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21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

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Kids

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe: DIY Favors

I tried my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte the other day and that’s what inspired me to hunt down this amazing l’il recipe.<p>I love pumpkin (any …

41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast

Gallery41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast<p>Hanukkah is hands-down the best holiday ever. Think about it. It combines the best elements of the other greatest holidays—family and overeating—but without the downsides of, say, a panic-inducing turkey that cooks, like <i>forever</i> (looking at you, …

How to Throw a Holiday Party (Hint: Just Add Ham)

Forget about every canapé or thing-on-a-stick that you were planning to serve at your party. All you need is a smoked bone-in ham. Order a good one, score, glaze, and bake it.<p>Forget about every canapé or thing-on-a-stick that you were planning to serve at your party. Forget about platters. Forget …

Breakfast

Blueberry Muffin Bread

<i>This blueberry bread recipe is so soft and moist and just loaded with fresh blueberries! It is like the best blueberry muffins you'll ever try, but in bread form.</i><p>I love making easy blueberry muffins in the morning. I mean, it's like cake. For breakfast.<p>And errbody knows that blueberries are a …

50 Cheesy Parmesan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything In-Between

We love Parmesan cheese on everything. Especially these recipes.<p><b>When it's nutty-salty-cheesy you're after</b>, only Parmesan will do. We'll eat just about anything with Parm, but these 50 recipes are particularly good.

Cooking

This Holiday, Make the Roast With the Most

Making a show-stopping holiday roast is easier than it looks. This video shows you how.<p>Pulling off a show-stopping holiday roast can seem intimidating. It's an expensive cut of meat, and anxiety about serving an undercooked piece of meat to your friends and family can often lead to dry, stringy …

Cooking

Graham Cracker Cookies

<i>These graham cracker cookies are loaded with crushed graham crackers and melty chocolate chips for an amazing twist on a classic cookie.</i><p>My mama is always asking me how I come up with ideas for new recipes. And I'm all, I dunno, I guess I'm just magic?<p>Unfortunately, that's a lie. I don't have one …

9 Ways to Top a Baked Sweet Potato, from Marshmallows to Cashews and Lime

Your baked sweet potato deserves so much more than mini marshmallows (although we love those too).<p><b>Despite their most frequent appearance under toasted marshmallows</b>, baked sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile. Roast them whole, then let your imagination run wild with toppings. <b>Jessie Damuck</b>, <i>Bon</i> …

Sweet Potatoes

7 Ways to Make Your Pumpkin Pie Even Better This Year

Homemade pumpkin pie is great. These doctored-up versions are even better.<p>Pumpkin pie is one of the most traditional holiday foods on the table (some even argue it's better than the main event). It's a classic we look forward to every year. But without getting <i>too</i> crazy, this winter we're sprucing …

Baking

The 4 Steps to Becoming a Belgian Beer Expert

By: Andy Kryza<p><i>Credit: Andy Kryza</i><p>Belgium is experiencing its biggest surge in popularity since <i>Bloodsport</i> first hit big screens... at least on the beer scene. Brewers all over the US are popping out their interpretations of saisons, farmhouse ales, wits, sours, and lambics, elevating the palates of …

Show-stopping sweet potatoes: 5 easy new recipes for this Thanksgiving standby

The classic marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole graces many holiday tables for a reason. But think about what you might be missing out on. This nutritious tuber, packed full of vitamin A and beta-carotene, is far more versatile than most Thanksgiving spreads would suggest. Sure, its naturally …

6 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter begins to blow icy Northern blasts and CNN strives to perfect their graphics for 'Polar Vortex 2015', I start craving hearty, fragrant soups to bring warmth, comfort and flavor in to the picture. Combat the cold - or re-fuel after skating at the ice rink - with these six soups that …

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pulled Pork from Framed Cooks• 2 pounds pork tenderloin<br>• ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper<br>• ½ cup chicken broth<br>• ½ cup brown sugar<br>• ¼ cup …

Slow Cookers

Spicy Glazed Pork Ribs

8 Servings<p>This spicy pork ribs recipe is all about the glaze. It also makes for an addictive tray of chicken wings. Use the same weight and method as for the ribs, but reduce final cooking time by 10 minutes.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)<p>2 tablespoons dark …

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12 Pumpkin Desserts Beyond Classic Pumpkin Pie

SAVEUR<p>https://www.saveur.com/pumpkin-desserts-recipes-pie-cake-bread<p>article<p>From classic pumpkin pie to butternut squash pancakes to pumpkin halvah …

The Four High End Steaks You Should Know

We do quite a bit of steak talk around here, but we've never covered the true basics: how to pick the one you want.<p>First, a definition. <b>Steaks are basically any piece of meat that falls under the category of "fast-cooking" cuts</b>—cuts that are low enough in connective tissue that they don't require …

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

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