Leslie Ryan

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Our 38 Best One-Bite Hors d'Oeuvres for Throwing the Ultimate Party

Keep your guests satisfied with these sophisticated appetizers<p>If you're throwing a cocktail party and want the perfect elegant snack, look no further …

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5 ingredients or less! Serve these appetizers at your New Year's Eve party

Whether you're hosting a New Year's Eve party or attending one — you don't want to spend what's left of 2014 cooking in the kitchen.<p>Lucky for you, Justin Chapple, Food & Wine's Test Kitchen senior editor, has the perfect party solution: five ingredient appetizers. Here, he shares his recipes for …

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10 Revealing Predictions for What You'll Be Drinking in 2015

What will everyone see in their glasses in the year ahead? These 2015 predictions include upscale shots, more flexibility in cocktails and even robot bartenders -- plus a few wishful speculations just for fun.<p>1. Lots of Shots<p>The backlash against stuffy cocktails will continue with the …

15 Thanksgiving Appetizers and Snacks for Maximum Overeating

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was always a marathon day of food. Sure, dinner was an elaborate affair, but we actually started eating hours before sitting down at the table, and the appetizers were as important as the turkey and mashed potatoes. We blamed the snacking on the fact that dinner …

Use Your Waffle Iron for Incredible Leftover Mashed Potatoes

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Please welcome Daniel Shumski, author of the Will It Waffle? blog (one of our favorites), and the new <i>Will It Waffle?</i> cookbook. In the coming weeks, Daniel will be sharing some of his favorite waffle-iron recipes.<p>Don't ask me how I've managed to use the waffle iron to prepare a …

pickled cabbage salad

I first discovered the peculiar subcategory of chopped raw vegetables called “health salads” some 14 years ago when a friend introduced me to the …

pretzel parker house rolls

There are kitchen discoveries that lead to nothing but trouble. The first time I caramelized sugar, I knew I was ruined. Why would anyone want to eat …

carrot cake with cider and olive oil

Not 10 seconds after I hit “publish” on Tuesday’s fall-toush salad, pretty much out of the clear blue sky, wherever it might be hiding, I …

5 Addictively Delicious Roasted Vegetables

<b>Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter</b><p>High heat roasting is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It's quick, easy and the broccoli emerges from the oven caramelized and full of flavor. Here, the florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as …

Johnnycake Bread

8 Servings<p>We recommend using a finely ground cornmeal for these; it will give them the ideal texture.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more for pans<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>¾ cup cornmeal<p>¼ cup granulated sugar<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large eggs<p>1 cup …

bourbon slush punch

Nothing to see here, guys.<p>Really, you wouldn’t like this. Who’d want to drink a half-frozen blend of strong tea, lemonade, orange juice and bourbon …

Spicy Honey-Glazed Parsnips

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Some parsnips can have a woody core, which you’ll want to cut away before cooking.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds parsnips, peeled, cut into 3” lengths, halved, or quartered if large<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 chiles …

7 Argentinean Wines to Drink Right Now

Here are seven picks from Laura Catena, one Argentina's best winemakers.<p>Here are seven picks from Laura Catena, one Argentina's best winemakers.<p><b>2013</b> …

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Outdoor Rooms

1 of 19<p>Eclectic Patio<p>The combination of new materials with architectural salvage and garage-sale finds creates this truly one-of-a-kind and low-cost …

blue sky bran muffins

I am likely the last person in New York City to learn about Blue Sky Bakery muffins, and it’s all my fault because I wasn’t paying attention. Why …

cherry almond dutch baby

If I were forced, because it was my job or something <i>terrible</i> like that, to come up with some sort of World Cup of Pancakes ranking system, it would …

blue and red berry ricotta galette

Were you about to make a pie for this weekend? Stop. I think you should join me in abandoning Team Pie for Team Galette; you won’t regret it. It’s …

grilled peach splits + news!

The problem, if there could be one, is that if a 30-something with a kid out of diapers ever says to a group of people, “I have news!” certain …

42 Peach Recipes: Pie, Punch, Melba & More

From pie to parfait, cobbler to cocktails, here are 42 ways to cook and eat all the peaches you can get your sticky hands on<p><b>We love peaches. We love peaches so much,</b> in fact, that we gathered these 42 recipes to keep handy at all times. From pie to parfait, cobbler to cocktails, here are 42 ways to …

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Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it’s Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren’t quite sure how to …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole

Although my parents <i>claim</i> to have loved us, there were all sorts of delicious foods that my sister and I knew our friends got to eat in their homes …

avocado cup salads, two ways

I have the most boring thing, ever, to tell you today (and clearly it’s not “how to write an enticing lede”): I tried not to eat bread for a couple …

nancy’s chopped salad

When it comes to meal salads, I feel pretty much everything you need to know is summed up by one of my favorite commercials of all time, which …

coconut brown butter cookies

I realize that most people don’t go to the City Bakery or their green Birdbath outlets for coconut cookies. They come in droves to load up on the …

valerie’s french chocolate cake

My friend Valerie makes one chocolate cake. No, I don’t mean one chocolate cake for school birthday cupcakes and one for grown-up dinner parties, one …

Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Drying out the challah lets the Baked French Toast absorb the custard without going to mush and top it off with a pecan crumble for an extra crunch.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>french toast<p>1 pound loaf challah, sliced 1-inch thick<p>Unsalted butter, room …

11 Incredible Ways to Replace Your Significant Other With Chocolate

What to do when love isn't enough? Drown your sorrows in red wine and chick flicks? Post passive-aggressive Facebook statuses? How about something a little more straightforward, and a lot more delicious? Whether your relationship is brand sparkling new, entirely nonexistent, or a little worse for …

Weekend Baking Project: Bananas Foster Trifle

There are so many great recipes on this site that it can be hard to even point people in the right direction when they ask for a recommendation. But when I was recently asked for a suggestion for a birthday dessert that wasn't a regular old layer cake, I knew exactly what to point to: the bananas …