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This Copycat DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Spot-On

Bake a batch and pretend you're on vacation (minus the sunburn and noisy neighbors).<p>When you check in to a DoubleTree Hotel, you're immediately handed a paper envelope with a gooey, chewy, chocolate-and-walnut-studded cookie. We're not talking the regular Otis Spunkmeyers every apartment leasing …

Skirt Steak with Shallot Pan Sauce

A seared piece of meat might sound boring. But when it’s drizzled with a silky reduction? Always exciting.<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 12–14-oz. skirt steak, halved crosswise<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>1 teaspoon mustard seeds (any color)<p>4 …

Recipes

40 Oreo Recipes That Will Make All Your Cookie Dreams Come True

As if we needed any excuse to indulge in an Oreo or two, now we have a national holiday specifically for treating ourselves to America’s favorite cookie. Obviously they’re perfection on their own, but with so many outrageously delicious recipes out there, it would be a shame not to utilize them in …

Dessert

11 Ways to Eat Peanut Butter for Dessert on National Peanut Butter Lovers Day

From cookies to pies to Rice Krispie Treats, here are 11 crave-worthy recipes that prove every dessert is better with peanut butter.

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting.

<i>Fudgy, beyond rich chocolate sheet cake topped with the creamiest peanut butter frosting. Feeds a crowd!</i>Happiest of Fridays to you!I saved a good one …

Dessert

Rosa Parks' "Featherlite" Peanut Butter Pancakes

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this story in February of last year, when the Library of Congress first digitized Rosa Parks’ personal papers. Within those pages was her sterling pancake recipe, which is making the rounds again thanks to this week’s episode of the Sporkful podcast. Give it a</i> …

Breakfast

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

Dessert

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Instead of vanilla extract for this Mexican hot chocolate recipe, try almond extract if you’ve got it handy, which adds even more depth of flavor.<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups whole milk<p>3 tablespoons crushed cinnamon sticks (preferably Ceylon)<p>6 ounces semisweet chocolate (preferably Scharffen Berger), finely …

Dessert

The Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

How To Make Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread!<p>This dangerously delicious and addictive <i>Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe</i> is so easy to make at home which makes it …

19 Incredibly Delicious Desserts You Can Make In A Skillet

Because it's cuter.

3 Creative Ways to Prep Your Popcorn, Courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson

Popcorn is the ultimate fallback snack. Whether you prefer the ease and convenience of the microwave or the slightly more laborious stovetop …

Pop to It: It’s National Popcorn Day!

Happy National Popcorn Day! You know we can really get behind an off-beat holiday… especially one that involves butter and salt. But while we love an old-school bag at the movies, these innovative recipes we pulled from Pinterest might just be our new popcorn go-tos!<p><b>Parmesan Ranch Popcorn Snack …

Recipes

Mexican Grilled Steak Salad Recipe - Printer Friendly - Chowhound

1To marinate the steak, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Spread the paste all over the …

Recipes

How to Make Thanksgiving Stuffing Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of

Let’s talk about sausage, cheese and bread. Eaten individually, they’re delicious, but put them together — baked with herbs and sautéed veggies — and you’ve got a Thanksgiving side dish you’ll struggle to share. An easy stuffing recipe, this dish is made with big chunks of French bread that are …

Recipes

Gallery: The Food Lab's Step-by-Step Guide to Smoking a Turkey

14 Warming Thanksgiving Soups That Just Might Steal the Spotlight

Soup may not be the first thing that leaps to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dishes, but why shouldn't it? We love a good, nourishing soup on most <i>other</i> frosty late fall/early winter days—one that infuses the whole kitchen with smells of simmering onions and spices and just begs you to cozy up …

Slow Cooker Mushroom Stroganoff with Egg Noodles

Step 1<p>In each of 2 large skillets, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and …

16 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

Dessert on Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with pie—for many of us, it's the only day in the year that we eat pumpkin pie (some happily, some begrudgingly), but apple, pecan, and all sorts of other more unusual pies might find their way to the table. (My childhood Thanksgivings always …

5 Showstopping Carrot Cakes to Bake for Thanksgiving Dessert — Fall Fest

Crunchy carrots may be a go-to for snacking, but this in-season root vegetable brings a whole lot more to the table when it's brought into your baked …

Dessert

Set Yourself Up for Flawless Turketta With Our Step-By-Step Butchering Guide

What's better than Thanksgiving turkey? Thanksgiving turkey wrapped in bacon. Here's how to prep your turkey breast for rolling.<p><i>The most celebrated meal of the year shouldn't also be the most nerve-racking. Prepare to be prepared with updated classics, no-bake desserts, and more in our Thanksgiving</i> …

Cooking

20 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes to Get the Party Started

When you’re planning the menu for your Thanksgiving or holiday party, appetizers can often fall by the wayside. Somewhere between the main course and dessert, you forgot about the little bites that get the party started. Have no fear — here are 20 easy Thanksgiving appetizer recipes that are sure …

Cooking

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

Perfect Pumpkin Rolls Will Make Your Day

My Nana was an amazing baker and was always up for involving me in her kitchen. She'd perch me atop a bar stool and side by side, I'd take in her talent and mimic her techniques the best that I could.<p>Despite my young age she undoubtedly had a tremendous amount of confidence in me. She never …

Step-by-Step: How to Make a Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make a Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust<p>I'm not a big cheerleader for the overwrought. I worked for years in restaurant kitchens where we'd riff on classic dishes by adding modern touches. Things like mac and cheese made with tiny potato gnocchi, which we'd roll …

Recipe: Rustic Pear and Apple Galette

Rustic Pear and Apple Galette<p>Serves 6 to 8<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>2 cups all-purpose flour <br>3/4 teaspoon salt <br>1 tablespoon granulated sugar <br>14 tablespoons …

Step-by-Step: How to Make Pecan Pie

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make Pecan Pie<p>In the Holy Trinity of Thanksgiving desserts, apple pie may be the big daddy, while pumpkin pie is dressed up under that white sheet as the Holy Ghost, but it's pecan pie that can claim the title of the Son. Simple, comforting, easy to love, and completely …

12 of the Garlickiest Recipes We Have (for Keeping Away Vampires)

You have a little over 24 hours to figure out what you're going to be for Halloween, put the finishing touches on your very (sort of) grown-up Halloween party, and track down some spooky movies to rent. But we'd be remiss if we didn't advise you on staying safe this Halloween: Hello, it's vampire …

Cooking

The Chocolate Fudge Frosting That Elevates Any Cupcake

Dessert

13 Mini Thanksgiving Desserts Almost Too Cute to Eat

They say it’s the little things in life that mean the most, and these tiny treats are certainly no exception. If you're stuffed from a large …

12 Halloween Candy Recipes That Are Better Than Store-Bought Versions

Be a Boss and Make Your Own Candy Corn<p>This Halloween, instead of stocking up on store-bought stuff, we're trying our hand at confectioning with these 12 recipes for homemade versions of our favorite sweet treats.<p><b>Candy Corn</b><p>Let's kick it off with a classic. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Reese's Peanut Butter Cups</b><p>Has …