Jeff Otto

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The Best Spiralizer Recipes to Crush Your Pasta Cravings

Swap processed carbs for zucchini, turnips, and other fresh vegetables with healthy guilt-free meals that taste even better than the …

6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

Weekend Reading: A Maple Syrup Heist, Drunk Mimes, Tobacco as an Ingredient, and More

What we're reading, cooking, and clicking this week<p>• It sounds a little silly: Canada's Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers keeps 40 million …

Easy 30-Minute Red Lentil Soup With Curry Yogurt Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Soup</b>1 small carrot, peeled and roughly chopped1 stalk celery, roughly chopped6 scallions, white parts only, roughly chopped2 cloves garlic, split in half1-inch knob ginger, peeled and roughly chopped1 jalapeño or Serrano chili, roughly chopped1/4 cup …

Four & Twenty Blackbirds' Green Chili Chocolate Pie

Some desserts boast one secret ingredient. This pie has three. Jalapeno and ginger flavor heavy cream, which is mixed into melted bittersweet chocolate spiked with cardamom. The result is heady, spicy, and delightful, with a chocolate crust to match.<p>Excerpted from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie …

7 Budget-Friendly Weekend Kitchen Projects

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>You know those people who take pleasure in spending hours at a …

Spent But Not Worthless: How to Cook with Spent Grain

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Here's how to transform spent grains from a waste product into a pantry staple.</i><p>So you're a brewmaster. Or you're married to one, friends with one, or …

Jalapeño Honey Hummus with Spiced Olive Oil Tortilla Chips.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 9, 2014 81<p>Let’s make a deal.<p>If you come over and take down my Christmas decorations, I’ll pay you in tortilla chips.<p>I think it’s …

Black Bean Soup With Chorizo and Braised Chicken Recipe

A hearty bean and chicken stew flavored with chorizo and chipotle chilies. It takes a little time for the flavors to come together, but the process is easy and the results are worth the wait.<p><b>Note:</b>: Canned beans can be used in place of dried. To use canned beans, drain and rinse 2 (28 ounce) cans of …

Semisweet Potato Mash with Caramelized Onions

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe shares a variation on mashed potatoes that trumped a childhood sweet tooth.</i><p><i></i><p>My mom was an early adopter of the organic movement. Long …

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