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10 Great Summer Wines for Under $30

Summer means crisp, refreshing cocktails, and, for many of us, wine. The season is a great time to explore new wines from new areas and also to turn …

The Best Holiday Drink Recipes To Make With What's Already In Your Bar

With all their bold colors and flavors, it’s difficult to pick just one great holiday cocktail to make for a party. And it’s harder yet to find a recipe that uses what you’ve already got in your home bar.<p>To help you solve that problem, we’ve picked our favorite holiday drinks and sorted them by the …

Cooking

Christmas Brunch

From glazed cinnamon rolls to a cheesy bacon and onion quiche, here are fantastic Christmas brunch recipes.

Breakfast

Here Are The Moscow Mule Recipes You've Been Looking For

Moscow Mules are having a comeback -- at least according to us. We're not sure if this classic cocktail was ever <i>out</i>, but we hereby declare that it is most definitely in season -- forever. The Moscow Mule, which consists of vodka, ginger beer and lime, keeps popping up in conversation and on …

Selling

The Best Turkey Recipes For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner just would not be complete without a big, beautiful bird to crown the feast at the table. No matter how many sides there are to choose from or how many cocktails are imbibed beforehand, without a turkey it just doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving.<p>But because a giant bird isn’t …

Cooking

Recipe for the Perfect Picnic

Living up to the standards in my book, <i>21 Ways to Live a Fulfilled Life According to a 21 Year Old</i>, I decided to plan a romantic picnic dinner for my boyfriend and me. It was such a perfect date. Here's my recipe:<p><b>What you need:</b><p>A Scenic Location<p>A companion, someone you love, or a good book!<p>Basket and …

New England

What's the best cookbook of all time? The answer may surprise you

The best cookbook in the world is a tribute to variety meats, according to one survey. At one time, the book was so hard to find in the United States that copies sold for more than $100 each.<p>A poll of more than 400 food professionals in Britain, the United States, Australia and New Zealand found …

Voting

A Quick Run Through the History of the Porsche 911

This is how an icon evolves.<p>Born in 1963, the Porsche 911 has become a legend. And while it may still look similar, it's actually come a long way. Here are the changes that the 911 went through to become the car that it is today, and the trivia you need to impress your friends.

Le Mans

7 Simple, Seasonal, Italian Favorites

Is #tomatoverload giving you Italian vacation ideas? Us too. And you know what? We're just going to roll with it and indulge that fantasy all weekend …

Ultimate NYC Food Bucket List - 99 Places to Eat in NYC

[ <i>UPDATE: Now that we’re in NYC for the year, we’re going to be updating this list much more frequently</i> ]<p>Before heading to NYC, we asked for tons of …

Power to the Party: 21 Labor Day Main Dish Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Bash

By now you should be all set with sides and desserts, so now it's time to start thinking about the main event. The old standbys like burger and grilled chicken are great, but Labor Day is a time to pull out the big guns and send off summer right. To that end we've got show-stopping grilled mains …

Cooking

Recipes – smitten kitchen

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40 Recipes that Are American as Apple Pie (and Burgers and Pancakes and Wings)

Burgers, fries, and pie with a side of the American dream.<p><b>Whenever we hear the phrase,</b> "American as apple pie," we can't help but think of all the other great foods that are deserving of the slogan. Okay, so maybe nachos, spaghetti and meatballs, and pizza aren't exactly U.S.A.-born-and-bred. But …

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Pork Adobo Recipe

Adobo is more a cooking style than a recipe. Pork, chicken, fish, beef, or pretty much any protein you want can be adobo'd. Some cooks swear by coconut milk, others consider it <i>verboten</i>. You can add coriander, cumin, and chiles (smoked or fresh), or just stick to classic bay leaf, as I've done here. …

11 Soufflés Perfect for an Elegant (but Effortless) Dinner

<i>Header image: Jack Cheese and Grits Souffle from CHOW</i>Incredibly simple and versatile, soufflés are a great secret weapon to keep in your back pocket …

Dinner

THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT PASTA COOKING TIPS

<i>Italians are pretty specific about how to cook and dress their noodles, and we urge you to adhere to our ten basic rules when cooking pasta!!</i><p>10. For …

Pasta

The Best Fried Chicken on the Planet: An Opinionated World Tour

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>I don't know anyone who loves fried chicken as much as my wife. It's her greatest weakness. She'd rat her own mother out for a good buffalo wing. It's one of the three foods that has prevented her from going full-on …

Food & Dining
Cooking

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Hard-boiled eggs may not get nearly the love that scrambled, fried, or poached eggs do, but they’re a versatile workhorse that can add a heavy dose …

Eggs
Northern California

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These 13 Recipes

With live mariachi music and bottomless bowls of chips and salsa, that cantina across the street can be a tempting destination on Cinco de Mayo. But …

Cinco de Mayo

12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

Cooking

Just 1 Bottle: 9 Cocktails to Make With Vodka and a Trip to the Grocery Store

I love the look of a well-stocked home bar, the rows of tinted and faceted glass, the colorful liqueurs and eye-dropper bottles of bitters...it's just not a look I've ever had in my own home, where alcohol comes expensive and goes quick. I'm far more likely to find a surprise bottle of vodka in my …

Salted Dessert Recipes That Walk The Fine Line Of Perfection

If one of the toughest decisions of your day is deciding between a second serving of dinner or saving room for dessert, then you are in need of salted desserts. They encompass the best of both worlds: The salt brings out the subtle flavors that can get lost in the desserts' sweetness. It makes the …

Dessert

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

Whiskey

7 Apples to Use for Pie

The best apple pies are usually made with a mixture of apples, because each type adds different textures and flavors.<p>The best apple pies are usually …

An Easy Thanksgiving Menu for Two

For the last 15 years or so, I've been more likely to stuff a suitcase than a turkey come Thanksgiving. I've flown west from the East Coast to gather with my family, flown east from the West Coast to celebrate with my husband's clan, gotten delayed in Houston (ugh) and Chicago (treacherous) and …

17 Thanksgiving Cocktails So Good, They Rival Pumpkin Pie

The turkey's taken care of, the cranberry sauce has set and there are half a dozen pies all boxed up, waiting to be devoured. All that's left are the drinks -- and this year, water's not going to cut it. You'll be needing something strong, because your Uncle Bob's over and before you get the chance …