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Ground Beef Recipes That Go Beyond Burgers

We know that people don't typically get excited when ground beef is what's for dinner -- unless it means hamburgers, of course. But listen guys, ground beef is the workhorse of many great recipes. Lasagna wouldn't be as hearty. Chili would lack its heartiness. And meatballs would cease to exist. …

Recipe Of The Day: Gluten-Free Waffles

Eating can be a challenge to the gluten intolerant. Bread -- and all things flour based -- shows up at nearly every meal making the gluten-free person limited in their options. One meal where we absolutely cannot stand to see this happen is breakfast. Breakfast is a meal so great that no one should …

Dressing Up Pasta Salad: 7 Tips and Tricks

When it comes to warm-weather lunches and light dinners, summer is pasta salad season around our house. I find pasta salad is pretty much always the …

Healthy Eating

7 Healthy Burger Toppings

I’m going to start this post with a defense of the burger. While they get a bit of a bad rep, hamburgers can actually be pretty healthy. A 3-oz. …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

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Weekend Baking Project: S'mores Brownie Bars

We here at Serious Eats like to think that we're always one step ahead of food trends, clairvoyant and all-seeing into what people want to eat next. OK, not really, but given the fact that pastry chefs across the country are going wild for updated versions of childhood sweets, it is pretty cool …

8 Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Days

I'm sure your slow cooker isn't the first cooking apparatus you think of when the weather heats up. However, this time-saving tool takes all the hot …

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Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible

• <b>Author:</b> Paula Deen<p>Hi, y’all!<p>This book is my proudest achievement so far, and I just have to tell y’all why I am so excited about it. It’s a book of classic dishes, dedicated to a whole new generation of cooks—for every bride, graduate, and anyone who has a love of a great Southern meal. My family …

Recipe Of The Day: Eggplant Caponata

When life hands you too many eggplants -- like deep in the middle of August -- you should make caponata. Caponata is a traditional Sicilian recipe. And you can definitely trust Siciliy when it comes to eggplants, they have had their fill. The nice thing about caponata is that it uses the best …

Tiramisu Recipes (PHOTOS)

Tiramisu isn't the trendiest of desserts. It's a lot like spaghetti and meatballs -- a classic you enjoy eating but don't ever really get excited about. But we're hoping to change that and bring the tiramisu back to its former glory. Because with its mascarpone, lady fingers and espresso, it …

Slow Down And Make Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce doesn't take nearly as long to make as barbecue itself. Actually, you can make a mean barbecue sauce in just about 15 minutes. There's not much more to it than stirring a bunch of ingredients in a saucepan and allowing the flavors to meld and thicken.<p>So when it comes to deciding …

All-Natural, All-American Rocket Pops

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: The easiest way to feel like a kid on the Fourth of July? Make Rocket Pops at home with this recipe from Ashley of Edible Perspective.</i><p>Growing up, Rocket Pops were my …

Coconut

Don't Be Scared, It's Just Pickling: How To Pickle Anything, Stress-Free

Confession time: I have been obsessed with pickles for my entire life. That's not the confession yet, I'll get to that. Some time around elementary school, my mother asked me what I'd like as my annual "big" Chanukah gift as we meandered up and down the aisles of Costco (undoubtedly gathering …

Too Many Cooks: Fourth of July Food Traditions

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>Let's be honest: holiday anticipation really just means menu planning. It means food fantasizing, dreaming up the layout of the …

Dessert

Lara Ferroni on homemade snacks

6 July 4th Tips for the Best Pulled Pork Sandwiches! Plus, the PERFECT Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled pork is ridiculously simple to make, but it looks and tastes like you've been cooking all day. In a sense, you have. You'll need about 30 minutes of prep time, but you'll cook the shoulder for 4 to 5 hours or more. Happily, it's not very labor-intensive. All you do is add charcoal and wood …

16 All-American Classics for the Fourth of July

The most patriotic holiday is right around the corner, and we've got you covered no matter how you choose to celebrate. Although typical Fourth of July fare is far from fancy—as it should be—we have a few ideas up our sleeve for making the best versions possible. Munch away on 16 of our American …

Recipes

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

Ingredients<p>4 cups low-fat (1%) milk<p>¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips<p>10 cardamom pods, coarsely cracked<p>½ teaspoon whole allspice, cracked<p>2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half<p>½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>5 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar, divided<p>6 quarter-size slices fresh ginger plus ½ …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

The Real Cinnamon Challenge: 5 Unexpected Uses For The Spice (PHOTOS)

Doctors are warning people against taking the cinnamon challenge, a new craze which entails swallowing a spoonful of the spice without water and posting videos of the attempt on YouTube.<p>Ridiculous fads aside, there are many other uses for cinnamon around the house that don't involve eating it (and …

The Foodist

Sometimes, the best food and drink are also the simplest. Here's what wowed...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>From banishing the kids table to drinking dessert, these are the Thanksgiving dinner...<p>By Rochelle Bilow<p>Here's The Foodist Andrew Knowlton's Thanksgiving rules, from football-watching...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>…

3 Ways to Make a Bread-Free Grilled Cheese

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! For cheese lovers like us, we’re totally indulging this month. Then we thought what about all our friends who are gluten-free? Or folks who are trying to stay away from traditional carbs? Shouldn’t they get to join in on all the fun too? Of course they should. …

Recipes

10 Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Bite into this selection of gloriously gooey creations<p>April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. That's right: Someone (somewhere) has …

Five Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Stuff in Your Face This April

Photograph: Tim Turner, Tim Turner Studio<p>Lobster grilled cheese at Benny’s Chop House<p>Originally open-faced and topped with shredded cheese, the …

Cooking

Leftover Meatloaf Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Aug 11<p>Posted by Crystal <i>//</i> 2 Comments »<p><i>Got leftover meatloaf? Turn it into these insanely delicious Meatloaf Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. You’re gonna</i> …

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Eatocracy - CNN

Wild Mushroom Panini

Ingredients<p>canola oil cooking spray<br>• flour for dusting pan<br>• 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL<br>• 10 oz sliced chanterelle mushroom ( or your favorite variety) 300 …

Recipes

6 Ways to Enjoy National Grilled Cheese Month (YUM)!

Break out the tomato soup, because it's National Grilled Cheese Month! Celebrate this comfort food staple, which has always had a special place in …