Vaishaali Thevarajah

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Sausage and Ricotta Lasagna

There is no better meal to feed a crowd than lasagna. Tender sheets of pasta get layered with endless amounts of sauce and cheese for a dish that’s …

Tunisian spiced butter makes everything it touches better

Weeknight dinners challenge all of us — especially during the overloaded holiday season. I employ a few tricks to help lessen the angst: I keep a stash of individually wrapped, quick-to-cook proteins in the freezer; stock the refrigerator with interesting condiments; and seek out pre-cut vegetables …

Throw This One-Pot Dinner Party And Never Go Back

Creative director Alex Grossman lays down the rules for throwing a one-pot dinner party.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman knows that the best dinner party for the host <i>and</i> the guests is when the meal is a one-pot deal. It's simple, but awesome when done right. Below, he lays down the rules he likes to …

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The Best Thai Curry-Peanut Sauce Recipe

"I received a basic thai peanut sauce recipe from a very kind friend back in Oregon who worked at a popular Thai restaurant there and modified it …

Wasabi Mayo Salmon Recipe

"This spicy salmon fillet may be grilled, smoked with apple chips, or roasted in the oven."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (3 pound) salmon fillet<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1 …

banana puddings with vanilla bean wafers

A year ago, I made what I called Bananas Foster Puddings — individual puddings in which the bananas had been lightly caramelized in butter, brown …

How to Make Quick and Easy Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

Spices

Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Stew With Red Wine, Mushrooms, and Bacon) Recipe

Classic <i>boeuf Bourguignon</i>, the French beef stew made with red wine, mushrooms, pearl onions, and bacon, is arguably the world's greatest beef stew. Here's how to make it with tender beef and a deep, rich flavor.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> This recipe originally called for an oven temperature of 275°F, which has …

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How to Make Your Own Cup O' Noodles for Lunch

<i>As a defiant response to sad desk lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches—and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Sophie Missing and Caroline Craig, authors of The Little Book of Lunch, make a posh</i> …

Grilled salmon and zucchini skewers, watermelon limeade for a light summer meal

I have a confession to make. Here goes. I am afraid of my barbecue. In fact, I’m so nervous about lighting and cooking with that beast that lives on our deck that I think of it as my husband’s barbecue. How embarrassing is that? I am a grown woman, I cook all the time. I’ve co-written a cookbook …

Make These Savory Bacon and Corn Pancakes With Cheddar and Jalapeño

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I gotta admit it: I'm not an American pancake lover. I know grown men who go weak in the knees at the sight of a stack of thin golden-brown cakes. Not me. Chinese scallion pancakes? Send 'em my way. Korean <i>pajeon</i>? …

The Genius Secret Ingredient Your Sautéed Mushrooms Are Missing

<i>We're bringing back this hit recipe from spring 2015,</i> <i>while Genius sleuth Kristen is on vacation after wrapping up the Genius Desserts cookbook. (It's not a dessert, but feel free to eat it like candy.)</i><p>Dill pickle brine's chief function is to preserve cucumbers into infinity. Its reason for being is …

Food Preservation

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding Recipe Is The Best Way To Do Dessert

Stop everything you're doing right now and go buy yourself some avocados, bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder. Then, go straight home to make yourself what is quite possibly the greatest pudding you'll ever taste. Minimalist Baker's vegan-friendly Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding recipe, …

5 Spring Crockpot Recipes

Don't you dare put that slow cooker away. Here are 5 easy recipes just perfect for spring.<p><b>Summery Stews</b><p>Yes, you should probably retire your beef bourguignon recipe until the fall. Instead, go for a light, vegetable-loaded stew, like this chickpea, tomato and apricot concoction. <b>Get the</b> …

15 Recipes for Brownies, Bars, and Blondies (It's Okay, Have Seconds)

Here are 15 recipes for all those second-helping needs.<p><b>It's so easy to grab a second brownie.</b> It's sitting right there, pre-portioned, practically asking you to nab it. So do it. That's what it's there for. Here are 15 brownies, bars, and blondies that are basically begging you to snag seconds.

Dessert

Brown Butter Nutella Skillet Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: The only way to make a skillet cookie even better, and why the next bite is all that matters.</i><p>You …

Dessert

11 Cream Pies That Have Got It Going On

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34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.<p><b>There comes a moment in every cook's life</b> when you know you got it right. The butter's ideally melted, the steak's expertly …

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Ancho Chile Soup with Avocado, Crema, and Chile Pasilla (Sopa de Chile Ancho)

Heat a 6-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ancho chiles, and cook, turning once, until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, …

Say Hello to Spring with These 7 Strawberry Shortcake Recipes

No, this is not a tale about the adventures of a cheeky little redhead with her fruit-named friends and a nemesis named The Peculiar Purple Pie Man. …

If You Watched Leaked 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes, HBO Might Be Coming After You

Notices are coming.<p>According to reports, HBO is tracking down the people who watched those leaked "Game of Thrones" episodes. Though no serious legal action is being taken at the moment, the company is said to have sent "thousands of warnings" to those with Internet connections that shared the …

'Tis the Season for Asparagus: 7 Simple and Delicious Recipes

It's spring and asparagus is the star. There are endless ways to prepare this versatile vegetable, but these recipes are all super simple and delicious.<p><b>1. Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta, Mint, and Pita Croutons</b><p>This wholesome soup is topped with feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy …

9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

Braise the Roof all Spring Long With These Lighter, Brighter Recipes

Now that it's spring, you don't have to put away the Dutch oven. These braising recipes are light enough to cook all spring.<p><b>Now that it's spring</b>, you don't have to put away the Dutch oven. With fresh herbs, bright notes from vinegar, and plenty of veggies, these braising recipes show you how to use …

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The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

The weekend is upon us, and it's no ordinary weekend. Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means it's time to loosen the belt a notch or two and gather all the chips, beer and fatty food you can fit in your kitchen. The weekend, like the big game itself, requires strategy. You'll need to pace yourself …

13 Lasagna Recipes We Love

Gallery13 Lasagna Recipes We Love<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>It's time for some cozy, comforting food to warm the chill in our bones. And as far as comfort food goes, little does the trick quite as well as lasagna. It hits all the right notes: warm, laden with cheese, heavy on …

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

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45 Chickpea Recipes That Aren't Hummus

Chickpeas are for way more than hummus. Here's how we use 'em<p><b>There's a whole chickpea world out there beyond hummus</b>. From crunchy, spicy snacks to main ingredients, chickpeas are one of the best ingredients you can keep in your pantry. In fact, keep a lot.