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Banana Almond Smoothie

1 serving<p>A trick we like: Peel all overripe bananas and put in the freezer, then use to make supercreamy smoothies (and banana bread as well). If you haven’t prefrozen a banana, though, don’t worry—throw a few ice cubes into the blender for a slushier effect.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 frozen peeled banana, …

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Sloppy Tacos

6 Servings<p>The only thing better than Sloppy Joes for dinner is taco night. This hybrid is the best of both worlds.<p>September 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Lime sour cream<p>1 cup sour cream<p>1 Tbsp. finely grated lime zest<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice<p>2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro<p>1 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar<p>Kosher salt<p>…

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Turkey-Spinach Meatballs

4 Servings<p>In this turkey-spinach meatballs recipe, you brown them under the broiler instead of in the pan. It’s faster, neater, and big-batch friendly.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>marinara sauce<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>½ small onion, chopped<p>1 garlic finely chopped<p>1 teaspoon dried oregano<p>¼ teaspoon crushed red …

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50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

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11 Out-Of-The-Box Ideas For Indoor Herb Gardens

Keeping herbs alive during the winter can be a challengebut it's definitely not impossible. Give your green thumb a shot with these DIY indoor herb planters.<p>Keeping herbs alive during the winter can be a challenge—but it's definitely not impossible. Give your green thumb a shot with these DIY …

How to Break Down a Chicken ( + How to Make Chicken Stock)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

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Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving

In a 1915 letter to his young son, Albert Einstein advised that the best way to learn anything is “when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” Many decades later, psychologists would give a name to this distinctive, exhilarating state of immersive, …

How to Settle Debts When You Can't Pay Them Back

Being in debt isn't great. Being unable to pay your debt is even worse. While no one likes dealing with debt collectors, doing so can help make your …

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, …

Information Systems

The Food Lab: 11 Essential Tips for Better Pizza

Making pizza is a year-round activity for me, whether it's a No-knead, no-stretch pan pizza in the winter, a grilled pizza party in the summer, or a Neapolitan pie baked in my Baking Steel/Kettle Pizza kit.<p>Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be, but here are 11 good, …

Creamy Queso with Chorizo

8 Servings<p>In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>6 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed<p>2½ cups half-and-half<p>8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes<p>8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, grated<p>8 oz. sharp cheddar, grated<p>2 …

A Sandwich Worthy of a Lazy Saturday

This patty melt is gooey, cheesy, decadent goodness.<p>Saturdays were made for hanging around with friends and eating large, indulgent meals preferably including copious amounts of cheese. This patty melt—the king of cheesy, meaty, decadent sandwiches—is the perfect meal for lazy afternoons. Bonus: …

Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided<p>8 cups spinach, coarsely chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 cup chopped onion<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>2 …

BA Party Mix

12 cups<p>December 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups Bugles (original flavor)<p>3 cups whole wheat sesame pretzel rounds or other small pretzels<p>2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts<p>1 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)<p>1 cup store-bought roasted green peas (not wasabi flavor)<p>6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted …

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How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

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The Food Lab: The Easiest Foolproof Crispy Pan-Seared Fish You'll Ever Make

How many of you have ruined a delicate fish filet by trying to pry it off the pan that it's fused itself to? Yeah, I thought so.<p>You know the real reason why I don't get as much fish in my diet as I'd like to? It's not because I don't like fish—I love it. It's not because I don't have access to good …

Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Adding sour cream to the dough imparts richness and a bit of tang, and doesn’t thin it out too much.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup sour cream<p>4 tablespoons heavy cream, divided<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper …

Frittata with Chard and Chorizo

4 Servings<p>Chorizo adds smoky flavor to this vegetable-heavy frittata; use bacon if you prefer.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 large eggs<p>1½ ounces Manchego cheese, grated (about ⅓ cup)<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley<p>1 tablespoon chopped chives<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 …

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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>The secret to making grilled cheese for a crowd? Turn on the oven (the standard skillet method is too labor-intensive). Encourage guests to customize their sandwiches with the cheeses, breads, and fixings you’ve set out. Then simply pop them on a …

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73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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30 Recipes for *Intentionally* Burnt or Charred Foods

Burnt or charred food can be a great thing when you do it right—it adds a whole new layer of flavor.<p>Uhhh, we meant to do that?

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

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Three Onion Dip

6 Servings<p>Onions are loaded with umami flavor, as are anchovies, mushrooms, and Worcestershire sauce. Together, they make this dip especially hard to resist.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. vegetable oil<p>2 medium onions, thinly sliced<p>2 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>1 …

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6 Common Juice and Smoothie Mistakes to Avoid

Making green juice & smoothies is easy: Just toss it all in a blender, right? Uh, no. Avoid these 6 mistakes for the best shakes of your life<p>Whether you think of them as breakfast, a mid-afternoon energy boost, a hangover cure, or a lifesaving necessity, it's hard to deny that green juices and …

Garlic-and-Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Scallions

4 Servings<p>Make sure you keep your grill at a steady medium-level heat; if it’s too hot, the chicken will char without cooking through.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, backbone removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 heads of garlic, halved crosswise<p>2 …

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Celery-Spiked Guacamole with Chiles

8 Servings<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Fresh celery lightens this guacamole and adds some serious crunch.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 avocados, chopped<p>1 celery stalk, finely chopped<p>2 serrano chiles, seeds removed if desired, finely chopped<p>2 cloves garlic finely grated<p>3 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>¼ small red …

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Ricotta Omelets

2 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>This also makes a great dinner for one; just cut the ingredients in half.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided<p>4 large eggs, beaten to blend, divided<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>4 tablespoons ricotta, divided<p>2 tablespoons …

Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to be known as football man

In the owner's suite, on his private jet or among Dallas' beautiful people, JERRY JONES seems a happy man. But what he really wants, he cannot</i> …