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13 Facts Every Self-Respecting Beer Drinker Should Know

There was a time in (very recent) history where the depth of knowledge required to order the perfect beer for you was knowing whether you wanted it …

Beer

This Is the World's Easiest Biscuit Recipe

People have been making two-ingredient biscuits ever since self-rising flour hit supermarket shelves, and it's easy to see why. Stir heavy cream into self-rising flour, scoop it onto a baking sheet, bake, and serve: It's that easy. But not everything worth making is brand new.<p>There are times when …

16 Fresh Fennel Recipes That Everyone Will Love

Fennel can be polarizing. Many people are familiar with it only in the form of the fennel seeds commonly found in spice blends, where they're hidden away among other flavors. As a result, the first time they're exposed to fresh fennel, the mildly licorice-like flavor can be a surprise, and, if …

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

From using the wrong cut of beef to overthickening the stew, the most common ways home cooks ruin beef stew<p>It's stew season! We've been taking advantage of the chill in the air, and making warm, cozy dishes like chili, posole, and chicken stew for dinner. But there's one stew to rule them all: beef …

Cooking

What Are the Secrets of Surprisingly Delicious Soups?

Soups, more than most other dishes, can carry an air of mystery. Through the magic of browned meat, long simmering, and aromatic herbs, a good soup …

Recipes

6 Quick, Easy Ways to Turn Chicken Broth into Dinner

It's late and cold and you're craving a hot bowl of homemade soup, but your fridge is bare. What to do? Pull out some chicken broth from the pantry …

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Salt Cod and Clam Stew Recipe

Ingredients (16)<p>1/2 pound salt cod<br>• 2 cups dried white beans, such as Great Northern or cannellini<br>• 1 tablespoon kosher salt<br>• 1 quart whole milk<br>• 1 …

Fish Stew Recipe

Ingredients (20)<p>For the broth:<p>4 cups clam juice or fish stock (or the bones of one large, mild-flavored fish plus 4 cups water)<br>• 1/2 cup dry white …

Cabbage and White Bean Soup

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Laura Wright of The First Mess makes a hearty and reviving winter soup.</i><p><i></i><p>My Aunt Carol is the undisputed cook in our family. It's true that many of us enjoy the art of …

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3 Rules for the Best Sunday Sauce Ever

Celebrity butcher Pat LaFrieda has written an amazing new cookbook named, simply, Meat. F&W’s Sarah DiGregorio gets his three rules for Sunday</i> …

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Here is a family favorite for a weeknight dinner—chicken thighs, floured and browned and then baked, served with a creamy mushroom sauce. You can …

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Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Don't get me wrong—I'm not a health nut or a calorie counter. But let's face it: The feeling you get after downing a bowl of creamy, cheesy fettuccine Alfredo ain't the best. Wouldn't it be great to have a quick and easy version that's just as good as the typical cream-packed rendition, but has a …

Easy Hoisin Shrimp

Easy12 mins<p>This shrimp is straight-up <i>awesome sauce</i>.<p>Want to know how I know that word? Because I watch 95% of my tv on Hulu. And any Hulu-watcher will …

Seafood

Brown Butter Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce

Prepare the pasta dough, cover and set aside.<p>Place the lobster tails on a cutting board, using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut through the top …

Andouille, Crab and Oyster Gumbo

Step 1<p>In a pot, stir the flour and oil until smooth. Cook over moderate heat, stirring often, until the roux turns a rich brown color, 15 minutes. …

Shrimp-and-Crab Gumbo

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a stockpot, heat the oil. Add the shrimp shells and cook over high heat, until starting to brown, 5 minutes. Add the tomato …

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Rustic Garlic Chicken

Step 1<p>Heat the oven to 400°. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the …

5-Ingredient Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Nutrition Facts<p>Serving Size<p>73g<p>Servings<p>2<p>Amount Per Serving<p>Calories 253<p>Calories from Fat 118<p>% Daily Value *<p>Total Fat 13g<p>21%<p>Saturated Fat 5g<p>24%<p>Trans Fat …

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

A lot of people ask me where I learned to cook. Food blogs generate these types of Q’s, ya know?<p>I never really have a good answer to that questions …

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Albóndigas in Red Chile Sauce

In case you were wondering, albóndigas is the Spanish word for meatball. These prove that the Italians aren’t the only players in the game.<p>Ingredients<p>Albóndigas<p>1 poblano chile<p>1 small white onion, coarsely chopped<p>2 cloves garlic cloves<p>½ cup (packed) arugula leaves<p>½ cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves …

Extreme Sports

Steak Skewers with Scallion Dipping Sauce

Ingredients<p>Meat and Marinade<p>1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk<p>1/4 cup fish sauce (such as nuoc nam or nam pla)<p>2 tablespoons palm sugar or (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice<p>6 garlic cloves<p>4 red or green Thai chiles, stemmed<p>2 lemongrass stalks, bottom third only, tough outer …

Onions

Grilled Lamb Kefta

Lamb and yogurt is a classic combination. You'll be scraping the plate with pita.<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon fennel seed<p>1 teaspoon cumin seed<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves<p>1 cup fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, plus more for serving<p>1 cup fresh …

Spices

Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Tarragon Sauce

What's for dinner? You know that dreaded question, right? Day after day after day. So I'm here today with another option. I can whip up a batch of …

Spicy Cuban Shrimp Soup With Noodles Recipe

This Cuban shrimp soup is ramped up with citrusy, mojo-inspired flavors. A base of sautéed onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and ample garlic gives way to an oregano- and cumin-spiked broth. Then, thin angel-hair noodles cook right in the broth, as do shell-on shrimp, which are peeled after they're …

Linguine with Clams and Fennel

Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 pound linguine<p>3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling<p>1/2 small fennel bulb, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fennel fronds and more for garnish<p>6 garlic cloves, chopped<p>3/4 cup dry white wine<p>3 pounds small clams (such as Manila) or …

Italian Food

Spicy Lobster Pasta

There’s something special about lobster you’ve prepared yourself, but if cooking one on a weeknight isn’t your speed, buy cooked lobster or shrimp instead.<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 large shallot, finely chopped<p>1 teaspoon crushed …

Seafood

Crab Spring Rolls

4 oz. backfin crabmeat (small chunks from the rear fin area), picked through to remove any bits of shell<p>4 oz. medium shrimp, finely chopped<p>3 oz. …

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