweet, here are seven delicious dishes to make with the color's …

A Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake to Steal the Show

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A cranberry cake that's ready to be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner.</i><p>If there's anything you need to know about me, …

Peeling Butternut Squash Just Got Infinitely Easier, Thanks To Your Microwave

Butternut squash is one of the great joys of the fall, but peeling it is also one of the worst chores. The rock hard skin is basically impenetrable. Trying to slice through the squash and peel the skin off is so difficult, we're all too often tempted to just buy pre-cut squash at the store.<p>Pre-cut …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.

Cooking

National Curry Week: how to make the perfect curry

Top chefs and food writers share their top tips on how to cook authentic homemade curry<p><b>Vivek Singh, chef and owner of London's Cinnamon restaurants</b><p>Whenever possible, use meat on the bone. It provides the curries with much more depth and flavour. And always add whole spices to hot oil, and allow the …

Curries

24 Recipes Where Ricotta Is the Star, from Crostini to Gnocchi

Recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi on Why You Should Be Cooking with Dried Limes

Dried limes—you many not have them in your pantry yet, but here's why you should<p><b>Yotam Ottolenghi</b> holds a dusty brown sphere the size of a golf ball in his palm. He brings it to his nose, then to mine. It smells faintly citrusy. Then the chef places this mysterious specimen on a countertop, makes a …

Recipes

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ teaspoon baking powder<p>½ cup …

Dessert