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The 10 Commandments to Cooking With a Cast-Iron Skillet

1. Buy pre-seasoned, but don't cook with it right away.<p><b>Druckman says:</b> “You still want to give it a little bit of care when it first comes out of the …

This S'mores Cake Requires No Campfire — or Oven!

This easy no-bake s'mores cake is filled with a rich, toasted marshmallow creme, layers of crunchy graham cracker, and mouth-watering chocolate fudge — also, it's topped with a rich ganache and even more toasted marshmallow! One bite of this cake and you'll love the flavors of Summer all year …

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

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Al's Lemon Vanilla Dutch Baby with Blueberry Sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Batter<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 4 eggs, room temperature<br>• 1 cup whole milk, room temperature<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon zest<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla paste<br>• 4 tablespoons butter<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<p>Blueberry sauce<p>4 cups blueberries<br>• 2 tablespoons water<br>• ½ cup of sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon juice<br>• 1 tablespoon lemon …

Recipes

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

9 Omelets You Can Eat for Dinner

Breakfast for dinner done right.<p>Filling and versatile, an omelet is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish. Add a side of homemade fries or a salad …

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

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A Smoked Side Dish for Thanksgiving: Creamed Corn

I grew up in a boiled-corn culture (at least it was hypersweet corn from Maryland's Eastern Shore). So my first taste of grilled corn, in Trinidad and Tobago, came as a revelation. Grilling corn caramelizes its natural sugars--especially when you expose the kernels directly to the fire by grilling …

Recipes

A 5-Minute Trick for Fresher Tomatoes

<i>This trick—which only takes 5 minutes—may be the answer to avoiding refrigerator-chilled, flavorless tomatoes.</i><p>A few weeks ago, when our Test Kitchen Manager Derek was doling out tomatoes that wouldn't survive the weekend in the office, I made the mistake of offering that he put them in the …

10 delicious hamantaschen recipes from Pinterest — from classic to gluten free!

The official cookies of the Jewish holiday Purim, hamantaschen are triangular treats traditionally made from a shortbread-like dough filled with fruit preserves or poppy seed paste. This time of year, foodie bloggers are coming up with unique spins on this classic dessert, and the results are …

Make the Best Bacon You’ve Ever Tasted

Maybe you think you’ve already eaten your transcendental slice. It’s served up at so-and-so diner or made by something-or-other brand. To you, this post’s title is nothing more than classic Internet hyperbole. I’m here to assure you: If you make this recipe, you will forever change the way you look …

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

Onion Rings

7 Quick and Fresh Dinners to Make in January

These fast, winter dinner recipes rely on little helpers like anchovies and roasted citrus to perk up your weeknight meals.<p><b>In the middle of winter,</b> <b>sometimes</b> you need to find creative ways to breathe new life into your weeknight dinners. Lend your meals a little help from flavor boosters like briny …

Room temp or refrigerate? 14 foods to always store in the fridge

This helpful guide will let you quickly determine how to store some of your most used foods to optimize freshness.<p>To store in the fridge or not? That is the question most of us ask about several common kitchen items and leftovers.<p>Don't feel foolish if you frequently wind up stumped — so do the rest …

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Quick & Easy Chicken Tikka Masala – Creamy Chicken Curry Recipe

Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

13 Savory Cupcakes You Can Legitimately Eat For Dinner

Everybody knows that life is more fun with cupcakes in it. Until now, there's always been a time (the afternoon) and a place (a party) to enjoy them. But it turns out that cupcakes aren't just for party time anymore.<p>Yes, it's time to move on to the less popular realm of cupcakes -- savory ones. So, …

All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda

It would appear that no cake recipe is as easy to follow as the one printed on the back of a cake mix box.<p>Eggs, butter (or oil), water. Heat, beat, bake. Easy as cake from a box pie.<p>But there <i>is</i> something easier, dear cake-lovers. Swap all but the cake mix for a bottle of soda. As Youtuber Mind Over …

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

9 New Ways to Make Waffles

It’s National Waffle Day, which means it’s your duty as an American to make waffles. Here, nine waffle recipes that go beyond basic Belgian and …

How to Make Your Fruits and Veggies Last

Fresh produce is a must at every meal, and many of us pay a premium for organic, so it's a shame to ever let it go to waste. Here's a complete guide to making your fresh produce last, whether you have just a grocery bag or crates full of it. This guide will help you enjoy succulent stone fruits and …

Vegetables

No-Bake Energy Bites Are The Little Healthy Snack Your World's Been Missing

Snackers, rejoice! The no-bake energy bite is everything you never knew was missing from your snack routine. Sure, the office vending machine will miss you, but you'll have confidently moved on.<p>This delightful treat is entirely customizable, portable and -- most importantly -- delectable. To craft …

Here's How Long Your Food Will Stay Safe In The Fridge

There's been a lot of discussion about the right and wrong food to store in the refrigerator and freezer.<p>Once you've cleared up what belongs where, the next step is knowing how <i>long</i> the food will last. Storing food is a delicate matter -- in the fridge, food might get moist and moldy, and in the …

A Guide To Every Type Of Potato You Need To Know

Potatoes are the all-star of the vegetable world in our opinion. Mashed, fried, or just as skins, potatoes rock our world in so many ways. And preparing a great potato dish doesn't have to be difficult -- it can be has simple as throwing them in the oven with some butter and salt. The hardest part, …

24 Pancakes From Around The World

Welcome to the REAL IHOP.<p>Every country has a pancake: The flattened sweet or savory cake of various thickness, fillings, and toppings, bound in union with a batter (some sort of ground grain, egg, and milk/water). After being cooked in a pan they arrive on your plate to fulfill their glorious life …

23 Insanely Romantic Ways To Say I Love You

All of these involve food because it's the only thing that matters.

28 Sexy Brownies To Spend Valentine's Day With

Their ooey-gooey chocolatey goodness won't let you down on February 14.

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

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