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21 (Not-Boring) Chicken Breast Recipes Made for Meal Prep

There are a lot of benefits to prepping chicken meals for the week on Sunday. For one thing, you’re not dealing with raw meat more than once. Plus, …

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30 Days of Recipes: A Quick-and-Easy Meal Planner for November

With the holiday season upon us, many of us would do well to conserve our time and energy, and nowhere is that more appropriate than in the kitchen. When it comes to party planning, you can definitely find some good lazy-girl holiday dinner options, and you can also save time with quick and easy …

Cooking

30 Side Dishes That Are More Popular than the Main Dish

Let's face it — sometimes the side dishes are just better. Yes, chicken is great, and we'll never say no to a burger, but aren't we really just here …

Cooking

Steaks, Brisket, Kebabs, and More: 18 Grilled Beef Recipes for Memorial Day

Burgers are about as fancy as I get at most cookouts, but if I'm really celebrating I'll ditch the ground beef and break out the steak—it's hard to look at an open flame and not imagine a perfectly charred slab of beef. Our basic recipe will teach you how to get started, but a simple grilled steak …

21 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes You Should Try

Time to use one of the most versatile tools in your kitchen.

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

17 Recipes to Make for National Pretzel Day

It’s a fact: We all need more pretzels in our life. Thankfully today is National Pretzel Day, here to remind us to eat more pretzels. Sure, there are bound to be freebies from Auntie Anne’s, which you totally should grab, but there’s something more rewarding about making pretzels at home (making a …

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Here Are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2016 (So Far)

A new girl is about to rule the school.<p>In a few years, preschools across America are going to be packed with Olivias and Arabellas. Those names are on the rise for 2016, according to the baby-name site Nameberry. The site crunched the numbers from 20 million views of their individual name pages, to …

9 Knife Care Tips We Learned from a Master Bladesmith

Confession: I've never sharpened my knives. Not my two-year-old IKEA chef's knife, not my who-knows-how-old paring knife. None of 'em. But last week, I found myself on the New York City subway with a purse-full of my dullest kitchen knives and the promise that these glorified pestles they could …

Knives

27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more.

Cast Iron Skillet

Curtis Stone’s Grilled Chili-Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos | Rachael Ray Show

To prepare the steaks: In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to blend. Generously sprinkle 4 teaspoons of the …

Recipes

Infographics That Will Teach you how to cook your beef well!

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

Smart Spending: The 10 Things in Your Home to Upgrade

There are three types of people who need this list: One, couples who are filling out a wedding registry but already have all they need. Two, people …

Pork and Chive Dumplings

These simple pork dumplings can be made in advance and frozen on a sheet tray before being transferred to a large resealable Ziploc bag.<p>Take a few …

potato scallion and kale cakes

What makes a recipe great? In my head, there’s a list of ten things and eight of them are different ways of saying the first one, which is “It works.”<p>…

Skip the Bar Food, You Can Make Better Hot Wings at Home

Wings made in your own kitchen aren't just healthier—they're more delicious than anything on a pub menu<p>Every guy likes to boast that his go-to bar has the best wings this side of Buffalo. The truth: Most joints follow the same stale recipe you’ll find on the back of a bottle of Frank’s RedHot.<p>The …

Smashed Potato Recipes Are Spuds At Their Best

The perfect cross between mashed and roasted.<p>There are endless ways to make potatoes delicious. Mashed. Fried. Totted. Pretty much any recipe featuring our favorite spud is a winner. But if you haven't smashed your potatoes -- think Benny and Joon, minus the tennis racket -- you haven't tasted a …

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You've Never Used Fresh Herbs In These Ways...And You Won't Want To Stop

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The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, and tomato …

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Asian-Marinated Baked Chicken Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

17 Recipes Worth Getting Garlic Breath For

Vampires, beware: These garlic recipes are too good to pass up.<p><b>Is there anything better than the scent of a few garlic cloves</b> cooking away on the stovetop? Except for a whole head of it in the oven, we think not. What we're trying to say here is that we really like garlic. No, we <i>love</i> the stuff. …

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Slurp-Worthy: 16 Ramen Soup Recipes

Packaged ramen. It served its purpose as a quick and budget-friendly meal as we studied away in our dorm rooms throughout college. Then we learned a few hacks, and transformed the instant noodles into so much more than just soup. Now, it’s time to come full circle and bring ramen back to its roots. …

Slow Cookers

10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing recipes are so …

Healthy Eating

Stuffed Chicken Adventures: Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Paprikash

A few years back, I went on a canning rampage. I blame it, in part, on Eugenia Bone's excellent recipe for mushroom <i>duxelles</i> in her book <i>Well-Preserved</i>. And duxelles, an addictive mixture of sautéed minced mushrooms, was also the catalyst for this Hungarian-inspired dish of mushroom-stuffed chicken …

Frozen Herb Starters

Fresh herbs are one of my favorite things about having a home garden, but they’re also one of the hardest things for me to keep up with. They need …

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Heat bacon in a 12" skillet over medium heat, and cook, turning once, until crisp and fat is rendered, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate, …