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Garlickiest Garlic Bread

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>You can use any shape bread, but just estimate a similar surface area to the loaf indicated below. I like a thin, crackly-crusted, airy-crumbed, Italian-style loaf best.<p><b>Makes: 1 loaf</b><b><br>Prep time: 15 min</b><b><br>Cook time: 55 min</b><p><b>Garlic confit</b><p>2 heads garlic, broken into cloves, smashed, if you …

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Now That Is How You Write a Love Letter

<i>T</i>hey met in Paris in 1932. Both already married, American novelist Henry Miller and Franco-American diarist Anaïs Nin began an intense love affair …

A Streamlined, One-Pot Wonder Risotto—the Ottolenghi Way

I recently asked a few friends for their back-pocket recipes—the ones that never fail to please, the ones they can make in their sleep. One friend told me she has yet to feed the barley risotto from Yotam Ottolenghi’s <i>Jerusalem</i> to someone and not have them like it. She also noted that she improvises …

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Hidden gusset mitts and gloves

DIRECTIONS<p>CO 50[58, 68] sts. Distribute sts across needles as you prefer and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.<p>Work 20[15, 10] …

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Kristin Donnelly’s Roasted Carrot Hummus

I can’t remember the first time I tasted traditional hummus, but I’ve been hooked ever since, and, because I love tahini so much, I am always curious …

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

<b>Bon Appétit (February 2015)</b>Have you ever asked a restaurant for a recipe?Though we've asked dozens of home cooks who have hosted us for dinner to …

Skillet-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Lemon

<b>Cook's Illustrated (January/February 2016)</b>Cauliflower. We cook with it often. It's a great, healthy swap for carb-heavy sides like rice and …

Latin Inspired Chicken and Rice

I so badly wanted this weekend’s cauliflower coleslaw recipe to be good that it pains me even now to write about anything else. We’ve established …

Thanksgiving 2015: Winter Squash Agrodolce

<b>Bon Appétit (November 2015)</b><b></b> <br>The trend is clear: vinegar is showing up all over Thanksgiving menus this year. Here, it's in the form of an agrodolce, …

Chicken Tamale Pie

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>A chunky chicken chili topped with a cornbread-y/polenta-y batter situation baked up to a crisp in your oven, also known as everything you want in one pot. If you're craving even more layers, top it with a scoop of salsa.<p><b>Serves: 6</b><b><br>Prep time: 20 min</b><b><br>Cook time: 1 hrs 30 min</b><p><b>For the chili</b><p>1 …

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Dinner Tonight: Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale

We love peanut butter. We really do. (If you're anything like us, then you probably went out and bought a big tub of the stuff this weekend to make your own peanut butter cups.) Now, the week is trundling along and the peanut butter cups are probably gone, and you've got a half-empty jar of peanut …

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Grilled Pork Kebabs with Hoisin and Five-Spice

<b>Cook's Illustrated (May/June 2015)</b>Are you pro- or anti-kebab? Two summers ago, we declared our displeasure with kebabs. And since then, we've stayed …

Grilled Chicken Thigh and Cucumber Salad

<b>Food & Wine (June 2015)</b> <br>Are we being <i>Inception</i>-ed by <i>Food & Wine</i>?Leafing through their June issue, we stopped dead in our tracks when we spotted this …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Circles within circles beret - Knitty.com - First Fall 2015

I used to be very wary of any project using Kitchener stitch, but my love of sock knitting (usually top down) has cured me of that...this beret is a …

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Beg, Borrow, and Steal Roast Chicken with Cilantro-Tamarind Sauce

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This recipe combines elements of two of my favorite whole-chicken recipes to create something new: First there's the Indonesian Beggar's Chicken from Dana Jacobi's "The Best of Clay Pot Cooking," which yields a complex, luscious crowd-pleasing sauce. My version borrows most of the …

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Pan Bagnat: Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>The pan bagnat is the sandwich version of the salad Nicoise. You can find either in various forms all over the Mediterranean coast where it is made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Here, olive oil packed canned tuna is mixed with olives, red onions, fresh herbs, and vinaigrette. The …

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Marinated Beets with Pistachios and Tarragon

<b>Bon Appétit (February 2015)</b>There's always something that strikes us as summery about golden beets. And can't we all use a bit of summer right now? …

Skillet Turkey Meatballs with Lemony Rice

<b>Cook's Country (April/May 2015)</b>When you hear "meatballs," what's the dish that comes to mind? We bet it's a pasta dish with meatballs swimming in a …

Slow-Roasted, Twice-Fried Porterhouse Steak

<b>Bon Appétit (April 2015)</b>When we chose this month's <i>Bon Appétit</i> as our first-ever Magazine Club entrant (this Thursday! More details at the end of this …

Oven Risotto with Kale Pesto

It seems as though everyone on the island is preparing for the mass school vacation exodus. I popped into the bookstore this morning to grab this …

Warm Weather Knits: Striped Spring Shirt

Springtime weather can be unpredictable, so a lightweight sweater is a must. Luckily, this lovely knitted striped spring shirt is ready to add a touch of classic, effortless style to your vernal wardrobe!<p>I loved the even lighter summer version of this shirt, and I’m so happy to see a spring design …

Turn An Old Birdcage Into An Ornate Succulent Planter

Has your green thumb come down with a case of the of the winter blues? Why not try a little indoor gardening with this DIY birdcage succulent planter by Lucy of craftberry bush?<p>These guys don’t mind whether they are planted in the shade or in the sun. But I have found that they do a little better …

Mid Century Modern Inspired Illuminated Copper Globe

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The Wombats - Greek Tragedy (Bastille Remix)

In the Kitchen With: Valeria Necchio’s Polpette di Baccalà

This week’s recipe is all about nostalgia for me. One of my best friends lives in London. Originally from the Veneto region, I used to visit her …

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