Kelly Bogardus McKenney

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7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight.<p>No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut …

All About Food Lover's Cleanse Lunches + Day 3 Menu

A little repetition isn’t a bad thing when you are trying to build new habits, and salad for lunch a great place to start.<p>I’m thrilled to see you all posting, commenting, and reaching out about the #BAcleanse. I hope by now you’ve gotten most of your groceries and are enjoying the fun part of the …

Healthy Eating

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 …

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School Lunch Project: Hummus Bagel Sandwiches

<b>Bored of bread, are you? Kids are tired of sandwiches, are they? Looking for something fun and different for lunch that's savory, filling and delicious? Aren't we all!</b><p>As usual, I've got you covered. In my quest to conquer all things kids' food, I've put together a recipe that you can tweak yourself …

8 Awesomely Ridiculous Kitchen Appliances Everyone Needs

We spend a lot of time making fun of kitchen appliances -- almost too much time. But with items like the microwavable s'more maker and the voice-activated grill on the market, how can we resist?<p>Sometimes though, we come across a kitchen appliance that is absolutely unnecessary and utterly …

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Dessert

How to Cook Chicken Even Quicker

Quick chicken recipes, from spatchcocking to stir-frying to grilling.<p><b>Chicken, by nature, is quick</b>. Even when it comes to slow-cooking methods like braising, chicken is much faster to cook relative to a meat cut like, say, brisket. But we want to help you cook your chicken <i>even quicker</i>. We chatted …

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10 Cocktails Every Bartender and Cocktail Connoisseur Should Know

In today's world of craft cocktails the unique and unusual have become the norm. From bartenders' self invented nightly specials to drinks that have taken the nation by storm -- see Cosmopolitan and Lynchburg Lemonade -- there is no shortage of creative selections to be had.<p>But at the core of …

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Strawberry Shortcakes: Your New Show-Stopping Spring Dessert

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An impressive, four-layer cake to make the most of strawberry season.</i><p>Spring is birthday season at my house, and I am always …

Strawberry Shortcake: Sublime Summer Treat

Strawberries are among the great joys of summer. Their fragrance and juice are an almost heavenly pleasure. As the 17th century English writer William Butler said, "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did."<p>Still, I was a latecomer to strawberry shortcake. Of …

Dessert

7 Nut and Seed Butters for Your Pantry

It wasn't long ago that buying nut butter at the supermarket meant little more than the choice between smooth or crunchy (and rarely anything other than peanut). Maybe, if you were so inclined, you could grab the "natural" stuff in glass jars. And if you wanted to be <i>truly</i> daring, you could seek out …

Healthy Dinner Ideas for Summer and Beyond

Eating well definitely doesn't mean sacrificing flavor—here are our favorite healthy dinner ideas.<p><b>We're all for eating a little lighter, healthier, and cleaner.</b> But eating well doesn't have to mean eating the same thing five nights a week. It's way more fun to eat a variety of creative, interesting …

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Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto

6 Servings<p>Swapping traditional basil for flat-leaf parsley for this pesto recipe makes for a balanced sauce that allows you to really taste the nuts, the olive oil, the Parmesan.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>½ cup unsalted, roasted almonds<p>4 cups (packed) flat-leaf parsley …

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Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

How to Make the Perfect Angel Food Cake

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

40 Sausage Recipes to Keep You Full Every Month of the Year

Sausage is there for you in every season, whether it is grilled in the summer or slow-cooked in the winter.<p><b>We speak a lot about eating seasonally</b> at <i>BA</i>. You know what goes great with that winter kale? Sausage. And those summer campfire beans? Sausage. That's right—sausage is pretty much the perfect …

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24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …

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Blackberry-Vinegar Caramel Sauce

Makes about 1½ cups<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>This revelatory sauce starts with a dry caramel, meaning no water is added to the sugar. It will take on color quickly and is less likely to crystallize.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup sugar<p>¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>10 oz. fresh or frozen …

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How to Make Cheez-Its at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today: A</i> …