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The art of the beef stew

The quest for a perfect beef stew is, of course, a lifelong one.<p>It takes even longer after you realize that there isn’t one perfect beef stew, but …

Foolproof Spaghetti Carbonara | America's Test Kitchen

Warm the Bowl<p>To help the sauced pasta stay creamy longer, warm the mixing bowl (and the serving bowls).<p>Drain the cooked spaghetti in a colander set …

Easy as pie: 7 recipes for British Pie Week

What is a pie? Do shepherd’s, cottage, fish and even pecan pies merit their descriptor? Absolutely not, say the organisers of the British Pie Awards, which take place on March 7 in Melton Mowbray, home of the world-famous pork pie.<p>Only those with “a filling totally and wholly encased in pastry” …

Baking

12 Yellow Curry Recipes That Beat Takeout Any Night of the Week

Green and red curry might get all the love, but you're seriously missing out if you forget about yellow. Sauces, stews, stocks — no matter what you create with this delicious (and addictive) ingredient, your palate is in a good position to be pleased. It's also highly versatile, given that it works …

Cooking

Food Hack: Marinating Your Veggies Makes Them SO Much Tastier

Marinated vegetables are the way to the heart of even the staunchest carnivores. The first time my mom served them to my brother-in-law and husband, they couldn’t believe that they were piling second helpings onto their plate, especially when there were still burgers on the grill. It’s a versatile …

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Unconventional Dishes You Can Make In Your Crock-Pot - Chowhound

So you resolved to use your kitchen gadgets more often and you’re one of the good ones who actually did. The Crock-Pot hasn’t left your counter top …

Hugs and Kisses Chocolate Chunk Sheet Pan Cookie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.<p>Step 2<p>In a large bowl, whisk together the …

17 Slow-Cooker Game Day Recipes So You Can Keep Your Eyes Glued to the TV

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Top 30 Slow Cooker Recipes

The slow cooker makes cooking a hearty and hot meal easy even on weekdays -- while you're working -- and on busy weekends when you have better things …

Forget tradition: This quick Italian sauce suddenly goes with everything.

Vitello tonnato. Pronounce it, as an Italian would, trippingly off the tongue. Translate the traditional dish into English - veal with a tuna-flavored mayonnaise - and that initial mellifluous charm fades fast.<p>"It's such a delicate dish, but such specific, strong flavors," British chef Ruth Rogers …

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Beef brisket lasagne and spicy sausage casserole: stews and bakes to serve hot and bubbling

Sausage casseroles were a staple dish in my house when I was growing up, and they joined the pies, stews and big bakes that I always loved at this time of year. I still do, in fact, and here I’ve shared my takes on family classics. With a bit of planning, they can even be things to make mid-week – …

The Secret Ingredient for Better Biscuits—Nay, *All* Savory Baking

Most home cooks have a few back pocket recipes that they can rely on every time, dishes that require no more than a mere glance at the recipe. Biscuits are my go-to. I know the exact feel of the dough at every stage. I’ve memorized the ratio of flour to baking powder to milk. I can throw a batch …

The best sticky toffee pudding - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>160g whole dates, stoned and roughly chopped<br>• 150ml boiling water<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 90g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing<br>• 150g …

10 Chefs' Tips for Upgrading Slow Cooker Recipes

Your slow cooker food doesn't need to be bland and boring. These tips will transform the way you think about Crock Pots.<p>Slow cooker recipes can be mushy bombs sometimes, but they don't have to. We've all had a watery, bland soup or an overcooked chicken "casserole"—and those dishes were victims of …

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12 Food Hacks We Know Actually Work Because We Tried Them

Here's what's actually worth your time.

Chickpea tikka masala: It’s not traditional, but it sure tastes great

I once confessed that, as a lover of wordplay, I am drawn to every recipe I see whose name substitutes “chickpeas” for “chicken.” When I recently ran into Chickpea Tikka Masala, I had to try it, even though I knew the “tikka” part of the name doesn’t quite translate. (It means “pieces,” and refers …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Our Hottest Tip Yet: How To Make Homemade Chili Oil In 10 Minutes

Hot chili oil can be used in stir fries, drizzled over pizza, pasta and roasted vegetables for a little extra kick. (Photo, Kristen Eppich.)<p>Chili oil …

Food & Dining

8 Sauces to Amp Up Any Meal

While some simply prepared dishes boast big-time flavor all on their own, other meals could use a little dressing up. That's where these homemade …

Load Up Your Thermos All Week Long With These 14 Instant Pot Soups

Whether you’re a teacher or just sending the kids back to school, this time of year is one for fresh starts — and meals. That includes prepping your own lunch while you’re packing the kids’. Since you spent the summer eating mason jar salads, it’s time to warm things up with comforting soups. Of …

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The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

The 25 best Netflix original movies

Netflix’s foray into the world of feature films has been mixed to say the least. Unlike Amazon, Netflix seems less interested in producing and …

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Shrimp

This sweet and sour shrimp proves that the slow cooker is not just for long-cooked roasts and stews. It's a versatile appliance that offers the …

A Technique to Intensify Flavor, Improve Texture & Impress Chef-Friends

As a baker, <b>my primary goals have long been purity of flavor and unadulterated texture</b>. It all began over forty years ago, with apple pie. I despaired over all the juices that exuded during baking, rendering the bottom crust soggy and pointless. I saw recipes that suggested macerating the apple …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Make Deep-Fried, Cheese-Stuffed Rice Balls Over and Over Again—No Recipe Needed

Risotto and I used to despise each other. Because, no matter what recipe I followed, or how dutifully I added ladles of broth, the risotto was neither the right kind of creamy (it fell firmly into the “mush” camp), nor <i>al dente</i> enough. So, when I lived in Italy, I had two goals: go to pastry school …

Fresh Blackberry Cake Is a Summer Spectacle

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, blackberry jam cake was something that turned up at just about every picnic and potluck I ever attended, usually in the form of a Bundt cake with …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …