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broccoli melts

Most of my understanding of the category of diner sandwiches we know as “melts” comes from the hyper-local archive of culinary amusements I know as …

Chicken Parmesan Recipes

Fried, slathered in sauce and dripping with melty mozzarella, there truly is nothing more comforting than a plate of chicken parmesan. The classic …

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The Brunch Heatmap: Where to Eat Brunch Right Now in New Orleans

In the Crescent City, brunch is a sacred ritual, definitively a lingering affair — and the menu must involve booze. And that’s probably the only definition that matters, considering the contributions the city has made to the nation’s brunching habits.<p>Fervently embraced by millennials, brunch has …

New Orleans

The Best King Cakes of 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Carnival aka King Cake Season. While traditionalists usually flock to the brioche-based king cake— ring-shaped and laced with cinnamon, covered in icing and purple, green and gold sugar, with a plastic baby hidden inside— these days the there are plenty of …

Dessert

Where to Watch the 2018 Super Bowl in New Orleans

The Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday, February 4, at 5:30 p.m. Central Time. Whether you’re in it for the football or the commercials, the time is now to figure out where you’re going to watch the big game.<p>Here are the best bets for the awesome pub grub, drink specials, and televised football …

Texas

A Brilliant Trick for Better Mac & Cheese

There are some clever vegan pasta recipes out there that approximate cheese sauces by way of blending nutritional yeast, miso, paprika, and probably a pinch of voodoo magic.<p>This is not one of those recipes. If you aren’t planning on diving face-first into a gooey bowl of pasta, butter, and extra …

Best Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking with a crockpot helps create layers of flavor in everything from hearty stews to healthy chicken dishes. Even desserts can benefit from the …

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The Food Lab Pronto: Soak Your Pasta for Easy Skillet Baked Ziti

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Nothing says comfort to me like a nice baked pasta dish loaded with creamy sauce and cheese, and while California winters ain't exactly the kind that scream out for rib-sticking food, there's something about October that just makes me crave it no …

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The One Recipe You Need To Make This Weekend: Buffalo Nachos

The world is full of incredible foods. We know this. But some dishes stop us in our tracks with our jaws dropped, and involuntarily make us whisper, "<i>ohmygawd</i>." That's the kind of recipe we have for you today. It's a recipe that makes you throw caution to the wind, toss diets out the window and …

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Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite

Things can get heated when you're debating pizza styles or barbecue cities, but the ultimate chili? That's walking into a war zone.<p>For the sake of my safety, I'm not going to claim to have perfected the traditional dish. After all, there are almost as many recipes out there as there are people who …

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Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles #SUNDAYSUPPER

Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles is the epitome of a rich, delicious comfort food. Perfect for cold nights. Simple to throw together into a crock …

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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef<p>Author: Alyssa<p>Prep time: 10 mins<p>Cook time: 4 hours<p>Total time: 4 hours 10 mins<p>Beef that slow cooks to tender melt in your …

If You Think Chicken Tenders are Kids' Food, You Haven't Seen Them Like This

<i>We're republishing this article, originally posted in October 2015, because chicken tenders sound like a pretty good Labor Day Dinner. To you, too?</i><p>There are dinners made to push my kids’ little evolving taste buds—ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. …

Cakey Fans Beware: These Brownies are Practically Fudge

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, is taking one-bowl brownies to new (excessively frosted) heights.</i><p>I've sampled a lot of brownies in my life. Personally, if I were to get philosophical about it, <b>I like a brownie that teeters on the edge of fudge-like.</b> It …

12 Easy Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes for the Week - Chowhound

Cooking anything on a weeknight can be a hassle, let alone a complete meal. But luckily, a crockpot can be your saving grace. Just set it in the …

The Food Lab: These Fried Chicken Sandwiches Take Only 5 Ingredients to Make

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>Look at that fried chicken sandwich. Check out the crisp, craggy crust with that <i>come bite me</i> sheen that promises juicy, tender meat underneath. Look at that potato bun, its buttery, golden dome beckoning to you. And …

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Make Your Weekday Mornings Easier: Make Muffin-Tin Eggs

A Pinterest-worthy egg breakfast that's easy enough to make on a weekday.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat</i> …

Breakfast

10 Surprising Ways To Use Your Slow Cooker

Slow cookers tend to see a lot of action in colder temperatures for soups and stews and get shelved in the summertime. But summer is actually a …

15 Homemade Fast Food and Takeout Favorites (That Are at Least as Good as the Originals)

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Most of us, no matter how discerning we sometimes get about our meals, have a soft spot for fast food in one form or another. For some, it's a carton of greasy chow mein from the hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant down the …

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The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> Southern fried chicken recipe you've got, whether it's the old family standard, a fried …

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This espresso and cappuccino maker is like having Starbucks in your kitchen—for a fraction of the cost

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Sergey Bogomyako/Shutterstock<p>Coffee is one of life's simpler pleasures. But, your caffeine habit presents an interesting Catch 22: …

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No Grill? No Problem. Fake It With These 13 Indoor Grilling Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>When you live in a tiny city apartment like mine where your outdoor real estate is limited to a fire escape and the area by the …

Recipes

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

18 Houseplants That Help Purify Your Home's Air

One NASA study might change how you approach the garden store.<p>You don't need to give us the hard sell on houseplants. Placing some leafy greens onto a coffee table or shelf is a great way to add some texture and breathe a little life into a room. But that's not the only reason to keep them around; …

12 Healthy Snacks for Guilt-Free Grazing

Please put down the Cheetos. Try one of these tasty and healthy alternatives.<p><b>Cheesy Oven Baked Green Bean Fries</b><p><b>Cocoa Dusted Almonds</b><p><b>Roasted Edamame</b><p><b>Buffalo Chicken Meatballs</b><p><b>Spicy Roasted Chickpeas</b><p><b>Summer Rolls</b><p><b>Roasted Herbed Veggie Chips</b><p><b>Fancy Deviled Eggs</b><p><b>Energy Bites</b><p><b>Crispy Mushrooms</b><p><b>Falafel Patties</b><p><b>Dried</b> …

Healthy Eating
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Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread

This is a great recipe and tastes better, I find, when cooked in a cast iron skillet and served hot tableside. I have also served this recipe for …

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TT Culinary Institute: Cooking the Perfect Ribs

<i>May is Grilling Month at Tasting Table.</i><p>Want great ribs? You're gonna have to get a little messy. And if you're Tasting Table's food editor Andy …

How To Grow Every Single Herb You've Ever Wanted, Indoors

Great news, everyone. The days of throwing down $4 for a sprig of thyme are behind you. Never again will you have to fork over your last bills for some wilting basil to make a pesto, because you can grow those herbs <i>at home</i> -- yes, even if you don't have one square foot of yard to call your own. …

Gardening