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Dessert

15 Mussels Recipes to Get Your Sustainable Dining On

You may think of yourself as a shellfish enthusiast, but unless you’re cooking mussels on a regular basis, you’re missing out. Sure, you’ve got more shrimp recipes than you can throw a book at, and you’ve mastered the art of healthy salmon dinners, but farmed mussels are a cheaper, more sustainable …

Cooking

17 Cottage Pie Recipes With an Irresistible Mashed Potato *Crust*

There’s no more satisfying comfort food this time of year than a hearty pot pie. But rolling out pastry dough is not exactly synonymous with *relax* mode, amiright? Enter cottage pie, with all the meat-and-gravy stew you crave topped with a mashed tater crust. Similar to shepherd’s pie, but made …

Cooking

Snorkeling in Hawaii: Best Underwater Spots to Look for Nemo

Take a deep breath and dive toward the bottom of Hawaii’s sea: an underwater world awaits. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Finding the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii …

Scuba Diving

Man vs. Meat Stromboli Recipe

"Get ready to feed a crowd with this meaty stromboli. With ground beef, salami, coppa ham, pepperoni, and plenty of mozzarella and provolone cheese, …

Food

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

Because doing dishes is a huge buzzkill

Best Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe, How to Make Bolognese Sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese<p>Spaghetti Bolognese is one of the most classic dishes which originated in the region of Emilia Romagna. It is made up of bold veal and pork mince sauce which simmers for hours in sweet tomato paste and best served with egg pasta cooked al dente. It really is, the taste of Italy. …

Italian Food

Filipino Chicken Adobo

4 Servings<p>Depending on your personal preference, you can brush off and discard the peppercorns before cooking, or leave them on for stronger flavor. One of our food editors says this chicken adobo recipe is actually the greatest of all time.<p>October 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 chicken drumsticks<p>15 garlic …

Spices

10 International Recipes for Traditional Holiday Desserts

Few traditions are as enduring as holiday foods, especially desserts. Your grandfather’s Bing Crosby Christmas carols might have given way to Mariah …

The Isla Bonita: An Elegant Pineapple Punch Fit for a Crowd

I love cocktail bars because they make fancy drinking easy: Each individual order is painstakingly prepared, shaken or stirred as needed, poured into its own special glass. When the party's at my house, though, I tend to get a little flustered. There's a cheese plate to assemble, and I have to find …

Puerto Rico

Not nog: Updated big-batch drink, punch recipes for Christmas | NOLA.com

At Christmas, beverage choices automatically turn to eggnog. For the record, I'm a fan. Still, with our weather -- it's hot, then it's cold -- it's …

New Orleans

Grilled Cheese Latkes! 6 Delicious Spins on Classic Potato Pancakes

Try a different one every night.<p>It's hard to argue with the deliciousness of your basic latke, that piping-hot, crispy, savory potato pancake that …

A Christmas Holiday Classic: Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach, in all its creamy gooey magnificence, is an absolute requirement when serving a thick juicy steak, prime rib, or roast beef. This is …

Spinach

7-Day Meal Plan: Fast & Cheap Winter Dinners

During the busy and expensive holiday season, fast and cheap meals—that are also healthy—are just what you need. Ready in about 35 minutes and …

39 Mouth-Watering Crab Recipes

1 of 39<p>Mini Crab Melts<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 39<p>Boiled Dungeness Crabs with Fennel<p>3 of 39<p>Cracked Crabs<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 39<p>Shrimp-and-Crab …

Seafood

Trifle is the ultimate easy, no-bake, showstopping holiday dessert

Holiday baking is fun, but it's also fussy. That's why no-bake recipe search is up 250 percent on Pinterest, and that includes trifle recipes. Why …

Dessert

Gougères au Comté

Chef Daniel Rose’s gougères puff up to the size of grapefruit. Pulling them apart with your fingers makes eating these cheese puffs extraordinarily …

Recipes

18 One-Pot Chicken and Rice Dishes for an All-in-One Meal

When it comes to making dinner, you’d traditionally have a protein, a starch and vegetables all on one plate. That also means you’re going to have *loads* of dishes to do, and that’s just <i>not</i> going to fly for a regular ol’ weeknight meal. There are plenty of one-pot dishes that can be made in a cast …

Cooking

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything from braising to bread baking.<p>Their only downfall is that …

Cooking

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

Italian Sausage Stuffing

Cooking

Mario Batali Eats America

Mario Batali, one of our favorite people, one of our favorite chefs, and absolutely one of our favorite cookbook authors, has a new surprise for us. …

Mario Batali

Weekend Recipe: Mushroom and Gruyère Crostata

Photo: Courtesy of Cook's Country<p>More Weekend Recipes<p>For a quick and easy vegetarian dinner pie, it doesn’t get any better than this Mushroom and …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

How to Make Duck Confit

Each week, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.<p>Today: We're conquering confiting -- a French technique for tenderizing even the …

Braising Recipes to Keep You Warm For Winter - Chowhound

Braising is a cook’s best friend—with a few simple steps, you can make a meal that tastes like it’s straight out of a <i>Michelin</i>-starred restaurant. …

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Food & Dining

10 Best Beer Garden/Hall Foods in Munich

<b>LET’S GRUB: IT’S BEER GARDEN TIME!</b><p>Hallo, escapaders! A visit to Munich is not complete until you’ve visited at least a couple of beer gardens or beer …

Gimme Some Oven Jambalaya Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Jambalaya Soup<p>Fellow soup lovers, I think I may have just successfully “soupified” another one of my favorite dishes.<p>Check out this jambalaya <i>soup!!</i><p>Oh …

Found: A Delicious (and Nutritious) Taco Recipe for Tonight's Dinner

<b>Every other week, Los Angeles–based certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach Kelly LeVeque of Be Well by Kelly brings us a</b> …