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Mint Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These easy to prepare bars are perfect for those who love cheesecake but hate the prospect of fussing around with a water bath.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole …

Vanilla Pudding Recipe

Though many pudding recipes do not include eggs, I like yolks in my vanilla pudding for a little extra richness and color, and for that "French vanilla" flavor. This pudding pairs wonderfully with any end-of-summer berries or stone fruit, but would also be great with most roasted fall fruit.<p><b>Note</b>: …

Smashed Green Beans and Potatoes with Pancetta from 'The Glorious Vegetables of Italy'

One of the first lessons I learned about cooking vegetables was to not, under any circumstances, cook green vegetables past al dente. The only proper ways, it seemed, to cook things like green beans were to either blanch and shock, quickly steam, or stir-fry. Any cook time more than five minutes …

Slow-Cooker Filipino Pork With Garlic Fried Rice Recipe

<b>Note</b>: You can substitute apple cider vinegar for white wine vinegar, but the results will be sweeter. If you use distilled white vinegar reduce the amount by 1- to 1-1/2 teaspoons.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Pork:</b>1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups), divided3 pounds bone-in …

Quicker Chicken and Okra Gumbo Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> A food processor makes easy work of chopping the veggies. Make sure to check and stir the roux frequently so as not to let it burn. Take care as it will be quite hot. It will cook and darken in the center first, so stirring will help it to brown evenly. A dark peanut butter colored roux will …

Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 soft hamburger buns4 tablespoons butter, divided2 large onions, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)Kosher salt and freshly …

Whole-Grain Waffles from 'The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook'

Vermont is often known for its commitment to wholesome, healthy foods (in addition to all that cheese, of course). Whole-grain flours are therefore a common sight in pastry counters and bread displays. <b>Tracey Medeiros</b> features a number of whole-grain baked goods in her new cookbook, <i>The Vermont Farm</i> …

Skillet Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Kale Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Season cautiously as both the bacon and cheese will have a substantial amount of salt, but make sure to go heavy on the fresh cracked pepper! Having a little liquid left in the pan when you add the mixture isn't a bad thing as it can help loosen up the sauce. If you do find that the sauce is …

Summer Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes from 'The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook'

Tomatoes are still abundant this time of year in California. They're mostly big meaty specimens, taut with sweet juice. The fruit is wonderful on its own, but sometimes I want to eat something other than a tomato salad or mayonnaise-laden sandwich. <b>Tracey Medeiros</b> offers an easy stuffed tomato …

Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde Recipe

<b>Note:</b> If Anaheim chiles are unavailable, use a mix of cubanelle and poblano peppers.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 pound small white beans, rinsed and picked overKosher salt2 quarts homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken broth2 bay leaves3/4 pound Hatch (Anaheim) chiles (see note)2 …

Tamarind Fish Curry Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 fillets king fish (or any firm fleshed sea fish) about 6 ounces each1 teaspoon turmeric powderKosher salt11/2 …

Caramelized Onion and Bayley Hazen Blue Galette from 'The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook'

If there's one thing that Vermont is known for (other than maple syrup), it's cheese. And one of the biggest names in the Green Mountain cheese game is <b>Jasper Hill Farm</b>. Known both for creating a shared aging cellar program and making their own fabulous cheeses, Jasper Hill is featured prominently …

Breakfast Tacos With Eggs, Spinach, and Bacon Recipe

Soft-scrambled eggs and garlicky spinach tucked into a tortilla with salsa and crispy bacon bits.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces2 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 quart packed flat leaf spinach leaves, roughly choppedKosher salt and freshly …

Banana, Nutella, and Coconut Yogurt Shake with Chai Spices Recipe

The uncanny creaminess of frozen bananas, their best friend Nutella, and rich, tangy coconut milk yogurt, found at many health food stores, combine for this treat.<p><b>Note:</b> Rather than throwing them in the freezer whole and later getting frustrated trying to peel them once they're frozen, I've tried to …

Spicy Honeydew and Coconut Water Agua Fresca Recipe

The cooling flavors of the melon and coconut get a little kick from homemade chile de arbol simple syrup in this agua fresca.<p><b>Note:</b> Use a colander lined with a double layer of cheesecloth to strain the honeydew. That way, you can easily pick up the cheesecloth and squeeze out any remaining</b> …

Mango and Coconut Milk Batida Recipe

Batidas are a family of cocktails that feature the Brazilian sugarcane spirit cachaça. Mango juice and rich coconut milk make excellent mixers, with tart lime to balance things out.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her …

Breakfast Tacos With Crispy Potatoes, Chorizo, and Fried Egg Recipe

Breakfast tacos with crispy potatoes fried in chorizo fat and a soft fried egg on top.<p>Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><b>Note:</b> Mexican chorizo should not be confused with the dry-cured Spanish chorizo. If you can't find Mexican chorizo, you can make it yourself.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, …

Orecchiette with Caramelized Turnips, Tuscan Kale, and Cracked Pepper from 'The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook'

The first person I knew who ate kale on a regular basis was a Vermonter. This was back in 2005, long before kale was a required ingredient on hop restaurant menus. I tried the green for the first time that year, sautéd briefly with garlic, and frankly wasn't impressed. It took another few years and …

Breakfast Tacos With Charred Zucchini and Red Pepper Recipe

Breakfast tacos with soft scrambled eggs, charred zucchini, and red bell pepper.<p><b>Read more: Breakfast Tacos with Charred Zucchini and Red Pepper</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil1 small zucchini, split in half lengthwise, and cut into 1/4-inch slices (about 1 1/2 cups)1 small red bell pepper, finely …

Ajvar (Serbian Roasted Red Pepper Sauce) Recipe

Red peppers and eggplant roasted over a wood fire give this sweet and tangy Serbian sauce a pleasing smokiness.<p><b>Read more: Sauced: Ajvar (Serbian Roasted Red Pepper Sauce)</b><p>Ingredients2 pounds red bell peppers (about 5 medium peppers)1 medium eggplant (about 3/4 pound)5 teaspoons freshly minced garlic …

Malabi (Milk Custard with Orange Brandy Sauce)

Be your own <i>Balaboosta</i> and serve <i>malabi</i> at your next dinner party. It's a milk custard thickened with cornstarch and topped with an orange marmalade and brandy sauce that tastes as beautiful as it looks.<p>Excerpted from Balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by …

Poached Eggs on Grilled Polenta Cakes Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 cups water1 1/2 cups milkPinch red pepper flakes2 sprigs thyme1 1/2 cups quick cooking polentaKosher salt and freshly …