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Focaccia di Recco Recipe

"This is a delicious and super fun-to-make Ligurian flatbread. It's great served as is, but I like it with arugula that's been tossed in a little …

Roasted Garlic Chili Sauce

Makes about 1½ cups<p>Try this roasted garlic chili sauce smeared on pork, folded into scrambled eggs, or tossed with rice.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 red bell pepper, halved lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed<p>2 Fresno chiles, seeds removed if desired<p>1 head of garlic, halved crosswise<p>2 small …

The Key to Perfect Corn Tortillas

There's nothing like fresh, warm tortillas—unless they're dry and crackly. Here's how to fix 'em.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, Becky Soloman laments her dry, crumbly tortilla dough to</i> …

Mexico

These Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Are The Epitome Of Food Porn

Sweet and salty at the same damn time.<p>Form peanut butter sandwiches with Ritz crackers. Place them in the bottom of each cup of a muffin tin. In a large bowl beat together 16 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar. Then add 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 eggs, and beat again. …

How to make light, fluffy gnocchi

As the year winds down and our thoughts turn once again to starchy sides — as they are wont to do — can't we for once have some dadblasted gnocchi?<p>As good as it is, gnocchi's like that crazy Uncle Shadrach you're always meaning to invite for the holidays but can't ever seem to remember because — …

Recipe: Classic French Bread

<b>Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day</b><br>By Peter Reinhart<br>Hardcover, 224 pages<br>Ten Speed Press<br>List Price: $30.00<p>Makes 2 large loaves, 4 small loaves, or many rolls.<p>5-1/3 cups (24 oz / 680 g) unbleached bread flour<br>2 teaspoons (0.5 oz / 14 g) salt, or 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt<br>2-1/4 teaspoons …

Recipes

Put a Bow On It

Look festive—and chic—at any holiday party with these pretty pieces.<p><b>The Inspiration</b> “Piece of Kate” photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Olivier Rizzo; W Magazine May 2015.

New York City's 12 Best New Stores of 2015

As the end of 2015 approaches and 2016 sits on the horizon, we're taking a look back at the most notable shopping news of this year and looking forward to what's to come in the next — it's the Year in Racked.<p>There's no such thing as a "quiet year" in the New York City shopping scene. If it seems …

Customized Lipsticks at Rouge's Newest Location Are Here to Save the Holidays

The best thing about makeup salon Rouge New York's newest location that debuted on the Upper East Side earlier this month isn't its glossy glam stations, or its monthly unlimited memberships, or the thousands of lipsticks used to create its entryway art (though maybe that's the second-best thing). …

We Hunted Down the Eye Cream That Kim Kardashian Swears By

If there's anyone who knows about beauty secrets it's Kim Kardashian. The reality TV star has built an empire on her stunning looks, so of course she …

Reality TV

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

Dessert

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 …

101 Juice Recipes

• <b>Author:</b> Joe Cross<p>The latest recipe book from Joe Cross, star of the inspiring weight loss documentary <i>Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead</i>, contains 101 delicious juice recipes (with 101 pictures!) to optimize your health, help you slim down, and satisfy your taste buds. The recipes include everything from Joe’s …

Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

6 Servings<p>For the record: Sherbets may contain some dairy, unlike sorbets, which do not.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups strawberries (about 1 pound), hulled, halved or quartered if large<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>1 1/2 cups buttermilk<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Special …

The USA's best regional desserts

Apple pie gets a lot of glory for being the embodiment of American desserts – ‘As American as apple pie’ as the saying goes, flatly ignoring the fact that apple pie isn’t an American invention. That said, American apple pie truly shines when prepared with regional flare — such as being made with …

Baking

The 12 Teas Every Man Must Try

There’s a world of flavor beyond Grandma’s Earl Grey. Read on. Drink up.

Tea

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Tasty Reads<p>Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the …

26 Most And Least Healthy Vegetables

A healthy-eating organization called Food Day assigned scores to 73 vegetables based on their nutritional content.* Here are our faves.<p>*Food Day explains how the vegetables were scored and ranked:<p>"We calculated a score for each vegetable by adding up its percentage of: (1) the Recommended Dietary …

17 Power Snacks For Studying

Snack smart and study hard. That exam will be a piece of cake.

Cornmeal-Crusted Onion Rings

Submerge onions in a bowl of ice water; soak 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place 1 cup flour in a bowl. Stir buttermilk and milk in another bowl. Whisk …

Lava Cakes with Kahlua Whipped Cream

August 5, 2013<p>Shares 255<p><i>Do you wish you could serve a restaurant worthy dessert at home? These Chocolate Lava Cakes with Kahlua Whipped Cream are</i> …

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Thanks to Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest, you can enjoy your favorite childhood cereal without ending up in a sugar coma.</i><p>As a kid, Cinnamon …

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

I shared this recipe with you a couple of weeks ago in stripped-down, printable form, but I’m just now getting around to doing the step-by-step for …

Apple Cider Donuts

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: A recipe for one of our favorite fall traditions, best enjoyed while walking though an orchard. Or the closest city …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

The Only Hot Apple Cider Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to the best ways to use fresh fall apples, apple cider ranks as one of our favorites. And since we recently cleared up any possible confusion between apple cider and juice, you now have no excuse not to be drinking this seasonal drink at home.<p>Over the years, people have tried getting …