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Make These Fancy Riffs on Party Snacks to Treat Yo'self

Want to become the host(ess) with the most(est)? Take your parties to the next level with our trumped-up versions of your favorite party snacks. …

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Farmers market report: Brussels sprouts are in season. We have recipes

<b>What’s in season:</b> A member of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts resemble tiny heads of cabbage or lettuce, growing in rows on long stalks, and are said to have been grown in Belgium since the 16th century, hence their name. The small sprouts generally range in size from 1 to 2 inches, with the …

Recipes

5 Homemade Hot Sauce Recipes for National Hot Sauce Day

On today of all days, we urge you to put down the Tabasco bottle. It's National Hot Sauce Day, so why not try making your own?<p>Homemade hot sauces …

Everything You Need for the 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse

We've put together a shopping list, printable recipes, and everything else you'll need for our 6th annual Food Lover's Cleanse.<p>We are so excited to be launching the Sixth Annual Food Lover’s Cleanse on January 2. This year, we're bringing you a handful of all-new recipes, as well as some of our …

Nutrition

The Best New Beers of 2015

One of the biggest takeaways for beer lovers in 2015 is this: It was the year when we set a new high for the total number of breweries in America—there are now more than 4,150, compared to the previous all-time high of 4,131 back in 1873. And, while I didn't get the chance to sample beers from all …

The Most Popular Recipes from 2015

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83 Egg Recipes That We Always Crave

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How to Make Turmeric Tonic

Juice bars have long touted turmeric’s alleged health benefits; cafés may be next. Jane in San Francisco uses the electric-orange root in a new warm …

Italian Tuna Mousse

Step<p>In a food processor, combine the tuna with the vinegar, lemon juice and soy sauce. Add the butter and process until smooth. Season with salt and …

The 5 (Weeknight-Friendly) Recipes to Make Right Now from Made in India by Meera Sodha

The rare nuance of Made in India by Meera Sodha is that the dishes in the book can be made on a weeknight with pantry items that you have on hand—which isn’t often the case with Indian recipes and their page-long ingredient lists. Sodha’s recipes are ones she cooks at home and, without dumbing …

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11 Easy, No-Cook Thanksgiving Hors d'Oeuvres

For when the last thing you want to do is fuss with hors d'oeuvres.<p>At our house, Thanksgiving is really just another great excuse to have a dinner …

11 Fall Soups You Can Make in a Blender

Just because piña colada season is over doesn’t mean you should banish your blender to the back of the cabinet.<p>The appliance is the perfect tool for …

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 …

7 Recipes That Prove Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Are BFFs

Roasted until crispy or sautéed, brussels sprouts are great on their own. But paired with smoky bacon, they're unbeatable. From hearty pasta to a …

6 Secrets to a Better Hummus

Want to know how to make a creamy, dreamy hummus? Just follow these steps.<p>Want to know how to make a creamy, dreamy hummus? Just follow these</b> …

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5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

8 Innovative Ways to Make Hummus

We know, we know, hummus made with the best quality chickpeas along with the right balance of tahini, lemon and olive oil is perfection. But we also …

6 Brilliant Ways to Use Hummus

Hummus is more than a dip: Believe it or not, you can actually cook with it and often sub it in for less healthy ingredients. Here, six ways to use …

The Best Taco Recipes On The Planet

Life doesn't get better than this.<p>There are tacos and then there are <i>tacos</i>. If you think of tacos as just a quick weeknight dinner, not something to get excited about, then you’ve never really had a <i>taco</i>. Forgettable tacos are usually the kind that come out of a box, with a packet for seasoning and …

8 Ways You Never Knew You Could Use Cauliflower

Cauliflower can be so much more than a steamed vegetable side dish. In fact, our sister publication Cooking Light figured out a way to transform it …

10 reasons Fiji is one of the world’s happiest countries

If someone asked, ‘Are you are happy?’ what would you say? Well, if you lived in Fiji, there is an almost nine-times-out-of-10 chance you’d say ‘yes!’. According to WIN-Gallup 89% of Fijians report they are happy, making Fiji one of the happiest countries in the world.<p>And what are the odds that a …

Hawaiian day trips: Moloka‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and then take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this …

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Hawaiian day trips: Lana‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this two-part …

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Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

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Hold On To Summer's Heat With These Spicy, Chill Cocktails

A little spice can be refreshing.<p>As we brace ourselves for autumn and the impending PSO (pumpkin spice onslaught), now's the time to hold on to whatever summer we have left by enjoying cocktails outside.<p>We've rounded up some refreshing drinks recommended for you from two liquor brands. First, …

The Clean Eating 28-Day Plan: A Healthy Cookbook and 4-Week Plan for Eating Clean

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>Eating healthy shouldn’t have to be complicated. When you start a clean eating lifestyle, you’ll discover how easy it can be to adopt permanent healthy changes without sacrificing the joy of eating real food. <i>The Clean Eating 28-Day Plan</i> will introduce you to the six core …

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Why the Best Part of Ginger is Actually the Peel

<i>Photo: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott</i><p>BY ROCHELLE BILOW<p>It's hard to beat the potent, spicy, nose-tinglingly hot flavor of fresh ginger. We like adding the freshly-grated stuff to everything from our blueberry pies to our smoothies. One thing we're not so keen on, however, is the waste created by …

Beer Nerds Create Machine That Makes Store Bought Brew Taste Better

Craft beer drinkers, there's machine on the market that wants to be your new best friend. According to CNET, it's called Fizzics and it's supposed to make your store-brought beer taste better. The countertop contraption uses science in the form of oscillation and high-frequency sound waves to …

10 of the best bourbon cocktails

Why stop at the Old Fashioned? We share 10 delicious bourbon whisky cocktail recipes you'll make again and again<p>Bourbon: it always conjures up balmy southern nights, the air wafting the scents of jasmine and the sounds of jazz. Rain not withstanding, it tastes just as good on a south London …

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Use the Pressure Cooker for Quick, Intense Corn Soup

If it seems like I've been writing a lot about corn lately, it's because I have. Come mid-summer, there's nothing I like more—with perhaps the exception of perfect tomatoes. But perfect tomatoes are fewer and farther between than great ears of corn. My wife, Adri, and I have been eating corn nearly …