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[recipe + video] Matcha Banana Loaf

I simply love to explore different recipe using banana as one of the ingredients. Recently I made this hassle free <b>Matcha Banana Loaf</b> using the last …

Dessert

Easy Stone Fruit Tart

Yes, I’m a little early for some of the stone fruits you see in the picture below—guess you can say I’m overly excited for them and for summer.<p>Along …

Baking

Chicken with Buttered Snap Peas and Tender Lettuces

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Cooked lettuces? Yes—but barely. When they hit the pan, they’ll pick up flavor from the chicken drippings, gently wilting and taking on the buttery sauce.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, cut into 10 pieces<p>Kosher salt …

Peas

Lots of herbs in a small space.

My herb garden out the back is so sad. Continued heat and wind has beaten me. Luckily I had picked so many bunches of herbs and used so much. It is …

10 Simple Swaps That Could Save Your Skin

When it comes to your skin-care routine, what you use to get the results you want is everything. But, choosing the right formulas for your complexion …

Pan-Roasted Rosemary Chicken

4 Servings<p>This roasted rosemary chicken recipe calls for a quartered chicken, but you can pan roast three pounds of thighs, breasts, or drumsticks if you prefer.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped, divided<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 …

Onions

A Daddy's Letter to His Little Girl (About Her Future Husband)

Dear Cutie-Pie,<p>Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was "How to keep him interested."<p>It startled me. I scanned several of the …

Gooood Morning Vietnam! : Vietnamese Coffee Mousse | Crumb: A Food Blog

This weekend marks a big occasion for one of my blogging buddies – Kate at Food Babbles is celebrating three years of blogging. (Which in blog years …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 20 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Looking for a go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies? Try this one on for size.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>3/4 cup …

Dessert

Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce

November 2017<p>4 servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 60 min<p>We love the way that roasting intensifies the flavor of canned tomatoes. While we're pretty obsessed with the texture of bucatini, a strand pasta with a hole running through it, this dish is every bit as delicious with spaghetti, linguine, …

Italian Food

Cranberry Hand Pies

16 Servings<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>3 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<p>1 cup sugar<p>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) plus 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, frozen<p>Filling and assembly<p>1 pound fresh (or frozen, thawed) cranberries (about 4 cups)<p>1 1/2 …

Baking

Brown Butter Apple Tart

Servings<p>How to improve on a basic apple tart recipe? Add brown butter, of course.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 large egg, beaten to blend<p>2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>…

Baking

Yeasted Brown-Butter Waffles

8 Servings<p>Once you make the batter, all you need to do the next morning is plug in the waffle iron.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter plus more for serving<p>2 cups warm whole milk<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.)<p>1¼ …

Breakfast

Broccoli Apple Soup Recipe

You’ll just have to trust me on this one. Broccoli and apples aren’t two foods that you would expect to find together in a soup, or in anything for …

Gabrielle Hamilton's Braised Chicken Legs with Shallots and Vinegar

Chef Gabrielle Hamilton shares a delicious winter recipe for braised chicken legs.<p><b>The Classic Dish Coq Au Vin,</b> in which a whole tough older bird —usually a rooster — is cooked in wine, must be the ancestor to this lesser-known dish, in which just the meaty legs of a sturdy hen are cooked in <i>vinegar.</i> …

Thai Beef with Basil

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Basil is wilted like a leafy green in this thai beef stir fry recipe, then added raw at the end for a double dose of its aromatic flavor.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>2 red chiles, thinly …

Spices

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 …

Curries

Orange Broccoli, Beef, and Mushrooms

4 Servings<p>This Asian-inspired broccoli beef recipe will make you forget all about that takeout menu.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup fresh orange juice<p>5 teaspoons (or more) soy sauce<p>1 teaspoon grated peeled ginger plus 2 1/2-inch piece peeled ginger, julienned<p>4 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil, divided<p>1 …

Food & Dining

2-Year-Old's Birthday Message For Mommy Is A Present For Everyone

Since it's impossible to bottle up the feeling of a 2-year-old wrapping her little arms around your neck, one inventive dad has found a way to deliver something almost as good. With a fancy camera, some expert editing and a toddler named Claire who has an amazingly sunny disposition, he has created …

Kale Quinoa Salad Recipe

<b>Google's Quinoa and Kale Salad</b> <i><br>Serves 4</i><p>1 bunch kale, washed and de-stemmed<br>1 cup cooked quinoa<br>2 avocados, diced<br>Juice of 2 lemons<br>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>Salt, to taste<p>1. Chiffonade the kale by stacking the leaves, rolling them tightly, and then slicing them perpendicularly to the roll to create long, …

The Ultimate Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

How to make delicious fries—and the healthiest, tastiest dip to go with them<p>Avocado is packed with good fats. And the good news is, mixing the smooth, creamy superfood with a smoky spice like paprika makes for a mouthwatering combo. Try this at home: Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado …

Food

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

An overripe strawberry is one that is sweet and juicy, but starting to lose a little bit of its firmness. It’s not the kind of berry that you want to …

People Post Their Horrible First-World Problems on Twitter

I was going to write a good introduction to this article, but my fingers hurt from eating too much sushi with chopsticks. Statements like these are a …

10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist

Fantastical places exist not only in movies and fairy tales, but in the real world too! You've got to see these places to believe them. Just like Pepsi NEXT, you've got to taste it to believe it.

National Parks

Strawberry Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A vegan ice cream so creamy and rich, it'll bring a smile to the face of even the most die-hard ice cream enthusiast.</i><p>I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect vegan ice cream …

Dessert

White Peach Crostata Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>This white peach crostata is made from ripe white peaches, sugar, and lemon–all of which is wrapped in a buttery pie crust. It’s a</i> …

Baking

Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemons & Herbs | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Lemons are often used to flavor roasted chicken, but here, we swap preserved lemons for fresh ones for a moist and tangy result. For even more flavor, gently separate the skin from the breast before roasting and tuck thin slices of preserved-lemon peel and herb sprigs under the skin.<p><b>Roast Chicken</b> …

Food Preservation

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

Little Apricot Cakes

12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>As summer progresses and apricots go out of season, try these desserts with ripe plums instead.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) …

The Best Eyeshadow Shades to Enhance Your Eye Color

Easy update, major impact.<p>When it comes to amping up your eye color, choosing therighteyeshadowshade is key. Here, Dae Sik Son, celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of Korean beauty brand Son & Park, reveals which shades will enhance your irises.