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If You're Not Here for Iced Coffee Shakerato Season, What Are You Here For?

By Carla Lalli Music<p>Frothy and foamy, cold, sweet, and caffeinated. The time is now.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>When people talk about the seasons of the year, they always mention the same old predictable ones. Winter, …

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How to Sear Scallops

If you like to incorporate seafood into your weeknight dinners, give scallops a try. You don’t need to wait for an evening at a high-priced …

I Turned My Favorite Breakfast Taco Into a Cheesy Big-Batch Casserole and the Results Are Insane

I eat a breakfast taco almost every weekend. After a long run (or a long sleep), they satisfy my every craving: crispy corn tortillas, hearty potato …

Southern Pimiento Mac and Cheese

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat broiler with oven rack 8 to 9 inches from heat.<p>Step 2<p>Bring 1/4 cup salt and 4 qt. water to a boil in a large covered …

Why nutritionists love these 17 Trader Joe's foods

We know TODAY Food fans really like Trader Joe's, but we also know that in addition to grooving on cookie butter, plenty of TJ's fans are after more health-conscious finds, too.<p>So we asked TODAY's contributing health and nutrition experts to share their favorite healthy foods from the …

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Ultimate Make-Ahead Gravy Recipe

Gravy Stir-Ins<p><b>Mushroom Gravy:</b> Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 (8-oz.) package sliced cremini mushrooms; …

Mario Batali's Bucatini all'Amatriciana Recipe

<i>The chef’s own favorite recipe is a perfect example of his simple-meets-satisfying cooking.</i><p>Mario Batali’s Bucatini all’Amatriciana<p>2 tbsp. kosher …

How to Make French Macarons: Our Step-by-Step Guide

<b>Making the French almond meringue cookies called macarons at home requires precision, but once you master the technique -- which our step-by-step guide will help with -- it's not difficult, and there are endless flavors to enjoy.</b><p>Grind Almonds<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in lower third. …

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Butter

8 Servings<p>Everyone needs a solid pumpkin scone recipe in the fall. This one is yours.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cinnamon Butter<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 teaspoon pure maple syrup<p>¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Scones<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 teaspoons baking …

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Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

6 sandwiches<p>Meat-free but not too virtuous, it’s healthy and satisfying.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>hot sauce<p>1 red bell pepper<p>¼ medium mango, cut into pieces<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons fresh orange juice<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>½ teaspoon cayenne …

A Legendary Summertime Punch

Dating back to the 1740s, this punch is a timeless summertime party favorite<p>In the 1740s, a Virginia diplomat recorded what is believed to be the first mention of Fish House Punch, a colonial-era concoction, which originated at America’s oldest fishing club, in Philadelphia, and was a favorite of …

5 New Margaritas to Try for Cinco de Mayo

Whether you like it spicy or sweet, these are the new cocktail recipes to serve up on Cinco de Mayo or your next summer soiree. Plus, see our stylish girl's guide to drinking tequila.<p>The Chester<b>'s Hellfire</b><p>1.5 oz. Don Julio infused with jalapeño<p>1 oz. Fresh lemon juice<p>0.5 oz Agave nectar<p><i>Pour</i> …

Try This Fall Dinner: Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts, Sunflower Seeds, and Dates

Move over, kale and quinoa: Brussels sprouts are back on the menu!<p>The mini cabbage-like veggies have gotten a bad rap these past few decades, but …

Sweet Potato Fries with Sriracha Crème Fraîche

Makes 4 to 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges or rounds<p>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/2 cup crème fraîche<p>1–2 teaspoons Sriracha<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with …

7 Tips for Making Your Cake Taste—and Look—Way Better

A cake doesn't have to be batter and frosting alone. We chatted with our test kitchen to get their 7 tips on making your cakes taste—and look—even better<p>So you have to make an impressive cake? Don't panic—we got you. Beautiful cakes are much more than expertly slicked buttercream frosting and piped …

Canal House Peach Jam

Makes 6 to 8 half-pint jars<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>This peach jam recipe makes enough to give a few jars away as gifts, or you could easily halve it.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 large ripe freestone peaches<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>3 cups sugar<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>special …

Chilled sweet-and-sour cucumber noodles with shrimp

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 medium cucumbers, peeled<br>• 1/2 cup diced red onion<br>• 1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined<br>• 3/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar<br>• 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons white sesame seeds<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Equipment: A mandoline (with julienne …

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7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

Cut them out to make your smoothie habit healthier.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>After dusting off the ol' blender a few months ago, you've been proudly making smoothies instead of downing enormous bowls of cereal or bagels for breakfast. You expected the pounds to just fall off, but they're …

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

What Natalie Morales Has for Breakfast Every Morning

Rise and shine with her easy recipe.<p>TODAY Show co-anchor Natalie Morales might be the ultimate morning person. Wondering what gets her going so bright and early? Her 4 a.m. juices could have something to do with it.<p>"Every morning, I make my 'green' juice," Morales recently told Today.com. "It's not …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

A Chewy, Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie That’s Just 106 Calories

Because you know you want one…<p>Really craving a chocolate chip cookie right about now…but don’t want to go AWOL on your resolution to eat better in 2014? We have the perfect solution for you: these slimmed-down chocolate chip cookies from Anjali Shah, a certified health coach and the genius behind …

The 7 Most Viral Food Videos of 2013

Prepare for some pretty fantastic food porn<p>YouTube just released the list of food videos that were trending most in 2013. Check them out (consider yourself warned—the ribs video is a little disturbing):<p><b>How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell</b><p><b>My Little Pony Cupcakes</b><p><b>How to make Balloon Chocolate</b> …

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Parsley, Kale, and Berry Smoothie

2 Servings<p>Parsley can reinvigorate your cooking--and your health.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) flat-leaf parsley (leaves and stems)<p>4 kale leaves (center ribs removed)<p>1 cup frozen organic berries (such as strawberries or raspberries)<p>1 banana (cut into pieces)<p>1 teaspoon ground …

How to Preserve Raspberries by Making Skillet Jam

Keep a last little taste of summer around by turning raspberries into jam with this easy recipe<p>We know it’s getting colder and those rustic crates of apples turning up everywhere are making us want to curl up with a chunky sweater and a cuppa, but get it together! There are still berries out there, …

How To: Make Non-Alcoholic Cocktails (Mocktails)

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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