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Thanksgiving Classics: 12 Must-Make Recipes For Turkey Day

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun! This year, don't stress out. Everything you need for the big feast is on this list. And all of these recipes have been tested and perfected, so you can rest easy that your Thanksgiving dinner will be a delicious success.<p><b>1. The Easiest Roast Turkey You'll</b> …

19 Perfect Desserts in New York City

Although there's an endless number of desserts to try in New York, not all sweets are created equal. Some of them are worthy of a special trip, and some even define a restaurant. This here is a list of 19 of NYC's top show-stopping desserts, including every craving from an almost-savory meringue, …

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce Recipe

Recipe by: ALISSASMOM<p>"A rich chicken dish, perfect for a special meal."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.<p>Ingredients<p>30 …


5 Hearty Salads That Are Outrageously Delicious

Salads don't always need to be starters or sides. These crave-worthy salads will take center stage at meal time -- and no one will leave the table hungry, I assure you.<p><b>1. French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese</b><p>Earthy French green lentils, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy vegetables make a hearty and …

Healthy Eating

I Love My Chocolate Chip Cookies. Here's Why.

Ina Garten has her brownies; Martha Stewart has her sugar cookies; and my mother-in-law has her chocolate cheesecake cupcakes. My friend Penny has her mandel bread; my mother's friend Suzi her lemon square; and my friend Lisa her banana cream pie. Me -- well I have my chocolate chip cookies.<p>I first …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Interior Design

Daybreak recipe: Texas Style Brisket


The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …


45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …


Zucchini Bread with Oats

Makes two 8 1/2x4 1/2" loaves Servings<p>For a slightly more virtuous quick bread—more like breakfast, less like dessert—reduce the amount of granulated sugar to one cup. This zucchini bread recipe is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Non-stick vegetable oil spray<p>…


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, …


57 Ricotta Recipes That Prove It's the Most Underrated Spreadable Cheese

Sure, ricotta is great on its own, but its full-throttle potential comes through best when it's a supporting actor in one of these 57 recipes for dishes, dips, and desserts.<p>An underrated cheese if ever there was one, ricotta is basically the Muenster or Monterey Jack of spreadable cheese: Sure, …


Linguine and Clams with Almonds and Herbs

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Almonds are the new breadcrumbs. Their toasty flavor and crunch add just the right contrast to pasta.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup unsalted, roasted almonds, coarsely chopped<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives<p>2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh …

Italian Food

Black Sesame Carrot Cake

8 Servings<p>Call all your vegan friends! This incredibly moist, expertly spiced carrot cake is worth throwing a party for.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>¾ …


Muesli with Pomegranate and Almonds

4 Servings<p>Pomegranate adds an appropriately seasonal touch and almonds add a crunch to this Museli.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups old-fashioned oats<p>1½ cups apple juice<p>2 cups plain Greek yogurt<p>1 cup pomegranate seeds<p>½ cup chopped toasted almonds<p>Honey or agave syrup (for serving; optional)<p>Recipe …


Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

Makes 8 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup whole milk<p>3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. canned unsweetened coconut milk<p>1/4 cup heavy cream<p>1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, thinly sliced<p>1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger<p>1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 tablespoons short-grain rice (such as …

Green Minestrone

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Adding the veggies in phases, from longest cooking first to fastest last, guarantees the ideal texture for each.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, chopped<p>½ small fennel bulb, finely chopped<p>½ small …


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 …


33 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.