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11 great American craft beers to drink during the Super Bowl

America's biggest sporting event lasts around four hours. Plenty of time to get through these uncommonly good beers from the United States<p>In the early 1980s, televised sport certainly wasn’t the 24/7 visual smorgasbord that it is today. There was some half decent snooker, Badminton horse trials …

Why You Should Start Prepping for the Super Bowl Right Now

The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy: prep now, and leave just a few things to do before kickoff.<p>The key to throwing a Super Bowl party you can actually enjoy? Do your shopping today, prep a couple of items a day over the rest of the week, and pull everything together just …

Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Curried Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Makes 20 Servings<p>Spaghetti squash varies greatly in terms of wetness. You’ll really want to squeeze out as much liquid as possible so your fritters fry up crisp, not soggy.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Yogurt Sauce<p>½ English hothouse cucumber, grated<p>½ cup plain Greek yogurt<p>½ teaspoon finely grated lime zest<p>1 …

Sautéed Collard Greens with Caramelized Miso Butter

8 Servings<p>Flip the script on a winter vegetable that’s usually stewed: Collards are great when briefly sautéed.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons white miso<p>2 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>3 …

Tropical Christmas pudding with vanilla bean zesty glaze recipe

Give your Christmas pudding a tropical twist with this Mauritian-inspired recipe from Selina Periampillai<p>Selina Periampillai is a British-born Mauritian chef and food writer, who specialises in the exotic and tantalising flavours of Mauritian cuisine. This is her favourite Christmas pudding</b> …

Dessert

42 Thanksgiving Appetizer & Dip Recipes That Won't Spoil Your Appetite

Great! You're all done making Thanksgiving dinner. Oh wait, the appetizers…<p>Turkey is great and all, but let's be honest: We're really just here for the dips. And appetizers.

Stuffing Hash

4 Servings<p>Crowned with a fried egg and drizzled with maple syrup, stuffing hash belongs in the brunch canon.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small sweet potato<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 cups leftover stuffing<p>Pure maple syrup<p>4 large eggs, poached<p>Recipe …

A Knockout Bourbon Punch Recipe

The potent punch recipe from our October/November cover<p>Ingredients<p>Harry Ellis Commemorative Punch<p>8 cinnamon sticks, toasted<p>1 750ml bottle of bourbon<p>8 oz. granulated sugar<p>4 oz. ginger juice<p>4 oz. lemon juice<p>4 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice<p>6 oz. Malmsey Madeira<p>24 oz. sparkling or soda water<p>Fresh …

Recipes

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Butter

8 Servings<p>Everyone needs a solid pumpkin scone recipe in the fall. This one is yours.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cinnamon Butter<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 teaspoon pure maple syrup<p>¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Scones<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 teaspoons baking …

26 Thanksgiving Cocktail & Drink Recipes to Try This Year

Whether you're sipping to celebrate, or just steel your nerves against Great Aunt Edna, these Thanksgiving cocktails will get you in the spirit.<p>Whether you're sipping to celebrate, or gearing up for a day of congenial debate, one thing's for sure: A boozy cocktail in hand can make Thanksgiving a …

10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter

Gallery10 Rib-Sticking Mac and Cheese Recipes to Get You Through Winter<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The Starks and local weathermen can agree: Winter is coming. And in my book, there's no better antidote to cold weather than slippers and a …

15 Squash Recipes for a Brighter, Sweeter Thanksgiving

Squash is an iconic feature of the fall kitchen—your local grocery store is probably overflowing right now with fat pumpkins, butternut squash, and perhaps a few more esoteric varieties, like <i>kabocha</i>. Despite its seasonality and symbolism, squash isn't prominent in too many classic Thanksgiving …

The Magic of Crispy, Creamy, Fully Loaded Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

Let's consider two facts: The key to an easy Thanksgiving is to make as much of the food ahead as possible. But cold mashed potatoes don't reheat very well, and are best made at the last minute.<p>The logical conclusion is that if you want mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table, you either have to …

This Smoky Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce is the Perfect Condiment for Your Grilled Turkey

Jalapeño jam has come to be my "secret ingredient" in my barbecue sauces—giving them an extra sweet, fruity, and slightly spicy boost that also thickens the sauce nicely. And though we don't normally associate spicy flavors with Thanksgiving, it's just the thing to complement a smoked turkey.<p>What's …

3 Ways to Make Delicious Mashed Potatoes in Advance

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Yesterday I shared a casserole mashed potato recipe that's kind of a game-changer, especially for frenzied Thanksgiving hosts. Those potatoes can be prepared several days in advance and then reheated, without tasting any worse for wear. It's a reminder that, …

What's Better Than Cheddar on Apple Pie? Cheddar Ice Cream

<i>An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.</i><p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Wait. What?<p>As a born and bred New York City kid, I'd never heard this phrase until recently. I've heard of eating apple pie with a slice of cheddar, …

How to Make Sweet and Buttery Glazed Roasted Shallots

This is a simple recipe for delicious roasted shallots in a sweet-tart buttery glaze. But it's also an example of how simple recipes can sometimes be tricky to nail down.<p>In this case, the challenge for me was the oven temperature. Everything else about this recipe is quite straightforward—the …

A Totally Cheesy, Meaty, Over-the-Top Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving isn't exactly about the small things in life; it's about the big, corny stuff—family, friendship, gratitude, community...and food. Blissfully disgusting amounts of food. And, as with most bad decisions, I've always believed that if you're gonna overeat to the point of extreme physical …

10 Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes, No Cans Required

When I think of my must-have Thanksgiving recipes, green bean casserole—the kind made almost entirely with canned ingredients—comes to mind before almost anything else. The thing is, I love it mostly for the gloopy cream of mushroom soup and the crispy fried onions—the bland, mushy green beans are …

Jack Up Your Cornbread With These Five Variations

After working through loaf after loaf of sweet Northern-style cornbread trying to find the best recipe, I thought I'd be be all cornbread-ed out. Instead, I found myself just wanting more of that super moist, cakey bread, especially since I'd thought of so many ways to doctor it up.<p>It probably …

Stuffing Waffles, Stuff-Puppies, and Stuffin's: Three Ways to Bake Your Stuffing Better

Stuffing is my favorite part of my favorite holiday, and even though it's fantastic cooked in the bird (so long as you do it right), baked in a casserole all on its own, or cooked in the slow cooker, there are ways to improve it, namely by giving it a crisper, browner crust to contrast that moist …

22 Tasty Taco Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

If you're going to be breaking out the tequila come Cinco de Mayo, it's only responsible to make sure you have plenty of food on hand. All sorts of Mexican recipes are appropriate for the holiday, but for my money nothing beats tacos. Not only are tacos the most iconic Mexican dish in America, but …

Nachos with All the Fixings

12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Layering the chips and fillings is key for an optimal cheese-to-crunch ratio.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 9-ounce bags tortilla chips<p>Beer-Braised Carnitas (click recipe)<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed<p>1 large white …

Recipes

Baked potato skins with bone marrow and Parmesan crumbs recipe

These bone marrow potato skins are distinctly grown-up and delicious<p>These would be wonderful served with the beef cheeks. They’re quite decadent, but worth every second in the gym. Depending on the size of your potatoes, cooking times will vary, so keep an eye on them.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>6 large …

How to Make Sweet and Moist Northern-Style Cornbread With a Crust a Southerner Would Be Proud Of

Back in college, I celebrated a cousin's birthday at the low-cost rotisserie chicken 'n' ribs joint Dallas BBQ. Don't let the name fool you, you won't find old fashioned wood burning pits out back at this New York-based institution—it was the"Texas-sized" frozen margaritas that were our main draw. …

Make the Mac and Cheese of Your Dreams by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Homemade macaroni and cheese is way better than the boxed stuff—here's how to make the perfect batch.<p>Boxed macaroni and cheese is easy. But so is whipping up a pan of the homemade version—and it tastes about 1,000 times better. But before you preheat that oven, hear us out: There are a few common …

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

6 Servings<p>This chicken and dumpling recipe with mushrooms will become your go-to for a warming winter supper.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken Stew<p>6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

The Pizzadilla: This Is What Happens When a Quesadilla and a Pizza Make Sweet Love

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Last week, I posted a quick-and-dirty recipe for making world-class bar-style pizza out of a flour tortilla and a cast iron skillet. And, while I may have been a little hyperbolic …