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Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

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Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

27 Bright Cocktails to Make You Forget It's Still Winter

You're one bright cocktail away from a mini tropical vacation in a glass.<p><b>We'll always take mounds of crushed ice</b> in our glasses over mounds of snow beneath our feet. Which is why we're into these 27 bright cocktails, which are like a mini vacation in a glass.

Corned Beef Hash

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 55 min<p>Total Time: 7 min<p>This corned beef hash is a two-step process, but nothing about it is difficult. Start by cooking the beef the day before (if you also want to have it for dinner that night, just double the recipe). The next day, shred the cooked corned beef and throw …

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Monkey Bread

Grease a 10" bundt pan with butter and dust with flour; set aside. Whisk flour and salt in a bowl; set aside. Heat 2 tbsp. butter with milk and 1⁄3 …

Brennan's Eggs Hussarde

Heat 2 tbsp. butter in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, scallions, and onions; cook until soft, 2-3 minutes. Add ham and …

Adjaruli Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)

Your complete guide to making the beloved cheese bread of Georgia<p>Place a pizza stone in the center of the oven and preheat to 500°F. Meanwhile, …

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Ricotta and Chives

2 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 large eggs<p>1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives<p>1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt plus more for sprinkling<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese<p>4 1/3- to 1/2-inch-thick slices whole grain bread or 8 whole grain baguette slices, lightly toasted and …

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Cuban Sandwich with Zucchini Pickles

8 Servings<p>Park 121 makes its own zucchini pickles for these messy (in a good way) sandwiches; substitute with thinly sliced dill or bread-and-butter pickles if you like.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>zucchini pickles<p>1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar<p>½ cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<p>1 teaspoon mustard powder<p>1 …

16 Great Food Loves Throughout Time

Peanut butter and jelly, pretzels and beer…some food combinations are just meant to be together. Here's how the greatest food loves of all time met their matches.<p><b>From tomato soup and grilled cheese</b> to chocolate and peanut butter, these foods have found their better halves. Celebrate the greatest …

50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

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How to Make Amazingly Crispy (Double!) Fried Chicken, According to Dale Talde

How to make fried chicken, according to chef Dale Talde. There will be kimchi.<p>We don't really need to spend much time explaining why fried chicken is amazing—that's household knowledge at this point. But, what if you could make fried chicken even better? That's what <b>Dale Talde</b>, chef-owner of Talde, …

Everything You Need to Know to Make Chinese Hot Pot at Home

For me, cold and windy weather means one thing: It's hot pot season. The concept of hot pot is simple. You set a pot of simmering broth on a portable burner in the middle of the table. Around it are plates of meat, seafood, and vegetables, all prepped and ready to be cooked in the broth.<p>There are …

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A Guide to Raising Chickens for Busy People

Maybe you heard one of your friends talk about raising chickens in her backyard. You’re intrigued by the idea. Perhaps you like the idea of producing …

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30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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17 Ridiculously Funny Cat Photos That Remind You Why You Love Them

1. This cat needs to be reprogrammed.<p>image found on imgur/r/AnimalsBeingDerps<p>2. This one too.<p>image found on imgur/r/AnimalsBeingDerps<p>3. “I feel …

Crispy Apple-Oat Fritters

8 Servings<p>If the batter thickens as it sits, thin with more club soda.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided<p>Vegetable oil (for frying; about 4 cups)<p>1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup rice flour<p>2 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1 teaspoon …

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15 Recipes that Taste Better with Ricotta Cheese

From pancakes to salads, these 15 recipes taste better with ricotta cheese.<p><b>Ricotta is awesome.</b> (We've got the recipes to prove it.) But hey, if you've ever purchased or made a batch of the creamy, sweet cheese you know this: You'll find just about any excuse to use it. Here are 15 recipes that'll …

73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken

4 Servings<p>How does the fried chicken from Rose's Luxury achieve No. 1 status? Brined, boneless thighs are responsible for incredible dark-meat flavor, and the dredge technique creates an insanely crunchy coating.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Brine<p>1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds<p>1 tablespoon brown …

Spicy Dr Pepper Ribs

I don’t make ribs very often, because when I eat ribs I feel like a cavewoman.<p>And you know what? I love eating ribs for that very reason. Sometimes …

Cream Cheese Wontons

Once a week, my four kids and I pack up the pickup, leave the ranch, and head to the big city to our homeschool co-op, where we have a day of shared …

Short Rib Sandwiches

My unbridled love for short ribs is no secret. I’ve written love sonnets about them here before. Short ribs are amazing and beautiful and magical, …

76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

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Stone Fruit Cobbler

10 Servings<p>Don’t peel the peaches; simply rub off the fuzz with a damp paper towel.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>filling<p>3 pounds peaches, nectarines, or plums, each cut into 6 wedges<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon kirsch (clear cherry brandy) or …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

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Perfect Fish Tacos

8 Servings<p>A fish taco dream come true: crispy, light-as-air fried fish, balanced by a creamy slaw and fiery, cooling, and crunchy fixings.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Fish<p>2 pounds skinless red snapper or other mild white fish fillets<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup white rice flour<p>2 teaspoons kosher …

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