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These 10 Recipes Are Pho Real Going to Replace Your Takeout

Ordering in is great and all, but think about all the cash you could save by making your dinner at home. Because your go-to pho order is *so* easy to prepare, you could have dinner on the table in less time than it takes to wait for the delivery guy to ring your bell. The Vietnamese noodle soup is …

How to cook the perfect kleftiko

This classic Greek dish featuring lamb and potatoes needs some serious slow cooking and TLC. But the results are more than worth it …<p>One of the undisputed classics of Greek cuisine, kleftiko is a special-occasion dish which showcases Hellenic cooking at its simple best. It demands no fancy …

Sous-vide Cooking

I built a spreadsheet to calculate what it would take to retire early, and it was a shock

(And by retire early, I really mean "be financially independent" - ie not <i>needing</i> money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I'm already retired since I'd be blogging as I am now when officially free, only I very much need the money to live off right now, …


33 Delicious No-Cook Dishes To Bring To A Holiday Party

'Tis the season to be incredibly short on time. Doesn't make it OK to show up empty-handed (and wine isn't actually a food).

Hot Honey Shrimp Is Spicy, Sweet and Speedy

If you love sweetness checked by a little heat, then a jar of honey spiked with chiles is a very good thing.<p>It’s a little like hot pepper jelly, that old Southern staple, except the honey gives a more floral, caramelized character, whereas the jelly is just hot and sweet.<p>But the overall effect is …


How to make rich broth for ramen — plus a fast shortcut

Egg noodles. I love this innocuous pasta. The rich, tender noodles comfort me when I have a cold, have suffered a challenging day or need to recover from a week of "research eating." When they are buttery and cheesy, or topped with chicken paprikash, my childhood feels close. Fried crispy and …

Whole Foods

24 DIY Father’s Day Gifts to Start Making Now

There’s something <i>so</i> satisfying about spoiling your old man, which makes dreaming up the perfect Father’s Day gift oh so fun. But, let’s be honest: Finding that <i>amazing</i> gift usually sits at the bottom of our to-do list, and before you know it, Dad’s Day is *right* around the corner. Instead of …

21 Beautfiul Boozy Drinks To Try This Season

Hello there, booze.<p><i>For more cocktail recipes, head over to Food52.</i>


30 Pasta Salad Recipes for Any Outdoor Dinner

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-to's. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.


48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …


Breakfast Ramen

<b>It may not be traditional, but it is so good. A ginger and garlic broth is loaded with thick cut bacon, soft boiled eggs, noodles, and cheese to put</b> …

What to Do With Leftover Tomato Paste

For years, I resented any recipe that called for tomato paste. It wasn't the flavor of the paste itself, which I've always been fond of, or even my erroneous suspicion that its impact on finished dishes was overrated. Rather, it was the sight of yet another full can (less one or two tablespoons at …

12 Reasons to Fall in Love With Potato Soup

When sunny autumn afternoons turn to freezing winter nights, there are few things better than a hot meal to take the cold edge off (okay, and maybe a hot toddy). Although a homemade meal might be just what the doctor ordered, few of us have the time or the energy to get a fancy dinner on the table …

Shakshouka (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

This recipe comes from our second book, Breakfast for Dinner. Sometimes I forget about the recipes in that book and how much we love them; we need to …

20 Best-Ever Fat-Burning Soups

Theoretically, having more choices is a good thing.<p>But when ordering a coffee at Starbucks is like doing a mini dissertation in some vaguely Romantic …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes to Liven Up Your Holiday

The turkey is in the oven, table is set, potatoes are mashed and all your guests have arrived. Okay, not for a little bit, but we’re giving you some Thanksgiving recipes and ideas a little early this year. There’s only one thing left to do and that’s mix up a cocktail (that is, if you don’t already …

Cast-Iron Cowboy Steak

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat grill to 400° to 450° (high) heat. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet on grill, covered with grill lid, 15 minutes. …


16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

Baby Potato Salad

8 Servings<p>Use a metal cake tester or thin paring knife to check the potatoes; they should still hold their shape but offer no resistance when pierced.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold or red-skinned potatoes (about 36), unpeeled (halved if large)<p>Kosher salt<p>1 large egg yolk<p>2 …


Marinated Summer Vegetables

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Adding veggies to the marinade while warm helps them absorb more flavor.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 summer squash or zucchini (about 1 pound), sliced on a diagonal 1/2-inch thick<p>3 red, orange, or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1 inch strips<p>4 tablespoons …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Iceberg and Cabbage Slaw

12 Servings<p>As any deli aficionado will tell you, shredded lettuce—especially iceberg—is a glorious thing.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon mayonnaise<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 head of iceberg lettuce, …


Creamy Summer Slaw

8 Servings<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Raw broccoli is made for slaw. It’s sweet and crunchy—and can be dressed hours in advance.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup mayonnaise<p>3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 small bunch broccoli (about 12 oz.)<p>1/2 medium Napa cabbage, thinly …

Lemon Juice

Classic Coleslaw

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 15 min<p>Hattie B’s version of this traditional fried chicken side tastes like coleslaw should: crunchy, a little creamy, and with enough vinegar to keep it bright. Best of all: It will help put out the fire.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1½ …


German Potato Salad with Dill

6 Servings<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small waxy potatoes, halved and scrubbed<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>½ onion, chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>¼ cup apple cider vinegar<p>4 scallions, sliced<p>2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped<p>1 teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cover …