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Cake Mix Makeover: Wondrous Ways to Doctor Boxed Cake Mix

Whether you are a novice baker or a pro in the kitchen, doctoring a cake mix allows you to create superb sweets that will taste as though you’ve …

The 10 Best Photo Essays of the Month

From the June issue of National Geographic magazine: Living Goddesses of Nepal The Kumari of Tokha, nine-year-old Dango<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephanie …

Photo Essays

'The True Cost' exposes hidden cost of cute, cheap fashions

Fast-fashion purveyors such as H&M, Forever 21 and Zara have grown at a pace worthy of comparison to Starbucks. Although their inexpensive merchandise sells like hotcakes, the documentary "The True Cost" argues that hidden in the price tags are human and environmental costs.<p>Director Andrew Morgan …

'Seeds' gets right to the root of how global warming affects food supply

Although it may not be the most vivid or exciting subject for cinematic exploration, the documentary "Seeds of Time" offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security. Still, one suspects the film will likely preach to the converted instead of enlightening …

Velvety Mushroom Soup Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This soup is built on a mushroom preparation I’ve had in my arsenal for years, a combination of dried and fresh mushrooms cooked down with seasonings until they are soft and coated in a silky glaze. I usually use this mixture to sauce pasta or top crostini, but I decided to soup-ify …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

7 Irish Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this delicious day. Try one (or all) of these traditional Irish dishes to make your Tuesday extra tasty.<p><b>1. Irish Cream Tiramisu</b><p>Break out the Baileys. This fun twist on tiramisu, from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella Lawson, is …

Chickpea and Pasta Soup

3 tbsp. olive oil<p>2 stalks celery, roughly chopped<p>1 carrot, roughly chopped<p>1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped<p>3 sprigs rosemary, minced<p>6 cups …

'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary special: All the most unforgettable moments

Are you a huge fan of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s current cast? Too bad—because they decidedly were <i>not</i> the focus of Sunday night’s huge, celebrity-stuffed, …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

How To Grate Fresh Ginger Quickly And Painlessly

Ginger is an all-mighty plant. Studies have shown the fragrant, spicy root can help reduce the pain of arthritis, treat motion sickness and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It's basically winter's antidote; it fights the season's impending sniffles like garlic fights vampires.<p>Ginger has been praised …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

How to Use a Surplus of Zucchini

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Delicious ways to use up a bushel of zucchini -- one peck at a time.</i><p>If you're …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken in a Pot (Poule au Pot) With Potatoes and Squash

This classic French dish has all the makings of a carefree winter evening spent warming yourself up with a good, flavorful chicken and a bottle (or two) of full bodied wine. <i>Poule au Pot</i> (chicken in a pot) is all about keeping it rustic and making it easy on the cook. Tuck the bird, seasonings, and …

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …