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One of Our All-Time Favorite Dishes: Ricotta Gnocchi With Peas, Asparagus, and Morels

Watch and learn how to make one of our favorite spring dishes of all time.<p>We’re just starting to see asparagus, peas, and morel mushrooms at the market and digital food editor Dawn Perry could not happier about it. In an effort to use up the season’s best offerings, Perry demonstrates how to make …

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Start Your Day With Our Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich and Have the Best Morning Ever

We fought. We ate. We nodded silently, awestruck, and ate some more. And then we declared: This is the ultimate homemade egg sandwich.<p>We have some pretty strong opinions on what goes into the perfect breakfast sandwich: English muffins and American cheese are non-negotiable. The eggs must be …

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Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

24 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Astrophotos Of 2014

Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely <i>stunning</i> images of deep space this year.<p>But some of the most out-of-this-world images of space taken in 2014 came from star-obsessed photographers right here on Earth.<p>Your friends at HuffPost Science asked you …

Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

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The Food Lab's Complete Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

<b>The key to a successful Thanksgiving is planning.</b> Know what needs to get done, when it needs to be done, and how much manpower and time it's going to take you. There's no better way to derail a calm evening than by scrambling at the last minute to make sure your turkey is cooked through, the gravy …

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Top Hotel Chefs Dish Out Their Exclusive Thanksgiving Recipes

Soon everyone will be gathered around the table to give thanks for family, friends, football and delicious food -- it's the one day a year where over-indulging is not just accepted, it's encouraged.<p>In the spirit of good ol' Turkey Day, hotel search trivago.com presents the signature thanksgiving …

5 Edible Holiday Gifts To Start Making NOW

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Hot and Sweet Mustard | <i>Photo: Hirsheimer and Hamilton</i><p>Do you like to surprise friends and family members with edible gifts around the holidays? If so, you know that a lot of these gifts, especially the ones in jars, cans, and bottles, take a few weeks to make, infuse, and …

Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner (PHOTOS)

There comes a point when cooking for loved ones on Thanksgiving may make you want to lock yourself in your bedroom with a bottle of wine. Save yourself the stress and leave the meal to experts like Tyler Florence and Eli Zabar, who are offering ready-to-go Thanksgiving meals. Here, 15 mail-order …

The Secret to Thomas Keller's Roast Turkey Is Doing Absolutely Nothing

by Adina Steiman<p>A Thanksgiving Turkey | Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>When we asked renowned chef Thomas Keller to share his favorite recipe for roast turkey with us, as a kind of sequel to his insanely popular My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, we expected to be amazed by a brilliant, cheffy trick that would …

Thanksgiving Sushi May Ruin The Holiday For Us Forever

We all know Thanksgiving is a sacred day -- a day for feasting on some of our favorite foods, like mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and pie. The days after Thanksgiving might be event more glorious, thanks to Thanksgiving leftovers. We're thinking leftover turkey sandwiches, turkey soups and this …

25 Of The Most Incredible Breakfasts To Make The Day After Thanksgiving

The party is over. The fat lady has sung her turkey-tuned song. The refrigerator is overflowing with Tupperware galore, not to mention extra ingredients you bought in case of emergencies.<p>It's the morning after Thanksgiving and, against all odds, you and everyone in your household is feeling hungry …

10 Alternative Thanksgiving Dinners That Will Break Tradition

You know the Thanksgiving drill: Grab some turkey, smother it in gravy, add a scoop of mashed potatoes, another scoop of stuffing, and maybe drop a few green beans on your plate.<p>There's no doubt Thanksgiving is delicious, but the routine can start to become somewhat of a snooze year, after year, …

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

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Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

This Is Possibly The Easiest Pasta Recipe In The World

Pasta is generally considered one of the easier meals to cook. Boil water, cook pasta, make a sauce and voila: dinner. Stress free and satisfying.<p>What if we told you we had an <i>even easier</i> pasta recipe than your easiest of recipes? Because we do. We have found what is possibly the easiest pasta …

5 Ways to Fight Bloat for Your Wedding

There's never a good time to feel bloated, but if there is one particularly bad time, it would be on your wedding day. Not only can bloat suddenly make your perfectly tailored gown feel ill-fitting, it's also uncomfortable to deal with, both physically and emotionally. To help ensure that you feel …

So What Exactly IS Polenta, Anyway?

Skipping over the polenta dish on the menu just because you're not familiar with it is a crime -- and it stops today. Folks, if you've been living without polenta in your life, you have not been living fully. We are here to right that wrong with a quick introduction to this Italian comfort …

9 Instagram Accounts Every Bride-To-Be Should Be Following

For a bride-to-be, Instagram is a land of untold inspirational treasures. Industry professionals, bridal shops and wedding blogs have carefully curated accounts that are the perfect way to start brainstorming. Follow a few, and your feed will become the place you get your best ideas. We've …

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In the Kitchen With: Sarah Coates’ Frenchie Burger

This week we have Sarah Coates from The Sugar Hit, back by very popular demand. We loved her sweet potato chips so much, and judging by the number of …

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day<p><b>Bastille Day is a great excuse to have a Frenchie dinner party or picnic.</b> Heck, even if you're not celebrating the symbolic end of the French monarchy, these summery recipes will evoke that …

The Whole New Way to Make a Monte Cristo That Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich, you will devour this bread. Serve it with warm raspberry jam for dipping.<p>Growing up in North Carolina, there was only one diner. That's right. One. Herby's. I loved that joint. It had a purple life-sized half of a VW Beetle affixed right to the front of …

11 Ways To Upgrade Your Tacos, Because We All Need It

Tacos are one of those foods that will never be boring. From Baja fish tacos to crispy carnita tacos, there so many ways to make and eat a taco that we could chow down on a different variation every day of the week and never get tired of it. Still, even if they're your favorite thing, you could be …

Tres Leches Cake

16 Servings<p>Hailing from Latin America, this tres leches cake gets its name from incorporating three kinds of milk: evaporated, condensed, and regular whole milk.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour plus more<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>6 …

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sweep me up (Apple, avocado and basil smoothie)

9 Delicious Ways to Use Sweet Summer Berries

Sweet and juicy summer berries are here! Put them to use in salads, parfaits, muffins and more...<p><b>1. Peaches & Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup</b><p>This elegant and refreshing fruit salad is perfect for summer entertaining. It's delicious on its own as a healthy dessert but also pairs well with pound cake, …

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 …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

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, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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